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Anglican, Father of 3 boys.


Nov
17
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
5
revised Difference between Augustinianism and Calvinism
added a boatload of primary sources in support of my answer
Nov
4
comment Difference between Augustinianism and Calvinism
Yes, I can look some things up when I get home. What would you like clarity on? Do you just want evidence he believed in single-predestination and not double-predestination?
Oct
27
awarded  Good Answer
Oct
24
comment What are the theological implications of “filioque”?
@deps_stats, it's from the "doctrinal objections" link in the previous sentence.
Oct
22
comment How do Catholics reconcile Christ's intercessory prayer with the doctrine of the Trinity?
Be careful: Trinitarianism says that God is three persons in one divine essence. Simply saying that God is one and three at the same time, without further explanation, borders on logical contradiction.
Oct
20
revised How does free will fit with the doctrine of predestination?
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Oct
18
comment Can we trust the Septuagint?
I don't think the example you give is a good one - the Hebrew in Isaiah 7:14 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isaiah_7:14) can mean either virgin or young woman. The LXX translation is only "different" in the sense that it's translators chose a different way to render an ambiguous Hebrew word than the NRSV translators did.
Oct
18
comment Hebrew OT translation to Greek NT
+1 for research, but please remove your last sentence - it is incorrect. The Masoretic text is ca. 900AD, whereas we have LXX fragments dating from the first century. The LXX did not "fix" an error - the hypothesis is that it translated (faithfully) from an older copy of the Hebrew Scriptures, one no longer extant, which did not have the error.
Oct
10
comment Jesus on how seeds germinate
Jesus is using a well known (to the people at the time) word-picture to illustrate a spiritual truth. He is not lecturing on plant biology.
Oct
10
comment The effect of poison on Christians
Mark 16:9-ff is almost certainly a later addition. Most don't consider it part of the original.
Oct
7
revised What are the theological implications of “filioque”?
added opening explanatory paragraph
Oct
7
answered What are the theological implications of “filioque”?
Oct
5
comment Take away the gospels, and how do we know that Jesus did what he was recorded to have done in terms of miracles?
The gospels + Paul is 5 sources. Asking about the reliability of these sources might be a good question, but assuming they are unreliable isn't.
Sep
29
comment What is the reason to genuflect when the Incarnation is mentioned?
In my Anglican church, we kneel briefly for this part of the creed.
Sep
29
awarded  Nice Question
Sep
28
comment Is there any sense in being baptized as an adult after being baptized as an infant?
credobaptist is a less provocative name.
Sep
22
comment How do Christians reconcile archeology with the Bible in the account of the Battle of Jericho?
Interestingly, the later evidence doesn't (at least in that article) seem to refute the conclusion that the walls fell "in a dramatic fashion".
Sep
21
revised How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?
added link to Todd Wood's blog
Sep
21
answered How do young earth creationists reconcile the age of the universe with the speed of light, and visible distant objects?