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I am a scripting language connoisseur, regular expression aficionado, network geek, general lover of Linux and a frequent contributor to open source software. I transitioned to programming from other work because I was too busy automating my own work environment to actually do the other work. I have a hobby interest in cartography. For more see my personal site. Most importantly, my life is defined by the grace of God given to men through Jesus Christ. It is my ambition that everything I do would reflect His glory and point people towards Him.


Dec
23
revised Does the adulterer in Matthew 5:32 cause the spouse to commit adultery or make her a victim of adultery?
minor readability and formatting tweaks, a few wording adjustments to focus in on the issue
Dec
20
comment How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
This really really needs a citation confirming the alleged connection with Gen 14. Answers should provide enough data that somebody else could follow the clues and reconstruct the 'how' of an interpretation even if they disagree with it.
Dec
20
revised How should we understand the “Cleansing of the Temple”?
moved info that helps explain the interpretation from comments to the body; this sort of thing should really be explained from the beginning as part of showing your work not just giving a conclusion
Dec
19
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
18
revised How is genre determined?
edited tags
Dec
15
revised How frequently is God attributed to saying “Don't be afraid”?
added 16 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Dec
14
revised What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
edited title
Dec
14
revised What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
attempt rewrite to focus on textual issue
Dec
14
revised What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
rolled back to a previous revision
Dec
13
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What is the meaning of Deuteronomy 25:11-12?
Dec
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What implications does the expression “giving in marriage” have for the existence of sexuality after the ressurection?
Dec
11
revised How can we determine the author's intent in listing various ages in Genesis?
added 17 characters in body
Dec
11
revised How can we determine the author's intent in listing various ages in Genesis?
edit in some background gleaned form the author in chat and gave the question a bit more of a hermeneutical twist
Dec
11
comment “A god” or “God” in John 1:1?
This is mostly good content, but it isn't the full story. The other translations not covered here have various reasons for doing so that are not arbitrary (and not even all theological). Only if you were to review the rest of the picture with the same rigor as you do here would a whole picture emerge.
Dec
11
comment Does Solomon say that trades, where lifting and carrying are involved, are a punishment for sin?
What translation are you quoting here? Have you done any research of your own with commentaries to try to resolve this on your own? This and your last few questions have not shown any research effort. As a site catering specifically to experts this is something we expect you to show at least some respect for.
Dec
10
revised What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
rolled back change that I think cast a different doctrinal position than intended and tried a less invasive approach
Dec
10
revised What is “sin that leads to death” in 1 John 5:16?
rolled back to a previous revision
Dec
10
comment Who is “The Son” in Hebrews chapter 1: 8 ? Is He God in the strictest sense of the word, or a created being?
Is this supposed to be a doctrinal question about a specific passage or a doctrinal question about the nature of Jesus based on the whole NT? Right now it has elements of both and we really need to work out exactly what you're after.
Dec
10
comment “blashemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven” — Is “forgiven” the best word for what is meant?
@curiousdannii A holy God who can get away with just not looking at a known fault is a radically different picture than we get is other passages. The Bible has an elaborate story of God creating a mechanism by which he can forgive (hint: see redemption). 'Overlooking' transgression has the implication in English that its not really a big deal to begin with and ignoring it is enough to make the problem go away. Unless you have support for that as a theological position in this passage, the wording is a very problematic choice.
Dec
10
comment “blashemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven” — Is “forgiven” the best word for what is meant?
@SomeFreeMason It has been tried ... to disastrous effect. You can't divorce the text from its religious implications any more than you can divorce words from their meanings. The primary motivation for this is a proclivity to reject the meaning as true. As most multilingual folks realize that is a bad recipe for accurate translation.