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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
19
revised What were the reformers views of biblical inerrancy?
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Aug
18
comment Status of the New Testament in the Church of the East in the ancient times
Welcome to Christianity.SE, and great first question!
Aug
17
comment When God works 'all things' for the good, is anything excluded in the word 'all'?
Perhaps you could add the information you know about the Greek (this would be "what have you tried" on a more technical SE site). Also anything you can specify about what theological constructs you want this to be addressed from will mitigate the potential mess.
Aug
17
comment When God works 'all things' for the good, is anything excluded in the word 'all'?
This sounds like a better fit for Biblical Hermeneutics to me since it starts with a text and is looking for the scope of a specific word. This kind of exegesis gets awkward around here with our focus on doctrine and matching traditions. If you'd like I can migrate it there for you...
Aug
16
revised How do Arminians handle the case of Judas?
Noted which translation you were working from, linked it, and moved the topic to the start of the question.
Aug
16
comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
@JoaoRodrigues Wow that is yet ANOTHER usage that doesn't quite match either my answer OR DJ's. I used it there in the sense of "at least" rather than "merely". I don't know them personally and can't comment on their life or practice, but they at least profess to being a Christian. That being all I know about the matter is as far as I could comment. I don't know what tradition or creed they affiliate with, just that there is a public profession of some sort.
Aug
15
comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
@MarcGravell: My point is that the usage of these terms in everyday language isn't necessarily tidy. You could argue linguistically that I drew a false dichotomy, but I tried to describe the most common real life usage. It's also worth nothing that mainstream Christianity doesn't recognize a "private Christian" in the sense of there being no verbal acknowledgement of the belief. They may not be in the fellowship of a church, they may be loners, they may not announce it to everybody they know, but if they identify as Christian when pressed for their beliefs, that makes them professing.
Aug
15
revised What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
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Aug
15
comment Do people have the ability to truly love God, without God guiding them into loving him?
@Matthew7.7: The answer to that could fill books and it isn't really relevant to this question. However nowhere do we see anything about 51% or good outweighing bad or any similar comparisons or even acceptable levels of failure. We just see "obey". It's pretty black or white. 99% isn't good enough. God says "You therefore must be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect." That's the standard. Measuring up to that standard is where Christ and grace have to be factored in.
Aug
15
comment Do people have the ability to truly love God, without God guiding them into loving him?
@Matthew7.7: Vicariously through Christ's obedience? 100%. As played out through our bodies of flesh being infused with hearts controlled by the Spirit? An unknown, possibly small, but growing percentage.
Aug
15
comment What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
@JoaoRodrigues: I suppose such a usage is possible although I have never heard it used that way. In that case it would mean whatever the person saying it meant, but the term itself doesn't have a very widely understood definition. Are you sure you aren't mixing this up with the term "confessional"? There is such a thing as "non confessional".
Aug
15
revised What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
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Aug
15
answered What is the difference between a professing and a non-professing Christian with regards to their faith, beliefs, etc?
Aug
15
comment Did Arminias believe in Adam's actual guilt imputed against all humanity?
@BruceAlderman If this answer is not representing things correctly, the best thing to do is get an answer up that you think does properly represent the issue. Also I'd advocate for everybody being careful not to make accusations of dis-honesty before figuring out whether everybody is defining their terms the same way and understands all the pieces.
Aug
14
revised If Adam and Eve were perfect, why did they choose to sin?
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Aug
14
comment For what human reason was Christ crucified?
I was with you right up until you make the claim that parts of the NT are not necessarily historically accurate. I agree with the point you are trying to make about blaming the Jews, but not for that reason! I would suggest your answer is valuable, and would be more broadly appreciated if left off before the last sentence.
Aug
14
comment For what human reason was Christ crucified?
@DanAndrews: Yes, I'm actually rather sure. The OP clarified their own poor wording on this in another comment to mean "official/legalistic". Combine that with their acceptance of this answer and I think a pretty solid case can be made that your objection doesn't stand. What the OP was after when they used the word "perspective" was not the same thing as the issue we enforce around here whereby answers are required to match the perspective of the question.
Aug
14
revised Is man's ability to reason properly a gift by the Holy Spirit?
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Aug
14
comment For what human reason was Christ crucified?
@DanAndrews: I think this answer correctly points out that it wasn't a "secular" reason at all, it was in fact a religious law that was trespassed and, with some political finagling, enforced. The question is not asking for a "secular perspective", it is asking for something that our culture might have but for which there was no equivalent in the structures of the day.
Aug
14
comment For what human reason was Christ crucified?
The ruling Jews were religious not secular. What makes you think "secularly" had much if any bearing?