13,221 reputation
760156
bio website verbally.flimzy.com
location
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 9 months
seen 1 hour ago

I'm a full-time software developer for eFolder, Inc, working remotely. I from Wichita, KS but have been traveling the globe since June, 2013.

I am pro-tem moderator for Spanish Language.


Mar
5
comment Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
Think of it this way. Bob tells Alice, "I will give you a new car." Later Bob gives Alice a new car, and Alice asks, "Why did you give me this car?" "Because I promised to" is not a satisfactory answer.
Mar
5
comment Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
@Jesse: So why did he make a promise to Abraham? That's the question that matters. Your answer is "God chose Israel because he promised he would make Abraham a great nation." That doesn't answer the question at all. It BEGS the question. Why did God choose Abraham to make a great nation?
Mar
5
revised When did the Community of Christ (formerly RLDS) adopt the doctrine of the Trinity?
Remove possibly inflammatory language, which does not affect the substance of the question
Mar
5
comment Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
In summary, it seems your answer is "God chose Israel because he chose Israel." That doesn't seem like much of an answer.
Mar
5
reviewed Reopen Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
Mar
5
revised Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
deleted 113 characters in body
Mar
5
reviewed Close What does the Bible say about sex before marriage / premarital sex?
Mar
5
reviewed Close Historicity of which Biblical characters is recognized by Archaeology/History?
Mar
5
reviewed Close What is the difference between mind and soul (if any)
Mar
5
comment What is the difference between mind and soul (if any)
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is a question about definitions, which can be answered by any dictionary.
Mar
5
revised Animals eating animals - Noah
edited tags
Mar
4
comment Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?
@NeilMartin: Then the question should be "Does the Bible explain why God chose Israel?" This question would be on topic.
Mar
4
comment Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss because Jesus could change his features?
Alternately, you could simply ask "Why did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss?" -- There may not be a solid answer, but there's bound to be a more solid answer than to a wild speculation.
Mar
4
comment Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss because Jesus could change his features?
To make this on-topic, I think you'll need to show that there are some Christians who believe that Jesus could change his features or shape. Otherwise, we're opening ourselves up to every wild speculation a person can imagine.
Mar
4
comment Did Judas identify Jesus with a kiss because Jesus could change his features?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about a speculation with no basis in Christian belief or scripture.
Mar
3
comment What is the difference between pre-Nicene Trinitarianism and Arianism in terms of their Christology?
"Pre-Nicene Trinitarianism" isn't really a thing, at least not formally. The doctrine of the Trinity wasn't formalized until about 3-4 decades after the first council of Nicene. Of course there was talk of what would not be called Trinitarian ideas prior to then, but they weren't codified enough to be a force of their own, let alone stand against Arianism or any other established system of theology.
Feb
26
reviewed Leave Closed According to evangelicals, before the Reformation, who were Christians if “Catholics are not Christians”?
Feb
26
comment According to evangelicals, before the Reformation, who were Christians if “Catholics are not Christians”?
@curiousdannii: I mean the classical sense of straw man. Specifically, I think that the majority of Evangelicals who claim that Catholics aren't Christians don't make the arguments you claim they're making.
Feb
26
comment According to evangelicals, before the Reformation, who were Christians if “Catholics are not Christians”?
@curiousdannii: I realize that wasn't the point of the question. That's why I suggested it as a preliminary question, not as a replacement.
Feb
26
comment Does the RCC permit Catholic laity to answer exegetical questions (i.e., interpret scripture) on a forum or website?
What do you mean by "permitted"? There is no "Bible interpretation police." There are some official interpretations, and a Catholic laity, or any laity, or any clergy, of any denomination, can interpret scripture in accordance or contradiction to these interpretations.