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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.


May
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on peter tag wiki excerpt
May
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on
May
5
reviewed Reject suggested edit on In which other churches do Roman Catholics recognize apostolic succession?
May
4
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
So it sounds to me like the issue of Paul is a red herring, and you're really asking simply "Should Matthias be considered an Apostle?" Am I beginning to understand?
May
4
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
@AffableGeek: I'm probably missing something, though.
May
4
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
@AffableGeek: It sounds, then, like you're asking a rhetorical question: Should we trust man (who chose Matthias) or should we trust God (who chose Paul)? If you believe Matthais was an illegitimate disciple (am I understanding you correctly?) then he clearly wasn't the 12th (regardless of whether or not Paul was)
May
4
comment Should a Bible believing Christian be pleased at the death of Osama bin Laden?
@Wikis: Yes, that's what I meant, although I chose not to use that language for 2 reasons: 1) to not be confused with this site's definition of "Christian" and 2) because the Bible doesn't actually use the word 'Christian' in that context :) But yes, that's the point I was getting at.
May
4
comment Should a Bible believing Christian be pleased at the death of Osama bin Laden?
@AffableGeek: AFAIK, "child of God" is a term, in scripture, used to describe believers. I don't think bin Laden was a believer. Even so, the spirit of your quote is accurate, I believe; bin Laden, "child of God" or not, was surely loved by God.
May
4
comment Who was the 12th Apostle - Matthais or Paul?
How do we know Matthias's position was filled by Paul? We know Paul was an Apostle, but that doesn't tell me that he replaced Matthias. Presumably Ogilive had some other evidence I'm not aware of. Do you know how he came to that conclusion?
May
2
comment Mary's painless birth
Luke 2:7 does say "she wrapped him in cloths", but it doesn't say how quickly after the birth, so IMO, it's hard to draw any meaningful conclusion from this. Interesting idea just the same, though.
May
1
revised Which prophecies are fulfilled outside of Scripture?
edited body
May
1
comment How can common believers be sure that the Church's decisions are correct and not erroneous?
It's unclear to me what is really being asked here. It sounds like "How can we know the truth?" which is far too big of a question to answer on this site. If you're asking about church disciplinary issues when a member disagrees with current church policy which is later changed (or something), then I think you'll need to be much more specific about which church group you're asking about.
May
1
answered Are non-Anglican Protestant churches ever named after extra-biblical saints?
May
1
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
The first part of the answer, which actually answers the question, is good. The last 90% is a tangential rant that, as others have pointed out, is lacking in facts and reasoning (and also better suited to other questions on this site). I would have +1'ed for the first 2 paragraphs, but had to -1 for the rest, instead :(
May
1
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
"it's accepted among almost any scientist" isn't really evidence to support the claim. That same statement could have been made about numerous scientific theories, now proved untrue.
May
1
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@sam: IMO, the real issue at hand is the validity of the statement "The result is a very shattered theology based on a shattered witness." This is claiming that many (I may argue the majority, you may not--that's irrelevant) Christians have a "shattered theology." I think that's simply an unfair criticism.
Apr
28
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@sam: Note that my aim is not to discredit this view, but simply to point out that taking this view for granted, or as the only faithful interpretation, is to discredit the majority of faithful Christians throughout history.
Apr
28
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@sam: I still don't understand your complaint. St. Augustine held that the days of creation were allegorical around 400AD. Is that close enough for you? The day-age debate is very much a recent event in Christian history, because prior to a modern scientific understanding, the issue really didn't even come up, except as a minor curiosity, at best. Therefore, any modern science-based interpretation is a minority view, in a historical context.
Apr
28
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
@warren: But that Paul meant physical death is a relatively recent view.
Apr
27
comment Can I believe in evolution and still be a Christian?
I don't understand your objection.