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I've got a bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Engineering and am employed as a software developer, working mainly with Android and apps. I have a wide range of interests, with computing and linguistics being the greatest.


Feb
10
revised How can I understand the evolution of the Egyptians as a race in the Old Testament?
Replaced "jew" with "hebrew"
Feb
10
suggested suggested edit on How can I understand the evolution of the Egyptians as a race in the Old Testament?
Feb
10
accepted Biblical basis for Peter being the leader of the apostles?
Feb
10
asked Biblical basis for Peter being the leader of the apostles?
Jan
31
comment What are the benefits of a red letter edition Bible?
I have a Swedish red letter edition Bible from the Gideons International (NT and Psalms).
Jan
13
comment Are Christians “friends of God”?
Note that Jesus didn't call them his friends until he said this. Until that, they were his servants and not his friends. The servant doesn't know what the master is planning and I think this is true for many Christians today. Many have lost the focus on the personal relationship with God, instead focusing only on what he can do for us. I'd strongly recommend Drawing Near by John Bevere.
Jan
13
comment Was the marriage between Abraham and Sarah incestuous?
I actually found the answer when writing this question, but I didn't want to answer it immediately myself. I found two articles discussing this: The first article covers the same ground as the two previous answers. The second article goes a bit deeper and adds that the prohibition by Moses probably was instituted partly for legal issues, inheritance and such.
Jan
13
accepted Was the marriage between Abraham and Sarah incestuous?
Jan
13
asked Was the marriage between Abraham and Sarah incestuous?
Jan
11
comment Is Christianity with reason wrong?
Just this new years eve, I listened to a pastor that said that in the beginning he tried to reach God by reason. His conclusion was that you can find God and know some about him, but reason only takes you so long. At some point, you need to take a leap of faith and just try. Tell God that you want to give him a chance and try if all that the Bible says is true. God will most definitely accept the challenge.
Jan
11
revised Apparent Bible Contradiction regarding who killed Goliath
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Jan
11
comment Apparent Bible Contradiction regarding who killed Goliath
@MarcGravell There are more than one level of will. It is not just a question of willing or not willing. A father sometimes has to discipline his child. It is not his desire to do it, but he recognizes that not doing it would (eventually) yield grave consequences. Therefore he disciplines his child, not by force and not by desire, but for everyone's best. God does the same thing. He punishes the wicked because he is loving and just, it is his very nature that urges him to do it, not external forces (for there is none).
Jan
11
answered Apparent Bible Contradiction regarding who killed Goliath
Jan
11
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@MarcGravell I guess we disagree, then. Furthermore, I agree with you that society should not base it's instituted morals on something other than that which the majority of the people agrees with. I believe, however, that the laws of life (cause and effect in our lives) follow specific rules that our society has understood, in part. These rules are written in the Bible (by the creator and institutor of these very rules).
Jan
11
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@MarcGravell Science is not logic (logic is not science), it is logical. Science is the verification of facts (in a physical context). God's existence cannot not be proved by scientific arguments (afaik) but with logical arguments. I think we can agree on this. The main point I want to put forward is that the problem with atheism, or more accurately naturalism, is that it only recognizes the strictly verifiable knowledge and that it only recognizes what we can see and touch, an assertion that (in my opinion, of course) is invalid. I think you could agree on this.
Jan
11
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@MarcGravell I haven't said that either. I agree with you on that, but many atheists uses this as an argument against God's existence. They say: "We can never verify God's existence, thus he does not exist", dismissing the concept of God based on his scientific unverifiability. It's very tragic to see people fool themselves like this. Also, it is hypocrisy (to believe one unverifiable thing and dismissing another on the same ground).
Jan
11
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@MarcGravell As you say, what I just said does not prove the existence of any God and certainly not that it is the god of the Bible. But that was not my intention either. What I wanted to say is that scientific attempts to either disprove or prove the existence of God is futile. My assertion, however, is that the theist claim makes most sense. My second assertion is that the biblical claim makes most sense (In (very) short: Our world is broken and man is sinful. God loves us and has created for the purpose of a relation with him and if we accept Christ's sacrificial death, that is possible).
Jan
11
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
Also, science is only dealing with what is regular and recurring, therefore science can neither disprove nor prove miracles, since they are miracles and therefore not regular. That's why every attempt to scientifically disprove or prove miracles is just plain stupid. Furthermore, the atheist might say: "God does not exist in our material universe, thus there is no God". To say such a thing, one must assert that our material universe is the only there is. Such an assertion cannot be made, thus that claim is invalid.
Jan
11
comment Atheism is the default position. Isn't the burden of proof on the Christian to assert that God exists?
@Sklivvz As RCIX said, science only deals with that which is material. God is not material, so there's a dead end from start. It is true that for science, God does not exist in our material universe. In spite of that, I believe that God has created our material universe (among other things) and that he is able to and is interfering with our material universe.
Jan
4
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