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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
1
comment Why does God not show Himself beyond reasonable doubt?
That might not be the right reason, but I'm not sure it fits either. Can you open a meta post on this calling for a review?
Feb
23
comment What is meant by “love covers over a multitude of sins”?
We're looking for answers more on par with thesis paper summaries than this. We really need you to cite references for specific doctrines, identify who believes what, and generally sort out the details like that. I know this site has a huge learning curve, but we really need more effort than this. Would you care to edit this post and up the ante a bit?
Feb
23
comment What is meant by “love covers over a multitude of sins”?
This answer would be a lot better if you could add references showing that this is a common understanding, and who teaches/believes it. On this site, we're not looking for personal interpretation, but rather focusing on what various Christian groups teach. See How we are different than other sites? and What makes a good supported answer?
Feb
21
comment II Corinthians tells us we must all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. But by what will we be judged?
Okay the canned close reason is a little off here because obviously the ultimate answer to this question isn't going to be man's opinion. But that doen't make it a suitable question for this site. See this post on meta for an explanation of how we are using this close reason on this site. Then figure out how to edit this question to be about Christianity rather than about ultimate truth. You need some "according to" or "what does x teach about" type scoping. We can only answer for extant teachings of organized religion, not for truth.
Feb
21
comment According to Jehovah's Witnesses, how many of the 144 000 have already been identified?
Thanks for answering this question and bringing some JW knowledge to bear on a question that calls for it. However having read this I have to say it does a lot of rambling and some preaching and only a little answering the question. Can you edit to remove the bits that aren't related to the question and clarify the points that are most relevant to the question? Thank for understanding.
Feb
21
comment What is the importance of reading the Bible?
If this is going to stay open, everybody answering should take note of What are guidelines for "Good Subjective" answers on this site?
Feb
21
comment What is the biblical basis for baptism by sprinkling?
Mod Notice: I have removed a whole pile of answers from this question that were obviously way out of line with our site guidelines. This question may only be answered from the perspective of people who think there is scriptural support for sprinkling. Saying it's an invalid practice is Not An Answer per our rules on matching the scope of answers to the question. Also debating infant/adult baptism is not the subject of the question even though it is tangentially related, this is about sprinkling as opposed to immersion, not paedo vs. believer baptism.
Feb
20
comment Spiritual Gifts, how can we understand/ master them?
In what way is this answer representative of Christian teaching and whose views are represented? Please see the posts tagged faq+answers for information on what we expect from answers on this site. Also have you seen our about page?
Feb
19
comment According to Jehovah's Witnesses, how many of the 144 000 have already been identified?
To my knowledge the answer to this is going to be "all of them as of last century", but I don't have enough details to make a full answer. Yet.
Feb
19
comment What denominations subscribe to or accommodate the Conditionalist doctrine of hell?
The correct term for this is Annihilationism, not Conditionalism. The latter term means something else entirely, see this answer on your other question for an explanation of when to use which term.
Feb
19
comment Who believe that innocent children will also go to Hell?
Your block on "Protestants" is definitely not representative of Reformed Protestants, nor indeed of many other not so Reformed groups. I can's speak for the Catholic section, but I don't think this answer as put is useful for de-mystifying the terminology problem the OP is stuck on.
Feb
19
comment Who believe that innocent children will also go to Hell?
Most groups who believe in Original Sin say that it is a Sin Nature that we inherit from Adam by virtue of being human, not by "starting an act of sin" ourselves. As such the question is moot for most of us because there are none innocent. Is this what you would like explained in an answer or is this directed at some subset who believe in original sin but not a sin nature (I'm not sure who that would be...)?
Feb
19
comment Does the Roman Catholic church consider HIPAA to be an unjust law?
This addresses how you think the law postures itself in relation to the church, but this question is the opposite of that. What does the Catholic church think about the law?
Feb
19
comment Did Jesus die on the cross or on the tree?
Welcome to the site Val. We cleaned up your duplicate account issue for you. In the mean time this answer could use some serious supporting. As it is it looks like it has some factual errors. Would you be willing to examine those and edit in whatever references and support you have on this subject?
Feb
18
comment Why did Pope Francis say, “When we encounter the Cross, do we turn to Mary,” rather than to Christ?
This site is not a discussion forum or a place for personal opinion and speculation. We like to see factual answers that can be backed up with references. Did you just speculate on this or can you demonstrate that this is in alignment with Catholic teaching?
Feb
18
comment Why did Pope Francis say, “When we encounter the Cross, do we turn to Mary,” rather than to Christ?
Mod Notice: This site is not a place to attack beliefs you believe are wrong. I have removed a bunch of comments and a couple answers that just attacked Catholicism. Either this question gets asked and answered in the context of Catholic teaching or <there no option b>.
Feb
15
comment Why does Christianity claim to be the only true religion?
I'm not the dowvoter here, but your "along with me" comes across wrong ... just thought you should know. Try doing that the other way—you agree with most of Christianity rather than it agreeing with you. That or use more finesse so it doesn't sound like hubris. Even "as do I" would fix that.
Feb
14
comment What is the scriptural basis for the conditionalist doctrine of hell?
Are these specific arguments representative of Annihilationism specifically or just your formulations? Could you edit to make it clear who is being represented here and also deal with the where "conditionalism" from the question fits in?
Feb
14
comment Can I project more than 500 verses of Scripture over the course of a year? Or, an entire book of the Bible?
Unfortunately, your instinct is not the way this sometimes plays out.
Feb
14
comment What is the scriptural basis for the conditionalist doctrine of hell?
This is an exemplary answer; the format and approach taken to the content model the pattern I think most answers on this site should take!