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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.

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May
9
revised Who was first, men or angels?
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May
8
comment What is the Biblical basis for 'term eldership'?
I doubt there's a specific Biblical basis for this--but I don't think there's any prohibition of it, either. The Bible, IMO, is quite permissive and forgiving of many of these sorts of "details." It tends to focus on more important things--like loving each other--than on things like internal organizational politics.
May
8
revised Are there any conditions which make oneself completely unredeemable in the eyes of God?
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May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
Further discussion should probably be moved to chat.
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
@NathanBunney: I respect your view, and I'm not trying to convince you to use Pepsi in your next communion celebration. I'm not even planning to use Pepsi in mine. My point really is that Christ took something normal (as he often does) and made it meaningful. If done in the right spirit, wine, grape juice, Pepsi, or orange juice can all function. If done in the wrong spirit, even the best wine is not adequate.
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
@NathanBunney: Do you think wine is an accurate representation of Christ's blood? On a chemical level, Pepsi and wine are both about as far removed from blood as are apple sauce and concrete. The chemical composition of the drink is irrelevant.
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
@NathanBunney: The Lord's supper took a 100% normal meal (the Pepsi and pizza of the day), and added meaning to it. I think a strong case can be made for the validity of such a meal. Not that I've ever taken communion with Pepsi and pizza :)
May
8
comment Is it valid to use grape juice at Communion?
I've heard of a communion service conducted with coke and pizza crust, when nothing else was available.
May
7
comment What Bible verses support infant baptism?
Related: christianity.stackexchange.com/q/1678/20
May
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on peter tag wiki excerpt
May
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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?
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