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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.


Jan
7
comment In which country is the Garden of Eden located?
Also, please take the time to capitalize according to standard English usage and maybe break up your post into paragraphs as appropriate. It is very difficult to read in this format.
Jan
7
reviewed Close Did John 14:6 apply before the birth of Christ?
Jan
5
reviewed Approve Do Catholics officially recognize Protestants as Christians?
Jan
5
revised Have any Christian denominations publicly raised concerns about the Catholic Jerusalem Bible?
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Jan
4
revised Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
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Jan
4
reviewed Reopen Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
Jan
4
reviewed Close In creation of the earth and mankind, how much thought was put into this?
Jan
4
revised What is the Protestant argument against the doctrine of Purgatory?
"Biblical Basis" questions are basically "truth" questions. Lets not. How do experts in Christian church belief and practice approach this? If that ends up being a Biblical argument, so much the better. However right or wrong answers should boil down to Christian doctrine not right or wrong exegesis
Jan
4
revised Have any Christian denominations publicly raised concerns about the Catholic Jerusalem Bible?
Tailor this to be a question suited for C.SE: about Christian practice, belief, tradition etc.
Jan
4
comment Have any Christian denominations publicly raised concerns about the Catholic Jerusalem Bible?
Just like the version you asked on BH.SE needs to be tweaked for that site, this one needs some adjustment for this site. I'm going to take a stab at editing it for you so perhaps you can learn by example, but this site needs to be less about the text and translation issues (as those are more on topic at Biblical Hermeneutics) and more about Christian doctrine and the beliefs and practices of Christian groups.
Jan
4
comment Does Bunyan's “Pilgrim's Progress” state a position on predestination?
I think I'm going to -1 this as an unconvincing argument with no backup and a tenuous definition of the theology. Calvinism doesn't deny that our choices matter, particularly AFTER being called. In Bunyan's story, Christian was called to and end he wasn't searching for, arrested by an idea that he knew was true without wanting it to be so, convicted of his sin by no decision of his own. After calling he was repeatedly set on the right road by fortuitous interventions and shown grace even when he failed. The story is much loved by Calvinists partly because it's quite consistent with our views.
Jan
3
comment Under what conditions does the Bible support divorce?
Except I would argue you didn't. In order to answer this question, one must (as you have done here) take several steps in the hermeneutical process of interpreting the passage on behalf of the person asking as well as other readers. It's not the verse, but your interpretation that I find weak.
Jan
3
reviewed Leave Closed How do Young Earth Creationists counter scientific evidence for an old earth?
Jan
3
reviewed Reopen Did Paul actually know anything about the life of Jesus?
Jan
3
reviewed Leave Open Why appoint Matthias to replace Judas only to later appoint Paul as a thirteenth Apostle?
Jan
3
reviewed Close Masses timetable
Dec
28
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
26
revised Is there a doctrine or Biblical justification that explains why God chose the number 7 to be so significant?
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Dec
22
comment Is Matthew 24:36 contrary to trinitarianism?
@DanAndrews: This answer does say that almost word for word, and the because part shows exactly the main doctrine held by most Christian traditions that is relevant to this issue. What more do you want?