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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.


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comment Are there any documented instances of anyone moving a mountain in faith?
@Matt Please read: Brothers, we are not Christians‼
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comment Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?
Well it is not (and the better for it). That being noted, you should always assume all questions on this site need to be treated with a documentary attitude. This post for example reads much more like a theologian making a case for a doctrine (not appropriate for this site) than it does a journalist or historian noting what doctrinal statements exist covering the issue (what this site is about).
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comment What common beliefs about salvation do most Protestant & Evangelical denominations share?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Nov
24
comment Who was the last valid pope according to the founders of various Protestant sects?
It's unclear to me what you are asking here. Protestants typically don't recognize apostolic succession at all, so what a "valid" Pope would be to a Protestant is something you should define in order to make your question clear.
Nov
24
comment Are there any scholars or doctrinal schools that address the conspicuous dearth of needy people in Jesus' sayings and stories?
This question specifically asks for what scholarly approaches have been taken is studying this issue. The assertion that the poor are typically more righteous is both highly debatable and unsupported in your answer. The question of whether this is a typical scholarly approach to this issue is left completely untouched by this answer.
Nov
24
comment The Israelites walked in health and prosperity after God delivered them, is there Bible support for the New Covenant having similar provision?
Mod Notice: <large number of comments removed> — The discussion here was getting way out of hand. Please everybody remember that comments are not the place to carry on theological discussions. If you find yourselves going back and forth please head over to Christianity Chat. If you want to make a detailed case for/against something, Christianity Meta is the place to air out discussions on how the site works. Only use comments to ask for clarifications or suggest improvements to posts. And rather than replying to such, please edit or adjust the post so the comments are obsolete rather than debating them.
Nov
24
comment What is the Biblical definition of Marriage?
@Hello You can't just message people like that in comments. @ replies only work for people that are involved in a post, which is not the case for anyone you listed. Also comments aren't the right place for that kind of discussion. Please either hang out in Christianity Chat and catch people there or (for issues like "why is such and such a question on hold/closed" you should post a question on Christianity Meta.
Nov
22
comment Are there any denominations that reject Mary's virgin conception of Jesus?
Thanks for addressing the issues previously raised on this post, but now there is a new one: The article you have used as a "reference" does not appear to have anything whatsoever to do with the Virgin Birth or any denomination's belief on that issue.
Nov
22
comment What is the biblical basis that people who are attracted to the same sex were not created by God that way?
@Hello and \@FMS. Comments are not the place to carry on theological discussions or debate issues. They should be reserved for requests for clarification or suggestions on improving the posts they are made under. Please refrain from using them for discussing thological issues.
Nov
22
comment What is the Biblical definition of Marriage?
This questions seems to have two main issues. ① It reads as more of a statement than a question and ② whatever the question is is not fleshed out enough to make it clear what is expected of answers. Without somekind of framework or scope inside Christianity this is likely to be too broad soo keep that in mind if you attempt to edit to reopen.
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
@Hello If you disagree about the tags you may raise the concern on Christianity Meta. You may not just keep adding the tag back. After being asked not to do so three times now you've gone and done it again so I'm now locking this post from all edits. If you want a different outcome and don't agree with the way it is, ask about it on meta!
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
@Hello Christianity Meta is the companion site for discussing issues to do with how this site works. If you think this is not a duplicate, you should post a question there giving your reasoning and asking the community to review it and either change it or explain to you why it's fine the way it is. If you don't understand why a tag does not apply, post a question there asking how the tag should be used. Please do not keep editing something in that the community has taken out---if you disagree or don't understand the place to discuss it is on the meta site, not in the body of the question here on main.
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
Also your last edit shows some pretty major miss-understandings about how the site works. If you are still having trouble understanding and want help from the community in explaining why this is a duplicate (and why you should move your answer), please post on Christianity Meta.
Nov
19
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
@Hello Your question is not about covenants. The fact that you believe the answer to be based on a covenant is irrelevant. Reformed theology sees everything as dependent on covenants, that doesn't mean everything gets that tag. The tags are not for your use as a question asker so much as for the site taxonomy. Please let the community that understands them manage them.
Nov
18
comment Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?
@Hello Comments are not the place to debate theological issues or provide partial answers. You may chat with folks in out chat room Christianity Chat. Otherwise please reserve the comment function for either requesting clarifications or suggesting improvements to posts.
Nov
18
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
Also you should know that @curiousdannii is right about tags. Please do not use tags that do not apply to the scope of your question. Whether or not you intent an answer to mention Abraham, he was not mentioned or even hinted as as part of what you were questioning. Likewise your even in the OT is used in answering this question is not about the OT. Tag taxonomy can be hard at first, so when you do get help in that area it's usually best to let more experienced community members clean things up. Tags aro not a chance to add 5 of whatever you feel like, they are for our local organization.
Nov
18
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
This post contains more statements than it does questions. As far as the basic scope of the question goes it seems to be largely the same scope as the other question. Any aspect in which it is different is entirely unclear from the current form. Also your answer would seem to fit on that question nearly as-is, so I see no reason not to treat this as a duplicate. Please repost your answer over on the other question and make any adaptions for it to address that context well.
Nov
17
comment Did God assign pain to women in childbirth at the fall, and if not-what then?
Can you please expand this to be a whole question? A few highlighted words in a verse does not a question make, and even the title is ambiguous about what you are actually asking. I can actually infer more from your answer about what the question is than is in the question, which puts other answerers at a disadvantage. They might be answering different questions. This might end up being better for Biblical Hermeneutics in which case we can migrate it there, but let's hear what the question really is first.
Nov
15
comment What is the history of the doctrine of inerrancy?
This starts out great in laying some ground-work for the belief, but I think to really address this question the belief must also be traced up to the present, noting any significant credal statements by the church through history and how the modern definition of the English word stacks up to the historical beliefs.
Nov
12
comment What is the history of the doctrine of inerrancy?
This starts out at a good place but doesn't follow through very well. About in the middle this post stops having references for any of the assertions and no terms are defined. Tracing the development of the modern view would seem to require more than this.