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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
25
comment Can a Christian choose to walk away from his or her salvation?
New issue: (and this is a content issue not a site format / answer format issue, so this is me as a community member not me as a moderator writing) I think your first paragraph is way off track. First of all, this view does NOT exist in all denominations and there are very distinct differences between this and the views of many/most denominations. You might be able to represent this as NPP (not sure on that either, but it's at least close). However you cannot write this off as truly cross-denominational.
Nov
25
comment Can a Christian choose to walk away from his or her salvation?
I've removed the post notice and cleared comments, since they are obviously obsolete. This is a much more complete answer with quite a bit of explanation.
Nov
24
reviewed Leave Open Has the name “Jesus” ever been used for naming Jewish children since the Savior's incarnation?
Nov
22
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
20
comment What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
Honestly I don't think this is a convincing argument nor historically accurate. The doctrines in question can be traced back long before the time periods you suggest they were "introduced" and the split between East and West happened long before the power based moved: the things the OP here has lumped together as Eastern Christianity are largely composed of heresies condemned by either the first Jerusalem council (before Christianity had touched Europe) or in the following centuries (still before Christianity went West).
Nov
20
revised What are the key differences between the Western and Eastern Christianity?
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Nov
20
comment How long is it necessary to repent for an act of sin?
@GregMcNulty: This is actually collecting delete votes (one more and it gets removed), not reopen votes. You need to take the comments we give on your closed questions seriously. You have multiple questions getting closed for the same basic reasons. You can either edit them to be compatible with our guidelines or leave them closed and eventually they will be deleted. Re-opening them in their un-edited state is not an option, nor is not closing them. Closure is supposed to be a timeout to give you a change to fix them, but so far you have lots of closures recently that you haven't tried to fix.
Nov
20
revised In what different ways is the word “cult” used as a label inside Christianity?
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Nov
19
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical or traditional precedent or command regarding praying before meals?
You might also consider that there is Biblical precedent for thanks before meals, so you might want to add that to your answer to help flesh things out.
Nov
19
reviewed Reviewed What is the Biblical or traditional precedent or command regarding praying before meals?
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical or traditional precedent or command regarding praying before meals?
Welcome to Christianity.SE. I'd encourage you to read our faq and maybe some discussions from our Christianity Meta especially meta.christianity.stackexchange.com/q/692/30 This answer is obviously a thought on the matter from Christian perspective, but it falls a bit short of what we're generally looking for in the way of specific and defended answers. this question is asking about Biblical or traditional precedent. Could you edit it to explain that you see this as a traditional element and maybe what the origin of the practice is?
Nov
19
revised In what different ways is the word “cult” used as a label inside Christianity?
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Nov
19
comment Were there any ancient prophets B.C. considered of the same God?
Most of this question seems to be covered by the previous one that people have voted as a duplicate. However there might be a couple aspects that are unique: particularly about the prophets. However it is also entirely unclear what that question is. If that aspect is important, I'd encourage to you ask a much more focused question about that specific issue.
Nov
19
comment Who saved people before ~33AD?
Note that in light of what we've learned about constructive and not constructive questions here on S.SE, I've updated this to be less of a "truth" question and more of an inquiring about Christian doctrine. I'd love to see some answers that reflect this and give good background on what any differing views are, who they are held by, and if/how the majority view has been shaped/changed/understood through time.
Nov
19
revised Who saved people before ~33AD?
Expanded question to be less - "not constructive", i.e. not a "truth question" but one about Christianity.
Nov
19
reviewed Close Were there any ancient prophets B.C. considered of the same God?
Nov
19
revised Are Christians required to believe the teachings of their own denomination?
In general, try to make your answers stand-along even if it means repeating somebody elses argument at least in summary. If you do reference, linking is a good idea because people might not have observed other usernames and know what you are talking about. Also formatted for clarity.
Nov
19
revised Are love and hate in a harmonious balance within God?
Formatted quotes and made link user friendly.
Nov
19
revised Can Christians be demon possessed?
Please don't sign your posts. See http://christianity.stackexchange.com/faq#signatures for why. Thanks!