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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.


Nov
2
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
@JamesBlack I don't really get what you mean with: "even though that word was a translation". The particular word doesn't matter. Also, if this was a prohibition to call my earthly father "father", then it would not have any significance to call my heavenly father "father". Calling my heavenly father "father" reminds me that he is my father, like my earthly father and that our relation is meant to be close and intimate, like the relationship between father and son.
Nov
1
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
The verse from 1 Corinthians is the only one that might convince me. The verses about Abraham (and Isaac) could support your point, but since Paul was a jew, he might have referred to Abraham as his forefather (many times the Bible makes no difference between "father" and "forefather"). In the following I interpret "fathers" as fathers or elder men in general, not the author's own fathers. And Matthew 19:18-19 is obviously referring to our earthly fathers. Still, you answer my question with the Catholic explanation for this, so I accept your answer.
Nov
1
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
@JamesBlack Obviously, Jesus is not talking about our earthly fathers, that would just be silly.
Nov
1
comment What is the Roman Catholic view on Matthew 23:9?
@PeterTurner Just coincidence. Interesting. ^^
Oct
19
comment If God set the maximum age to 120, then how could Jacob be 130 years old?
Interesting theories. I think the third make most sense to me, at least that part about 120 years being an average and not a definite maximum. Would it be possible for you to give some examples for the "several people recorded in the Bible that have lived longer than 120 years since then"?
Oct
11
comment Were there provisions for salvation for non-Hebrews in the OT?
@Jay I think that Melchizedek is a quite good example here. He is a priest of God before there even were priests of God. It is not a good example in the sense that it shows how someone could get saved, however, it is good in the sense that someone could get saved even without Israel.
Oct
11
comment Were there provisions for salvation for non-Hebrews in the OT?
@MasonWheeler Okay that one's new to me. There's a lot of theories about Melchizedek. The reason why I don't really participate in that discussion is that it is too little to know and too much to speculate about.
Oct
10
comment Were there provisions for salvation for non-Hebrews in the OT?
Shouldn't the title be "... for non-Hebrews" or "... for non-Israelites"? As far as I know, the term "jews" refer to the people of Juda and not the hebrews/Israelites in general.
Sep
26
comment Is God of Anger or of Love?
Interesting thoughts about Israel, I have not really thought of it that way.
Aug
24
comment Sex outside of marriage is a sin. But what about “less than sex”?
Matt 5:28. If it involves some kind of sexual desire or lust, it would be equal to adultery. From my personal experience, the question in itself is easy, but accepting the answer and applying it to your own life is another matter. That's why the question is thought of as a difficult one.
Aug
24
comment Is murder allowed if God tells you to do it?
God wouldn't order someone to slay any other human. The days of the Law and the Covenant are gone and we live in the days of the new commandment and Mercy (sorry if I didn't get the terms right). Take a look at Ephesians 6:12.
Aug
24
comment Is murder allowed if God tells you to do it?
@Richard Murder is slaying with an ill intent, out of your own reasons. The slaying committed in the Old Testament is not murder, they are divine punishment ordered by God and carried out by his own people. Carrying out the punishment of death is not the same thing as murdering.