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bio website github.com/mjgpy3
location Pittsburgh, PA
age 22
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seen Jun 23 at 20:34

I'm a Software engineer, and aspiring software craftsman.

Some of my favourite languages to program in are:

  • Ruby
  • Clojure
  • Go
  • C#
  • Python
  • Haskell
  • JavaScript

Dec
9
comment What is the Biblical basis against the Calvinist doctrine of Irresistible Grace?
@jcohen79, thank you for your insight. I still can't see how God would want all to be saved and then only choose some. It seems to me as though the choice is, thereby not God's but is ours. I'm not sure what you mean by "All people did exist when he made his choices." Could you elaborate on this and/or possibly provide scripture?
Dec
8
comment Sin and Animal Suffering before the fall?
Why is it that "there must have been countless animals and creatures who suffered horrifically"?
Dec
8
comment What is the Biblical basis against the Calvinist doctrine of Irresistible Grace?
I added some additional, supporting material.
Dec
7
comment Of what nature is Satan?
Excellent point -- I can't just take "angel," I would have to take "angel of light." It would be like saying, "An evil man masquerades as a good man," he is still a man, but underneath he is evil.
Dec
7
comment Of what nature is Satan?
Okay, I understand where you are coming from, thanks again.
Dec
7
comment Of what nature is Satan?
@Affable_Geek, Thank you very much for your answer. II Cor. 11:14, NIV, says, "And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light." Now, usually "masquerade" is defined as being a false appearance, as in Merriam-Webster's definition: "an action or appearance that is mere disguise or show." Wouldn't this verse then imply that Satan is not of angelic nature?
Dec
6
comment If Christians believe that Christ was a God and immortal (or resurrected), why do some avenge his killing in his name?
Because I still sin.
Dec
6
comment If Christians believe that Christ was a God and immortal (or resurrected), why do some avenge his killing in his name?
Yes, I do believe that he was physically resurrected.
Dec
6
comment If Christians believe that Christ was a God and immortal (or resurrected), why do some avenge his killing in his name?
I believe that Jesus was of two forms: human and divine. Humans can die, so yes, he died (if you are considering death to be the loss of vital function on earth). Since I believe it was my sin that separates God and I, and caused Christ's death then yes, I do feel remorse for his death.