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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
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?
Aug
13
comment Reformed Theology, Pentecostalism, and Charismatic Movement on The Holy Spirit
Also note that "Pentacostal" and "Charismatic" have different meanings in different contexts. Most dramatically, they can have quite different scopes from country to country. Overlapping ven circles, but not identical.
Aug
12
revised What is the Christian perspective on deceptive brain messages?
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Aug
11
comment Reformed Theology, Pentecostalism, and Charismatic Movement on The Holy Spirit
Some valid points in your summary but notably missing is the fundamental different understanding of what the gifts ever were in the first place...
Aug
11
comment How does mainstream Christianity view “Heaven is for Real”?
@JBunyan: Point taken. I was a little hash there. However, this was towards the end editing a whole series of questions for clarity. Most of the others from this OP I could see what the main question was, but I failed when I tried to edit this one because it seemed to have multiple prongs going on and I thought the OP needed to pick the focus rather than me as an editor. I did commend the OP for their effort in some previous comments, and the edit they made on this one to clarify that it was about this book was just the ticket.
Aug
11
revised What does the Bible say about how we should pray?
All answers should already cite their sources, no need to clutter subjects with this. If they fail to its' a good time to comment.
Aug
11
revised What's the difference between the Gospel and the Bible?
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Aug
11
comment What is the biblical basis for lifetime eldership?
Thanks for your post and welcome to Christianity.SE. I understand these points are relevant to eldership in general, but I don't see how it answers the specific question this OP was asking. These points could apply to eldership whether the term was a month or a lifetime. The question being posed is "What do churches who believe in lifetime eldership terms see as the Biblical basis for their position?" Do you care to take a stab at that question or at least relate these points to that issue?
Aug
11
revised What is the biblical basis for lifetime eldership?
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