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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 Do the acts of the flesh reveal false Christians?
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revised How does Christianity respond to scientific theory that Man originated through evolution?
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revised How does Christianity respond to scientific theory that Man originated through evolution?
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answered How does Christianity respond to scientific theory that Man originated through evolution?
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comment How does Christianity respond to scientific theory that Man originated through evolution?
Asking "which is true" is totally an off-topic question for this site. Rather than close this out of hand, I have redirected it since we don't seem to have a simple overview answer to this around. For would-be answerers, please note that this is not a place to argue one view over the other, only to fill in the blanks and describe Christianity's approach(es) to this issue.
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revised How does Christianity respond to scientific theory that Man originated through evolution?
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Aug
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revised Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
Added some clues for how this kind of question needs to be answered to keep the answers coming from a Christian perspective and of the kind that can be validated as right or wrong based on Christian doctrine not on whether or not they belief Christian doctrine is right or wrong.
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comment Why should a sinner suffer forever in hell fire?
@MarcGravell: My point wasn't that it didn't cite Scripture so much as it didn't represent Christianity. Even if there isn't a verse that says in so many words "X is the reason for Y", Christianity does have a position on this issue and many traditions have very specific teachings and their Scriptural defenses of them would be relevant here. Your answer was just general secular philosophy. Without judging your content as right or wrong, I noted that it didn't specifically represent Christian thought on this issue.
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revised How would a Reformed world view see the “Left Behind” series?
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revised What is dispensationalism?
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comment Babel - modern day
You got one good answer from a historic Catholic perspective, but another answer that disagres with that using a different doctrinal framework would be equally valid. Any question that leads to opposing answers being equally valid isn't a good fit for this site. You might check out our question guidelines at What makes a good focused question? for more on this issue.
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comment Babel - modern day
While I have a strong personal interest in this topic, I have to agree with @DJClayworth and the other three people to voted to close this. Discussion questions that call for people to speculate or that are indented as as formative for a doctrine in a new area are really not constructive questions for the SE format. We're looking for things that can be answered using specific verifiable doctrines, which also means questions usually need to be addressed at specific traditions as per our faq.
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comment Does the Church in general need to revisit and revise its strategy in maintaining the faith?
I would also recommend you take a look at What makes a good focused question? when you get a chance for some ideas on what this community has agreed makes for a really good question. We're not looking for perfection, but some effort should be made to work towards those guidelines. Some questions may simply not work here.
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comment Does the Church in general need to revisit and revise its strategy in maintaining the faith?
This basically turns the question into an open discussion forum. There is going to no basis for judging whether answers are right or wrong, and voting will end up being based on whether or not people agree or disagree. With the many different doctrinal directions people take while claiming the umbrella of "Christianity", this is going to be a mess. If you can re-word this in a way that asks about this issue in a way that will produce verifiable answers based on current the known positions of a specific Christian tradition(s), feel free to edit and flag.
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comment Does the Church in general need to revisit and revise its strategy in maintaining the faith?
Our faq leads off with highlighting the importance of questions about specific doctrines or doctrinal traditions. Please understand that not all questions that are relevant for Christians to consider are inside the scope of this site. At least the current wording of this particular question runs fairly contrary to what we consider constructive. Rather than asking about Christianity as it is, you are posing a speculative question about what it could/should be. Moreover, you don't specify any particular tradition or doctrinal framework from which you would like to hear.
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revised Is the concept of God in Christianity (the Trinity) three Gods or One?
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comment How does Christianity view participation in dangerous sports?
Please note the original question was closed, underwent major revisions and has been re-opened. You may want to review your answer to make sure it addresses the current question. (And then flag this comment as obsolete.)
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comment How does Christianity view participation in dangerous sports?
Please note the original question was closed, underwent major revisions and has been re-opened. You may want to review your answer to make sure it addresses the current question. (And then flag this comment as obsolete.)
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comment How does Christianity view participation in dangerous sports?
Please note that I cast a final vote to close this question on the basis of it being worded in a way that was answerable with anybodies undefended opinion. I then re-wrote it in an attempt to call for answers that are defensible using Christian doctrines. I have re-opened this version. What do you think?
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revised How does Christianity view participation in dangerous sports?
Attempt to re-write question so that it is answerable using current and historic church doctrines and knowledge of different traditions, not just anybodies personal opinion.