Caleb

Izmir, Turkey

alerque.com

Age: 32

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.

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comment What did Jesus mean by saying even if Heaven and earth pass away his words won't?
You might also find these meta posts helpful in understanding what we expect from questions around here. Others like What Christianity.StackExchange is (and more importantly, what it isn't) and How we are different than other sites? have more general info on how the site works.
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comment What did Jesus mean by saying even if Heaven and earth pass away his words won't?
I know this may come as a surprise, but this question needs to be more focused in order to stand on this site. There are several major views inside Christianity on heaven and they are not all compatible. In order to ask how something "should" be understood, you must include "according to who". This site is for explaining the extant teachings of specific Christian groups, not for a general search of truth. If you are looking for textual analysis instead we could migrate this to [hermeneutics.se], or you could [edit] here to add a framework inside which you are interested in hearing answers.
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comment Did the city of Nazareth exist in the time of Jesus?
@curiousdannii You might have been right a year and a half ago. The system doesn't let us migrate anything older than 60 days, so these need to be caught and decided on early rather than late. At this point either it stands as on-topic or it doesn't, but the alternative is outright closure.
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comment How does one relinquish his/her right to close questions without review?
Point one about editing the tag wikis seems like a bad idea to me.
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comment Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?
Welcome to the site, and I appreciate the fact that you used references to back up your answer, but this does not seem to address the actual question that was asked.
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revised What do square brackets in bash case statement mean?
in this example "in" is also part of the syntax, not the metasytax, so format it like the others
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revised Why do Jehovah's Witnesses not pray with people of other faith?
always capitalize "I" in English! (also fixed a few other odds and ends)
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comment How literally do you take and universally apply what Jesus said?
As is common for old resources, this link has gone stale and is no longer working. Can we ask that you see if you can find an updated copy and this time quote and/or summarize parts of it so we actually have the answer in-line here with the external article only for added reference?
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comment Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
@curiousdannii I've suggested extending this to cover both the original Anabaptist and the current traditions derived from them. Hopefully that doesn't make for too broad a question.
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revised Are Anabaptists' re-baptisms really conditional baptisms?
slightly extended question to cover both historical and possibly current practices
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comment Would it be constructive to allow questions have multiple acceptable answers based on denomination?
The response to this meta post seemed pretty clear so I'm surprised I need to say this: in light of the fact that we don't consider this a constructive pattern please stop trying to go ahead and do something similar anyway. If a question calls for view X, don't add an answer that says "Oh and by he way here is view Y". If a question is broadly scoped to be inclusive of multiple traditions, answer in a way that is broadly representative of multiple traditions. Answers to broad questions that say just "view Y is..." are not constructive.
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comment What does Liberate 2014/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love'?
Whether you agree with the various views or not the role of this site is purely documentary: we describe extant positions; it is not our role to judge or rank them on their level of truth. Rather than asking what is basically a mini-inquisition (the current wording basically boils down to "Verse X says Y but who opposes the Bible and believes Z?"), a more constructive approach to this would be to ask about the view itself. Maybe something along the lines of "What does Liberate/Tullian mean by 'One Way Love' and what is their understanding of man's role in reciprocating per 1 John 4:19?"
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