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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 What did Jesus mean by saying even if Heaven and earth pass away his words won't?
You might also find these meta posts helpful in understanding what we expect from questions around here. Others like What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't) and How we are different than other sites? have more general info on how the site works.
18h
comment What did Jesus mean by saying even if Heaven and earth pass away his words won't?
I know this may come as a surprise, but this question needs to be more focused in order to stand on this site. There are several major views inside Christianity on heaven and they are not all compatible. In order to ask how something "should" be understood, you must include "according to who". This site is for explaining the extant teachings of specific Christian groups, not for a general search of truth. If you are looking for textual analysis instead we could migrate this to Biblical Hermeneutics, or you could edit here to add a framework inside which you are interested in hearing answers.
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comment Did the city of Nazareth exist in the time of Jesus?
@curiousdannii You might have been right a year and a half ago. The system doesn't let us migrate anything older than 60 days, so these need to be caught and decided on early rather than late. At this point either it stands as on-topic or it doesn't, but the alternative is outright closure.
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awarded  Good Question
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comment Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?
Welcome to the site, and I appreciate the fact that you used references to back up your answer, but this does not seem to address the actual question that was asked.
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revised Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?
always capitalize "I" in English! (also fixed a few other odds and ends)
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comment How literally do you take and universally apply what Jesus said?
As is common for old resources, this link has gone stale and is no longer working. Can we ask that you see if you can find an updated copy and this time quote and/or summarize parts of it so we actually have the answer in-line here with the external article only for added reference?
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comment Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
@curiousdannii I've suggested extending this to cover both the original Anabaptist and the current traditions derived from them. Hopefully that doesn't make for too broad a question.
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revised Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
slightly extended question to cover both historical and possibly current practices
Oct
26
comment What does Liberate 2014/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love'?
Whether you agree with the various views or not the role of this site is purely documentary: we describe extant positions; it is not our role to judge or rank them on their level of truth. Rather than asking what is basically a mini-inquisition (the current wording basically boils down to "Verse X says Y but who opposes the Bible and believes Z?"), a more constructive approach to this would be to ask about the view itself. Maybe something along the lines of "What does Liberate/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love' and what is their understanding of man's role in reciprocating per 1 John 4:19?"
Oct
26
comment What does Liberate 2014/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love'?
This seems like a valid question, but you've asked it in a combative way that pre-loads the topic and will necessarily evoke defensive answers. I don't know about the conference and haven't read the book, but just from reading this it sounds like you are attacking a view that you may or may not even be properly representing. Even the verse you quote in John seems to suggest something that might be what tho expression is getting at: the instigator in the equation was God and his love and we only reciprocate because he initiated.
Oct
26
revised Who if any Evangelicals still believe (as Jonathan Edwards did) that Adam was created with “a perfect knowledge of God” and everything else?
remove unanswerable bits of question and add some specifics that should be answerable
Oct
25
comment Did Jesus die for nothing?
Just "unlikely"?
Oct
24
comment Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
@tiesasvWil Comments are not the place to answer questions. If you have an answer, post it as such. Otherwise reserve the comment space for requests for clarifications or suggestions for improving posts.
Oct
23
comment What happens if someone who is not elect tries to seek God?
@MattGutting That is indeed a different question but the dim tour version is: primarily by checking that the attributes of the God you think you know match those described in Scripture and that your like exhibits the fruits of the Spirit.
Oct
23
answered What happens if someone who is not elect tries to seek God?
Oct
23
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
19
comment Moses - did he kill thousands?
If you just want to criticize a text, at least read and comment on what it actually says. This is not what the the Bible says (and you have nothing else on which to base these numbers). Moses didn't kill all the first born. He didn't even order it. He just bore the warning from God that it was going to happen. Same with most of these other cases. Moses was a murderer, but this accounting is representative of neither history nor the Bible's account nor Christianity's beliefs. As such I'm not sure what it's doing as an answer here at all.
Oct
19
comment Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?
@PaulDraper No, not as in born. Very specifically not as in born. That would mean there were two separate (and physical) beings. That belief is one way Mormonism is completely and irreconcilably different from the rest of Christianity.
Oct
19
awarded  Enlightened