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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.


Aug
13
comment For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?
Can you edit those last two clarification into your answer and explain what the overlap is (or isn't) between them?
Aug
13
comment Why did the Catholic Church change so radically after Vatican II in regards to the status of Jews?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Aug
13
comment For Catholics who object to Vatican II, what are the key issues?
This gives us the label you use for what most people would just call "Roman Catholic", but you don't say how you identify yourselves. Is there a name for this ideology or groups that hold it used either by you internally or by others labeling you?
Aug
12
comment What is the puropse of the other choirs of angels?
Those labels are all used in various places (Corinthians, Colossians, Revelation, etc.) but they don't all refer to angels at all, much less angel choirs. Where did you get that association?
Aug
12
comment Is there biblical basis for the “blood moons”?
This makes some broad generalizations that would mislead a reader unfamiliar with the territory. For example "many Protestants" should really be changed to not that it is specifically dispensationalists that say that and only a subset of Protestant groups are dispensationalist. Many others specifically reject that view (e.g. those with more covenant based theology). The other generalizations are also not supported and the quoted material is not put into context of which Christian views are being represented.
Aug
12
comment Missing verse of the Bible? Acts 8:37
@Zoe "Preferring to use KJV" is not at all the same thing as being "KJV only", so that paragraph obviously does not refer to you or miss-represent your views. It's an explanation of where another (specific) group lies on an issue that is very much relevant to the question. Doing so from the perspective on supporting the NIV is a natural scope for this question. I don't see a problem here.
Aug
9
comment If Jesus was God, then why did he pray?
@Bye I'm aware of all that but it's not really the point of this question or answer.
Aug
9
comment If Jesus was God, then why did he pray?
@gideonmarx Just because all of us do a bad job of following the model doesn't invalidate Jesus prayer as a role model. Find me any major Christian group that believes Christ's prayers were not exemplary of how we should pray. Most of them would agree with you that many/most professing Christians do a poor job at living up to the standard, but they rarely deny this doctrinal position.
Aug
9
comment If Jesus was God, then why did he pray?
@ShakeebShaheen This is not a debate forum. You asked a question asking about Christianity's perspective. You don't have to agree with answers, but this isn't the place to argue about whether they are right or not.
Aug
9
comment If Jesus was God, then why did he pray?
@ShakeebShaheen If you haven't gotten your answer it is because you are not reading—either my words or the articulations of other Christianity. Pastor Stanley said it plainly, I said it in bold face at the top of my answer, and the creed I quoted articulates it in detail. The answer is in front of you. If you prefer to imitate Mr. Deedat's illogical and irreverent arguments rather that really investigating the issue you have nobody to blame but yourself.
Aug
9
comment If Jesus was God, then why did he pray?
If you need to clarify your question please do so by editing your question to be more clear, not commenting (much less picking a fight in comments). You asked what Christians believe, you'll get an answer. Whether you agree with it or not is another thing, and it is not the job of this site to convince you or "prove" a position.
Aug
8
comment Was baptism practiced before Christ?
See also: Was baptism practiced by first-century Jews?
Aug
8
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
@Wikis You can see re-open votes in the revision history. It looks like comments have all the discussion there is. You have all the info I have.
Aug
8
comment Prominent Theologians' answer to: What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
@Onlyheisgood. Comments are not for answering questions. Please stop doing that. If you have an answer that fits tho scope of the question then post it as an answer.
Aug
5
comment Are Lucifer and Satan different beings?
@TheFreemason The type of question and research that would be applicable is quite different from the one you ripped my quote out of context from. I'd appreciate being allowed to speak for myself, and I'd imagine Wikis feels the same. If I see an issue let me make my own comments. If you see an issue make your own comments. In this case I think you are trying to pigeon-hole a conclusion and you missed the fact that the premises and context are incompatable with the argument you stole.
Jul
31
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
@mojo I think you missed the point of my comment entirely. The question asks specifically about Pentecostal views and this answer does not even mention that group, much less cite something relevant showing that this is their view.
Jul
30
comment Did Jonah die and raise from the dead?
"Probably not"? Is that what Pentecostals officially believe? That he might have but probably didn't die? Where are your sources for identifying this as Pentecostal belief?
Jul
30
comment Is there a Biblical basis for born-again virginity?
This has some good points but I think you're missing a few things. The related imagery is is actually much more poignant that you suggest—not only are believing sinners relationship to God painted using marriage imagery, but God's chosen people are described as "adulterous" and having "prostituted themselves", but part of God's work of sanctification is purifying them and giving them clean hearts. Given how many times those patterns are repeated in various contexts I don't think it would be a stretch to say there is a Biblical basis for the idea (if not exactly for the pop-culture version).
Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
The question specifically references heretics, not criminals. It would be useful for an answer to do more than glaze over the connection (or disconnection) between the two.
Jul
29
comment Why doesn't the Catholic Church kill heretics anymore?
Moderator notice: Comment threads which debate subject matter issues will be removed. If you want to discuss something with someone take it to Christianity Chat. If you feel an answer is wrong, downvote it and optionally leave at most one comment explaining how it is wrong and/or could be fixed or improved. The solution for wrong answers is to provide a correct answer, not to debate wrong ones and try to convince the author of their error (if any).