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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.


Aug
11
revised What is the biblical basis for lifetime eldership?
Please note we don't use signatures in posts here. Thanks :) http://christianity.stackexchange.com/faq#signatures
Aug
10
comment Whom did Lamech kill?
I would have +1'ed this anyway as a sound and concise response, but I think it deserves and extra for the post script. I'm pretty sure we could also rule out Adam, Eve and probably anybody else older than himself. And in the end it doesn't matter. The importance is that he was a murderer :)
Aug
10
revised How does mainstream Christianity view “Heaven is for Real”?
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Aug
10
comment Who is “Samuel” in the story of Saul, Samuel, and the Medium?
No, but it just the first line or two of the question with no formatting. Don't worry about it that much, but keep in mind that the first couple lines set the stage for people who won't read the whole thing.
Aug
10
revised Did Christ know who He was as a youth?
This isn't a question ABOUT the church fathers or ABOUT biblical basis, so removing those tags. Edited that part of the question to read more naturally.
Aug
10
revised Are there disagreements between Reformed Theology and the teachings of A.W. Tozer?
edited tags
Aug
10
comment Are there disagreements between Reformed Theology and the teachings of A.W. Tozer?
Tozer wasn't Reformed so of course there will be differences. In spite of that his schollarship is still well regarded, I don't think he's usually branded as a heretic even by people that disagree with him on some points. Do you have a reference for his "relation to Christian mystics"?
Aug
10
revised Are there disagreements between Reformed Theology and the teachings of A.W. Tozer?
Notes should be footnotes, not what you lead the question with because that's what shows up on the summary page. Also, I think the formatting was way more complex than your question.; edited title
Aug
10
revised How does mainstream Christianity view “Heaven is for Real”?
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Aug
10
revised Are there disadvantages to Chronological Study Bibles?
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Aug
10
comment Who is “Samuel” in the story of Saul, Samuel, and the Medium?
For reference, compare what shows up on the home page and the tag overview pages before and after my edits.
Aug
10
revised Who is “Samuel” in the story of Saul, Samuel, and the Medium?
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Aug
10
comment Who is “Samuel” in the story of Saul, Samuel, and the Medium?
The effort spent formatting your questions is appreciated, but this particular format isn't that helpful. Try reading the tag overview page. The headers and long link are basically all that show up, you can't tell what the question is about without opening it. Even opening it, the verse reference is buried in a URL that people either have to parse out or click on. The first couple lines of your question should give people an idea of what you are asking, then you can fill in detail if you need to. Questions should be readable if if the formatting aids were removed (as they sometimes are).
Aug
10
revised Total Depravity vs the Rich Man
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Aug
9
awarded  Enlightened
Aug
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
9
comment What are the mechanics of interaction with the Holy Spirit?
This site isn't just for you, it is supposed to produce lasting valuable answers. Book recommendations don't do that which is why they are of topic here. Closed questions are either destined to be edited into good ones and reopened (in which case quick closure makes sure people don't waste time giving irrelevant answers) or the are destined for deletion. Please don't try to break the rules, help the community thrive at what it is made for by modeling good questions.
Aug
9
comment When Jesus gave Peter his name (rock) what is the significance that he then said upon a ‘different’ kind of rock he would build his church?
I wonder if this would not be a better fit for Biblical Hermeneutics. Thoughts?
Aug
9
comment Shouldn't Mary’s genealogy be Jesus' family history?
You can add a clarification that we don't mean God had sex with marry and had a biological child, but your wording here sounds exactly like you are agreeing with Muslims objection, which runs much deeper than just having an biological issue but denies the incarnation altogether. Jesus himself and she Scriptures make liberal use of the terms "son" and "father" in their standard contexts just like you'd talk about your dad. There is nothing heretical about using the terms that orthodoxy has always used following in the footsteps of the author of our faith.
Aug
9
comment Predestination, Sins of the Parents
I've removed my downvote and comments about the stuff you edited, thanks for that. Now I'd just like to point out that neither of these verses or even your initial application are something that a well studied Calvinist would disagree with. However they would find your user of the word "sovereign" to be inconsistent. You grant that he is, then fail to comment on all the places in Scripture where he personally makes a big deal out of family connections in various ways. That's what this question is about really -- how do these issues connect? Your answer doesn't help connect the dots.