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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
28
accepted Did God REALLY want to destroy the people of Israel?
Feb
24
comment Why is the Bible so short?
@cwallenpoole Right. ^^ I didn't catch the joke due to the lack of smilies. ;)
Feb
24
answered Why is the Bible so short?
Feb
24
comment What are the reasons for calling oneself a “follower of Jesus” rather than a Christian?
I'd like to point out that using the term "follower of Christ" doesn't have to mean that one doesn't use the term "Christian".
Feb
24
comment Why is the Bible so short?
@cwallenpoole The six additional books are deuterocanonical books, considered canon by the Catholics and not considered canon by the Protestants.
Feb
17
comment Is “the ends justify the means” compatible with Christianity?
Also, Jeremiah 38:24-28, the king tells him to not tell the officials of their conversations and that if they ask him, he should tell a lie about the intent. Jeremiah did just so, and as far as I know there's no condemnation for this.
Feb
17
comment Is “the ends justify the means” compatible with Christianity?
In Joshua, when Rahab was asked by the guards if she had seen the Hebrew spies, she told them a lie, still Rahab isn't condemned for this and this act is not mentioned elsewhere in the Bible (AFAIK). At the contrary, Rahab is mentioned as a person of fath in Hebrews 11:31 and good works in James 2:25. While the second verse mentions that she took them in, it doesn't mention her lie.
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 Who killed Goliath?
addendum
Jan
11
comment 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 Who killed Goliath?