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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.


Sep
2
revised How did Calvin view the use of religious icons to facilitate worship of God?
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Aug
31
comment When did the church in the city of Rome first try to impose a tradition on other churches?
This doesn't sound at all like an answer to the question you asked. This sounds exactly like ongoing stuff between Protestant churches today and not a case of unwarranted authority from the Roman church we eventually opposed.
Aug
30
comment What percent of Christians believe Jesus was not God, and instead was messenger of God?
Christ-ianity, as it's name implies, has Jesus Christ at it's center. This can hardly be over-stated. See Colossians 1 for one of many odes to his nature from the Bible. Believing in Jesus as anything other than God would basically make you not a Christian. Even the few sects related to Christianity that deny this also emphasis their non-affiliation with orthodox Christianity.
Aug
30
comment What is the Book of David?
We do welcome questions about Christianity, but some level of prior research is expected (this is actually true of most SE sites as they are expert oriented). The Wikipedia articles in English, Arabic and Farsi on the Zabur cover it's likely being a reference to the book of Psalms from the Bible within the first two lines, as do the top results from Google.
Aug
30
comment Do Jewish people go to heaven?
Christians understand that the savior/Messiah who was foretold throughout OT times was also the savior of those who lived during OT times, not just now. Who saved people before ~33AD?
Aug
30
revised What is the Book of David?
added 3 characters in body; edited title
Aug
30
revised Is it true that Christians and Jews were enemies for sacrifice of Jesus by Jews but later united against Muslims at Crusades?
This line has no relevance to a question on a QnA site about Christianity.
Aug
28
comment Who are the “little ones” in Luke 17?
If you want to really dig into what the words could mean iI would suggest migrating this to Biblical Hermeneutics but if you are looking for an overview of how different sects treat this, here is good but II would suggest editing aa little to highlight that focus...
Aug
27
revised Why did Christianity survive at all?
Noted which Bible translation was used and linked back to it, formatted as block quote.
Aug
25
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the message of Matthew 9:5?
Aug
24
revised According to the Bible, is it a sin to marry a non-virgin?
Re-wrote very poorly written (and possibly inflammatory) question to just focus on the question.
Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
23
comment Where did the idea of the Trinity come from?
The "Trinity" is label we use for convenience to refer to the host of references and unnamed idea threads found woven through all of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation (with a few odd exceptions like Ester which doesn't mention God, much less his multiple persons).
Aug
23
comment Does any church denomination believe it possible to go one moment without sinning?
@Monika Non denominational didn't actually mean much. They still have official doctrines acc nd beliefs and you can still note who is represented by a given view.
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
<takes off moderator hat> @Dan I'd have to disagree, inerrant is not inerrant. The word can mean a lot of things, and the kind of inerrant you implicate as required is NOT the kind that most Christians believe in. Believing that what authors penned was divinely inspired and without error as penned and that the Canon is the proper set of documents is not at all the same as being sure beyond a shadow of a doubt of the end of Mark or any of the hundred other more minor textual variations existent in the copies passed to us.
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
<rummages for moderator hat> Moderator note: Knock if off both of you! @JoaoRodrigues if you think a question needs closing, just leave a comment explaining why based on the content of the question. Making your criticism personal about an OP pushed the boundaries of our "be nice" rule. Also since you can't VTC until you have a little more rep, just state your reasons as a suggestion. Dan, Needling somebody over a duplicate comment post on the wrong post was likewise pushing the same boundary and you could have replied in just one place yourself.
Aug
22
comment Why the resurrection?
This is good too! Simple enoughbut not necessarily easy it obvious. Your last comment would make a good edit to the question though...
Aug
22
comment Why blame for Jesus's death
@Monika I've been sitting on a train stopped on the tracks for almost fifteen minutes now. Only so much i can ... hey we have motion ... ten feet. But sure what's up.
Aug
22
comment Why blame for Jesus's death
I actually think this is a fair question and hope the community hasn't closed it beforeI get home and can make a stab at it.
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
@MarcGravell: Coming to a conclusion about whether the historical figure Jesus was in his right mind or not actually does go a long way towards discerning between the contrary religions of the world.