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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.


Oct
7
comment Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?
@brilliant John 3:16 (and the others) doesn't draw that line. It says "Whoever believes...will have eternal life." It doesn't say the inverse: "Whoever does not believe will not have eternal life."
Oct
7
revised Writing / recording capabilities around Jesus's time
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Oct
7
asked Did Christ have the freedom to choose to avoid crucifixion?
Oct
7
accepted Would it have been possible for Jesus to sin?
Oct
7
accepted Will blind people be blind in Heaven?
Oct
7
comment Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?
I agree that hearing things about Jesus greatly adds to a person's accountability. But where to draw the line? If a person has only heard the name "Jesus" in the context of a swear, is that sufficient to be accountable? What if they've only heard that Jesus was a Rabi? What if they read tomes on Jesus, but from an anti-Christian standpoint, and have never heard the true story? My point is, there's either a magic line where someone's knowledge of Christ is sufficient, or there isn't. Since the Bible never says that specific knowledge is necessary for salvation, I believe there is no such line.
Oct
7
revised Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?
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Oct
7
comment Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?
Yes, I saw that. I don't think that's a particularly useful distinction, however (thus my answer.) IOW, I don't think the requirements for salvation change magically once someone hears the name 'Jesus Christ.' I will clarify my answer, though.
Oct
7
revised Is the biblical idea of being “born again” compatible with eastern religious ideas of reincarnation?
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Oct
7
revised Why should I choose one particular congregation or denomination?
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Oct
6
answered Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?
Oct
6
accepted What does Revelation 21:5 mean by “everything”?
Oct
6
comment If the Holy Spirit is God, and God can not be in the presence of sin, then how can the Holy Spirit dwell in me a sinner?
I think it needs to be established that "God cannot be in the presence of sin" before this question makes any sense.
Oct
5
comment Does the Bible make any allusions to life on other planets?
Interesting interpretation... and I think I agree... it's best used humorously in the context of ET life :)
Oct
4
revised How do Protestants deal with pre-Reformation heresies?
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Oct
4
revised Can the God of the Old Testament be seen as a consistent moral law giver?
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Oct
4
revised What are the main points of Mormons' teaching that this group of people consider contradictory to the Bible?
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Oct
3
comment As a protestant, may I participate in the Eucharist (Communion) when visiting a Catholic church?
Even protestants who don't believe in the Real Presence of Christ believe they are doing much more than consuming tasteless wafers and bad wine.
Oct
3
comment As a protestant, may I participate in the Eucharist (Communion) when visiting a Catholic church?
Many Catholics don't even understand the meaning behind "the Real Presence of Christ"... so it's hard to say they believe it :)
Oct
3
revised As a protestant, may I participate in the Eucharist (Communion) when visiting a Catholic church?
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