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I'm a software engineer who enjoys life in rural Idaho.


Mar
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comment What does these death in bible verses mean?
And, when Jesus came and performed his ministry he raised this up to a spiritual level. Now, instead of being killed physically, such people are simply excommunicated from the church his apostles established.
Mar
18
comment What does these death in bible verses mean?
What I spoke of here was what I learned from a person who was Jewish themselves and who spoke from their own understanding of the history of how things were actually done in many instances. In their view the permanent exile of a sinner was sufficiently equivalent to the actual physical death of the sinner. I'm not going to say whether I agree with this or not, it's just how things were done in many cases. Permanent banishment could be seen as a humane softening producing the same net affect of removing someone from society.
Mar
18
answered In the LDS church what is the process of calling a new prophet?
Jan
28
comment Verse that mention Jesus eating meat?
You may want to clarify post or pre resurrection. When it speaks of Jesus eating cooked fishes it was a reference to what He did as a resurrected body of flesh and bone. You might also want to consider the connection between him calling his disciples to be "fishers of men" and authorized them to give them the baptism of fire (in order to cook them). In Ephesians 5:30 Paul comes right out and says the body of Christ is in fact the "fishes" that the disciples "cook" and bring into His body. Christianity itself, is/was a flesh and bone body and is/was the physical resurrected body of Christ.
Dec
3
answered What does these death in bible verses mean?
Oct
1
answered When was it first said in Christianity by a Church Father that heretics must be put to death?
Oct
1
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Sep
24
answered How does the death and resurrection save humanity?
Sep
18
comment What does St. Augustine mean by predestination?
You didn't explicitly state that you were only interested in the Catholic perspective. The view I shared isn't specific to any particular sect or branch of Christianity and is simply derived from what is written in holy scripture and I see no reason why a Catholic would be incapable of conceiving things as I have presented here.
Sep
12
comment When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
Not a fan of any movies, TV or whatever that is you are talking about. I think I remember when I was much younger there being a cheesy TV show called that but my memories are fuzzy. Why do you ask? Are you trying to make me sound like a kook?
Sep
12
comment When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
Did you read what I wrote? There are a number of references quoted. If you have a more specific concern you want a reference to help you with, make a specific request. For example, how many times does Jesus speak about the Father and the Father's Kingdom? Do I have to give quotes to make such "understood" references to Him and His Kingdom?
Sep
10
answered When were the angels created?
Sep
10
revised When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
Needed to add a concluding thought.
Sep
10
comment When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
It also helps to know that cycles repeat over and over as one creation waxes old and perishes as a new creation is birthed into being. So, what happened before shall also happen again. This becomes clear once you can see the end from the beginning in terms of how cycles overlap and flow from one to the next, etc.
Sep
10
comment When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
I like that you bring out the aspect of how God speaks to a nation or a city as if an individual. This is in fact a common thing and is what Paul refers to as a being of flesh and bone in Ephesians 5:30 when he relates members of the church as members of the body of Christ. He wasn't saying the metaphorical body of Christ either, he literally meant what he said. Flesh and bone bodies are real and tangible and it helps to understand scripture to keep that in mind.
Sep
10
answered When did Satan get cast out of heaven? Or is that yet to come?
Aug
15
answered What is the difference between the grave and Hades?
Aug
15
comment What does St. Augustine mean by predestination?
I simply answered the question as posed. If you only wanted the Catholic perspective, then the question needs to explicitly request such so people like me don't waste my breath saying things to be made fun of.
Jul
28
comment How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
Mormonism has firm roots in the belief that all persons can (and are responsible to) go to God directly and receive a personal witness of what is true and of God and discern what is untrue and/or not of God. Logic is viewed with a healthy level of respect but a willingness to have confirmed as true that which no logical proof exists to backup is part of the territory. In time all things will make perfect and logical sense to the sincere seekers of truth as the fog of man's ignorance is eliminated. That said, I have seen a drift in the "just follow the prophet" direction contradicting this.
Jul
28
comment How do LDS know that Brigham Young and his successors are true prophets?
Be careful how you read that quote from Wilford Woodruff. Saying "it is not in the programme" means you need to know the program to get the full meaning. In D&C 107:81-84 the responsibility to remove a wayward church president rests upon the membership. "All are responsible and none are exempt." There is a difference in the mantle of authority between Lord's Anointed Prophet and the Church President. Removal of the Lord's Anointed Prophet is simply a matter of him receiving no more "thus saith the Lord" oracles. Removal of a Church President requires the membership to take action to impeach.