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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.


Aug
9
comment If Jesus was God, then why did he pray?
If you need to clarify your question please do so by editing your question to be more clear, not commenting (much less picking a fight in comments). You asked what Christians believe, you'll get an answer. Whether you agree with it or not is another thing, and it is not the job of this site to convince you or "prove" a position.
Aug
9
answered If Jesus was God, then why did he pray?
Aug
9
revised If Jesus was God, then why did he pray?
fixed inapprapriate language (swearing and shouting are not appropriate here) and fixed up English usage
Aug
8
comment Was baptism practiced before Christ?
See also: Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
Aug
8
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
@Wikis You can see re-open votes in the revision history. It looks like comments have all the discussion there is. You have all the info I have.
Aug
8
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
@Onlyheisgood. Comments are not for answering questions. Please stop doing that. If you have an answer that fits tho scope of the question then post it as an answer.
Aug
5
comment Are Lucifer and Satan different beings?
@TheFreemason The type of question and research that would be applicable is quite different from the one you ripped my quote out of context from. I'd appreciate being allowed to speak for myself, and I'd imagine Wikis feels the same. If I see an issue let me make my own comments. If you see an issue make your own comments. In this case I think you are trying to pigeon-hole a conclusion and you missed the fact that the premises and context are incompatable with the argument you stole.
Aug
4
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
4
revised How was Jesus conceived?
edit content from comment into post
Aug
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
31
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@mojo I think you missed the point of my comment entirely. The question asks specifically about Pentecostal views and this answer does not even mention that group, much less cite something relevant showing that this is their view.
Jul
30
awarded  Sheriff
Jul
30
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
"Probably not"? Is that what Pentecostals officially believe? That he might have but probably didn't die? Where are your sources for identifying this as Pentecostal belief?
Jul
30
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
Jul
30
comment Is there a Biblical basis for born-again virginity?
This has some good points but I think you're missing a few things. The related imagery is is actually much more poignant that you suggest—not only are believing sinners relationship to God painted using marriage imagery, but God's chosen people are described as "adulterous" and having "prostituted themselves", but part of God's work of sanctification is purifying them and giving them clean hearts. Given how many times those patterns are repeated in various contexts I don't think it would be a stretch to say there is a Biblical basis for the idea (if not exactly for the pop-culture version).
Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
The question specifically references heretics, not criminals. It would be useful for an answer to do more than glaze over the connection (or disconnection) between the two.
Jul
29
reviewed Reject suggested edit on heretic tag wiki excerpt
Jul
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 666 tag wiki excerpt
Jul
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on papal-execution tag wiki excerpt
Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
Moderator notice: Comment threads which debate subject matter issues will be removed. If you want to discuss something with someone take it to Christianity Chat. If you feel an answer is wrong, downvote it and optionally leave at most one comment explaining how it is wrong and/or could be fixed or improved. The solution for wrong answers is to provide a correct answer, not to debate wrong ones and try to convince the author of their error (if any).