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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.


Apr
30
comment Can man judge whether God is fair?
@Pacerier That sounds like something for another question, not a comment. Comments on this site are for requesting clarifications or suggesting improvements to question or answer posts—not for theological discussion or asking side questions.
Apr
21
comment Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE
...and I think in doing any serious research into the actual source text differences that in the end no major doctrines hinge on the variations.
Apr
21
comment Bible comparison KJV vs NRSV-CE
I edited out what was either forum style discussion (not appropriate for this QnA format) or did not address the question that was asked. What remains is an assertion you have made that relates to the question, but you have no sources to back it up. This needs some serious research to turn it into an answer.
Apr
8
comment Was there anyone specific who ever argued that God was dead?
I'm really not sure what an answer to this question would be expected to accomplish. Lots of specific people have made this claim at various times and in various context, but what is meant varies widely.
Apr
8
comment What is the Biblical basis for disbelief in the doctrine of the Trinity?
+1. Even though I disagree with the conclusions and would even take issue with some of the reasoning, this is a very clear presentation of exactly the view point this question was calling for.
Apr
7
comment Did early church fathers understand the doctrine of trinity?
Thanks for the great edits @Lee. As much time as I spend programming in languages that start at zero and 1 is the second number, you wouldn't think I could make that sort of mistake and not even notice.
Apr
7
comment What is the biblical basis for the forgiveness of sins for very evil persons?
I don't see how this answers the specifics of the question that was asked.
Mar
26
comment What do Evangelical Protestants say about sanctification?
Very well done. If all answers on this site utilized this sort of documentary approach to answering questions everything would run a lot smoother! I tweaked a few things, but they are pretty minor and feel free to adjust again.
Mar
26
comment What is the Catholic explanation as to why God has revealed himself in “male” terms?
This sito isn't looking for individuals opinions. Please edit your answer to demonstrate how it is representative of the group questioned, in this case official Catholic teachings.
Mar
16
comment Why are Independent Baptist Fundamentalists labelled Protestants?
@KingDavid Actually that's a bit of a caricature, and defining the word cult is harder than that because it has different uses depending on who is using it. Defining that is not something the scope of this question calls for, but see this other question for a related issue.
Mar
14
comment Is there a need for Christians to believe in Christianity at all, if they don't believe in Resurrection and Salvation through Christ alone?
I don't think this is an accurate representation of either the genre of Christianity being asked about in the question or, for that matter, of RCC views which wouldn't really match the question anyway. I'm having a hard time deciding if this is a total miss-fit (NAA material based on not matching the question scope) or just wrong in that its explanations just aren't representative of the traditions mentioned.
Mar
14
comment How Christians explain that Isaiah 7:14 refers to a virgin?
You appear to be trying to force a square peg into a round hole. If you have a question about a Christian tradition's doctrinal viewpoint ask about that. Such a question would not have all the original language stuff and wouldn't need to depend on a hermetical argument about the nature of a text. As it stands this is more and more a BH thing: the area of expertise that deals with the sort of content this question is full of is there, not here. Even if the answer is "a reading in context can only produce X, Y can only be arrived at through a doctrinal lens", the site that can say that is BH.
Mar
14
comment How Christians explain that Isaiah 7:14 refers to a virgin?
This is either a truth question about what usage is correct and should be on BH (last paragraph is clearly that) or a stump-the-chumps question (your comments on answers suggest this). Questions are not for proving something wrong. Please edit this to be a proper question per the guidelines of one site or another.
Mar
12
comment What Bible verses suggest that humans can become angels?
@BrianHitchcock Um, no. Actually we aren't. At least not according to far more that 2/3 of Christianity!
Mar
10
comment Are we saved by Grace Alone or Faith Alone?
@aslan You assume their respective fields overlap. I think that's where you're confused (and this answer does not clarify). In Reformed Protestant parlance Justification and Salvation are not referring to the same thing. The rest of this answer is fine as far as it goes, but it would be much better to include the difference between those issues so it's clear why a separate "alone" can be used when referring to the prerequisites.
Mar
10
comment Are we saved by Grace Alone or Faith Alone?
This doesn't address the issue that was asked. The words being questioned don't use "by" and "through", they both use "by" (roughly in English).
Mar
10
comment What is the difference between pre-Nicene Trinitarianism and Arianism in terms of their Christology?
@thedarkwanderer I agree this question is too long and convoluted. A large portion of that content would be part of a decent answer, not part of the question. On the other hand your chop-job on it bordered on insulting. I've rolled it back and am going to ask the OP to do some cleanup instead. Some context for the question can be expected in any decent question, it just isn't necessary to stake out a defense of an entire theological position as port of a question.
Mar
8
comment Was Calvin a Nestorian?
Mod notice: I you guys want to have a theological conversation please take it to chat. @AdithiaKusno comments are not the right medium for this. Please limit them to requests for clarification or suggestions for improvement on a post. If an actual topical issue is to be discussed please take it elsewhere—chat is open for that sort of thing.
Mar
7
comment Biblical basis for “We are the living law”?
I've heard variations on this a couple times but nothing consistent enough to pin down. It could be coming from somewhere, but when I've questioned it there has been nothing but really shaky exegesis of bits of verses like "dead to sin". I've yet to run across it fleshed out and agreed on by any group, but that doesn't mean its not out there.
Mar
7
comment When should we not receive holy communion?
In what way is this representative of the Baptist views and practices questioned?