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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.


Aug
13
comment What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
Well, the thing is that they didn't just lack the motivation to give their everything, the problem is that they lied about it. This is truly a serious crime. But the question is, as with other people that God has stricken: Was their punishment only the first death or was it the second death too? Are their names still written in the Book of Life or are they not?
Aug
13
comment What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
I think user5412 is correct: they were both believers. Why else would they lay the money at the apostles' feet in the first place?
Aug
13
comment What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
I think you are correct, they were both believers, but they lied in the face of God and were both killed, so the question is what happened to them after they died, or rather: are their names still written in the Book of Life so that they will inherit life at the resurrection?
Aug
13
comment What happened to Ananias and Sapphira after death?
Peter said in Acts 5:7 (one of the quoted verse) “You have not lied just to human beings but to God.” In verse 9 he says (to the wife): “How could you conspire to test the Spirit of the Lord?” So they did lie to both the Church and the Holy Spirit.
Aug
9
comment Will (or “do”) people in heaven get to interact with Jesus, independent of massive crowds?
God is not limited by time (cf. 2 Pet 3:8). I don't think that God would let neither time nor space hinder him from spending "time" alone with his beloved in heaven. :)
Aug
6
comment Reason for creating unnecessary creatures
I too have asked myself this question many times, especially those times when lying in bed, trying to sleep and I suddenly hear that annoying sound of a mosquito ...
May
31
comment Why did the Lord create Goliath?
@warren Interesting. In my Swedish translation, it seems that David says that Goliath has taunted the army of God. When reading it again, it is clear that the sentence can also be interpreted as though Goliath taunted God.
May
31
comment Why did the Lord create Goliath?
The Israelites were used as Gods tool for punishing the wicked surrounding people, which in turn were used to punish the Israelites when they turned from God.
May
31
comment Why did the Lord create Goliath?
It seems that I remembered it wrong. As you say, he defied the army of the Israelites, that is: he defied the army of the living God. One might say that he did this because he was not an Israelite, which would then be the reason but not the crime itself. In Deut. 18:10-11, God forbids the Israelites from doing things like sacrificing their children in fire and engaging in witchcraft. In verse 12 God says that it is because of these detestable practices that God drove out the Canaanites before the Israelites. Not just because they were not Israelites.
May
31
comment Why did the Lord create Goliath?
The Israelites were ordered to destroy the other tribes because of their countless crimes, not because they weren't Israelites. In multiple places throughout the Old Testament, God says that he does not rejoice over the death of the sinner, but wishes all to repent. The mission of the Israelites was to be the light and salt to all of mankind. So what did Goliath really do? He defied and cursed the Holy of Israel.
May
10
comment Can a non-Christian sell his soul?
@MarcGravell Jay's assumption is not incorrect. Your conclusion that it is, is based on the assumption that sin is (at least mostly) the same as the things considered bad by the society. That assumption is wrong, thus your conclusion is wrong. Many things that are considered bad by the society is not sin and many things that are considered good by the society is sin, because the society has turned from God and therefore it cannot (completely) distinguish real bad (sin) from real good.
Apr
23
comment Biblical Prophecy and Fulfillment
There is actually at least one more point to the validity of the gospels. The gospels are often held true because together they present an intact gospel, but they still differ. If four persons makes up a lie, they see to it that they have the same story, right? Also, most of the apostles died as martyrs, and what would they gain by dying for a lie?
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
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.
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.