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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.


Nov
19
revised Is there a systematic theology resource based solely on the words of Jesus?
removed content that actually isn't part of a question; added question mark to the bit that is a question
Nov
19
revised What kinds of Mormon missionaries are there?
added bullet formatting and bolded terms for easy quick reading
Nov
18
comment Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?
@Hello Comments are not the place to debate theological issues or provide partial answers. You may chat with folks in out chat room Christianity Chat. Otherwise please reserve the comment function for either requesting clarifications or suggesting improvements to posts.
Nov
18
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
Also you should know that @curiousdannii is right about tags. Please do not use tags that do not apply to the scope of your question. Whether or not you intent an answer to mention Abraham, he was not mentioned or even hinted as as part of what you were questioning. Likewise your even in the OT is used in answering this question is not about the OT. Tag taxonomy can be hard at first, so when you do get help in that area it's usually best to let more experienced community members clean things up. Tags aro not a chance to add 5 of whatever you feel like, they are for our local organization.
Nov
18
revised What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
edited tags
Nov
18
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
This post contains more statements than it does questions. As far as the basic scope of the question goes it seems to be largely the same scope as the other question. Any aspect in which it is different is entirely unclear from the current form. Also your answer would seem to fit on that question nearly as-is, so I see no reason not to treat this as a duplicate. Please repost your answer over on the other question and make any adaptions for it to address that context well.
Nov
17
comment Did God assign pain to women in childbirth at the fall, and if not-what then?
Can you please expand this to be a whole question? A few highlighted words in a verse does not a question make, and even the title is ambiguous about what you are actually asking. I can actually infer more from your answer about what the question is than is in the question, which puts other answerers at a disadvantage. They might be answering different questions. This might end up being better for Biblical Hermeneutics in which case we can migrate it there, but let's hear what the question really is first.
Nov
15
comment What is the history of the doctrine of inerrancy?
This starts out great in laying some ground-work for the belief, but I think to really address this question the belief must also be traced up to the present, noting any significant credal statements by the church through history and how the modern definition of the English word stacks up to the historical beliefs.
Nov
12
comment What is the history of the doctrine of inerrancy?
This starts out at a good place but doesn't follow through very well. About in the middle this post stops having references for any of the assertions and no terms are defined. Tracing the development of the modern view would seem to require more than this.
Nov
11
comment Are there any differences between Protestant and Catholic theology concerning the distinction between demonic possession from mental illness?
@Flimzy Given the voting on your comment I'm surprised this doesn't have more close votes. I certainly wouldn't argue with a community closure if it happens, but I tend to agree with Matt in that there are some official lines on both sides that could be mentioned, and even what you explained in your comment goes a long way toward answering this in that personal opinion varies widely on both sides in spite of official positions. That it itself kind of does answer the question without getting into the details of every view.
Nov
6
comment Are there any differences between Protestant and Catholic theology concerning the distinction between demonic possession from mental illness?
I'm going on record to say that I disagree with the close votes suggesting this is too broad. Sure it's a broad question but it's also answerable with a few specifics hitting the highlights and with pointers to avenues for further research.
Nov
3
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the basis for the idea that the Song of Solomon is about the relationship between God and the church?
Nov
3
comment What do modern evangelicals/dispensationalists believe about the general resurrection and final judgment?
Answers to this question are going to be—by necessity—somewhat subjective. However I would suggest that it falls in a class of subjective that we should actually be able to handle in this QnA format. I would only suggest that answerers review What are guidelines for "Good Subjective" answers on this site? before posting!
Nov
3
comment What do modern evangelicals/dispensationalists believe about the general resurrection and final judgment?
@rhetorician Comments are not for discussion of theological or spiritual issues. Please reserve them for requests to or suggestions on improving posts.
Nov
3
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
2
comment According to SDA can all pastors forgive sin, or just the original twelve apostles?
Your comment says "yes" but your answer edits seem to indicate "no". Which did you mean?
Nov
1
comment According to SDA can all pastors forgive sin, or just the original twelve apostles?
This looks like a good start to an answer, but can you address the last part of the question? Is this SDA belief at variance with mainstream branches of Christianity in interpreting this particular verse?
Oct
31
comment Did Jesus mean that Heaven and Earth would actually pass away in Matthew 24:25?
You might also find these meta posts helpful in understanding what we expect from questions around here. Others like What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't) and How we are different than other sites? have more general info on how the site works.
Oct
31
comment Did Jesus mean that Heaven and Earth would actually pass away in Matthew 24:25?
I know this may come as a surprise, but this question needs to be more focused in order to stand on this site. There are several major views inside Christianity on heaven and they are not all compatible. In order to ask how something "should" be understood, you must include "according to who". This site is for explaining the extant teachings of specific Christian groups, not for a general search of truth. If you are looking for textual analysis instead we could migrate this to Biblical Hermeneutics, or you could edit here to add a framework inside which you are interested in hearing answers.