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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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reviewed Leave Open Can you explain this Free Will / Predestination illustration?
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reviewed Close Does Christianity as described in the Bible support Dualism?
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reviewed Close Forgiveness Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit
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reviewed Close Was this scene really meant for Matthew and Peter
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reviewed Close In Revelations: could the Jerusalem NOT be a City?
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reviewed Close Christian treatments of the fact-value distinction
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reviewed Close Can Man see God?
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comment Can I stay pure by myself?
Hello Aaron, and thank you for your question. The mission of our site is to answer factual questions about Christianity. We are not able to answer more personal questions. We invite you to consult your local church, pastor, priest, mentor, or other trustworthy counselor.
Jan
28
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.
Jan
28
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.
Jan
28
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.
Jan
28
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.
Jan
28
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.
Jan
26
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.
Jan
26
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