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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


3h
comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
It's usually pretty easy to find sources by searching for bits of quotes. In the event you come across some that you can't find it may be okay on occasion to quote it anyway but specifically reference it with a note saying you cannot find the attribution. That will encourage editors to add the source if they can find it and at least understand that it's not plagiarism if they can't.
3h
comment What is the basis for the idea of a seven year peace treaty with Israel in the end times?
No worries. See my other comment for follow up.
3h
comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
Yes, > does help denote which sections are quotes, but you still need to attribute the quote to someone or somewhere. This (and a few others) were brought to my attention by some community member flagging them for plagiarism. If you hadn't at least used some blockquote formatting I would just have deleted them but I'm sure it wasn't your intention. Howerever at some point you do need to edit this and any others that have no sources to properly credit the author of any material you've used. Thanks for understanding.
7h
comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
This appears to be largely plagiarized from here with no credits. Please edit this to more clearly show what content is yours and give credit to the authors for the material that is not your own.
7h
comment What is the basis for the idea of a seven year peace treaty with Israel in the end times?
The bulk of this answer seems to be copy/pasted from here. You need to edit in some credits where credit is due (and possible edit the quoted section down to just the most relevant bits to the answer). As it stands this is basically plagiarism. Please always source material when you copy/paste content that is not your own original material.
1d
comment What is the difference between 'Hell', 'Sheol', 'Hades' and 'Gehenna'?
@Bye et all: Please note this is not an exegesis question looking for the correct way to understand each term in the Bible, this is a question directed at the usage of the words across the Bible according to Christianity. Any decent answer to this will need to cover the major "camps" as to what these terms are about and who understands them how rather than delving into what the correct understanding of "the bad place" should be.
2d
revised Are Jehovah's Witnesses allowed to marry outside the faith?
removed off topic content, cleaned up link formatating
Jan
25
revised Is it true that early Christians were baptised naked?
your posts are all linked to your profile, we ask that you don't include signature lines inside the post
Jan
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
23
comment When Abraham met 3 guys at Mamre, is one of them God himself?
Of course the Jews aren't going to believe it was Christ. Likewise groups such as the Mormon's have different beliefs about the nature of physical manifestations of God. But what is your question? As asked this is more a truth question than it is one about Christianity. Please direct your questions at whatever context you are interested in learning about rather than wording them like a bone to be fought over.
Jan
22
revised Why is the Holy Spirit never spoken of as the Father of Jesus?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
18
awarded  Enlightened
Jan
17
comment What does Satan look like?
[edited] This is not representative of Christianity's views (nor Biblically accurate). The issue of Satan masquerading as an angel of light is not put in the relevant context that most Christians would put it in, and side issues such as people being attracted to evil things (esp in their unregenerate state) are not explained satisfactorily.
Jan
17
comment What does it mean that God is the saviour of all people, especially those who believe?
@curiousdannii comparing with other verses (esp non Pauline ones!) makes this still a very doctrinal question. This is not easily resolved as a textual issue; one way or the other only a full blown theological framework is going to resolve this question making it a "truth" question here and a "doctrine" question on BH. As written it fits neither site.
Jan
16
comment What does it mean that God is the saviour of all people, especially those who believe?
This has far too many presumptions and is too doctrinally loaded for BH as written. I'm not sure it's okay here either but I can't migrate as is.
Jan
9
comment Did any other philosophical systems have as much influence on the early Church as Platonism and Stoicism?
As for the content of the answer, by personal observation is that there are bits in here that may be true, but it also mixes in a specific agenda that isn't an accurate representation of Christianity. It's a mixed bag but to some extent I think this ends up addressing a true premise behind the question as if it was false. Case in point: do you seriously think that less "intellectual" people bring any less philosophical/world view baggage with them? Do you think Christianity hasn't also suffered at the hands of lay people that would strip it of its actual tenets in favor of folk doctrines?
Jan
9
comment Did any other philosophical systems have as much influence on the early Church as Platonism and Stoicism?
@MattGutting and flaggers: Addressing premises of questions (esp. if that means setting the record straight on how Christianity sees the world that is different that assumptions in the question) is typically something we do allow on this sort of question. This may or may not be a good answer or even right, but my take on it is that it's not a NAA candidate.
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open What about the story of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” indicates whether it is a parable or not?
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open How is the parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus interpreted?
Jan
7
reviewed Leave Open Protestant rejection of the Catholic implementation of confession