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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
12
revised What happens with a soul after one's death according to Eastern Orthodox doctrine?
Clearly format quoted content.
Dec
12
reviewed Reviewed What must one do in order to lose his or her salvation?
Dec
12
comment What is the biblical basis for the doctrine of the loss of salvation?
You are right this is often used, but just by itself this is a weak defense. This verse is easily interpreted quite differently (not referring to salvation) inside a theological framework that has people as part of visible churches without being members of the invisible Church.
Dec
12
revised What are other explanations for Malachi 4:5-6?
Moved content from comments to answer to clean up distracting comment thread.
Dec
12
comment Can a Christian choose to walk away from his or her salvation?
No matter how much variation exists in the pews and in practice, almost all denominations (except for denominations of "independent" churches) have some doctrinal statements and structure by which these statements are applied to the whole. Entire denominations can and do take stands on single issues. And in the case of NPP, they have.
Dec
12
awarded  Custodian
Dec
12
reviewed Looks OK What are other explanations for Malachi 4:5-6?
Dec
12
revised What are other explanations for Malachi 4:5-6?
Made this a real answer.
Dec
12
reviewed Leave Open What must one do in order to lose his or her salvation?
Dec
12
comment What must one do in order to lose his or her salvation?
I disagree with the idea that this is a duplicate of the question @warren linked. It's the same topic, but this question is framed quite differently. Frankly I think this question is framed in a constructive way that fits our site format, the other one probably ought to be closed as NC since it is a truth question more than something about Christianity.
Dec
11
comment Why did foot washing become a common practice in Christianity?
You've pointed out related scriptures but you haven't touched the historical or traditional aspect of this question. No amount of exegesis will make an answer here.
Dec
11
reviewed Approve government tag wiki excerpt
Dec
11
reviewed Edit eden tag wiki excerpt
Dec
11
revised eden wiki excerpt
added 15 characters in body
Dec
11
reviewed Reviewed Resist not evil! What this means, not to fight evil?
Dec
11
reviewed Close Before the fall of Adam, did anything die?
Dec
11
revised What Bible verses suggest that humans can become angels?
added 9 characters in body
Dec
10
awarded  Custodian
Dec
10
reviewed Leave Closed Why is “JESUS” in white on green?
Dec
9
reviewed Close Does Christianity approve wars for faith?