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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.


Jul
10
comment Should there more Dialogue between Jews Christians and Moslems
@tiesasvWil Please refrain from using the comment section to make theological statements. It's for dealing with posts (helping improve them, explaining why they are off topic, etc.)
Jul
10
revised Papal Infallibility and teaching heresy?
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Jul
10
comment Do any Christian groups sell all their possessions as it seems the Early Church did?
Thanks for that. I've re-opened the question and it can be answered now. I'd encourage you to still maybe ask a second question about the historical situation of the early church (your original #2 question) as a separate post.
Jul
10
comment What is the basis for an omnipotent God allowing imperfect transmission of his Word?
Most of this is pretty good. My one quibble is that it kind of glosses over the issue of language. There is much more to the issue of why we have so many translations that just Greek/Hebrew being "hard to translate". Even an easy to translate language (say a modern one for which usage and and context are known in all cases) would still leave us with multiple translations as that is not really the issue, only an exacerbating factor.
Jul
10
comment If the Ten Commandments say “thou shalt not kill” how can a Christian fight in a war?
Mod notice: <discussion oriented comments removed> Please do not use the comment section to carry on theological discussions. If you want to talk to or debate somebody head over to Christianity Chat. Greg if you can improve your post based on the feedback you're getting do that, but don't just keep arguing in comments. Everybody else, if you have something to note about the post, what it's missing and how it could be fixed then fine, put please don't just keep arguing. This is not a venue for debate.
Jul
10
comment Is there a biblical basis for the division caused by theology?
Mod notice: <off topic comments removed> Please don't use the comment function to discuss the theological issues raised by posts. The feature should be reserved for issues related to the post, not tho post's subject matter. If you have a suggestion for improving the question or want to explain the way the site works or things like that then go ahead. Comments not doing that and going off into theological discussion will be removed. Thanks for understanding.
Jul
10
comment Does knowing a spirit's name give special powers in controlling that spirit according to Christian theology?
The last bit you tacked on this question in kind of out of scope for this site. We're not experts in Arab mythology, we're experts in Christianity. I've removed it in hope of getting it re-opened as I think the original question was fine.
Jul
10
revised Does knowing a spirit's name give special powers in controlling that spirit according to Christian theology?
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Jul
9
comment Is modern Evangelical Protestant soteriology consistent with the early Christian idea of “theosis”?
I've tried to edit this into something a bit more cohesive as a question. If I've erred in matching up the parts feel free to edit again to fix them. It really wasn't clear from your original how some of the parts of the question connected.
Jul
9
revised Is modern Evangelical Protestant soteriology consistent with the early Christian idea of “theosis”?
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Jul
9
reviewed Leave Open How do opponents of Decision Theology distinguish themselves from Universal Salvation?
Jul
9
reviewed Close Why will the sea be no more? Revelation 21:1
Jul
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on 4-living-creatures tag wiki excerpt
Jul
9
revised If Jesus was Emmanuel why was he named Yeshua?
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Jul
9
comment Biblical basis for the separation of church and state
This question is a little dicey so I excuse the confusion in answering it, but in general you need to understand something about how this site works: we're not here to sort out who is right or wrong about issues. As such what you think is right (and in the case of this question even what any group believes) is not really relevant. This question is asking what the basis for a belief is. Whether that belief is right or wrong doesn't matter, this should only be answered by documenting what people who believe it see as the basis for it.
Jul
9
reviewed Leave Open Did Jesus teach trinity?
Jul
9
reviewed Close What does Catholicism teach about 'The Massacre of the Innocents'?
Jul
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on prophets tag wiki excerpt
Jul
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on prophets tag wiki
Jul
8
comment Can Trinity be taught only from Bible?
This question is based on a logical fallacy and miss-understanding about what "interpretation" is in general. You might as well ask "without reading" as say "without any interpretation". Letters on a page only mean something if you have a framework for interpreting them and that includes language and context. The only reasonable way to answer this would be to explain the basics of what "interpretation" is. Is that what you're looking for?