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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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Oct
17
comment What Christian groups believe sex was the original sin, and not disobedience?
I have edited the question to make it more on-topic for this site. I think it's a good question; there are a minority of Christian groups that hold (or held) this view. I believe the Shakers may have fallen into this category (but they don't exist any more, since they forbade sex).
Oct
16
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
Read this post for ideas on how to improve your answer.
Oct
16
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
@jlaverde: You're being voted down because your answer doesn't cite any official resources. It is, as written, only your opinion. And I would say, as I already have, that it is not backed up by scripture. There is no scripture I've ever seen that even mentions "corrupt wine," let alone defines in in the context of the Last Supper. The verses you do mention don't seem to have any relation to the subject at hand, except that some of them mention wine.
Oct
15
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
@jlaverde: Sex has also destroyed families, relationships, and lives. So has money. So I'm assuming you've sworn to live a life of celibacy and poverty?
Oct
15
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
@jlaverde: You're still making a jump. This concept of "corrupt wine" is not found in scripture. I'm not saying there aren't groups who hold this view--I would just like you to tell me who they are.
Oct
14
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
Do you have a reference to the trend changing in the U.S. around the Prohibition era? It sounds quite reasonable to me, but I'd be curious to read more about it.
Oct
14
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
Most protestants I've ever met use both terms Communion and the Lord's Supper.
Oct
14
comment Why do many churches use grape juice in communion?
blood of Jesus cannot be symbolized with corrupted wine According to whom? The unleavened bread concept goes back to the passover celebration, when leaven was not allowed in the home during passover. There was no such rule regarding wine--if there had been, Jesus would not have used wine at the last supper (which was also a passover meal). So this line of reasoning I find to be rather incredible. But if it's accepted by some specific church group, that should be stated in the answer.
Oct
13
comment Do any denominations object to writing/ saying “the god” instead of “God”?
Out of curiosity, why are you asking? Is there a specific doubt you're trying to address? Or simply idle curiosity?
Sep
22
comment Was Jesus perfect his entire life? - Isaiah 7
"sin is a choice" -- do you have a reference for this claim?
Sep
5
comment Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
@AJHenderson: Perhaps it's more common than I thought. Although I suspect even most of those churches would frown upon visiting a casino, or betting on horse races, etc.
Sep
5
comment Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
@crownjewel82: I think most Christian groups do indeed, prohibit gambling--at least in word. That doesn't mean there aren't Christians who gamble, to varying degrees (I myself, have played the occasional game of Texas Hold'em for a $10 buy-in, among friends)
Sep
5
comment If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
So are you saying that the Bible does not imply that magic is real? That was the actual question... it seems that's what you're saying, but I wonder if it could be stated a bit more explicitly.
Sep
5
comment If Christianity speaks out against the use of “magic” does this mean “magic” is literally real?
This answer does a good job of explaining why the Bible forbids magic, but doesn't really address the actual question: Does the forbidding of magic imply that magic is real?
Sep
5
comment Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
@AndrewLeach: But that would only be relevant to a question about Christian groups who require playing card games :P
Sep
5
comment Which Christian groups prohibit playing cards, and what is their basis for doing so?
Many (most?) Christian groups prohibit gambling. And I think many view any form of card-playing as either a form of gambling, or so closely related that it should be avoided... avoiding "appearances of evil" or "slippery slope", etc.
Aug
30
comment Why aren't the books of the Bible in chronological order?
@DavidStratton: That link proves Mawia's point. Every single one of those is a chronological ordering of an exsiting translation.
Aug
29
comment What terms have been used by missionaries to Islamic countries to describe Islam?
The question title is a list question and/or "too broad." The body seems to be asking if Islam is a religion or a political movement, which is unrelated to the title.
Aug
29
comment How many gospels are there in the Roman Catholic Bible?
It would be difficult to have Gospels in the Old Testament, or even between the Old Tetament and New Tetament, since the New Testament gets its name from the fact that Jesus Christ is God's new covanent with/new testament to humanity. And it would be hard to have a book of the Bible about the life of Jesus before the life of Jesus :)
Aug
28
comment Is it orthodox to abandon the concept that God of the Bible is person, but say that He is spirit?
The common definition of person includes "Philosophy . a self-conscious or rational being." can apply to a spirit. To so say that God (or anything) is "spirit, but not a person" doesn't really make sense.