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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.


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comment According to the penal substitutionary atonement view, why was Jesus' punishment not eternal?
I don't think this is broadly representative of Christian views on this issue. The understanding of the nature of death being one thing separated from another allows, in a sense, for God to die. God the father turned his back on his son and the Son experienced what it was to be cut off from the fellowship of the trinity. Lots more happened at the cross than the death of his body alone!
Jul
25
comment What did Jesus mean when he spoke of drinking new wine in his Father's kingdom?
What exactly is your question here? Could you be more specific about what in this wording doesn't make sense to you or what aspect of Christian teaching on heaven, the sacraments, etc. you are asking about?
Jul
16
comment Why was Esther not sinning when she broke the law and approached the king?
My tradition (and I have sources but not handy so this isn't an answer yet) is that there is room for civil disobedience in matters where the state goes against God's word (and some add concience). The idea is that the state still has the right to punish you for thattdisobedience and you have to submit to that even if you cannot obey the law. See also Daniel, Peter and John in Acts 3, etc. In fact commentaries on Act 3 are probably the place to get your Easter answer.
Jul
13
comment What is meant by “God is Omnipotent”?
No it's not accurate. That's the Wikipedia definition (and it's rubbish), not a Calvinistic definition at all. This answer is blatantly inaccurate in suggesting that Calvinists agree with that definition.
Jul
12
revised How are the teachings in the Book of James consistent with Salvation by Grace alone?
grammar fix
Jul
12
comment What is meant by “God is Omnipotent”?
This is not just a wild guess, it's a complete miss. That is simply not an accurate way to describe Calvinist's view of the meaning of omnipotence.
Jul
10
comment Fake Jesus reincarnations
@Robert The ESV translation has some hold over phrasing from much older English than you are perhaps used to seeing (it's from the same translation family as the KJV and has kept some wording choices from ASV). The sense here in the original is very emphatic indeed—more so even than "will" conveys in strictly modern parlance. You'll find it translated "will" in some translations, but the language construct here is not a bad translation, it's just one you're not accustomed to and hence don't feel the force of.
Jun
27
awarded  Famous Question
Jun
24
revised Are there any writings from the church fathers teaching Original Sin before Augustine?
removed content that isn''t related to the question—this question is not about what you think Scripture teaches
Jun
21
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
17
comment How is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary celebrated within the domestic church?
This is quite a different question than the one you were proposing. This one seems to take as a premise what would have been the answer to your proposed question (that I said would work here). In this format isn't this sort of self answering? The question states "it's not usually observer", yet the title is asking "how is it celebrated"? Do you indent a question about how it should be celebrated? Is so according to who?
Jun
14
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
12
comment How is it just that Jesus, an innocent, would be punished for our sins?
I addressed the issue of why Jesus rather than somebody else in an answer to a tangentially related question about the significance of his death.
Jun
12
reviewed Close What is the significance of Jesus' baptism for a theology of baptism?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Proof of Prophethood?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Is there a name for The God Who Hears?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Is it true that Luther intentionally mistranslated Romans 3:28?
Jun
12
reviewed Leave Open Why did Jesus have to die?
Jun
12
reviewed Close Is every sinful behavior a sin?
Jun
12
reviewed Close How is love greater than faith?