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I'm a full-time software developer, working from home for a company in Atlanta, GA. I am from the USA, although I am currently traveling the world, working remotely, and learning new things.


Apr
13
revised How can a Christian effectively explain the seeming contradiction between Gen 1:31 and Gen 6:6?
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Apr
13
revised How can one explain the apparent contradiction between Ex 31:17 and Is 40:28
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Apr
13
comment Why did Jesus turn water into wine?
Throughout much of human history, one of the chief ways of making water safe to drink has been through fermentation--making wine, beer, or other lightly fermented drinks out of it. This typically kills harmful pathogens, and results in only a slight amount of alcohol (much less than most modern beer or wine). This is likely what they had at the wedding feast. Jesus could have said "There's no reason for you all to be drinking wine. Let me just purify this water for you instead." and they would have looked at him like he was crazy, the miracle would not have been seen as a miracle...
Apr
13
comment Has God ever commanded or instructed anything that He himself did not also satisfy?
If the instruction is "Build an ark," then not building the ark violates the instructions.
Apr
13
revised Has God ever commanded or instructed anything that He himself did not also satisfy?
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Apr
13
comment What scientific arguments are there to support Young Earth Creationism?
This question has two possible answers. The most obvious one, touted by the entire scientific community, and even a large and growing number of YECs, is "There is none." The second possible answer is far too broad to provide here, as it would be a laundry list of theories and models which attempt to fit a young earth into a (slightly or severely) adjusted scientific understanding. Theories that fit the latter category are easily found by google. The former answer is more one of philosophy.
Apr
13
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Apr
10
comment How do we know that Satan, Lucifer, and Devil are the same guy?
Lucifer are just the planet venus -- this doesn't make any sense to me. What do you mean?
Apr
9
revised What did Jesus mean by 'take up your cross and follow me'?
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Apr
9
comment What did Jesus mean by 'take up your cross and follow me'?
To take up your cross and follow Jesus was a command to do exactly that -- I don't have a cross, so I can't do exactly that. Was it really meant literally, or was it metaphor for something?
Apr
9
revised What did Jesus mean by 'take up your cross and follow me'?
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Apr
8
comment Keep the law OR nail to the cross?
I think he doesn't want us to do that isn't really a suitable answer... do you have something firmer than your own opinion to offer?
Apr
6
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Apr
6
comment Was Jesus present at the beginning of time.? Or when did the Trinity come into being?
According to whom? there are conflicting views on this, so you will need to specify from which tradition you want an answer.
Apr
6
comment Would it have been possible for Jesus to sin?
@SteelyDan: Praying is sin? Everything Cohen_the_Librarian said applies to that statement as well.
Apr
5
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Apr
3
comment Noah's flood and Giants
This needs some additional context. Can I assume that you want an answer from the perspective of global-flood-literalists?
Apr
2
comment Faith vs Works for salvation
But what matters far more than population is diversity of theological opinion.
Apr
2
revised Faith vs Works for salvation
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Apr
2
comment Faith vs Works for salvation
Baptist is far from the majority of Protestants, but it is a much more narrow scope, yes.