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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
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.
Oct
31
comment Did the city of Nazareth exist in the time of Jesus?
@curiousdannii You might have been right a year and a half ago. The system doesn't let us migrate anything older than 60 days, so these need to be caught and decided on early rather than late. At this point either it stands as on-topic or it doesn't, but the alternative is outright closure.
Oct
30
awarded  Good Question
Oct
29
comment Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?
Welcome to the site, and I appreciate the fact that you used references to back up your answer, but this does not seem to address the actual question that was asked.
Oct
29
revised Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?
always capitalize "I" in English! (also fixed a few other odds and ends)
Oct
29
comment How literally do you take and universally apply what Jesus said?
As is common for old resources, this link has gone stale and is no longer working. Can we ask that you see if you can find an updated copy and this time quote and/or summarize parts of it so we actually have the answer in-line here with the external article only for added reference?
Oct
29
comment Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
@curiousdannii I've suggested extending this to cover both the original Anabaptist and the current traditions derived from them. Hopefully that doesn't make for too broad a question.
Oct
29
revised Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
slightly extended question to cover both historical and possibly current practices
Oct
26
comment What does Liberate 2014/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love'?
Whether you agree with the various views or not the role of this site is purely documentary: we describe extant positions; it is not our role to judge or rank them on their level of truth. Rather than asking what is basically a mini-inquisition (the current wording basically boils down to "Verse X says Y but who opposes the Bible and believes Z?"), a more constructive approach to this would be to ask about the view itself. Maybe something along the lines of "What does Liberate/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love' and what is their understanding of man's role in reciprocating per 1 John 4:19?"
Oct
26
comment What does Liberate 2014/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love'?
This seems like a valid question, but you've asked it in a combative way that pre-loads the topic and will necessarily evoke defensive answers. I don't know about the conference and haven't read the book, but just from reading this it sounds like you are attacking a view that you may or may not even be properly representing. Even the verse you quote in John seems to suggest something that might be what tho expression is getting at: the instigator in the equation was God and his love and we only reciprocate because he initiated.
Oct
26
revised Who if any Evangelicals still believe (as Jonathan Edwards did) that Adam was created with “a perfect knowledge of God” and everything else?
remove unanswerable bits of question and add some specifics that should be answerable
Oct
25
comment Did Jesus die for nothing?
Just "unlikely"?
Oct
24
comment Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
@tiesasvWil Comments are not the place to answer questions. If you have an answer, post it as such. Otherwise reserve the comment space for requests for clarifications or suggestions for improving posts.