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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.

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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.
Dec
13
reviewed Reviewed Does the Old Testament foretell the time in history in which the Messiah would come (the first time)?
Dec
13
revised Does the Old Testament foretell the time in history in which the Messiah would come (the first time)?
Fixed small English, punctuation and formatting issues. Noted which translation was used.
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 is an overview of beliefs on how one can lose 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 is an overview of beliefs on how one can lose salvation?
Dec
12
comment What is an overview of beliefs on how one can lose 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.