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I'm a computer programmer who just graduated. I attend a Presbyterian (PCA) church, and have deep Calvinist theological beliefs. I enjoy talking theology with my friends, especially on the issue of baptism. I sometimes write for Christianity.SE's Eschewmenical blog.


Sep
5
comment Does the Bible say anything about our human relations being kept after death?
I don't have the reference at hand, but in a John. Piper sermon I recently listened to (speaking on the subject of marriage), he stated that though he would not be "married" to his wife in heaven, he believed there would be a different relationship with her in heaven than he would have with other believers.
Aug
23
comment What is meant by “love covers over a multitude of sins”?
@RSW - I think his point was probably along the lines of practicing a careful calculus with God's leading.
Aug
12
comment Do Mainline Presbyterians oppose Satisfaction Theory? Is this why “In Christ Alone” was rejected for their Hymnal?
My (PCA) church sings it often, as do other PCA churches I know of. Certainly not Presbyterians in general
Jun
26
comment Does every denomination / sect have a catechism?
Catechisms are generally summaries of confessions of faith/doctine. Also they are generally old - usually several hundred years (there are, of course, exceptions). More recent denominations are less likely to have them, and some denominations simply have a confession of faith/doctrine
Jun
24
comment What happened to the resurrected after death?
I have heard arguments that would lean this way as well - that due to the difference in perceived time between earth and heaven, that the soul does not see any gap in time until the resurrection, though it is not yet in heaven. But I haven't studied this enough to understand it (indeed, I likely never will)
Jun
24
comment Is it possible not to be contented in heaven?
As Ignatius notes in his answer, those who would feel differently are not the ones who are going to be in heaven to begin with. That is, everyone there will be drawn irresistibly to joy in worship, because (though they have free will), the ones who would not feel that way are those that are not in heaven
Jun
21
comment Which denominations follow prosperity theology?
@Waeshael - Christians (for the purpose of this definition, it would be the same as the site definition I think - any who claim to be Christians)
Jun
20
comment Is it possible not to be contented in heaven?
@fredsbend - my answer might as well be complete. Thanks for the pointer
Jun
20
comment Is it possible not to be contented in heaven?
@fredsbend - good point, I could add something there
Jun
20
comment Is it possible not to be contented in heaven?
@fredsbend - what part are you referring to? The free will section? I'll admit, I found the wording difficult. Is there anything I can do to improve it?
Jun
20
comment What Doctrine Supports The Christian Gun Culture?
I would point out that the Bible really cannot encourage gun ownership, as guns didn't exist, but you probably meant in principle. Then I would say casey's answer addresses this
Jun
18
comment Which denominations follow prosperity theology?
@Caleb - I agree, but I'm not sure how to word that question
Jun
18
comment Did the events of Good Friday take place during winter?
We don't know for sure what day most Biblical events happen (we celebrate Christmas on Dec 25, but most scholars agree that is definitely not the day Christ was born). The importance of the events is the symbolism, not the day we celebrate them on
Jun
17
comment How can we be sure the Old Testament is accurate if Elijah was the only prophet left?
@caseyr547 - thanks!
Jun
17
comment How can we be sure the Old Testament is accurate if Elijah was the only prophet left?
Ba'al was a he. He had a wife, I forget who (Asherah maybe?)
Jun
17
comment What is the “Kingdom of God” supposed to be?
@Mawia - default name from the site is something of the form "userXXXX"
Jun
14
comment Is confirmation part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) doctrine?
The Presbytery is the governing body of a local group of Presbyterian churches (it's where the term "Presbyterian" comes from, as it refers to the system of church government). See here
Jun
13
comment What is the difference between being filled by the Holy Spirit and being indwelt by the Holy Spirit?
Related: Saul (king, not apostle) prophesying in Samuel (speaks of "The spirit of the Lord" coming upon him)
Jun
13
comment Is confirmation part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) doctrine?
did not know that. Maybe it's a Presbytery thing? Some Presbyterys follow one convention, and that naming trickles down to the congregation level?
Jun
12
comment Why are there so many First Congregational Churches in the US?
I have seen a "Fourth Baptist Church" before