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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.


Jul
11
comment When was the third heaven where God dwells created
I think you would have better luck starting by asking what is meant by the "third heaven" in scripture. The answer to that question will probably render this one obsolete.
Jul
11
comment What is the basis for the belief that Eve was created on the sixth day, like Adam?
@Andrew: Wikipedia talks a bit about it.
Jul
10
comment Examples of people who fell from grace and earned it back?
@user1477388: Don't feel bad. It's common that newcomers here don't quite know how to pose a question. We're a rather advanced/academic-level site about Christianity, which makes simple "Sunday school" answers rather hard to answer. I encourage you to stick around, and read our help center and on Meta, to help you get a feel for hour our site works.
Jul
10
comment Examples of people who fell from grace and earned it back?
You won't find something that concise. The best you'll find is various doctrines on the issue. The Calvinist view is that it is impossible to lose your faith (and therefore also impossible to re-gain it). There are also those who say that one can lose their faith, but that it is then impossible to re-gain. There are also those who say you lose your salvation every time you commit a sin. So you see, it's a very complicated question, and needs to be made much more specific.
Jul
10
comment Examples of people who fell from grace and earned it back?
@user1477388: I don't think they do. In my view, blasphemy against the holy spirit is probably an impossible thing to do, and is mentioned as hyperbole. However, losing one's faith is very possible--and it is also possible to re-gain it. But there are many Christians who would disagree with me (on both points). The important thing is that it is two questions with distinct answers--even if they are related, and according to some doctrinal systems, the same.
Jul
10
comment Examples of people who fell from grace and earned it back?
It seems the edit has made the question even more vague. Are you asking now if blasphemy against the holy spirit can be forgiven? Or are you asking if anyone can re-gain lost faith?
Jul
10
comment Examples of people who fell from grace and earned it back?
This question needs to be narrowed to a specific theological framework. There are many Christians who believe this is impossible in one way or another.
Jul
10
comment Where Does Jesus Say “I will save humanity”?
Are you asking about the second coming? Or are you talking about places where Jesus may have said that he came to save humanity?
Jul
10
comment Do any Christian groups sell all their possessions as it seems the Early Church did?
Are you specifically interested in denominations as your title suggests, or simply congregations as your question suggests?
Jul
10
comment Do any Christian groups sell all their possessions as it seems the Early Church did?
Well, read my answer and you'll see that your answer is outdated... because you will suddenly be aware of groups that do sell all of their possessions :)
Jul
10
comment Do any Christian groups sell all their possessions as it seems the Early Church did?
it depends on who you ask? I don't think so. There either are, or are not, denominations that sell all their possessions.
Jul
10
comment Is the “dark night of the soul” mentioned in the Bible?
@Jesse: Walking the narrow path, or the "straight and narrow" is a metaphor for living a moral life--making hard decisions. This has nothing to do with a spiritual crisis, which is what "dark night of the soul" refers to. They are unrelated concepts.
Jul
10
comment Why did Jesus tell his disciples to buy swords?
Everyone, saved or not, is a sinner/transgressor. We also know that many were saved prior to Christs' coming.
Jul
10
comment Is the “dark night of the soul” mentioned in the Bible?
@Jess: That may be, but that's not what "dark night of the soul" refers to.
Jul
10
comment Why did Jesus tell his disciples to buy swords?
-1 the Apostles with Jesus are not yet saved -- this requires a source. We know thousands of people were saved before Christ's crucifixion.
Jul
10
comment Is the “dark night of the soul” mentioned in the Bible?
This seems to contradict Wikipedia's statement that The term "dark night (of the soul)" is used in Christianity for a spiritual crisis in a journey towards union with God, like that described by Saint John of the Cross.
Jul
9
comment were the ancient Israelites of a darker skin tone?
While it may not be strictly off-topic here, this is probably a better question for History.SE.
Jul
9
comment What is the basis for an omnipotent God allowing imperfect transmission of his Word?
@davidbrainerd: Interesting point... although I'm quite sure I disagree with it.
Jul
9
comment What are all the different species of intelligent beings that God has created?
"Angel" is not an ontological category like "God," "human," or "cherubim"--it is a job title.
Jul
9
comment Is there a biblical basis for the division caused by theology?
@Jesse: That's an interesting question, and one likely worth discussing. But it would need to be better framed to fit into the Q&A format of this site.