13,157 reputation
756152
bio website verbally.flimzy.com
location
age 35
visits member for 3 years, 7 months
seen Mar 20 at 14:15

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.


Jan
15
comment What do the words Catholic and Protestant mean?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about dictionary definitions.
Jan
13
comment Is there any account of a religious marriage ceremony in the scripture?
Practically every aspect of life was considered "religious" at the time the Bible was written. The separation of church (or religion) and state hadn't been conceived yet, thus the concept of a civil marriage as distinct from a religious marriage didn't really exist.
Jan
13
comment Do any prominent theologians point to Old Testament prophecies of there being two comings of the Messiah?
@Mr.Bultitude: Did you read that meta post? The consensus appears to be that "prominent theologian" is lazy, at best, but that the question about which the question was asked, was good on other grounds.
Jan
13
comment Do any prominent theologians point to Old Testament prophecies of there being two comings of the Messiah?
prominent theologians is not a sufficient scope, as it's very subjective.
Jan
6
comment According to Jehovah's Witnesses, who are the 144,000 mentioned in the book of Revelations?
Can you provide a reference that says this is how JWs interpret the verse?
Jan
6
comment Why is Jesus the Son of God and the Truth, but not Mansoor Hallaj?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about Sufism, and/or entirely opinion-based.
Jan
6
comment Is Jesus the seed of Abraham?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about biology.
Jan
6
comment Possible sources of corruption in scripture a problem for creationists?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is essentially a "convince me" question.
Jan
6
comment Has God ever commanded or instructed anything that He himself did not also satisfy?
So you've changed the "rules now"... now the question is "Did God ever command himself to do something which he didn't do?"?
Jan
5
comment Has the Gospel been completely preserved textually and linguistically since the time of Jesus?
The written Gospel didn't even exist at the time of Jesus, so how could it have been preserved?
Jan
5
comment What's the difference between predestination and predeterminism?
@Mr.Bultitude: The more important question is: What does the Bible mean by the word, and what do Calvinists (or others) mean by the word, and is if there are possible differences, what are they?
Jan
5
comment What's the difference between predestination and predeterminism?
@Mr.Bultitude: Whether it's a Biblical word or not has absolutely nothing to do with the undeniable fact that it is also a Calvinist doctrinal word. Calvinists are allowed to use Biblical words in their doctrine.
Jan
5
comment Can science prove Calvinism wrong?
Whoa... how did we get from quantum physics to rape? I think you're trying to be argumentative, @Grasper.
Jan
5
comment Do any denominations take “turn the other cheek” as a literal command to be followed?
The literal command is not "turn the other cheek" but "Do not resist an evil person." "Turn the other cheek" is an example of how to do that. Not that this means one should not, literally, turn the other cheek, but if one stops there, they've totally missed the point, and their "literal" Bible interpretation needs help.
Jan
5
comment Did the notion of “Youth Group” exist in the early church?
The concept of adolescence, of which "youth group" is part, is a very modern concept, which was invented with the event of ubiquitous higher education. So of course it didn't exist at the time the NT was written. Prior to that time (up to ~150 years ago, depending on the part of the world), there were effectively two "age groups": Children, and marriageable adults.
Jan
5
comment Can science prove Calvinism wrong?
@Grasper: Round World isn't aspect of faith -- I think you need to brush up on your history.
Jan
5
comment How do Mormons understand Revelation 22:3?
I have edited your question to be a little better formatted, and to read a bit better, and I removed your second, unrelated, question about planets. If you want to ask another question about planets, feel free to do that, but it should be its own post.
Jan
5
comment Can science prove Calvinism wrong?
@Grasper: yes but I want to know what it is that is convincing them to say No -- Then you should ask this, and only this. "How do Calvinists respond to the charge that science disproves predeterminism?" This would be within scope. Your question as worded is asking for opinions.
Jan
5
comment Why did God use humans to write the Bible?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about God's motivation.
Jan
2
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
I have voted to close this question, even though I asked it, as it no longer fits the current site guidelines. Despite being a list question, it's also primarily opinion based, as what one believes to be a miracle is subject to much interpretation.