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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.


Apr
13
comment Why did Jesus turn water into wine?
Throughout much of human history, one of the chief ways of making water safe to drink has been through fermentation--making wine, beer, or other lightly fermented drinks out of it. This typically kills harmful pathogens, and results in only a slight amount of alcohol (much less than most modern beer or wine). This is likely what they had at the wedding feast. Jesus could have said "There's no reason for you all to be drinking wine. Let me just purify this water for you instead." and they would have looked at him like he was crazy, the miracle would not have been seen as a miracle...
Apr
13
comment Has God ever commanded or instructed anything that He himself did not also satisfy?
If the instruction is "Build an ark," then not building the ark violates the instructions.
Apr
13
comment What scientific arguments are there to support Young Earth Creationism as described in the Bible?
This question has two possible answers. The most obvious one, touted by the entire scientific community, and even a large and growing number of YECs, is "There is none." The second possible answer is far too broad to provide here, as it would be a laundry list of theories and models which attempt to fit a young earth into a (slightly or severely) adjusted scientific understanding. Theories that fit the latter category are easily found by google. The former answer is more one of philosophy.
Apr
10
comment How do we know that Satan, Lucifer, and Devil are the same guy?
Lucifer are just the planet venus -- this doesn't make any sense to me. What do you mean?
Apr
9
comment What did Jesus mean by 'take up your cross and follow me'?
To take up your cross and follow Jesus was a command to do exactly that -- I don't have a cross, so I can't do exactly that. Was it really meant literally, or was it metaphor for something?
Apr
8
comment Keep the law OR nail to the cross?
I think he doesn't want us to do that isn't really a suitable answer... do you have something firmer than your own opinion to offer?
Apr
6
comment Was Jesus present at the beginning of time? Or when did the Trinity come into being?
According to whom? there are conflicting views on this, so you will need to specify from which tradition you want an answer.
Apr
3
comment Noah's flood and Giants
This needs some additional context. Can I assume that you want an answer from the perspective of global-flood-literalists?
Apr
2
comment Faith vs Works for salvation
But what matters far more than population is diversity of theological opinion.
Apr
2
comment Faith vs Works for salvation
Baptist is far from the majority of Protestants, but it is a much more narrow scope, yes.
Apr
2
comment Faith vs Works for salvation
"Catholic" would also be too broad for this question, by the way, as even within the Catholic church there are different views.
Apr
2
comment Faith vs Works for salvation
1) Protestant is not a denomination, either. 2) The evangelical segment of Protestantism is far too broad to answer this question. You need to be more specific. You might as well ask about all of Christianity.
Apr
2
comment Faith vs Works for salvation
@yes,that's why I VTCed. The question is far too broad. The evangelical view on this question has countless answers. It needs to be narrowed drastically.
Apr
2
comment Faith vs Works for salvation
Evangelical is not a denomination.
Apr
1
comment Has God ever commanded or instructed anything that He himself did not also satisfy?
I don't understand your question. God commanded Noah to build an Ark. God never built an Ark. God commanded Joshua to march on Jericho. God never marched on Jericho. God commanded the Israelites to collect mana. God never collected mana.
Mar
31
comment Pre-flood Rock Monsters? Modern Noah Mythology?
This question might be on-topic on Movies & TV, but it's clearly not on topic here, unless you want to change the question to "Does the Bible mention pre-flood rock monsters?" but you seem to already know the answer to that question.
Mar
31
comment Pre-flood Rock Monsters? Modern Noah Mythology?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about movie production decisions.
Mar
31
comment Do any Christian traditions think that evil desires are not sin?
@Cohen_the_Librarian: I think every tradition teaches that it's okay to be tempted, at least in certain circumstances.
Mar
31
comment Which scriptures (if any) are cited by proponents of the 'don't go on feelings' teaching?
@AaronKorn: No, I'm saying exactly what I'm saying. There is no hidden meaning: Faith is action
Mar
30
comment How are Romans 3:24 and James 2:17 reconciled?
Okay... I think the clearest way to ask your question would probably be along the lines of "What does 'faith without works is dead' mean in James 2:17?"