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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.

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Mar
4
comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
I have edited the title to match the question--and to avoid getting a duality of answers ("Yes!" and "No!"), which would make it a truth question, and off-topic... not to mention that there obviously is Biblical evidence... whether there is Biblical proof is another question, and a matter for intense debate.
Mar
4
comment What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?
@lonesomeday: I don't see the OP assuming anything, but rather asking.
Mar
4
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
@TonyJays: If you're asking what Wesley and Calvin believed, it seems like a fine question, but then the title ought to match that question. If you're asking if Jesus being Michael is a contradiction, that's a "Truth Question", which we close as "Primarily Opinion Based"
Mar
3
comment What do Chinese Catholics call their priests?
I'm sure this page has the answer you seek. :P
Mar
3
comment Did God use man as a vehicle to bring about death?
@fredsbend: Re: immortal vs. eternal, humans are promised eternal life--that doesn't mean we're granted life that had no beginning.
Mar
3
comment Why did God not want man to have the knowledge of good and evil?
My personal opinion: You're taking an overly-literal interpretation of "knowledge of good and evil." There are different senses of "knowledge." To borrow an analogy from Sister Act, you can know that a doughnut is sweet without having tasted it. This is one sense of "knowledge." Once you have tasted a doughnut, you have another sense of knowledge. I believe Genesis is referring to the second sense of "knowledge of good and evil"--that is, an intimate, experiential knowledge. With this understanding, I think the reason God did not want that is obvious.
Mar
3
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
I personally love this question... I think it's an excellent question. However, it's not formulated properly for this site, as it's asking for opinions--and there are exactly two answers to this question, and both have a large number of supporters. So this question can only lead to a voting war. I would encourage asking instead "What is the Biblical basis for the belief that Jesus is Michael?", for instance.
Mar
2
comment What evidence is there to show that John Wesley and John Calvin did not believe that Jesus is Michael?
Related (and suggests that Jesus is God and Michael): christianity.stackexchange.com/a/18594/20
Mar
2
comment Was the Nicene Creed accepted under duress?
I didn't quote the whole chapter for obvious reasons. One part I left out was how the creed was chosen... and it wasn't chosen by Constantine. But once there was an appearance of majority, he (allegedly) began pressuring the dissenters to sign under threat.
Mar
2
comment Was the Nicene Creed accepted under duress?
Neither the book, nor my question, suggest that Constantine cared about the theology of the creed. The book suggests that Constantine simply wanted unity, and that he used coercion to achieve, at least the appearance, of achieving that goal.
Feb
28
comment Was the Nicene Creed accepted under duress?
@aceinthehole: I don't think that is implicit. Although I probably will ask that as a followup question once this one has an answer. "God works in mysterious ways." Who is to say the creed couldn't still be valid, by the grace of God, even though it was accepted under duress? Further, asking whether it's valid requires a much larger framework to be a meaningful question here--valid according to whom?
Feb
25
comment Do not Judge others, or do we Judge others?
I wonder if this question could be clarified to ask "what does the verse 'judge not lest ye be judged' mean?" As it is, it seems to be asking for theological opinion...
Feb
22
comment What is the greatest sin?
How would you define "the greatest sin?"
Feb
22
comment What is the greatest sin?
Aren't all sins examples of "being unloving?"
Feb
13
comment Trying to understand Original Sin in light of OT
Catholics, no doubt, differ in their interpretation of the story of the fall, whether it is literal or not. So even "Catholics" may not be specific enough for an authoritative answer.
Jan
19
comment Where can I get Papyri 75 images?
@Anonymous: That's still off topic.
Jan
18
comment Where can I get Papyri 75 images?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about shopping.
Dec
27
comment According to the Bible, do animals have souls?
Soul is not what we now call spirit. Soul and spirit are distinct.
Dec
27
comment Biblical Parenting, Lying
Lying is not about intention; it's about deception. The Pharoah's orders were to kill all firstborn Hebrew children. She was hiding this fact. That is deception. It's an obvious lie.
Dec
27
comment Why isn't the Eucharist of protestant churches considered valid by non-protestants?
possible duplicate of On what grounds does the Catholic church reject sacraments of protestant denominations?