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Antiochian Orthodox Christian, Computer Programmer and all around geek.


Apr
19
comment Non-movable feasts in the Lent and Easter seasons
It can't happen in the New Calendar either; it's just a feature of the Old Calendar. How old this feature is I'm not certain of, but I'd imagine it's not pre-first millennium. I
Apr
19
answered What if we were not tempted by the devil but rather, we failed God's test?
Apr
19
answered Non-movable feasts in the Lent and Easter seasons
Apr
19
comment Christian view on chimeras
Very true. So I don't think what we have in Jasher necessary reflects the views of Christians - positively or negatively - on genetic chimeras.
Apr
19
comment Are there “rational” criteria for which books appear in the Bible?
If we're talking about the 66 books of the Protestant Bible, there's some history of how certain books got dropped as well, which I can't cover (frankly, I've heard several stories which may be all true.)
Apr
19
comment Are there “rational” criteria for which books appear in the Bible?
Well, if we're looking at their reasons, we have to look at the canon they created, not a given collection of books we have today. That's the only proper way. Also, there's the Orthodox Canon too, which is the eldest of them all.
Apr
19
answered Are there “rational” criteria for which books appear in the Bible?
Apr
19
comment Are there “rational” criteria for which books appear in the Bible?
One problem: They did not create the Protestant canon. So the question will be hard to answer as posed. So you'd have to look at the books they did canonize and start with them.
Apr
17
comment Christian view on chimeras
To whom is the book of Jasher canon? We Orthodox have a larger canon than most, but it does not include the book. It may be 'pseudopigraphia', books that are unlikely to be by whom they say and of great likelihood contain speculations/opinions more than anything. Also just because the book is mentioned in scripture does not elevate it to a 'second canon'.
Apr
17
revised What is the basis for Theonomy?
Title revision.
Apr
17
comment What is the basis for Theonomy?
This should be 'What is the Biblical basis for Theonomy'; just 'basis' is ambiguous.
Apr
17
answered Should we pray for someone's salvation?
Apr
17
comment Is premarital sex πορνεία (porneia)?
Porneia is not limited to premarital sex; it is more properly thought of as 'any sexual act outside of marriage'.
Apr
17
comment How do Evangelicals celebrate Pentecost?
It's a shame, too, since it is pretty much the third biggest Christian holy day behind Nativity and Pascha.
Apr
17
answered Why would God allow man to test Him?
Apr
17
comment Does Jesus contradict Himself in these verses?
'I will not lose any of those whom you have given me'? But them being armed could be cause for their arrest as much as them being unarmed; Christ knew the temple guard would be sent for him by Judas.
Apr
14
answered How should a Christian feel inside?
Apr
14
comment The Grace Gambit
Ah, I see. For the Romans and the Orthodox, the works are important inasmuch as they actually contribute to salvation in some way - that is, in purging you from sin (or in Medieval RC thought - keeping you out of purgatory, but that must amount to the same thing logically) it's not simply whether God grants salvation - he does - it is a matter of the consequences of the works, and how they lead you toward or away from God. RC and Orthodox may believe that everything about these works is given by God as a grace - but to do them is man's work, not God's.
Apr
14
comment Does Jesus contradict Himself in these verses?
Which prophecy do you have in mind? I'm thinking only that the example of restraint which showed that Christ was not going to fight, not that he couldn't, had to be made.
Apr
13
answered The Grace Gambit