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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
1
comment acts 16 Earthquake
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Apr
1
comment Did Christ Jesus make Peter walk on water?
@Anonymous I fail to see how the breakdown on this has anything to do with denomination per se. If anything there might be a doctrinal framework that you could class this under one way or another, but since I cannot think of exactly what to label it (and you haven't offered a suggestion either) maybe we should leave the call for a focus to somebody that thinks they know what that would be and why.
Apr
1
comment How did God's morality not change between OT and NT times?
Mod Notice: <comments removed> Please keep the theological discussion out of comments. Comments can request clarification or give feedback on a post but they are not for discussing the issues that posts are about. Keep that for chat or other sites. Thanks for understanding.
Apr
1
comment Can you give air-kisses to icons in the Eastern Orthodox church instead of physical kisses?
Mod Notice: Let's keep the comments on topic here guys (looking at you @Anonymous ;)). They can be used to request clarification but not to carry on a discussion whether related to the subject or, as in the case of the ones I just removed, not. Take that to Christianity Chat. Responses to requests for clarification should normally be edited into answers, not continued in comments. Thanks for understanding.
Apr
1
comment What is the basis for First Communion?
@davidbrainerd Your comments here are completely inappropriate. If you have a critique for this post that are consistent with a Catholic perspective that would be fine, bit this is a question specifically about Catholicism and critiquing answers from a different perspective is not acceptable. Ridicule from any perspective is also not acceptable here.
Apr
1
comment How does Western Christian theology explain the doctrine of the Filioque within the context of the Old Testament?
Mod notice: <comments cleared> Comments are not the place to debate theological issues. They can be used to request clarification on a post when necessary, but in the case of questions like this that have specific context already, if you cannot answer what was asked it's probably best to just leave it for somebody that can. It isn't helpful to raise a discussion about whether the doctrine being asked about should even be a doctrine.
Apr
1
comment What are the biblical basis for membership in the church today?
Paul this question is going to need some scope on order to be reasonably answered here. Most denominations (rightly or wrongly) consider their membership practices to be Biblical. Not only could books be written on just this topic, many have. We will need you to drill down much closer to something you want to learn about in extant Christian practice or belief. This site is simply not the place to find correct answers to such debated theological issues.
Apr
1
comment What are the biblical basis for membership in the church today?
Mod notice: (@davidbrainerd et all) Please do not use comments for mini-answers. They are for dealing with the post, not the post's subject matter. You can use them to offer feedback of the post, ask for clarification, etc but not to dig into theological issues.
Mar
28
comment Why is Christianity so despised in the World?
Mod notice: Please stop using comments to debate issues, that is not what the function is here for. You may use them to request clarification or suggest improvements to posts but not for debating theology/policits/history/whatever else. In other words comments should be focused on the post not on the issues the post focuses on.
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Please one of you two hit that chat link so this is archived because it's going to get purged from here soon! (@Flimzy)
Mar
25
comment How do YECs respond to the lack of non-Christian buy-in to their “creation science”?
Mod Notice: Hey guys; your using comments wrong. Please take discussion and debate to chat and save comments for things focused on improving posts (usually a one way street).
Mar
24
comment What is the Difference between a Heretic and a Schismatic, according Catholic and Orthodox tradition?
Closely related: What made Luther a heretic and not a schismatic?
Mar
24
comment What is the basis that many mainstream Christian groups justify labeling groups like the Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses as Non Christians?
At some point when this was initially posted I upvoted it. I have just retracted that vote and changed it to a downvote based on my review of the current contents of the post. Whatever it did before this answer now focuses on defending your own unique theology and is clearly not representative of the theology of mainstream Christian groups or their objections to LDS theology. This question clearly calls for what justification mainstream groups use. Your attack on the doctrine of the Trinity clearly puts this in a non-mainstream camp and inappropriate as an answer to this question.
Mar
23
comment Who are the right persons to take charge of the pulpit?
What Christian tradition are you interested in hearing from here? This site isn't for finding out what God intended so much as learning about specific Christian traditions. It's not clear from the way you have asked that that is your intention in asking this.
Mar
19
comment Why does God let people suffer?
Welcome to Christianity Stack Exchange! To clarify a common misconception about this site, we're a fairly academic question and answer site run by a secular company. We have numerous members who are Christians, but because of the nature of this site, we don't answer "advice" questions. It's not that we don't want to help, but on the contrary, we don't feel that it's in anyone's best interest to try to do so on this site. For more info, please see this post: Pastoral Advice Questions
Mar
17
comment Does God need/demand humans' faith for them to be saved? If so, why?
"Celestial kingdom" is a dead give away. That is wording isn't used outside of LDS circles. As for your answer, I'm going to have to say your assertion that "God has faith" is not widely representative of Christian theology, nor is the faith of the healed being the only determining factor in miracles.
Mar
14
comment Does the Bible espouse moral absolutism or moral relativism?
As far as I can see this is not representative of any Christian view on the matter. The first issue is raised by your use of the word "innocent". Christianity does not believe anyone is innocent before God. After that it's all down hill and I don't know of any Christian group that interprets the Bible this way. Can you clarify what doctrinal position you are speaking for and hence why this would be on topic for this site?
Mar
13
comment Do Rastafarians believe in Jesus as the Way to God?
This does not seem to answer the question at all. Maybe the external link does, but we expect at least a summary here that states what the answer is to the original question.
Mar
9
comment Can we visit loved ones in Hell?
I cringe every time I see this passage used because it is so commonly used to support something it does not say, but in this case I think the usage is appropriate! No visitation.
Mar
9
comment What is the Difference Between ROCOR-MP and ROCOR-A (ROCA)
@curiousdannii Someone unfamiliar with the acronyms is highly unlikely to be able to answer this anyway so i don't think it matters. A good answer on the other hand will naturally shed some light on what stands for what, so i think it's actually in the best interest of this question to stay specialized.