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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
5
comment Does Joyce Meyer preach salvation by faith in Jesus alone (ie not works)?
@bruisedreed I believe that quote came from a conference recording. I recall seeing that bit in context off the DVD at some point but have been unable to locate a full source online. The soud-byte excerpt is available online many places. If anyone finds a fuller excerpt please feel free to link it here!
Mar
5
comment Does Joyce Meyer preach salvation by faith in Jesus alone (ie not works)?
Related question on Joyce Meyer.
Mar
5
comment What is the gist of CARM's critisizm of Joyce Meyer?
Joyce Meyer is heavily into what is known as the "Word of Faith" movement, the teachings of which are quite different from mainstream Christian teachings which CARM defends. I answered a similar question with some information that might be helpful to you in sorting out the positions.
Feb
24
comment What exegesis do Lutherans perform to explain the basis for their theology of “Two Kinds of Righteousness”?
This is a great question topically but the post itself could use some help. Linking to the PDF is great, but at least enough context to present the gist of the question should be cited in the post itself.
Feb
23
comment How does the Jehovah's Witness denomination deal with the filial piety among its East Asian believers?
This doesn't seem to answer the question that was asked, nor is it apparent (except perhaps from your use of the word Jehovah) that this represents a JW perspective. Can you edit this to make it explicit how JW groups actually deal with this issue on the ground?
Feb
21
comment Where did Noah park the Ark after the flood?
Hey @JimG. lets not go the ad hominem route here. If you want to weigh in on a discussion of the suitability of this question for the site and how it should be handled do so with an answer here on meta but a personal attack on a commenter that criticized the post is not okay.
Feb
18
comment Was baptism practiced before Christ?
It looks to me like this is a duplicate post with your previous answer. I've gone ahead and deleted the other one in favor of leaving this one because it looks like you've setup this account farther than the other one so it should be easier to use going forward.
Feb
17
comment How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
It seems to me that the actual question you asked here is fine for this site but the one you meant to ask is not. How that happened I don't know, but you seem to be actually looking for something other than what you asked. This site doesn't deal in "true Christianity" would do or believe, but what specific groups at specific times did or believed is very much on topic. Do you want to run with the question as asked that would be appropriate on this site?
Feb
17
comment How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
@Bye I think I see some miss-understandnig about this site in your last comment. Remember questions on this site are not looking for truth, nor are answers expected to represent the most logical reading of Scripture. The question as you asked it (whether you meant to or not, it was worded properly for this site) is what Scriptures were used by a specific group of people to justify a cause. Whether their use of Scripture was appropriate or not, whether it makes sense or not, should not factor in at all. The question is: does this accurately represent what those Christians thought and did?
Feb
16
comment How was slavery in the U.S. justified by Christianity?
Mod notice: Comments are not for debating slavery or American history, much less ISIS and the Middle East. Ya'll got way off track there. I've stripped the comments down to just the ones that deal with the the post itself. That's what comments are for: suggest improvements, ask for clarification or provide other post feedback. Save the discussion of the topical matter for another venue.
Feb
13
comment Is there biblical evidence of seraphims being angels?
The Luke passage you quote does not appear to establish anything at all relevant to the question asked. The rest of this is no more than annecdotal as the question is specifically asking if Christians believe there is Biblical evidence for a connection, not for your experiences.
Feb
11
comment Have Creationists advanced any particular Theories of Origin that they claim are falsifiable via the scientific method?
Mod notice: Comments are not for debating issues. If you have a suggestion for improving this question post or a request for clarification you may comment. Otherwise take the topical debate to Christianity Chat or other venues and stick to posting full direct answers on the main site.
Feb
7
comment How do cessationists interpret James 5:13-18?
@JohnPeters Plase don't use comments as mini-answers. If you have an answer, post it. In this case the question is not what Paul meant but what cessationists believe, so your comment is pure theological discussion. Please understand this is not a discussion forum and comments should be reserved for requesting or suggesting clarifications to posts.
Feb
5
comment What is the basis for the claim that Judaism is a Christian Heresy?
You may be seriously asking but seriously, did you do any research from other sources before you asked this? Like, for example, from the Bible? If the Bible claims Christianity to be the fulfillment of pre-Messiah Judaism, how could Judaism be a Christian heresy?
Feb
4
comment Is Genesis 18 regarded as a Theophany of the Trinity?
This answer may be technically correct, but it answers the wrong question. Remember this is Christianity not Biblical Hermeneutics and the point is to explain where various branches of Christianity stand on issues, not to argue from the text about what should or should not be believed. You kind of gloss over the issue about what extant Christian teachings there are on this matter. That's the question that needs answering here, not an exegesis of the verse (right or wrong).
Feb
2
comment What significance do Catholics see in the fact that Adam and Eve 'knew each other' only after original sin?
@curiousdannii Using the expression "original sin" to refer to the event of the fall rather than the doctrine is pretty common among Catholic laity. I don't see any issue with leaving it the way it is as what is meant will be readily apparent to anyone with expertise to answer the question anyway.
Feb
2
comment When is the first documented case of Christians praying to the dead saints?
@user10871 Can you please edit this answer to include both the link and relevant citation? Comments on the SE system are ephemeral and should not be relied on to provide the answer to questions, that needs to be done in the body of question posts.
Feb
2
comment Did Jesus commit any sin pertaining to the Sabbath?
See here for meta discussion re closure.
Jan
28
comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
It's usually pretty easy to find sources by searching for bits of quotes. In the event you come across some that you can't find it may be okay on occasion to quote it anyway but specifically reference it with a note saying you cannot find the attribution. That will encourage editors to add the source if they can find it and at least understand that it's not plagiarism if they can't.
Jan
28
comment What is the basis for the idea of a seven year peace treaty with Israel in the end times?
No worries. See my other comment for follow up.