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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.


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
11
asked What official statements represent Christianity's position on the Gospel of Barnabas?
Jul
8
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
6
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
4
revised What is meant by the expression “living in darkness”?
edited body; edited tags; edited title
Jun
30
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
25
comment Will suicide keep me out of Heaven?
@JürgenA.Erhard I emphatically affirm that we have a friend in Jesus, however if you deny him as master, I suggest he will also deny you. He is both friend and Lord (King of Kings and master of ALL).
Jun
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
comment Does God exclude loving your neighbor as a basis for being accepted into heaven?
The way you set this up, it is a poll. A don't do this kind of question here. I know you asked for Biblically based answers, but both ends of this -right out wrong- are going to claim biblical basis and it's basically an interpretation poll with no right/wrong answers.
Jun
16
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
15
comment Did all disciples of Christ's apostles consider priesthood a sacrament?
Who is making this claim, and can you give us a reference or do they give any supporting evidence?
Jun
12
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
8
comment Does the Catholic Church consider abortion to be murder?
@TRiG No offense, but your reasoning would make it possible for the same action to be a violation of the 5th commandment in some countries but not others. Christianitiy only makes sense taken in the context of God's absolute standards. No legislature has the right to set their own arbitrary definitions for things such as what it means to take a life, and if they do, Christians are certainly not bound only to them. Since one of God's commands is to submit to authority, we are bound to obey whichever is stricter of the states and God's laws. If they ever outright conflict, God is always trump.