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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.


Apr
4
comment With whom did Cain and Abel marry?
See also Is incest a sin?
Apr
3
comment Is Mary, “Mother of God”, the mother of the Son or of the whole trinity?
This does not answer the question. If Mary was the mother of Jesus and Jesus was God, that makes her the mother of God? Or is there more nuance to the definitions? This answer doesn't tell us how this is understood by Christianity.
Apr
1
comment How does the Filioque affect Reformed Protestant theology?
Not only does this not answer the question (it says nothing at all about Reformed Protestants or even Protestants in general), most of it doesn't seem to be even relevant to the historical filioque debate and is clearly not historical. This site is not for forwarding your own ideas, only for explaining established teachings. This answer completely fails to represent anybody as far as I can figure, certainly not those questioned in the first place.
Apr
1
comment Why didn't Jesus want the demon possessed people to tell who he was?
Very similar case here: Why did Jesus not want to be known as the Messiah?
Apr
1
comment Why do Catholics bow for icons of the Virgin Mary?
@TheFreemason I presume the capitalization was a mistake as the context fits 'Orthodox' perfectly. Your changing it to Catholic makes that whole paragraph nonsensical.
Apr
1
comment What are the biblical basis for membership in the church today?
Yes, a scope. A focus. See What makes a good focused question? for more tips. You could also probably benefit from reading What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't) as you seem to be under the mistaken assumption that this site is a place to find out the ultimate truth of a matter.
Apr
1
comment Why do Catholics bow for icons of the Virgin Mary?
@TheFreemason Your edit had several mistakes including changing "Orthodox" to "Catholic" when clearly the former was meant and changing the quoted verse that made it invalid. If you'd like to clear up the wording without introducing errors worse that what you were correcting, go for it. I found your wording change at least as confusing as the original so did not bother to correct the other errors.
Apr
1
comment How does the Filioque affect Reformed Protestant theology?
I tend to think that different Protestant traditions are going to have some quite different takes on this (as they do on creeds in general) and opening this up to all of them would only mean none of them get done justice. Please don't.
Apr
1
revised How should Christians act toward non-Christians?
edited in content from second answer, next time please don't past two answers
Apr
1
comment Is it wrong to say Jesus is the God of the Old Testament?
I have re-opened this as I appear to have missed that it was tagged with something specific enough to answer. What I have done is remove all the non-Catholic answers that had made me think this had no scope.
Apr
1
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Why do Catholics bow for icons of the Virgin Mary?
Apr
1
comment In Reformed Theology, what are seen as the implications of Traducianism versus Creationism (of the soul)?
Either way it is still a good question, but I think it was better when it had the specific scope.
Apr
1
comment acts 16 Earthquake
You might be interested in Did a magnitude 8.2 earthquake hit Jerusalem in 33AD?
Apr
1
reviewed Close Why does Jesus say “Why have you forsaken me?”
Apr
1
reviewed Close Does Luke 13:24 give us a more vivid picture of how many people will be saved?
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open Did Christ Jesus make Peter walk on water?
Apr
1
comment Did Christ Jesus make Peter walk on water?
@Anonymous I fail to see how the breakdown on this has anything to do with denomination per se. If anything there might be a doctrinal framework that you could class this under one way or another, but since I cannot think of exactly what to label it (and you haven't offered a suggestion either) maybe we should leave the call for a focus to somebody that thinks they know what that would be and why.
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open What are the rules for inheritance for women?
Apr
1
reviewed Close How are Romans 3:24 and James 2:17 reconciled?
Apr
1
reviewed Close Do any Christian traditions think that evil desires are not sin?