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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.


Dec
6
comment Does ex opere operato apply to infants?
Is that mark also applied to people who are baptized unworthily?
Dec
5
comment Who determines church dedications?
Where did that story happen? I had no idea the Fire Department had that kind of power.
Dec
3
comment How can Jesus, born of mankind, be sinless?
@Caleb Yeah, I see why it was closed. I was just sad about not being able to answer a question that got me thinking and then excited to answer. I don't think anybody but the OP could fix it because he has to choose a tradition to scope the question.
Dec
3
comment How can Jesus, born of mankind, be sinless?
@Caleb. Bummer, I was pondering a good answer for this. And answers from me are rare.
Dec
2
comment What do Quakers believe about war and serving in the military?
Have you been watching Friendly Persuasion?
Dec
2
comment What is the difference between being blessed and being happy?
You might consider rewording the title of the question. I feel like it doesn't encompass everything in the body.
Dec
2
comment How can Jesus, born of mankind, be sinless?
Did you mean to say, "Jesus did not inherit the sin nature"?
Dec
2
comment Do Paul and Jesus disagree on homosexuality?
Its not very clear how your five points directly relate to this point: "That said, Jesus has made a stand and voiced opposition against homosexuality."
Dec
1
comment Do Paul and Jesus disagree on homosexuality?
I think you're making too many assumptions here. Such as: Christ only taught what we have recorded in the gospels; Christ only shared with Paul what we have recorded in the gospels. Those are pretty large assumptions.
Dec
1
comment When did Christmas (the birth of Christ) first begin as a Christian celebration?
Good question but I think its asking for too much. You might take the last question about traditions that don't celebrate it and make it a new question that also asks why they don't celebrate.
Dec
1
comment According to the Mormon doctrines, who created the universe?
"So, the one true God could not have been the creator of the universe." I don't understand how you come to that conclusion.
Dec
1
comment What is the Catholic view of the rapture?
Why would the judgement have to be the final judgement? Why can't it be similar to the particular judgement?
Nov
30
comment What is the Catholic view of the rapture?
I don't see how the doctrines of the Rapture and the Final Judgement are incompatible. Could you expound upon that point?
Nov
30
comment Is 1 Thessalonians 4:17 the only verse that supports the rapture?
Your last sentence has an error; I can't quite tell what you're trying to say
Nov
29
comment What do Southern Baptists believe about Predestination?
@DavidStratton I'm on it.
Nov
29
comment What do Southern Baptists believe about Predestination?
After these two Baptist questions I'm beginning to think that a better question would be, "Do Southern Baptists agree on anything?"
Nov
28
comment What is the difference between Protestantism and Evangelicalism?
@Caleb Are there any definitions that are remotely considered the most common?
Nov
27
comment What is the difference between a covenant and a contract?
While the informal/formal covenant distinction aides in understanding, the LDS church doesn't make that distinction themselves in their canon lds.org/search?lang=eng&query=informal+formal+covenants
Nov
27
comment What is the theological background of the WWJD movement?
@dancek "but the contention is whether it's the same for everyone in all circumstances as it was for Jesus." You might want to clarify in your question that you're considering the question literally. Some may interpret WWJD? as "How can I be Christ-like in this situation?"
Nov
22
comment How is love greater than faith?
@Flimzy I don't think I'm making the assumptions you claim. The question has been edited. Is it more clear now?