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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.


Oct
19
comment According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?
@FMS: I'm absolutely not on the attack. If you think I am, you haven't been reading anything I've said.
Oct
19
comment According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?
I think its safe to say that by most Christian theology, salvation absolutely is not a right--it's a gift. A right is something inherently owed to you.
Oct
19
comment Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant
@randomA: Then it was a bit of a lucky guess on my part, but I'm glad we could be of help! And welcome to the site!
Oct
19
comment Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant
@fredsbend: Ah, but that has a Gospel feel to it, considering that Jesus died so that his persecutors could live! ;)
Oct
19
comment Drawing of a Christian helping his own assailant
@fredsbend: Considering that Les Misérables was published nearly 200 years later, I'd say that it has a Martyrs Mirror feel to it :)
Oct
19
comment According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?
@FMS: Motives, persevered or otherwise, don't make a question valid or invalid. However, when a question is unclear or ambiguous, knowing the asker's motives can often be beneficial in clarifying the question. This is all I was asking for in this case. Unfortunately, your explanation hasn't helped clarify the matter for me. In fact, it's only confused me even more... I guess I'll just leave things alone.
Oct
19
comment According to Scripture, does anyone born in the world have a God-given right to be baptized?
I really feel like this question (and the other one linked here) are trying to make some other, broader point. They feel like contrived questions. Is there a larger concept you are trying to explore that you could explain to us? That might help us understand and perhaps focus these questions to be more constructive.
Oct
18
comment Did only Jesus human body remain in the grave for the three days?
I'm not sure if this is is a duplicate of this question or not...
Oct
18
comment Referred to as 'slaves'?
I think this is probably a good question, but I agree with @fredsbend that it needs some clarification.
Oct
18
comment According to the Catholic Church, does any child have the “right” to be baptized?
Can you clarify what you mean by "right," and how that would contrast with a lack of rights to baptism? Are you asking of the Catholic church can refuse baptism to someone who wants it?
Oct
18
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
@JimThio: Monotheism isn't based on a difference in transcripts.
Oct
17
comment Is love in a human being immanent or is to say that heresy?
@curiousdannii: I'm well aware of how the view is supported by scripture. I'm neither defending nor refuting it--I'm simply pointing out that many Christians don't interpret scripture that way. :)
Oct
17
comment Is love in a human being immanent or is to say that heresy?
I think you're approaching the question from entirely the wrong angle. You should start by asking "What does the Catholic church teach about X?" not "I think X, does the church support me?"
Oct
17
comment Is love in a human being immanent or is to say that heresy?
@curiousdannii: Calvinists reject that. I don't know if it's fair to say that Christians as a broader group reject that. Many Christians would say that being made in the image of God means that all people are "basically good."
Oct
17
comment What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12?
Context always matters when translating (Biblical texts or otherwise). Even if the word does mean literally "debt", it clearly can't mean simply that in that context, as we owe no monetary debt to God. So obviously some other sort of meaning (whether implicit in the word, or only in the contextual use of that word in a metaphorical sense) is necessary.
Oct
17
comment What is the reason for the differences in translations of Matthew 6:12?
I'm not sure what kind of answer you're hoping for. The obvious answer would be "Because that use of ὀφειλήματα doesn't have a single, obvious direct translation into English." Asking for doctrinal considerations is a very broad question. If you were to ask about a specific translation, or a comparison of two specific ones, that might make it more focused, but I'm still not sure if that's what you're getting at. Are you asking what the word means? What the correct translation would be?
Oct
16
comment Why is Mary Magdalene the patron saint of hairdressers?
Something a bit more authoritative than "probably" would be good...
Oct
16
comment Whom are the 'least of these' in Matthew 25:45 refering to?
The short answer: to our fellow Christians, our brothers and sisters in Christ -- I'm pretty sure this is incorrect. The surrounding verses make no mention of other believers--only "the least of these" (the poor, the underprivileged, in modern speak). Nowhere does it say that those who received help of the "sheep" were other believers.
Oct
16
comment Refuting false claim about The Catholic Church in the Medieval Ages
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about political history.
Oct
16
comment Refuting false claim about The Catholic Church in the Medieval Ages
This might be a better fit for History.SE, since it's not really about Christianity, but rather about a Christian's organization in political history.