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Lua is highly underrated!

"This is a question and answer site. Not a "complex question, insightful answer that grows you as a person site." People should be able to ask simple questions with simple answers, that just may so happen to be spoon-fed. A lot of people just want to write code that works. Not be empowered. – Owen Sep 19 '08 at 21:23"


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comment What is the purpose of Prayer?
Your footnote is perhaps the key to understanding why we need prayer -- Just because "the outcome is set" doesn't mean that your prayer didn't contribute in some way to changing that outcome. Consider a movie: from in-universe, only one set of events happen (and they may indeed appear to be fixed), however from outside of the movie's perspective one can see changes happening and realize that various outcomes/events/etc. are malleable. It just so happens God can write the script perfectly from the start, so He doesn't need to make any changes after writing it :P
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revised Is it ok to pray in public?
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answered Is it ok to pray in public?
Sep
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comment How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god?
@Fabian: to add, God isn't willing to break the natural laws of his Creation (at least not on such a large scale as repairing all of humanity), nor would he violate our free will to do so. Just because God is omnipotent doesn't mean he can do things that make no sense (like some nonsensical things, like making red sound blue or making low notes jump) :P [This book](www.amazon.com/Heart-Chronicles-Narnia-Knowing-Finding/dp/0849904889) covers it much more thoroughly and properly than i can in the comments of a post; I highly recommend you buy an (ebook) copy or at least rent it from a library.
Sep
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comment How can suffering from natural causes be reconciled with an omnimax god?
@Fabian: I'm not sure that "Omnibenevolent" properly applies to God, but he certainly does allow suffering for the purpose of performing spiritual, mental, and physical repairs -- see 1 Peter 4:12-13 and 1 Peter 1:6-7.
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accepted What happens to marriage on the New Earth
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comment The Tyranny of the Weaker Brother
Christians that are against instrumental music? o.O
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asked What happens to marriage on the New Earth
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comment Explanation of the concept of predestination
@John: If one has the free will to reject him, it logically follows that one also has the choice of whether to accept him (as an inverse effect of your choice to reject him). So i guess my objection is that your wording doesn't accurately reflect that it needs an effort on both sides...
Sep
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comment Explanation of the concept of predestination
The way I understand your wording of "God chooses us, solely by his grace, to go to Heaven" under Single Predestination, it implies that we have no control over the matter. Taken that way, my referenced verse would conflict.
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comment Explanation of the concept of predestination
How does this reconcile with Rev 3:20‌​?
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comment Explanation of the concept of predestination
@Software Monkey: uh, it's not that hard for me to understand... :S
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revised If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
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comment If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
@Alexandre: I've read the entire Perelandra trilogy (if it's the one I'm thinking of, and i'm pretty sure it is) and it's quite good.
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accepted Did Adam and Eve end up getting saved?
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