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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.


Nov
18
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
17
reviewed Reviewed What is saving faith?
Nov
17
comment What is saving faith?
Got a reference for this? How do you make a connection between faith and being clean? This illustration doesn't seem to make it any clearer what the nature of saving faith is nor how one gets it. What Christians teach about faith this way?
Nov
17
reviewed Close Did Esau go to heaven or hell?
Nov
17
reviewed Close Is Romans 1:26 a reference to female homosexuality?
Nov
16
comment Matthew 1:19, Divorce, and Virginity
Your #1 is arguably misleading since it equates betrothal with engagement, and you apply our modern idea of "greater freedom" to a concept that was treated with utmost gravity and no freedom at all. This is not a valid parallel and therefore any conclusions drawn from it are also invalid. I think your second point is spot on as far as why his actions were considered righteous. I suggest you edit this answer to focus on that point.
Nov
16
comment Matthew 1:19, Divorce, and Virginity
@warren: That example would make sense and perhaps add something to the argument. The other example seems to detract from it more than build it up.
Nov
16
comment Matthew 1:19, Divorce, and Virginity
@DJClayworth The entire point of my answer is that if the event speaks to anything, it is to a different topic than the one the OP was trying to apply it to. However Biblical examples both positive and negative should not be so easily dismissed for being before Christ. Christ himself and the Apostles clearly taught that the OT scriptures were relevant and binding on life for NT Christians. Certainly what we learn about God's character and what pleases or displeases him is relevant no matter what era it's from.
Nov
15
comment Matthew 1:19, Divorce, and Virginity
I agree with your conclusion, but before he married her David also committed adultery with Bathsheba so I fail to see how that whole situation adds any relevant veneration.
Nov
15
revised Are Christians required to believe the teachings of their own denomination?
This question isn't really about Charismatics, Baptists or Catholics. Since it isn't about anybody, it might not be on topic at all, but at any rate these tags don't belong.
Nov
15
comment Is female homosexuality against the law of Moses?
You could easily re-work this question to find out what traditions do or don't hold a certain position on the issue or how a specific tradition applies/interprets the law. Do you see how that's different than what you're asking here right now?
Nov
15
comment Is female homosexuality against the law of Moses?
I think you may not quite have grasped what we can and can't handle in the way of questions here. Can I suggest you read this meta post for some clues? In short, this question sounds like you are looking for a judgement call on whether a specific interpretation / doctrinal position is right or wrong. We can't do that. What we can do is try to show where it issue ties into Christian doctrine.
Nov
15
comment Is Romans 1:26 a reference to female homosexuality?
What are you looking for here? Doctrinal perspectives or an analysis of the text/translation? It sounds like this would be better off being re-worked a little and migrated to Biblical Hermeneutics, but it's not entirely clear what you expect from an answer. You seem to be looking for somebody to validate a doctrinal position, but neither site is going to be good for that. What's the goal here?
Nov
15
answered Matthew 1:19, Divorce, and Virginity
Nov
14
reviewed Reviewed Are natural disasters the result of evil being allowed into our world?
Nov
14
comment Are natural disasters the result of evil being allowed into our world?
This is somewhat sub-par as far as good developed answers go. We're looking for things that are well developed and supported, including identifying what part of Christianity holds the view being represented. You might read meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/questions/692/… for some tips on answering.
Nov
14
comment What is the case for interpreting the Genesis creation account literally?
Welcome to Christianiy.SE. Could you expand on what you mean by the verse about "hovering over the waters" being inconsistent with anything but a young earth interpretation?
Nov
13
comment When did the gathered church stop singing choruses?
This doesn't soon seem to answer the question. Any wisdom that this would be an answer to would probably be too broad and unfocused for this site anyway...
Nov
13
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What kind of clothes did Jesus wear?
Nov
13
comment In what different ways is the word “cult” used as a label inside Christianity?
I just attempted to edit the question. I guess I'm looking a way to explain what could make something "professionally acknowledged Christian cult".