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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.


Mar
26
comment What do Evangelical Protestants say about sanctification?
Very well done. If all answers on this site utilized this sort of documentary approach to answering questions everything would run a lot smoother! I tweaked a few things, but they are pretty minor and feel free to adjust again.
Mar
26
revised What do Evangelical Protestants say about sanctification?
nitpicks: Westmister can refer to several documents, not just the WCF, so specify; clean up the law/gospel issue to not imply that its just semantic differences; SBC may not be the actual broadest representative but they are the largest cohesive group (non-denoms being harder to pin down)
Mar
26
comment What is the Catholic explanation as to why God has revealed himself in “male” terms?
This sito isn't looking for individuals opinions. Please edit your answer to demonstrate how it is representative of the group questioned, in this case official Catholic teachings.
Mar
25
reviewed Leave Open What happens to non-believers or believers of other religions after death?
Mar
21
answered Besides the LDS church, do any other churches believe there will be a restoration of all things?
Mar
21
revised What is the origin of the idea that Michael is Jesus?
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Mar
16
revised Do Christians and Muslims worship the same God?
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Mar
16
comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
@KingDavid Actually that's a bit of a caricature, and defining the word cult is harder than that because it has different uses depending on who is using it. Defining that is not something the scope of this question calls for, but see this other question for a related issue.
Mar
14
comment Is there a need for Christians to believe in Christianity at all, if they don't believe in Resurrection and Salvation through Christ alone?
I don't think this is an accurate representation of either the genre of Christianity being asked about in the question or, for that matter, of RCC views which wouldn't really match the question anyway. I'm having a hard time deciding if this is a total miss-fit (NAA material based on not matching the question scope) or just wrong in that its explanations just aren't representative of the traditions mentioned.
Mar
14
comment How Christians explain that Isaiah 7:14 refers to a virgin?
You appear to be trying to force a square peg into a round hole. If you have a question about a Christian tradition's doctrinal viewpoint ask about that. Such a question would not have all the original language stuff and wouldn't need to depend on a hermetical argument about the nature of a text. As it stands this is more and more a BH thing: the area of expertise that deals with the sort of content this question is full of is there, not here. Even if the answer is "a reading in context can only produce X, Y can only be arrived at through a doctrinal lens", the site that can say that is BH.
Mar
14
comment How Christians explain that Isaiah 7:14 refers to a virgin?
This is either a truth question about what usage is correct and should be on BH (last paragraph is clearly that) or a stump-the-chumps question (your comments on answers suggest this). Questions are not for proving something wrong. Please edit this to be a proper question per the guidelines of one site or another.
Mar
12
comment What Bible verses suggest that humans can become angels?
@BrianHitchcock Um, no. Actually we aren't. At least not according to far more that 2/3 of Christianity!
Mar
12
reviewed Leave Open Are the gospel authors who we believe them to be?
Mar
12
reviewed Leave Open Where is Jesus's Soul according to tripartite theology?
Mar
12
reviewed Leave Open How old will we be in heaven?
Mar
12
reviewed Close Are Christians supposed to suffer?
Mar
12
reviewed Leave Open Three men appeared to Abraham in Genesis 18, was one Christophany?
Mar
12
reviewed Leave Open How do Jehovah Witnesses come to the conclusion that the Holy Spirit is a force?
Mar
10
comment Are we saved by Grace Alone or Faith Alone?
@aslan You assume their respective fields overlap. I think that's where you're confused (and this answer does not clarify). In Reformed Protestant parlance Justification and Salvation are not referring to the same thing. The rest of this answer is fine as far as it goes, but it would be much better to include the difference between those issues so it's clear why a separate "alone" can be used when referring to the prerequisites.
Mar
10
comment Are we saved by Grace Alone or Faith Alone?
This doesn't address the issue that was asked. The words being questioned don't use "by" and "through", they both use "by" (roughly in English).