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


Jun
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awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
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awarded  Yearling
Sep
1
awarded  Yearling
Nov
8
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?"
Nov
7
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?
Oct
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
23
awarded  Commentator
Sep
23
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
23
answered If the Bible is open to interpretation, how does one know which one is right?
Sep
22
awarded  Disciplined
Sep
22
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.
Sep
22
awarded  Critic
Sep
10
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.
Sep
9
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
8
comment Why do Protestants allow contraception?
To give the Catholics a head start ;-)
Sep
6
answered If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
Sep
6
comment What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
Alright I have tried to expand on the quote from Mathew Henry. I still recommend reading his full commentary on this parable as he pulls some great nuances from it. It is still one of the most challenging parables from an interpretation standpoint. Makes the case that a good story can provoke much more thought than a pre-digested answer.
Sep
6
revised What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
Added my own comments at the end
Sep
6
comment What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?
OK - I'll try and add to my answer, though I still don't think I can say it better than Henry
Sep
6
answered What is “The Parable of the Shrewd Manager” about?