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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
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!
Nov
19
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Nov
19
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Nov
18
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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.