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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.

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Mar
14
comment Is there a need for Christians to believe in Christianity at all, if they don't believe in Resurrection and Salvation through Christ alone?
I don't think this is an accurate representation of either the genre of Christianity being asked about in the question or, for that matter, of RCC views which wouldn't really match the question anyway. I'm having a hard time deciding if this is a total miss-fit (NAA material based on not matching the question scope) or just wrong in that its explanations just aren't representative of the traditions mentioned.
Mar
14
comment How Christians explain that Isaiah 7:14 refers to a virgin?
You appear to be trying to force a square peg into a round hole. If you have a question about a Christian tradition's doctrinal viewpoint ask about that. Such a question would not have all the original language stuff and wouldn't need to depend on a hermetical argument about the nature of a text. As it stands this is more and more a BH thing: the area of expertise that deals with the sort of content this question is full of is there, not here. Even if the answer is "a reading in context can only produce X, Y can only be arrived at through a doctrinal lens", the site that can say that is BH.
Mar
14
comment How Christians explain that Isaiah 7:14 refers to a virgin?
This is either a truth question about what usage is correct and should be on BH (last paragraph is clearly that) or a stump-the-chumps question (your comments on answers suggest this). Questions are not for proving something wrong. Please edit this to be a proper question per the guidelines of one site or another.
Mar
12
comment What Bible verses suggest that humans can become angels?
@BrianHitchcock Um, no. Actually we aren't. At least not according to far more that 2/3 of Christianity!
Mar
10
comment According to Reformed Theology how can we saved by Grace 'Alone' and Faith 'Alone'?
@aslan You assume their respective fields overlap. I think that's where you're confused (and this answer does not clarify). In Reformed Protestant parlance Justification and Salvation are not referring to the same thing. The rest of this answer is fine as far as it goes, but it would be much better to include the difference between those issues so it's clear why a separate "alone" can be used when referring to the prerequisites.
Mar
10
comment What is the difference between pre-Nicene Trinitarianism and Arianism in terms of their Christology?
@thedarkwanderer I agree this question is too long and convoluted. A large portion of that content would be part of a decent answer, not part of the question. On the other hand your chop-job on it bordered on insulting. I've rolled it back and am going to ask the OP to do some cleanup instead. Some context for the question can be expected in any decent question, it just isn't necessary to stake out a defense of an entire theological position as port of a question.
Mar
7
comment Biblical basis for “We are the living law”?
I've heard variations on this a couple times but nothing consistent enough to pin down. It could be coming from somewhere, but when I've questioned it there has been nothing but really shaky exegesis of bits of verses like "dead to sin". I've yet to run across it fleshed out and agreed on by any group, but that doesn't mean its not out there.
Mar
7
comment When should we not receive holy communion?
In what way is this representative of the Baptist views and practices questioned?
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.