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The avatar is both because I play counter strike and a nod to lambda expressions in C#.

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Apr
10
comment Is it possible to be a good Christian and be psychic at the same time?
@DrFry Those are "do"s, as in actions you take, like committing idolatry. They are not "be"s, as in things that are integral to who you are, like being female, or black, or American. Another example: in this context, your professional occupation is never a "be", even though we often describe it that way in common language. "I am a salesperson." doesn't have to mean you've ever sold anything (though if that's true, you might not get to stay a salesperson for long).
Sep
11
comment Water Baptism - Is it still necessary?
@Matt That view would hold more weight if we didn't have all the examples both in Acts and extra-biblical early-christian histories of physical water baptisms. You also admit that water is commanded, but it's the spiritual baptism that matters. This view would have more credibility if it weren't so often implemented with a complete negligence of the commandment to also baptise in water.
Aug
12
comment What is the biblical basis for the prohibition of instruments in worship?
@IanRingrose It would not. Sometimes silence can be restrictive, and sometimes it can be permissive. The link in this answer includes an example that demonstrates each. For scripture, it is important that you have a good hermeneutic that instructs you how to handle silence, or you can use silence to twist scripture to permit or forbid almost anything. And again: this is the weakest of the reasons for using a cappella music during a worship service.
Jul
26
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
So you're saying two different DNA profiles is not at least an incredibly strong scientific indication of two different individuals?
Jul
26
comment Why is the Lord's Prayer different in the NIV and KJV?
I would add that at the time of KJV, there were fewer if any old texts that lacked the phrase, but more recent discoveries give a stronger case to the newer translation. Put another way: both groups did they best they could with the manuscripts available at the time.
Jul
26
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
@muistooshort Also genetic clones, and other issues that can mix dna up. But those are exceptionally rare events. In a legal context, unless you can prove otherwise, different dna == different person.
Jul
18
comment What is the role and significance of Zion in Christianity?
Of course . ;-)
Jul
18
comment When/why did the [N]RSV become a “Catholic” Bible instead of a “Protestant” Bible?
I think the inclusion of the Deuterocanon at all probably has a lot to do with it. A protestant would be surprised to see this in his bible. A Catholoic would expect it. So imagine you are a book seller, and you find a bible that includes it. Where would you stock it?
Jul
18
comment What is the role and significance of Zion in Christianity?
If the war were over today, Zion is where the party would be.
Jul
3
comment Did Jesus himself assert the fact that he belonged to some religion like Judaism?
Have you seen DragonBall Z? Judaism is to Chritianity as Goku is to Super-Saiyan Goku. Jesus is the catalyst that transforms the one into the other.
Jul
3
comment What Christian denominations do not require belief in mainstream Christian core doctrines?
The "Deity of Jesus" is kind of a show-stopper. If not deity, then why bother?
Jun
28
comment What is the biblical basis for the prohibition of instruments in worship?
tabernacle != synagogue
Jun
7
comment How can all animals fit in Noah's ark
The Ark was a T.A.R.D.I.S.
Apr
5
comment What is the Biblical evidence against the day-age theory?
@fredsbend that's part of my point. "there was evening and there was morning" as a 24-hour day is natural in our modern culture, because that crosses the midnight date boundary. But for ancient Jews, the next day starts at the beginning of that statement and it would have been a very odd expression.
Feb
28
comment What is the biblical basis for the claim that abortion is immoral?
@BenDunlap This post has evolved a bit. Is the current explanation a better fit for your understanding of the Roe v Wade ruling?
Feb
8
comment Is illegal downloading a sin?
I don't believe the "price increase to yield intended income" theory is economically valid. Economic theory claims that if you have a product that is widely pirated, you are probably already charging too much and could increase revenue by lowering prices, because you would have more customers.
Feb
6
comment Praying to people outside the Trinity
I think the response to this must be that just because angels could intercede, that does not make praying to them appropriate or effective.
Jan
24
comment If God were going to send another Biblical flood, would He warn us?
I'd add something from one of those verses that describe him coming "like a thief in the night" (for example) and add that we won't get any new warnings beyond what is already in scripture.
Jan
16
comment How does evolution (genetic diversity) play out from Noah's Ark?
Also keep in mind that this was a miraculous event, where the animals in questions were not rounded up at random, but rather presented themselves to Noah... therefore the God has the easy opportunity to make sure that the necessary genetic material was present in each of the specimens.
Jan
11
comment In which year was Christ born?
The trick here is that in the ancient world a census of that scale could take a decade or longer to conduct.