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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
24
revised According to the Bible, is it a sin to marry a non-virgin?
Re-wrote very poorly written (and possibly inflammatory) question to just focus on the question.
Aug
23
awarded  Yearling
Aug
23
comment Where did the idea of the Trinity come from?
The "Trinity" is label we use for convenience to refer to the host of references and unnamed idea threads found woven through all of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation (with a few odd exceptions like Ester which doesn't mention God, much less his multiple persons).
Aug
23
comment Does any church denomination believe it possible to go one moment without sinning?
@Monika Non denominational didn't actually mean much. They still have official doctrines acc nd beliefs and you can still note who is represented by a given view.
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
<takes off moderator hat> @Dan I'd have to disagree, inerrant is not inerrant. The word can mean a lot of things, and the kind of inerrant you implicate as required is NOT the kind that most Christians believe in. Believing that what authors penned was divinely inspired and without error as penned and that the Canon is the proper set of documents is not at all the same as being sure beyond a shadow of a doubt of the end of Mark or any of the hundred other more minor textual variations existent in the copies passed to us.
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
<rummages for moderator hat> Moderator note: Knock if off both of you! @JoaoRodrigues if you think a question needs closing, just leave a comment explaining why based on the content of the question. Making your criticism personal about an OP pushed the boundaries of our "be nice" rule. Also since you can't VTC until you have a little more rep, just state your reasons as a suggestion. Dan, Needling somebody over a duplicate comment post on the wrong post was likewise pushing the same boundary and you could have replied in just one place yourself.
Aug
22
comment Why the resurrection?
This is good too! Simple enoughbut not necessarily easy it obvious. Your last comment would make a good edit to the question though...
Aug
22
comment Why blame for Jesus's death
@Monika I've been sitting on a train stopped on the tracks for almost fifteen minutes now. Only so much i can ... hey we have motion ... ten feet. But sure what's up.
Aug
22
comment Why blame for Jesus's death
I actually think this is a fair question and hope the community hasn't closed it beforeI get home and can make a stab at it.
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
@MarcGravell: Coming to a conclusion about whether the historical figure Jesus was in his right mind or not actually does go a long way towards discerning between the contrary religions of the world.
Aug
22
comment How do we make sure that we are on the rightful religion/path?
@MarcGravell: This answer shifts the focus to highlight the real hing-question. If you understood and agreed with WHY this answer does specifically address the question asked here, it would probably be because you'd come to faith yourself. Just saying ... saying this doesn't answer the question is only because your worldview refuses to validate the QUESTION that Christianity asks, not to its presuppositions.
Aug
22
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
21
comment What is the difference between a Bible College and a Seminary?
@GregMcNulty Lots of Bible Colleges are accredited. They just don't usually offer graduate level programs.
Aug
21
awarded  Nice Question
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open What are the theological implications/problems with theistic evolution?
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open Spirit of the Lord Upon David
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open How would a Reformed world view see the “Left Behind” series?
Aug
21
reviewed Leave Open What are the classics/giants of Biblical Theology?
Aug
21
comment Is it possible to achieve a life without sin on earth?
@MarcGravell: A) Many Christian doctrines would disagree with you based on the nature of human beings and B) even if you didn't agree on that issue, what you describe would be a untimely but holy death not an acheived completely holy life.
Aug
21
comment Is it possible to achieve a life without sin on earth?
Absolutely not! The vast majority of Christianity will emphatically deny this, but you'll find a few pseudo-Christian traditions that claim otherwise. You'll also find some variation in doctrines on the depth of sanctification in this life. I suggested this as a topic for our community blog, but I don't think it makes a very good question here. You might want to check out our guidelines for what makes a good question and edit this with some background on who you want to hear from.