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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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10
comment Is there a concept of Christian State in Christianity?
I would disagree that there is no "demand in Christianity" as many theological traditions do see such a demand for separation, but I agree that it is not universal and that many have worked very hard to bring about such a state. Correct that detail and this could be another +1 from me ;-)
Sep
10
comment Why is the Book of Enoch not regarded as canonical?
I agree with your conclusion in general, but this list seems kind of issues seems kind of bogus to me. One could easily compile a list that looked much like that for some works that ARE in the Canon, and if the same hermeneutics we apply to the rest of Scripture were applied, many of the issues you raise would vaporize as variously interpreted as alegory, symbolism or even the author not knowing how to properly describe what he was seeing. Reading Hezekiel with the same eye you have applied to Enoch would produce a similar list of bizarrities. Again I agree overall, but your evidence is weak.
Sep
9
revised According to reformed theology, why are certain important doctrines not “obvious”? [i.e. why does the Westminister Confession even exist?]
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revised According to reformed theology, why are certain important doctrines not “obvious”? [i.e. why does the Westminister Confession even exist?]
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revised According to reformed theology, why are certain important doctrines not “obvious”? [i.e. why does the Westminister Confession even exist?]
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comment According to reformed theology, why are certain important doctrines not “obvious”? [i.e. why does the Westminister Confession even exist?]
Whew! Chrome gave me an "It's dead Jim" page on submitting this. I'm quite relieved to find my time typing wasn't directed at /dev/null.
Sep
9
answered According to reformed theology, why are certain important doctrines not “obvious”? [i.e. why does the Westminister Confession even exist?]
Sep
7
comment How do I find Jesus in everything?
On a personal note, I would suggest that "not just by reading the Bible" is the wrong way to look at the Word of God and that if you change your approach to that, you will find that it shines light into every dark corner of life and in it's illumination you will start seeing Jesus work in every corner of live.
Sep
7
comment How do I find Jesus in everything?
Welcome to Christianity.SE Mary. I understand how this is a very real question you face and a legitimate one for any Christian to consider. However this site has a very limited range of questions that its really good for, and in this case is going to invite an almost never ending string of answers because everybody's personal journey is equally valid as an answer. At least as far as this site is concerned. Please consider us for any questions you have about Christianity that can be answered and defended with concrete references.
Sep
7
revised Who was Pharaoh when Moses lived in Egypt?
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Sep
7
comment Should a woman cover her head in Christian worship?
Might I suggest rewriting this to focus not on the "should we or shouldn't we" which as Jon pointed out is basically unanswerable in the context of this site but on the historical implementations of this and their coming and going?
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Sep
6
comment Christian Literature In the format of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
@Monika Actually I'm not really a fan. I have my own objections to it, they are just different than yours. I don't think the movie was an excuse for CGI so much as the CGI an excuse to promote pantheism and an anti development agenda.
Sep
6
comment Christian Literature In the format of Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress
@MonikaMichael: You're entitled to hold an opinion, you're just wrong about Avatar. That's all.
Sep
6
comment What is the significance of the inverted pentagram symbols on the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City?
@MarcGravell: Did you mean no single answer...?
Sep
5
comment Why is Jesus at the center of everything
You implied that there is somehow a shift of focus off of the Father in the OT to the Holy Spirit in the NT. I'm trying to say that the focus of both testaments is the Son and that there is continuity between them in a way that your statements imply there is not.
Sep
4
comment When did the church in the city of Rome first try to impose a tradition on other churches?
I'm saying you are trying to identify the start of a trait. However the example you have chosen is not an instance of that trait, I think it is representative of something else and, if anything, a contrary example. This just shows and instance of churches functioning the way Protestant churches do today. You're looking for something where they start acting differently.
Sep
4
comment How did the Catholic canon that Christians could not 'share a meal with a Jew' differ in spirit from the Pharisees traditions concerning Gentiles?
There is some discussion about the nature of this question over on meta here: Are C.SE questions getting too aggressive? If you have thoughts on this issue please take them over to meta rather than comments. Thanks :)
Sep
4
reviewed Approve Why is the word 'Lord' in all caps in the OT but not in the NT?
Sep
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reviewed Approve Why is the word 'Lord' in all caps in the OT but not in the NT?