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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.


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.
Feb
5
comment What is the basis for the claim that Judaism is a Christian Heresy?
You may be seriously asking but seriously, did you do any research from other sources before you asked this? Like, for example, from the Bible? If the Bible claims Christianity to be the fulfillment of pre-Messiah Judaism, how could Judaism be a Christian heresy?
Feb
4
comment Is Genesis 18 regarded as a Theophany of the Trinity?
This answer may be technically correct, but it answers the wrong question. Remember this is Christianity not Biblical Hermeneutics and the point is to explain where various branches of Christianity stand on issues, not to argue from the text about what should or should not be believed. You kind of gloss over the issue about what extant Christian teachings there are on this matter. That's the question that needs answering here, not an exegesis of the verse (right or wrong).
Feb
2
comment What significance do Catholics see in the fact that Adam and Eve 'knew each other' only after original sin?
@curiousdannii Using the expression "original sin" to refer to the event of the fall rather than the doctrine is pretty common among Catholic laity. I don't see any issue with leaving it the way it is as what is meant will be readily apparent to anyone with expertise to answer the question anyway.
Feb
2
comment When is the first documented case of Christians praying to the dead saints?
@user10871 Can you please edit this answer to include both the link and relevant citation? Comments on the SE system are ephemeral and should not be relied on to provide the answer to questions, that needs to be done in the body of question posts.
Feb
2
comment Did Jesus commit any sin pertaining to the Sabbath?
See here for meta discussion re closure.
Jan
28
comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
It's usually pretty easy to find sources by searching for bits of quotes. In the event you come across some that you can't find it may be okay on occasion to quote it anyway but specifically reference it with a note saying you cannot find the attribution. That will encourage editors to add the source if they can find it and at least understand that it's not plagiarism if they can't.
Jan
28
comment What is the basis for the idea of a seven year peace treaty with Israel in the end times?
No worries. See my other comment for follow up.
Jan
28
comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
Yes, > does help denote which sections are quotes, but you still need to attribute the quote to someone or somewhere. This (and a few others) were brought to my attention by some community member flagging them for plagiarism. If you hadn't at least used some blockquote formatting I would just have deleted them but I'm sure it wasn't your intention. Howerever at some point you do need to edit this and any others that have no sources to properly credit the author of any material you've used. Thanks for understanding.
Jan
28
comment What is the 70 weeks prophesied in Daniel chapter nine?
This appears to be largely plagiarized from here with no credits. Please edit this to more clearly show what content is yours and give credit to the authors for the material that is not your own.
Jan
28
comment What is the basis for the idea of a seven year peace treaty with Israel in the end times?
The bulk of this answer seems to be copy/pasted from here. You need to edit in some credits where credit is due (and possible edit the quoted section down to just the most relevant bits to the answer). As it stands this is basically plagiarism. Please always source material when you copy/paste content that is not your own original material.
Jan
26
comment What is the difference between 'Hell', 'Sheol', 'Hades' and 'Gehenna'?
@Bye et all: Please note this is not an exegesis question looking for the correct way to understand each term in the Bible, this is a question directed at the usage of the words across the Bible according to Christianity. Any decent answer to this will need to cover the major "camps" as to what these terms are about and who understands them how rather than delving into what the correct understanding of "the bad place" should be.
Jan
17
comment What does Satan look like?
[edited] This is not representative of Christianity's views (nor Biblically accurate). The issue of Satan masquerading as an angel of light is not put in the relevant context that most Christians would put it in, and side issues such as people being attracted to evil things (esp in their unregenerate state) are not explained satisfactorily.
Jan
17
comment What does it mean that God is the saviour of all people, especially those who believe?
@curiousdannii comparing with other verses (esp non Pauline ones!) makes this still a very doctrinal question. This is not easily resolved as a textual issue; one way or the other only a full blown theological framework is going to resolve this question making it a "truth" question here and a "doctrine" question on BH. As written it fits neither site.
Jan
16
comment What does it mean that God is the saviour of all people, especially those who believe?
This has far too many presumptions and is too doctrinally loaded for BH as written. I'm not sure it's okay here either but I can't migrate as is.