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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.


Nov
6
comment Are there any differences between Protestant and Catholic theology concerning the distinction between demonic possession from mental illness?
I'm going on record to say that I disagree with the close votes suggesting this is too broad. Sure it's a broad question but it's also answerable with a few specifics hitting the highlights and with pointers to avenues for further research.
Nov
3
comment What do modern evangelicals/dispensationalists believe about the general resurrection and final judgment?
Answers to this question are going to be—by necessity—somewhat subjective. However I would suggest that it falls in a class of subjective that we should actually be able to handle in this QnA format. I would only suggest that answerers review What are guidelines for "Good Subjective" answers on this site? before posting!
Nov
3
comment What do modern evangelicals/dispensationalists believe about the general resurrection and final judgment?
@rhetorician Comments are not for discussion of theological or spiritual issues. Please reserve them for requests to or suggestions on improving posts.
Nov
2
comment According to SDA can all pastors forgive sin, or just the original twelve apostles?
Your comment says "yes" but your answer edits seem to indicate "no". Which did you mean?
Nov
1
comment According to SDA can all pastors forgive sin, or just the original twelve apostles?
This looks like a good start to an answer, but can you address the last part of the question? Is this SDA belief at variance with mainstream branches of Christianity in interpreting this particular verse?
Oct
31
comment Did Jesus mean that Heaven and Earth would actually pass away in Matthew 24:25?
You might also find these meta posts helpful in understanding what we expect from questions around here. Others like What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't) and How we are different than other sites? have more general info on how the site works.
Oct
31
comment Did Jesus mean that Heaven and Earth would actually pass away in Matthew 24:25?
I know this may come as a surprise, but this question needs to be more focused in order to stand on this site. There are several major views inside Christianity on heaven and they are not all compatible. In order to ask how something "should" be understood, you must include "according to who". This site is for explaining the extant teachings of specific Christian groups, not for a general search of truth. If you are looking for textual analysis instead we could migrate this to Biblical Hermeneutics, or you could edit here to add a framework inside which you are interested in hearing answers.
Oct
31
comment Did the city of Nazareth exist in the time of Jesus?
@curiousdannii You might have been right a year and a half ago. The system doesn't let us migrate anything older than 60 days, so these need to be caught and decided on early rather than late. At this point either it stands as on-topic or it doesn't, but the alternative is outright closure.
Oct
29
comment Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?
Welcome to the site, and I appreciate the fact that you used references to back up your answer, but this does not seem to address the actual question that was asked.
Oct
29
comment How literally do you take and universally apply what Jesus said?
As is common for old resources, this link has gone stale and is no longer working. Can we ask that you see if you can find an updated copy and this time quote and/or summarize parts of it so we actually have the answer in-line here with the external article only for added reference?
Oct
29
comment Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
@curiousdannii I've suggested extending this to cover both the original Anabaptist and the current traditions derived from them. Hopefully that doesn't make for too broad a question.
Oct
26
comment What does Liberate 2014/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love'?
Whether you agree with the various views or not the role of this site is purely documentary: we describe extant positions; it is not our role to judge or rank them on their level of truth. Rather than asking what is basically a mini-inquisition (the current wording basically boils down to "Verse X says Y but who opposes the Bible and believes Z?"), a more constructive approach to this would be to ask about the view itself. Maybe something along the lines of "What does Liberate/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love' and what is their understanding of man's role in reciprocating per 1 John 4:19?"
Oct
26
comment What does Liberate 2014/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love'?
This seems like a valid question, but you've asked it in a combative way that pre-loads the topic and will necessarily evoke defensive answers. I don't know about the conference and haven't read the book, but just from reading this it sounds like you are attacking a view that you may or may not even be properly representing. Even the verse you quote in John seems to suggest something that might be what tho expression is getting at: the instigator in the equation was God and his love and we only reciprocate because he initiated.
Oct
25
comment Did Jesus die for nothing?
Just "unlikely"?
Oct
24
comment Did God change the DNA and genetics of Adam's rib?
@tiesasvWil Comments are not the place to answer questions. If you have an answer, post it as such. Otherwise reserve the comment space for requests for clarifications or suggestions for improving posts.
Oct
23
comment What happens if someone who is not elect tries to seek God?
@MattGutting That is indeed a different question but the dim tour version is: primarily by checking that the attributes of the God you think you know match those described in Scripture and that your like exhibits the fruits of the Spirit.
Oct
19
comment Moses - did he kill thousands?
If you just want to criticize a text, at least read and comment on what it actually says. This is not what the the Bible says (and you have nothing else on which to base these numbers). Moses didn't kill all the first born. He didn't even order it. He just bore the warning from God that it was going to happen. Same with most of these other cases. Moses was a murderer, but this accounting is representative of neither history nor the Bible's account nor Christianity's beliefs. As such I'm not sure what it's doing as an answer here at all.
Oct
19
comment Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?
@PaulDraper No, not as in born. Very specifically not as in born. That would mean there were two separate (and physical) beings. That belief is one way Mormonism is completely and irreconcilably different from the rest of Christianity.
Oct
18
comment Did only Jesus human body remain in the grave for the three days?
This does not answer the question: it tells us nothing about Christianity. It only tells us the beliefs of one Christian (you) and how you reached that position without even touching on where this belief fits into Christianity, whether it is representative of more than just yourself or what the other positions are. This question specifically asks for those things (and even if it didn't this is an expectation for all questions on this site without specific viewpoint limitations).
Oct
17
comment Does Jeremiah 8:8 imply that the scriptures were corrupted?
Did Jeremiah complain about corrupt torah in Jeremiah 8:8?