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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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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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revised Can you be a Christian and not go to church?
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Jul
23
revised In what sense do Mormons believe salvation is only through Christ?
Try to clarify/focus the question.
Jul
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revised Why are only some predestined?
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Jul
19
comment Should Christians marry non-Christians?
Even if you call the NT teaching on this issue a "suggestion", since the teaching runs exactly parallel to the quite clear OT commands, the burden of proof would be on anyone trying to claim there was not such a commandment for Christians today.
Jul
19
comment Should Christians marry non-Christians?
@DavidStratton: Thanks for the edit, it looks alright to me now. I specifically switched up the vocab to hit the general idea without getting stuck on a definition. In particular, I think that fine lines drawn between "commandment" and "strong teaching for Christian living" are NOT very useful. Sure there are different levels of strength between, say, a proverb and the Ten Commandments, but far too often people excuse bad choices that directly conflict with Scriptural guidelines on the irrelevant pretense that we "aren't under the law anymore".
Jul
19
comment Where was Jesus during the period from His death to resurruction?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! This is a good question and I hope you get done quality answers. Just a heads up, we m might help you reframe it a little bit. This is a widely disputed issue with CHristians from different traditions coming down with different interpretations of the small evidence we have to go on. The only way this is answerable here is of answers are expected to cover the whole picture, not just advocate for one position.
Jul
19
comment Should Christians marry non-Christians?
I was with you right up to the last sentence. How can you claim there is no prohibition?
Jul
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revised Should Christians marry non-Christians?
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Jul
18
comment Should Christians marry non-Christians?
@Dan There is lots of material in the bible that defines what makes a person Christian or not. It's not that hard to take the same doctrines we derive about salvation and use that as a starting point. On b the other hand the Bible has precious little to say in general terms as advise to people who don't recognize its basic tenants.
Jul
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answered Should Christians marry non-Christians?
Jul
17
comment Is there an online tool for storing notes on Bible passages?
This is a question about the internet, not about Christianity. The validity of answers will change over time, making it a bad for for this format. Good question, wrong venue.
Jul
13
revised Why did Jesus never address God by the name “Jehovah”?
Denominations have nothing to do with this question and listing then does not help make the question any more clear of specific.
Jul
11
comment What official statements represent Christianity's position on the Gospel of Barnabas?
For what it's worth, I asked something similar to this on the Islam.SE site earlier today.
Jul
11
comment What official statements represent Christianity's position on the Gospel of Barnabas?
Good point on the issue of the Canon! While I understand your reasoning in the second paragraph, that is a stance that can only be held very loosely and only in some cultural contexts. Where I live, you can walk into almost any bookstore in the country and the Gospel of Barnabas will be much more prominently displayed than the Bible under the "Christian" heading (in big stores that have such, at smaller ones just under an "Other religions" heading). When the information most outsiders have on a topic is so poor, the church having an official statement on the matter becomes much more important.
Jul
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asked What official statements represent Christianity's position on the Gospel of Barnabas?
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awarded  Enlightened
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revised What is meant by the expression “living in darkness”?
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