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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.


Nov
1
comment What exactly does it mean that Jesus Christ is the son of God?
That isn't very simply put at all.
Oct
31
comment What does “gates of hell” mean in Matthew 16:18?
Speculative answers are not appropriate on this site. If you know of any official church group which accepts this interpretation, please add that to your answer.
Oct
31
comment Do Mormons believe that all spirits are omnipresent?
Don't mormons believe that humans and animals have spirits? Humans and animals are most assuredly not omni-present... I suppose one could argue that their spirits are somehow omnipresent, but not aware of it... but that's not a very meaningful sense of omnipresence...
Oct
31
comment What is the history of the concept of a “personal relationship with Jesus”?
Most of these references are speaking corporately. "And then I will declare to them", "Jesus understands every weakness of ours", etc. This doesn't really seem to address the question.
Oct
29
comment Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
@Geremia: Anabaptists believe in a believer's baptism. This infant baptism is considered invalid, thus re-baptism only happens for those who were baptized as infants.
Oct
29
comment Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
What makes you think they were "conditional"? Have you heard this rumor before? As a (nearly) life-long Anabaptist myself, I've never heard of this concept.
Oct
29
comment Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?
I (a protestant Christian) have prayed with a friend who is a JW before. Although she is a relatively new JW and may not have known about this "rule."
Oct
28
comment Is there a biblical basis for Satan being omnipresent?
Then I suggest asking that, but again, as a separate question. "Is there a Biblical case that Satan is omnipresent?"
Oct
28
comment Is there a biblical basis for Satan being omnipresent?
This needs to be split into two questions: One asking for the Biblical basis for God's omnipresent, and one asking if Satan is omnipresent. The later question probably needs to specific a specific faith tradition, as well.
Oct
28
comment Order of Creation and headship
You have mis-paraphrased 1 Cor 11:8. It doesn't say anything about the order of creation, it says man came from woman (which of course implies order, but the point isn't the order).
Oct
27
comment Why aren't other religions welcome to heaven as well as subject to hell?
It's unclear what your exact question is. You seem to have applied a personal interpretation to a verse, and are asking us to corroborate (or refute) it. That's not really what we do. I would suggest instead that you ask how a particular group of Christians (Catholics, for example) interpret a specific verse.
Oct
27
comment What is the religious significance of Christmas lights?
-1 for lack of research effort. You can read about the history of Christmas lights here. There doesn't appear to be any specific religious meaning to it--it was a way to show off originally. And I guess it still is.
Oct
27
comment Does the Lutheran Church of Sweden have a Biblical basis for performing full same-sex marriage?
@FMS: I think your edit is reasonable. I have voted to re-open.
Oct
27
comment Scriptural basis for replacement ideology/theology
... Jews no longer have a valid relationship with G-d, unless they become Christians I don't think this is really an accurate representation of most (or perhaps any) Christian theology. Can you point us to a specific group which believes this? That would make it easier to address the question. Otherwise, I'm inclined to believe this question is likely based on a misconception about Christianity...
Oct
27
comment Is there a Biblical precedent for the Petrine privilege?
Good question. And +1 for asking if there is a Biblical precedent, as opposed to assuming there is one with a question like "What is the Biblical precedent...?"
Oct
27
comment Is there a Biblical precedent for the Petrine privilege?
I think this is probably the right answer, but limiting it to the New Testament isn't sufficient. The Catholic church also uses the Old Testament and the Apocrypha as scripture canon. Is there any Biblical precedent in these works?
Oct
27
comment Does the Lutheran Church of Sweden have a Biblical basis for performing full same-sex marriage?
Why do you assume that every action any church makes automatically has a biblical basis? Wouldn't it be better to ask how they justify an action, which would lend itself to discussing a Biblical basis, if there is one, as well as discussing other possible motives?
Oct
27
comment Significance of Methuselah's death year
Please provide references.
Oct
24
comment Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ?
@FMS: Please, come to chat where we can discuss this more constructively.
Oct
24
comment Can the Pope speak ex cathedra about the return of Christ?
I think if FMS could produce official Catholic doctrine stating what he states in his summary statement (and thus implying that the Catholic church interprets the verse about the "day and the hour" to apply even after the event), I would consider it a good answer. But as it is, it's making some assumptions which I believe are not warranted.