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Web programmer in South Africa - still using mostly classic ASP, C++, and Delphi on occasion.


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answered Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
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comment Does the Bible say if animals in Eden were carnivorous, or when animals on Earth became carnivorous?
+1 Good answer. As a YEC I do want to disagree that we believe the entire bible is to be taken literally - only that the parts that read as history should be taken historically, poetry should be read poetically. Many passages in the Bible are clearly not literal, but figurative. YEC's would argue that the style of writing in Genesis indicates that it intends the reader to understand it as a historic account, not poetry or allegory.
Aug
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comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
Assuming God is unfair is also an assumption. You will evaluate all evidence in the light of your underlying assumptions. The biggest flaw you can make in logic is denying that you have underlying assumptions that cannot necessarily be proven. "... one which is demonstrably false" - that is a very big claim. What criteria are you using to decide the validity of this demonstration? Those criteria are also ultimately based on assumptions.
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comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
I am not saying the question is pointless. If I thought it was pointless I wouldn't have spent time formulating an answer. My fear is that many people get hung up in an endless debate over it, and there is no definitive way to prove or answer the question, or the debate would have ended centuries ago. I can present good arguments for both sides. That is why I skewed out of trying to definitively answer it and present a practical perspective that might solve the deadlock for some people.
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comment Is it hypocritical to be a Christian and also be against welfare?
Turn that around for a second - does a sin disqualify you from being a Christian? If Bob knows James as a professing Christian, and James tells Bob a lie which Bob later discovers - does this justify Bob saying "... and you call yourself a Christian?"
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comment Is it hypocritical to be a Christian and also be against welfare?
Giorgio - please show me where in my answer above I was justifying sin?
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comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
Yeowch. I wish I could have a long discussion in person about this view of salvation - but since I have +- 500 chars to comment here I will simply ask: Do you believe God means us to be in relationship with Him, and if so, would knowing His name be important? And secondly mention an out of context verse to you (though I believe in context it retains this meaning): Acts 4:12 NIV Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved."
Sep
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answered If the Bible is open to interpretation, how does one know which one is right?
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comment Should we love Satan since he is our greatest enemy?
@Phelios - I see no statement in the Bible as to whether or not God gave Satan a chance to repent. We are not given information one way or another. I think we should give God the benefit of the doubt rather than Satan and assume He acted 100% justly.
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comment What happens to people who have never heard about Jesus?
@felideon - I agree that is certainly a possible reading of the verse. I haven't done enough study to prefer one position over the other. Either way is a miraculous intervention of God's grace though. My point in the answer is not about the exact mechanics of God's methods, merely to propose that we assume God will deal fairly with everyone no matter how He chooses to do so.