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I'm the sole developer for a publishing house, doing on-line courses and exams.

We have a web designer, who typically does layouts and courses, but I do anything that involves programming logic.


Jun
25
comment Ruling on eating pork in Christianity as per Bible?
@mojo - I think Paul's discussion on eating meat sacrificed to idols is that there is nothing, no power in an idol, that can somehow harm us. BUT, he also says if someone TELLS you that the meat has been sacrificed, that you should not eat it. That is, that by eating the meat, you may cause brethren to doubt your faith. This my attitude with Alcohol. I personally believe there is nothing wrong with moderate use of alcohol, but I don't bring a party keg to my Baptist friends' BBQs. While I may be right, I don't want to cause issues for them.
Nov
12
comment Is it hypocritical to be a Christian and also be against welfare?
So, since the civil war (American bias?), the system has been rigged against them. And it's their fault for not being bootstrappy enough? What should they do? Forage? You'll throw them in jail for trespassing. If you want to use that argument, then you'd better start living the full Amish lifestyle. The reality is that those times are gone and they are not coming back. Where then do you propose they work?
Nov
11
awarded  Teacher
Nov
11
answered What is the King James only movement?
Nov
11
comment Is it hypocritical to be a Christian and also be against welfare?
Yes, it's recent. It's primarily a product of the Industrial age, stemming from somewhere around the 1830's. Just because something is not in the scriptures doesn't mean it isn't a modern fact. Where would you propose these people go to work?
Nov
11
answered Is it hypocritical to be a Christian and also be against welfare?
Nov
11
comment Is it hypocritical to be a Christian and also be against welfare?
2 Thess. 3:10 does not apply here. There are no jobs. These people CAN NOT work.
Nov
11
awarded  Commentator
Nov
11
comment The Bible seems to allow polygamy. Why doesn't the church?
Fantastic answer. Your "Salvation History" is a very useful lens with which to study.
Nov
10
comment Is abortion okay if it is medically necessary?
I asked the translation question on Judaism. judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/11203/…
Nov
10
comment Is abortion okay if it is medically necessary?
"And if men struggle with each other and strike a woman with child so that she has a miscarriage, yet there is no further injury, he shall surely be fined as the woman's husband may demand of him; and he shall pay as the judges decide" -- this goes beyond our abilities to decipher. We need the Judaic scholars now.
Nov
10
comment Is abortion okay if it is medically necessary?
It's actually due to different translations. Mine says "she has a miscarriage." -- Which changes the meaning completely.
Nov
10
comment Is abortion okay if it is medically necessary?
@sotiris No, not for the death of the unborn. The scripture is unequivocal on this point. Kill an unborn, and you pay a fine. It's specified with the predicate "If there is any other injury..." and "life for life," I take to mean as punishment of equal injury, or Eye for an Eye.
Nov
10
comment Does wine really mean wine in the Bible?
Excellent answer.
Nov
10
comment Biblical basis for baptism as a prerequisite for salvation
I've always taken "Born of water" to refer to the water breaking at childbirth, not baptism. Baptism is a ritual that symbolizes the "answer of a good concience...", not the salvation itself (Check out other translations--the KJV is quite awkward in this verse). Thirdly, Mark 16 does NOT say anything about damnation due to non-baptism. It does talk about baptism in the positive sense, but not in the negative. Again we're stuck with awkward translations, and the meaning is not clear.
Nov
10
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Nov
10
comment Why is rape not in the 10 commandments?
@waxeagle. Rape was permitted. Just pay off her father. Rape was a crime against property. Also, since the question is about the 10 Commandments, we need to temporarily put aside Christian teachings, and evaluate the question purely from an OT perspective. The question (and answer) would be equally valid on Judaism.
Nov
10
comment Is abortion okay if it is medically necessary?
Exodus 21 says that killing an unborn child is a civil tort, not criminal law (in modern terms). If killing an unborn child was murder, the law would specify the death penalty. Clearly, in this passage, Fetal killing is a crime against property, not a crime against life.
Sep
20
awarded  Autobiographer
Sep
20
comment Is it possible to be a Christian by birth?
This Catholic teaching has persisted through any protestant denomination that I am familiar with. The mechanism and ritual may vary, but the theory persists. -- Although Calvinist derived protestants believe once saved, always saved.