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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.


Dec
22
comment Is Matthew 24:36 contrary to trinitarianism?
@DanAndrews: This is very much a Christianity question not a Biblical Hermeneutics one because the OP is asking specifically about how this issue is addressed doctrinally in trinitarian churches.
Dec
22
comment Is Matthew 24:36 contrary to trinitarianism?
Spot on and +1 for pointing out the specific doctrine held by most Christian traditions dealing with the issue raised in the question and for developing the line of reasoning that shows how it answers the question at all.
Dec
22
comment Is there any Christian group that takes Matthew 23:8-10 literally?
This would be a fantastic answer ... if a similar question about how this should be interpreted had been asked on Biblical Hermeneutics. However this is pointing to what you consider (actually I think I agree with you, that's not the issue) to be truth rather than answering the direct question that was asked which has more to do with what specific Christian groups do with this based on a their understanding (based in a likely poor interpretation).
Dec
22
reviewed Approve Do Jehovah's Witnesses celebrate communion?
Dec
21
reviewed Leave Open Why are Mormon Temples Ceremonies kept secret from non-Mormons?
Dec
20
reviewed Leave Open What are the major differences between evangelical Christianity and Mormonism?
Dec
20
revised Was Jesus a poor man, in economic sense?
We don't do intros or signatures here (see our [faq]). Also this isn't a place to pitch your business line. Recommending a related book is fine, putting a word in for your own publishing firm isn't.
Dec
20
comment Is there any historical evidence that would indicate where exactly the ark of the covenant is now located?
You're right about the false trails, there are at least two very plausible finds that could be it. The other part of the problem is that there is no way to be really sure when you've hit gold. It's not going to have a sign over the door saying "Welcome to Noah's A... oh wait we're talking about the other ark here. Your answer is almost interchangeable although the question is clear (but I missed that).
Dec
19
revised Is the LDS's view of Trinity/Godhead considered monotheistic or polytheistic?
Updated for clarity based on comments.
Dec
19
comment Why does the Messiah have to be God?
You probably got the chat transcript pulled up which looks very much like the chat window, but you have to sign in to get the actual chat interface and participate. You can use your SE account, but you have to login separately on the chat server because it is a separate domain. Any time you get in there say hi to the room and ask folks how to ring up me, another moderator or any of our experienced users that could help you through some of the conceptual issues with your posts. I know we have high expectations and a steep learning curve on this site, but we're willing to help if you are to try.
Dec
19
revised Does believing in Jesus Christ save me, or do I have to do something more?
As previously commented, answers aren't for rebutting other members theology, please use the space for answering the original question. You may fetch any content you want to re-use for _that_ purpose from the revision history.
Dec
19
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
19
reviewed Reviewed Does Mark 16:9-20 Prove the Bible is not the infallible word of God?
Dec
19
revised Were the Jews expecting the Messiah to suffer at all?
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Dec
19
comment Were the Jews expecting the Messiah to suffer at all?
Answers are not a place for ongoing debate/statement/rebuttals. Answers are a place for representing a specific view asked for by the questioner. You may edit to refine this based on feedback in comments or developments in Christianity Chat but it must remain a coherent single unit, not a series of rebuttals that people have to track in comments to follow. You may use the revision history to retrieve and re-use the content of your person-to-person replies to improve your answer, but for now I am removing them from the answer. Your answer body should stick to answering the original question.
Dec
19
comment Does believing in Jesus Christ save me, or do I have to do something more?
I'd like to point out (wearing my moderator hat here) that this site is Christianity.SE. This isn't a place to bash on Christianity, it is a place for the various and sundry branches of Christianity to present their answers to specific questions. This answer is a rant against Christianity and does not represent the position of any Christian group that I know of. We don't sensor specific views as long as they are identifiable as belonging to an identifiable Christian tradition, but we do insist that answers follow cue and represent a view called for by the question.
Dec
19
comment Does believing in Jesus Christ save me, or do I have to do something more?
Judah and @Narnian: Please note neither answers nor comments are a place to debate theological points or have answer/rebuttal style discussions. Please take those kind of exchanges to Christianity Chat.
Dec
19
comment Why does the Messiah have to be God?
I'd like to point out (wearing my moderator hat here) that this site is Christianity.SE. This isn't a place to bash on Christianity, it is a place for the various and sundry branches of Christianity to present their answers to specific questions. This answer is a rant against Christianity and does not represent the position of any Christian group that I know of. We don't sensor specific views as long as they are identifiable as belonging to an identifiable Christian tradition, but we do insist that answers follow queue and represent a view called for by the question.
Dec
13
comment What is the biblical basis for the doctrine of the loss of salvation?
@BruceAlderman: So would the valid question here be "What sort of things is salvation believed to be by those who don't believe it can be secured?"
Dec
13
revised What is the biblical basis for the doctrine of Eternal Security?
Attributed translation, added formatting.