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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.


Jun
24
comment Do Christians have the authority to forgive sin?
I don't believe any Christian denominations believe humans can forgive sins; some may believe humans can declare them forgiven, at which time God forgives them. But the Bible makes it pretty clear that only God can forgive sins.
Jun
24
comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
@Onlyheisgood.: I think your comments would be better in an answer of your own. You are adding a lot of your own interpretation which requires additional sources, and attention which cannot be given in comments.
Jun
24
comment Does the garden of Eden still exist?
This is what we call a "truth" question--that is, it asks for the specific, real truth on a topic. We can't handle truth questions. There are (at least) three answers to this question, and which one is "True" depends on your opinion. 1. yes it still exists. 2. It no longer exists. 3. It never existed. Naturally, we cannot put ourselves in a position to decide which of these answers is TRUE. If you wish to narrow your question to a specific theological viewpoint, then we can answer the question from that viewpoint.
Jun
24
comment Need to know exact sacrifices required in the Old Testament Pentecost Feast
Your last question can be answered by Wikipedia.
Jun
23
comment Were Adam and Eve meant to live forever; had they not disobeyed God?
@Ragnarok: Your question is clear. The theological framework necessary to answer it is not. As I already explained, some Christian groups would answer "Yes." others would answer "No." Others yet would say "Adam and even ever existed, so your question has no answer to begin with."
Jun
23
comment Were Adam and Eve meant to live forever; had they not disobeyed God?
@gideonmarx: Your comment doesn't make any sense to me. What's not complex? Who ever said it was complex?
Jun
20
comment Who was the first major Christian figure to popularize a figurative interpretation of Genesis?
I assume that the church for a majority of its existence has assumed a plain interpretation of Genesis -- Your assumption is actually quite wrong. This view is relatively new, and became popular after Origin of the Species was published, and even today is a small minority view, held primarily by North Americans.
Jun
20
comment Were Adam and Eve meant to live forever; had they not disobeyed God?
This is a good question, but I believe it needs to specify a theological framework to be answerable. Christians are all over the map on this issue, from those who believe Adam and Even never physically existed, and that death has always been part of nature (I would more or less fit into this category), to those who believe that yes, humans were meant to live eternal, physical lives on earth. And Catholicism does not narrow the question much, as the Catholic church allows for a wide array of interpretation of the creation account--including theistic evolution.
Jun
20
comment Were Adam and Eve meant to live forever; had they not disobeyed God?
@gideonmarx: I'm afraid your comment flew right by me... what point are you trying to make?
Jun
18
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@Caleb: I think it was waxeagle, and as I think about it, he may have only been complaining about close votes--that not enough users were close-voting, leading him (and by logical extension other moderators) to have to spend a lot more time closing questions than he enjoyed.
Jun
18
comment What is the protestant's view on cybersex?
-1 Any denomination, or person, who considers cybersex to be fornication has a basic misunderstanding of the English language. That doesn't mean it's not sexually immoral (if practiced between non-married people).
Jun
18
comment
@Anonymous: Well, I do have 89 answers and 73 questions on this site. I'm not a stranger to these activities. It's simply not how I focus my time on this site lately. But you will notice that I still participate this way.
Jun
18
comment Covering of the hair for women, and beards in 1st Century Palestine
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about history. History.SE would probably be a better place.
Jun
16
comment Was Zwingli the first to preach lectio continua?
@davidbrainerd: It needn't go in order through all of scripture to be lectio continua, by my understanding.
Jun
15
comment If the Bible contains all of the word of God and there can be no more, then why do we need the Nicene Creed?
Who says the Bible contains the entire word of God? And which Bible?
Jun
15
comment Does 2 Peter 1:10 teach salvation can be gained through faith plus works?
According to whom?
Jun
15
comment Was Zwingli the first to preach lectio continua?
AFAIK, this is more common in Catholic churches than protestant ones. Protestant churches tend to be far more free-form, and topical sermons are very common (although arguably less effective).
Jun
3
comment Red Sea or Sea of Reeds?
@davidbrainerd: That is not a source for the claim that "reeds is extremely modern".
May
29
comment Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
Nice commentary... I don't disagree with any of it... but it doesn't answer the question.
May
29
comment Is it possible (intellectually honest) to 'contextualise' the 'anti-divorce' passages, but not the 'anti-homosexual' ones?
@Benjol: I think you'll need to provide some more context for me to understand your point.