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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.


Nov
25
comment Inconsistency in Biblical interpreatation (Genesis & Judges)
@TRiG It is common in the same way that right clicking and hitting refresh on Windows desktops in an attempt to get their failed WiFi connection back is common. It's non-sensical and not part of Windows but that doesn't stop the heards from trying anyway.
Nov
25
comment Inconsistency in Biblical interpreatation (Genesis & Judges)
@TRiG When you want to know what a thing is, you need to look past the half baked implementations by those who haven't made an effort to differentiate their beliefs from hearsay. The accurate interpretation of the scriptures is not the rarefied musings of academia, it is the foundation of our faith. This site in particular is for answerers based on the doctrines and ordinances of documented Christian religion, not every persons individual implementation (or perversion) of them.
Nov
25
comment Inconsistency in Biblical interpreatation (Genesis & Judges)
@Stephen Welcome to Christianity.SE.
Nov
25
answered Inconsistency in Biblical interpreatation (Genesis & Judges)
Nov
24
comment Are funerals a way to reduce the time of the dead in purgatory
Welcome to Christianity.SE. It's not clear to me from your question what exactly you are trying to learn. Do you want to know about middle ages era Catholic doctrine or the history of funeral liturgy in general or a some other Christian tradition's doctrines regarding purgatory? Most Christian traditions don't even believe in purgatory at all, so whose perspective would you like to hear from?
Nov
23
comment Is there a basis for Christian holidays in the Bible?
@stoicfury If God is to you utterly unknowable and someone who does not interfere in your affairs then he is in no meaningful sense of the word lord to you. Christians claim him as lord on a sense of having an involved personal relationship in which he is our master.
Nov
23
comment Are the names of all people originally written in the Book of Life?
I actually think I agree with the position you state in your answer, however I think you failed to address the question that was asked by the OP. They are trying to resolve a wording issue between several verses; and issue that your answer fails to engage with at all.
Nov
23
revised Who is God referring to in 2 Samuel 7?
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Nov
23
comment Who is God referring to in 2 Samuel 7?
@DJClayworth So far it got one close vote. On second review I think it actually needs to stay here unless the OP wants to change the direction a bit. The interpretation of what kingdom is being referred to is very much a doctrinal issue.
Nov
23
comment Does sin give Satan 'Legal Access' to your life in any sense?
Welcome to Christianity.SE! Thanks for taking the time to answer. I would encourage you to read this post about how to support your answers: What makes a good supported answer? We do make a point of answers needing more than just one Christian's opinion. Some things to consider adding to your answer would be which Christian doctrine addresses this issue, where the doctrine comes from in Scripture, and what Christian traditions hold that doctrine.
Nov
23
comment Is there a basis for Christian holidays in the Bible?
As DJClayworth noted, that passage in Jeremiah is not talking about Christmas trees and it would be a really poor application of hermeneutics to apply it to such. Since that whole part of your question is really more like an answer of your own and tangential to to your actual question, do you really want to even include it here?
Nov
23
comment Is there a basis for Christian holidays in the Bible?
Please don't use terminology like "our Lord" to refer to somebody whom you do not confess as Lord. It's perfectly OK to ask questions as a non-believer, but most people are not going to appreciate the artificial wording change.
Nov
22
comment How do adherents to inerrancy reconcile the fact that some part of the bible were added later?
I'm not disagreeing with your opinion, but you should know that answers on this site need to be more than opinion. Your opinions are going to need to be referenced with doctrine or facts that show what part(s) of Christianity believe what you say it does. What makes a good supported answer?
Nov
22
comment Faith without reason?
Offends? Who would this offend? No actually I think it's a great question that every Christian should wrestle with -- just that this QnA format isn't the way to deal with it. When everybody coming to the table is going to have a different angle and want to convince others of that angle. I didn't close this question to shut down yours or any other voice here, just because it seems like this is along the same lines of the train-wreck opinion-pile-on questions we've had to shut down in the past. I was wondered if there was a way to re-frame it that would attract a few good validatable answers?
Nov
22
comment Faith without reason?
Any commentary on how to handle the question itself Marc?
Nov
22
comment Faith without reason?
I don't think "What is the best way to talk to X about Y" questions make good SE questions. See this blog post about subjective questions. If anybody can think about a way to answer that can back up opinions with facts and references, I'd be willing to hear about it and consider editing or re-opening this. Comment here or on meta...
Nov
22
revised What does Jesus mean by saying, “Why do you call me good?”
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Nov
22
comment How is love greater than faith?
Yes, there are a lot of rules and customs about how SE sites work. It's not your ordinary free-for-all forum. But don't worry about not knowing, we'll try to help you along. I edited your answer so the translations are noted in-line and formatted a little bit for readability. Note that you can also edit to take into account the potential wording issue @warren brought up.
Nov
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revised How is love greater than faith?
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Nov
22
revised What does Jesus mean by saying, “Why do you call me good?”
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