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I'm a programmer by day and a genealogist by night, but mostly I'm a husband and father. I'm also a Mormon.


Oct
10
comment What is God's nature?
Yes, much better.
Oct
9
comment What is God's nature?
They probably downvoted because, though simple and straightforward, your answer doesn't really mean much without some elaboration.
Sep
10
comment Is there a concept of Christian State in Christianity?
The Kingdom of Israel is a good starting place
Sep
9
comment Is the Catechism of the Catholic Church considered scripture?
+1 "But, if you were never a Catholic to begin with, then you can't be any of these things." That gave me a good laugh.
Sep
9
comment When did a Catholic church council first recognize the need to forbid forcing or outwardly compelling unbelievers to the Christian faith?
I think you should remove the last line.
Sep
7
comment How do I find Jesus in everything?
This would make an excellent blog topic.
Aug
23
comment Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?
The LDS church believe fully in this event. If you're interested, visit scriptures.byu.edu and navigate on the left to Matt 27:52-53 for a list of talks by church leaders that mention the subject.
Aug
23
comment Where can I find out more about other people rising from the dead, when Jesus died on the Cross?
I think its incorrect to assume that those who rose resembled corpses. The whole idea of the resurrection implies that they at least looked normal, or perhaps even glorified.
May
29
comment Does a Christian have a responsibility to participate in government?
Was there any way for the Jews to participate in government during Christ's life? Perhaps he never told them to because it wasn't possible. The lack of exhortation does not imply lack of importance. If our government was considering removing our right to practice Christianity, would it not be important enough to focus on?
May
27
comment What are the 4 evangelists' inconsistencies saying about level of accuracy in NT?
After reading your question and responses to the two answers, I get the idea that you already have an answer to this question. If that is true, would you mind sharing what you think about the issue? Its okay to answer your own question.
May
23
comment How can one overcome lustful desires?
@JürgenA.Erhard what's wrong with that statement?
May
23
comment If we are saved by grace, then why does Jesus say we must be baptized in both spirit and water?
Here's an excellent video of Christ's conversation with Nicodemus: lds.org/bible-videos/videos/…
May
15
comment What is the purpose of godparents?
I have noticed that the godfather and godmother are usually not married. So who gets selected as the caretaker? Do they share responsibility? Who makes the choice? The church, or do they settle it themselves?
May
7
comment What is the basis for not believing sola-scriptura?
Did that first point ever get edited? The heresy still doesn't make sense to me.
May
7
comment Why does the Messiah have to be God?
@AffableGeek Interesting. What translation? All the translations I look at say "annointed." I know that's what Messiah means; I'm just curious which actually translated it as such. This also begs the question, was Isaiah calling Cyrus the Messiah or a messiah?
May
6
comment Why does the Messiah have to be God?
Is it commonly accepted that Isaiah spoke of Cyrus as the Messiah? I've never heard that.
Apr
28
comment How do theistic evolutionists view the Fall of Man?
Your answer is the best defense of theistic evolution I have read. But I feel like its lacking something, though I don't know what. Maybe the idea that Adam and Eve didn't exist is just too shocking for me to accept with so few words.
Apr
21
comment How are Christians expected to live up to the standards of following Christ?
2 Corinthians 3:5
Apr
17
comment The Grace Gambit
How does salvation by grace fuel good works? It seems like it would do the opposite.
Mar
22
comment How do I have self confidence, self esteem and work hard if I am a true Christian?
I love short answers.