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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.


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comment Is it easy to live a Christian life?
I think the theme throughout most of the Bible, and especially the NT, is that it is very DIFFICULT to live according to the gospel... but that it's worth it.
Oct
9
comment What is unique about Christianity?
@JamesBlack: If the message is some how fundamentally unique, too, that's fine... I'd be curious to see answers from both angles.
Oct
9
answered If humans are now genetically tainted by corruption, what was perfection like?
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revised What is unique about Christianity?
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revised What is unique about Christianity?
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asked What is unique about Christianity?
Oct
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revised How was the Old Testament compiled?
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Oct
8
comment Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?
A logical analogy would be "Those who follow a map will not get lost, but arrive on time." We cannot assume from this statement that everyone who does not read the map will get lost. There may be other ways to avoid getting lost.
Oct
8
comment Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?
No, it doesn't mean that. "Those who believe, will not perish." It says nothing of those who do not believe, except that one possibility is that they will perish. To see what happens to those who do not believe, we must look to other verses.
Oct
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revised How do Christians explain commonalities between their religion, other major faiths and obscure isolated tribal belief systems?
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comment How do Christians explain commonalities between their religion, other major faiths and obscure isolated tribal belief systems?
I'm not sure the point of "which is normally decided by their parents' faith, or the country and culture they are born in to" phrase... Is that really relevant to your question? It sounds a tad argumentative...
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Oct
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comment Is prayer to Jesus required for salvation?
@brolliant: You completely missed my point.
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."
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revised Writing / recording capabilities around Jesus's time
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asked Did Christ have the freedom to choose to avoid crucifixion?
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accepted Would it have been possible for Jesus to sin?
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accepted Will blind people be blind in Heaven?
Oct
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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.