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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
24
revised When was it first said in Christianity by a Church Father that heretics must be tortured physically?
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Mar
24
revised What is the Difference between a Heretic and a Schismatic, according Catholic and Orthodox tradition?
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Mar
24
comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
At some point when this was initially posted I upvoted it. I have just retracted that vote and changed it to a downvote based on my review of the current contents of the post. Whatever it did before this answer now focuses on defending your own unique theology and is clearly not representative of the theology of mainstream Christian groups or their objections to LDS theology. This question clearly calls for what justification mainstream groups use. Your attack on the doctrine of the Trinity clearly puts this in a non-mainstream camp and inappropriate as an answer to this question.
Mar
23
comment Who are the right persons to take charge of the pulpit?
What Christian tradition are you interested in hearing from here? This site isn't for finding out what God intended so much as learning about specific Christian traditions. It's not clear from the way you have asked that that is your intention in asking this.
Mar
19
comment Why does God let people suffer?
Welcome to Christianity Stack Exchange! To clarify a common misconception about this site, we're a fairly academic question and answer site run by a secular company. We have numerous members who are Christians, but because of the nature of this site, we don't answer "advice" questions. It's not that we don't want to help, but on the contrary, we don't feel that it's in anyone's best interest to try to do so on this site. For more info, please see this post: Pastoral Advice Questions
Mar
17
comment Does God need/demand humans' faith for them to be saved? If so, why?
"Celestial kingdom" is a dead give away. That is wording isn't used outside of LDS circles. As for your answer, I'm going to have to say your assertion that "God has faith" is not widely representative of Christian theology, nor is the faith of the healed being the only determining factor in miracles.
Mar
16
awarded  Good Question
Mar
14
comment Does the Bible espouse moral absolutism or moral relativism?
As far as I can see this is not representative of any Christian view on the matter. The first issue is raised by your use of the word "innocent". Christianity does not believe anyone is innocent before God. After that it's all down hill and I don't know of any Christian group that interprets the Bible this way. Can you clarify what doctrinal position you are speaking for and hence why this would be on topic for this site?
Mar
14
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
13
comment Do Rastafarians believe in Jesus as the Way to God?
This does not seem to answer the question at all. Maybe the external link does, but we expect at least a summary here that states what the answer is to the original question.
Mar
13
revised Do Rastafarians believe in Jesus as the Way to God?
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Mar
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
10
awarded  Guru
Mar
9
comment Can we visit loved ones in Hell?
I cringe every time I see this passage used because it is so commonly used to support something it does not say, but in this case I think the usage is appropriate! No visitation.
Mar
9
comment What is the Difference Between ROCOR-MP and ROCOR-A (ROCA)
@curiousdannii Someone unfamiliar with the acronyms is highly unlikely to be able to answer this anyway so i don't think it matters. A good answer on the other hand will naturally shed some light on what stands for what, so i think it's actually in the best interest of this question to stay specialized.
Mar
7
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
2
reviewed Leave Open Is masturbation a sin?
Mar
2
reviewed Close Question regarding the nature of moral absolutes
Mar
2
reviewed Leave Open What exactly IS Hell?
Mar
2
reviewed Leave Open Do we have to obey the laws of the bible? If so, what laws?