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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
17
asked What is the history of the concept of a “personal relationship with Jesus”?
May
17
revised Multiple wives and concubines | male and female “original” intent
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May
17
comment Multiple wives and concubines | male and female “original” intent
@E1Suave: I think that's a good question. I think it's just interesting, bordering on odd, to tie the polygamy of David and Abraham into it :)
May
17
comment Multiple wives and concubines | male and female “original” intent
@E1Suave: It may imply that, but I suspect that's reading our culture understanding into the text, more than reading from the text it's original meaning. I think, for instance, one could say "God created bonobos male and female", and their naturally promiscuous behavior would cause us to assume the statement is about heterosexuality or some other phenomenon, but not about monogamy.
May
17
comment Multiple wives and concubines | male and female “original” intent
The point I see Jesus making is not against polygamy, but against divorce. If the pharisees had asked "Is it lawful for a man to not get divorced, but get married again anyway?" the outcome may have been quite different.
May
16
comment What is stopping Christians from having just one doctrine/interpretation?
@Phelios: That is your answer. Not a reason there isn't an answer.
May
16
comment What is stopping Christians from having just one doctrine/interpretation?
@Phelios: Well it is true. Mormonism, for instance, does not believe in only one god. Even so, I don't see how that makes agreeing on an answer problematic.
May
15
awarded  Nice Answer
May
15
revised What is stopping Christians from having just one doctrine/interpretation?
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May
15
comment What is stopping Christians from having just one doctrine/interpretation?
The question itself points to its own answer. Not all Christians (according to the site's definition) agree even that there is "only one God, one Jesus, one Holy Spirit."
May
15
revised What is the purpose of godparents?
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May
14
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
No, the question is about a Biblical or doctrinal justification for refusing legal status to homosexual marriage. If I was asking for legal justification, the question would have been immediately closed as off-topic.
May
14
comment Where was Jesus before the events of the New Testament?
Whether it's his actual birthday or not has little relevance to whether we're celebrating his birthday or not. It is a celebration of the birth of Christ. I think you are making a good point, though... You just used an invalid argument to make it. :)
May
14
comment Where was Jesus before the events of the New Testament?
But we do celebrate Jesus' birthday party. I think you're trying to draw a distinction between incarnation and beginning to exist, which is valid. But birth is not the difference (even for humans) between those two concepts.
May
14
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
And welcome to our site! :)
May
14
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
Thank you for the perspective on the 'group punishment' aspect of things. That's an argument that is easy to forget.
May
14
revised What did the serpent look like?
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May
14
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@Jas3.1: So your analogy is for those who don't live in a country where they can vote?
May
14
comment What is a Christian's justification for a legal prohibition of homosexual marriage?
@Jas3.1: Every American with the right to vote has the ability to take actions that affect legislation in America.
May
14
comment What did the serpent look like?
Satan (within common interpretations) is also said to be the most beautiful angel in all creation. Maybe he was a beautiful dragon?