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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
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reviewed Close What is meant by a new heaven and new earth?
Apr
1
reviewed Close Were the Christians meant to be of a society all of their own?
Apr
1
reviewed Close What is the key scriptural justification for the existence of a traditional afterlife?
Apr
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reviewed Close How did the sabbath come to be? Who started it? Is it the same now? What is the Lord's day?
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open Does any church still provide a pension for widows?
Apr
1
reviewed Leave Open How did God's morality not change between OT and NT times?
Apr
1
comment How did God's morality not change between OT and NT times?
Mod Notice: <comments removed> Please keep the theological discussion out of comments. Comments can request clarification or give feedback on a post but they are not for discussing the issues that posts are about. Keep that for chat or other sites. Thanks for understanding.
Apr
1
comment Can you give air-kisses to icons in the Eastern Orthodox church instead of physical kisses?
Mod Notice: Let's keep the comments on topic here guys (looking at you @Anonymous ;)). They can be used to request clarification but not to carry on a discussion whether related to the subject or, as in the case of the ones I just removed, not. Take that to Christianity Chat. Responses to requests for clarification should normally be edited into answers, not continued in comments. Thanks for understanding.
Apr
1
comment What is the basis for First Communion?
@davidbrainerd Your comments here are completely inappropriate. If you have a critique for this post that are consistent with a Catholic perspective that would be fine, bit this is a question specifically about Catholicism and critiquing answers from a different perspective is not acceptable. Ridicule from any perspective is also not acceptable here.
Apr
1
comment How does Western Christian theology explain the doctrine of the Filioque within the context of the Old Testament?
Mod notice: <comments cleared> Comments are not the place to debate theological issues. They can be used to request clarification on a post when necessary, but in the case of questions like this that have specific context already, if you cannot answer what was asked it's probably best to just leave it for somebody that can. It isn't helpful to raise a discussion about whether the doctrine being asked about should even be a doctrine.
Apr
1
comment What are the biblical basis for membership in the church today?
Paul this question is going to need some scope on order to be reasonably answered here. Most denominations (rightly or wrongly) consider their membership practices to be Biblical. Not only could books be written on just this topic, many have. We will need you to drill down much closer to something you want to learn about in extant Christian practice or belief. This site is simply not the place to find correct answers to such debated theological issues.
Apr
1
comment What are the biblical basis for membership in the church today?
Mod notice: (@davidbrainerd et all) Please do not use comments for mini-answers. They are for dealing with the post, not the post's subject matter. You can use them to offer feedback of the post, ask for clarification, etc but not to dig into theological issues.
Mar
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the Catholic view of Matthew 18:20 in this technology age?
Mar
28
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
28
comment Why is Christianity so despised in the World?
Mod notice: Please stop using comments to debate issues, that is not what the function is here for. You may use them to request clarification or suggest improvements to posts but not for debating theology/policits/history/whatever else. In other words comments should be focused on the post not on the issues the post focuses on.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Please one of you two hit that chat link so this is archived because it's going to get purged from here soon! (@Flimzy)
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Mod Notice: Hey guys; your using comments wrong. Please take discussion and debate to chat and save comments for things focused on improving posts (usually a one way street).
Mar
24
comment What is the Difference between a Heretic and a Schismatic, according Catholic and Orthodox tradition?
Closely related: What made Luther a heretic and not a schismatic?
Mar
24
revised When was it first said in Christianity by a Church Father that heretics must be put to death?
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Mar
24
revised When was it first said in Christianity by a Church Father that heretics must be tortured physically?
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