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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.


Oct
14
comment To what extent did Isaiah understand his own prophecies?
If it's that clear, then you should have no trouble finding an authoritative source to cite that agrees with your interpretation.
Oct
14
comment To what extent did Isaiah understand his own prophecies?
Well, you and I have already provided three possible interpretations of the same verse: Yours in the answer, and mine and yours in the comments. I think that says plainly enough that just quoting the Bible in this case is not sufficient to answer the question.
Oct
14
comment To what extent did Isaiah understand his own prophecies?
This looks like the promising beginning to a good answer... I wonder if you can add more weight to that interpretation of 2 Peter, though, maybe by citing a Biblical commentary or other source?
Oct
14
comment To what extent did Isaiah understand his own prophecies?
That tells us the prophecy isn't from the prophet--that doesn't mean the prophet doesn't understand his own prophecy. Right?
Oct
14
comment What is the Biblical and historical basis for Christian pacifism?
I made an effort to reformat your post to be more readable. You might want to review my reformatting to ensure I preserved your intended paragraph separations, etc.
Oct
13
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
@JustinY: It's not at all clear to me that this means Abraham understood about Christ's sacrifice. In fact, I think quite the opposite is true. The Jews, at large, thought the Messiah would come to conquer, not to be sacrificed.
Oct
13
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
@JustinY: So Abraham knew of Christ's sacrifice?
Oct
13
comment What is the Calvinist view of God's sovereignty?
The truth is, I'm hoping for a general answer, so that I can frame my more specific questions more appropriately. One example could be "How does a person choosing God's gift of salvation undermine God's sovereignty? Can't God, in his sovereignty, choose to give people the ability to make that choice?" But I feel like this is too narrow to provide a useful understanding/definition of what Calvinists mean by "God's sovereignty."
Oct
13
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
"We don't believe a Jew can be saved today without accepting Christ" -- so when did that change take place? That's really what I'm asking. If there was a "time of transition", when did that time end?
Oct
13
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
@ThePreacher: My "formula" is not intended to be a complete formula, but only one part of a popularly-stated formula. "Believe in Christ, Confess your sins, Repent of your Sins" would probably be the more complete form. My question is only about the first of those three points.
Oct
12
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
Maybe I should have asked instead "Is there a time when the knowledge of Christ's sacrifice became necessary?"
Oct
12
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
jchaffee: So not answering the question at all is somehow better than that? :)
Oct
12
comment According to the Bible, do animals have souls?
The Bible was written in many languages. Are you saying that "spirit" and "breathe" are the same in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek?
Oct
11
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
I'm not asking for judgement against a specific person, but for understanding of the principle at play here. If the answer is simply "we cannot know" then I suppose that's a valid answer, though.
Oct
11
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
So your answer is then "I don't know"? :) Also I don't think having the ability to save someone is a prerequisite for knowing if they are saved or savable. I can watch a man drowning, and know he will die, without having the ability to swim to save him.
Oct
11
comment When did knowledge of Christ's sacrifice become necessary for salvation?
So are you saying that the moment he was raised, the object of one's faith must have changed from 'future work' to 'past work'? And by extension, someone who died at 8am Easter Sunday would have been doomed if they had not yet heard of the resurrection?
Oct
10
comment What is unique about Christianity?
While the historical accuracy of Christianity may be greater than that of other religions, this clearly is not an answer to my question, seeking fundamental differences, and in fact lists historicity as one common theme among many religions.
Oct
10
comment What does Revelation 6:12 mean?
How do we know that Revelation is talking about the end of the world?
Oct
10
comment According to the Bible, do animals have souls?
The trinity is not three parts of a whole, in the same way that body, soul, and spirit make up a human. So I think that analogy is inappropriate. Also, the distinction between plant and animal is not the existence or absence of a soul, but their cellular structure and metabolism.. Many microscopic animals I suspect do not have 'souls' in any meaningful way.
Oct
10
comment What does Revelation 6:12 mean?
1) Revelation is very metaphorical. 2) There are solar eclipses "all the time", but they don't stop the seasons. 3) I really have no idea what Revelation 6:12 is talking about :)