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My wife and I were married in 1994, and we have four beautiful children.

I'm an avid Dallas Cowboys fan, hence my gravatar.


Jun
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
28
awarded  Scholar
Jan
28
accepted Does God Answer Every Prayer Asked In Jesus' Name?
Dec
18
comment Does God Answer Every Prayer Asked In Jesus' Name?
+1 for "So yes, God will answer prayers which, through our lives and experience in him, are aligned with his will." That is the way I understand it, too.
Dec
18
comment Does God Answer Every Prayer Asked In Jesus' Name?
+1 for the discussion on what "name" means.
Dec
18
comment Does God Answer Every Prayer Asked In Jesus' Name?
+1 for reminding that context is important.
Dec
18
awarded  Student
Dec
18
asked Does God Answer Every Prayer Asked In Jesus' Name?
Aug
27
comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
Yes, there is a difference. So to be clear, when I say that God is ultimately sovereign over our decisions, I am precisely saying that He controls them as opposed to merely foreknowing them. Even though we make them independently from our perspective and are held accountable for them, God is actively in control of everything that happens.
Aug
20
awarded  Commentator
Aug
20
comment If God is omniscient , He would have forseen how He would send the flood and kill everyone
+1 Excellent. My only quibble is that God knew Adam and Eve would sin, not that they might sin.
Aug
19
comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
Acts 4:27-28 indicate that not only did God know what Pilate and Herod would do, their decisions were foreordained. Genesis 50:20 indicates that while Joseph's brothers intended evil by selling him into slavery, God intended the very same action for good. Was Pilate free in his choice? Were Joseph's brothers? Are we? From our perspective, our decisions are free, but Scripture indicates that God is ultimately sovereign over them.
Aug
19
comment If God controls our decisions, does this mean we don't have free will?
From man's perspective, we have free will to choose good or evil. But taken to its logical conclusion, it would suggest that man can thwart God's will. For example, if man is fully free to choose good or evil, Pilate could have chosen to let Jesus go. However, Acts 4:27-28 indicate that Pilate did exactly what God had predetermined He would. Did Pilate have free will? No doubt his decision was "free" from his perspective, but it was foreordained by God. Thus, in the end, my conclusion is that God is sovereign over our choices, but we are held accountable for them.
Jun
17
comment Would Nicene Christians consider a Unitarian Baptism sufficient for entry into the Church?
+1 The "repent" is critically important to properly understand what "believe" means. Biblical belief is not a mental ascent to the facts of who Jesus is and what He did on Calvary for even Satan himself understands this (James 2:19). No, biblical belief involves denying one's self and submitting to Christ's authority (Luke 9:23). Stated another way, it centers around the idea of Jesus as Lord (Acts 16:31, Romans 10:9,13). Baptism follows that.
Jun
15
awarded  Critic
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awarded  Fanatic
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awarded  Enthusiast
Feb
25
awarded  Teacher
Feb
25
answered Do not boil a goat in its mothers milk
Feb
16
comment Does the priest have the power to forgive sins?
Whether they can or not, why should sins be confessed to a priest and not directly to God (1 John 1:9)?