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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
19
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
@Hello Your question is not about covenants. The fact that you believe the answer to be based on a covenant is irrelevant. Reformed theology sees everything as dependent on covenants, that doesn't mean everything gets that tag. The tags are not for your use as a question asker so much as for the site taxonomy. Please let the community that understands them manage them.
Nov
18
comment Do Protestants believe Jesus and Satan are brothers?
@Hello Comments are not the place to debate theological issues or provide partial answers. You may chat with folks in out chat room Christianity Chat. Otherwise please reserve the comment function for either requesting clarifications or suggesting improvements to posts.
Nov
18
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
Also you should know that @curiousdannii is right about tags. Please do not use tags that do not apply to the scope of your question. Whether or not you intent an answer to mention Abraham, he was not mentioned or even hinted as as part of what you were questioning. Likewise your even in the OT is used in answering this question is not about the OT. Tag taxonomy can be hard at first, so when you do get help in that area it's usually best to let more experienced community members clean things up. Tags aro not a chance to add 5 of whatever you feel like, they are for our local organization.
Nov
18
comment What is the Biblical basis that through the covenants God has promised to bless his people materially?
This post contains more statements than it does questions. As far as the basic scope of the question goes it seems to be largely the same scope as the other question. Any aspect in which it is different is entirely unclear from the current form. Also your answer would seem to fit on that question nearly as-is, so I see no reason not to treat this as a duplicate. Please repost your answer over on the other question and make any adaptions for it to address that context well.
Nov
15
comment What is the history of the doctrine of inerrancy?
This starts out great in laying some ground-work for the belief, but I think to really address this question the belief must also be traced up to the present, noting any significant credal statements by the church through history and how the modern definition of the English word stacks up to the historical beliefs.
Nov
12
comment What is the history of the doctrine of inerrancy?
This starts out at a good place but doesn't follow through very well. About in the middle this post stops having references for any of the assertions and no terms are defined. Tracing the development of the modern view would seem to require more than this.
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
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.