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I'm a software developer in the Atlanta area with over a decade of experience. I'm currently employed by one of the 40 largest law firms in North America.

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Feb
23
comment II Corinthians tells us we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. But by what will we be judged?
After reading the relevant meta posts, I will not be rewording the question. Either open it to receive answers or proceed with closure. I understand the reasoning behind the formula you're using to determine when to close questions.
Feb
23
comment Why do some people get healed, and others don't?
@Nick Your comment dips into complex issues of predestination and free will, God's desire to save/heal all vs only a few, etc. I would simply ask, were Jesus' words in Mark 9:23 meant literally or metaphorically? Did he really mean that anything is possible if you can believe it?
Feb
22
comment II Corinthians tells us we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. But by what will we be judged?
Thanks for that meta link; I probably should pay more attention to the meta site than I have been.
Feb
20
comment Who believe that innocent children will also go to Hell?
@LoveTheFaith thanks for the correction, I have edited based on the source you provided.
Feb
19
comment Who believe that innocent children will also go to Hell?
I added clarification to my answer that there are exceptions to the Protestant belief I outlined. I am attempting to answer the question "Can innocent children go to hell" from both the Protestant and Catholic viewpoints (generally, although there are obviously going to be exceptions). Can you help clarify anything I could have expressed better?
Feb
10
comment According to Roman Catholic doctrine, does the incorruptible body possess blood?
I am not a Catholic, but this explanation seems to differ with the Council of Trent's declaration that "in the sacrament of the most holy Eucharist, are contained truly, really, and substantially, the body and blood together with the soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ." In other words, not just mystical but literal flesh and blood.
Feb
10
comment How did all the animals fit into Noah's ark?
@Wikis - In many Creationist discussions "TYPE" or "KIND" are equivalent to the biological "FAMILY". If you run a report on the animal taxonomy database by "FAMILY" here itis.gov/hierarchy.html, you will get around 5200 different "kinds" of animals. If you were to further filter that down to only land animals you will reduce the list further. I'm just suggesting this as a possible source for the number of land animal types.
Jan
13
comment Why does Judaism celebrate Sabbath on Saturday and most Christians celebrate Sabbath on Sunday?
Bjorn, Christians remember the resurrection on Sunday, not the Sabbath. I just wanted to clarify that I am not defending Sunday as the Sabbath, but attempting to explain why Christians worship on Sunday and not Saturday. Every day to a New Testament Believer is holy unto the Lord, because we have "ceased from our own works" (Hebrews 4:10).
Jul
5
comment How can Jesus, born of mankind, be sinless?
My answer was applying a broad paintbrush across the condition of man, and why we need a Savior. I did not intend to imply that you should not start a family. See also John 3, Jesus' conversation with Nicodemus. Why the need to be "born again" (spiritual) if your first birth (natural) was adequate?
Oct
8
comment Was Jesus' death legitimate?
@hammar That's true, but he did garner some supporters, including the late Ekrem Akurgal, known for his research on the Hittite empire.
Sep
14
comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
@TRiG haha made me laugh. You have a point though. In retrospect, maybe my answer should have included the Marco Polo reference only. Granted, it's not a NY Times article, but it is "documentation", which is what was requested.
Sep
10
comment Is Jesus lying in John 7?
+1 for clarifying verb tense. But a question: if as you say 'that sense is indeed intended by the author' (the sense of not yet), why not just say, 'not yet'? 'Not' and 'not yet' may have been equivalent in Greek, and the intended sense clear, but not so in English.
Sep
10
comment Is Jesus lying in John 7?
This book (In Awe of Thy Word) is a 1200 page read on why the KJV is the best translation available. It's a huge book, but you can pick it up anywhere and be amazed by how the KJV was translated (seriously). amazon.com/Awe-Thy-Word-Understanding-Mystery/dp/0963584529
Sep
10
comment Is Jesus lying in John 7?
ISA 2 Basic from scripture4all.org. I saw someone else on this site using it (I would give them credit if I could recall who) and decided to check it out. It's free, and works very well.
Sep
9
comment Why is “elohim” translated as “God” and not “gods”?
Elohim contains a Yud-Mem, making it seem plural to us, but so do Hebrew words like sky and ocean. See Rabbi Tovia Singer's explanation of the "plurality" of Elohim: youtube.com/watch?v=MhVD1DKaIbY
Sep
9
comment Does the Trinity share one mind or are there three separate minds?
+1 Excellent question. Possible followups - if three separate minds, then how can they be "one"? If one mind, then three separate personalities? Is a personality equivalent to a mind?
Sep
9
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
To be fair, I myself am a little (lot) skeptical of the Mother Teresa "miracle".
Sep
9
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
Ah... in other words, this could have been a "trick" to gain political support? He was a fake cripple for 66 years and then pulled a fast one to get in the newspapers? Even in the 1950's healing was lumped into the quackpot category - probably wouldn't have been my #1 suggestion to get in the papers. But I understand your skepticism!
Sep
9
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
Luke 16:31: "If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead."
Sep
9
comment What evidence exists for post-Biblical miracles?
Edited to provide source