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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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revised How are the different covenants related to or different from each other?
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Oct
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revised What is the difference between a covenant and a contract?
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Oct
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revised How can I tell the difference between the Moral law and other laws in the old testament?
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Oct
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comment What makes a confession sacramental?
Is that a "if any of the following are true" list or a "if all of the following are true" list?
Sep
30
comment What makes a confession sacramental?
@DavidStratton: I asked this because a comment thread on this answer got my curiosity going...
Sep
30
comment From a Fundamentalist standpoint, what does the phrase “Inspired, infallible, inerrant Word of God” mean?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! Thanks for taking the time to contribute. When you get a chance you might want to check out our faq and maybe hit some of the highlights on our meta site as well.
Sep
30
comment Can there be free will in heaven?
Good thoughts. This answer would be a lot better if you could mention what this view is called and what part of Christianity believes this way. What view are you representing here?
Sep
30
comment According to reformed theology, does reformed theology fall apart if one removes the doctrine of predestination?
Nobody would dream of putting predestination on a level with Christ. In fact no specific point of our knowledge about God or his works would ever even be a comparable item. That isn't at all the sense in which "pillar" is being used here.
Sep
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revised What is the difference between “catholicism” and “catholic”?
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Sep
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revised What makes a confession sacramental?
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Sep
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comment Do Catholic priests have to report child abuse confessed in secret?
I think the issue of how and where a confession is sacramental belongs in another question. What makes a confession sacramental?
Sep
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asked What makes a confession sacramental?
Sep
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comment If the Bible has been changed over the years, can we still trust it?
@JimG. I read every word, and most of it got a second pass before making that comment. You should be more careful about what you presume about others. Not everybody's needs or desires in content are the same. Skip the long answers if you like.
Sep
29
comment If the Bible has been changed over the years, can we still trust it?
More to the point however is that your answer doesn't state who it speaks for. Who believes this, what is the name for it, where does it fit into the realm of Christian belief?
Sep
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comment If the Bible has been changed over the years, can we still trust it?
I wouldn't go so far as to say it is everything, but you can't just throw it to the wind without consequences. Also, there is no need to as it actually holds up to that kind of scrutiny.
Sep
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comment If the Bible has been changed over the years, can we still trust it?
@JimG. If anything, the question would be the thing to tighten up, this is a huge topic. Each of Mike's points are both relevant and even succinct and would individually deserve more attention. They are even organized and clearly formatted. Nobody is forcing you to read them.
Sep
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revised According to the Bible, what kind of debt, if any, is lawful?
Cross linked related posts.
Sep
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comment According to the Bible, what kind of debt, if any, is lawful?
Taken to chat starting here.
Sep
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comment According to the Bible, what kind of debt, if any, is lawful?
If I were to extrapolate from your statement that 'none remains', one would quote you: "So the literal answer to your question is, all murder is lawful for Christians, we are under grace." Is that a statement you want your name next to?
Sep
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comment According to the Bible, what kind of debt, if any, is lawful?
So ... murder rape and pillage? Do the Ten Commandments and moral standards ratified in the OT and affirmed by Christ himself now mean nothing / carry no weight or significance to believers?