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Nicene Nerd

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  • Birthday 09/25/1994

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    Hello! My name is Caleb. I'm a human from earth. I'm 22 years old, I've got one heart, and I can't fly a plane! If you understood the reference I just made, you are officially authorized to be my BFF.

    Anyway, I'm married to a wonderful woman named Ashley, with two lovely kids, and I am a Christian. Yeah, I'm some bizarre kind of Reformedish evangelical Protestant. I've grown up in the Baptist world, grown into the Reformed world, and enjoy some good help from N. T. Wright, T. F. Torrance, Karl Barth, J. Todd Billings, John Calvin, and on occasion those weird Federal Vision guys like Leithart and Wilson
    Other stuff about me: Doctor Who is my favorite TV show. I moderately enjoy without shame some Christian contemporary music and much Disney stuff. And Wicked! I think Owl City and bow ties are cool. Computers, Android, and some other tech stuff are my specialties. I enjoy reading and writing. 4 8 15 16 23 42. Forth Eorlingas!
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    Gallifrey (hiding at the end of the universe)
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    Theology, programming, reading, writing, research, debate, Android hacks, some physics, Owl City, Christian music (including Casting Crowns, Avalon, Sidewalk Prophets, Tenth Avenue North, Relient K)
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    Delivering pizza
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    Homeless Protestant (Reforming Evangelical)
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    Caleb (aka Macadamia Daze, Mixen Dixon, Slave of Elyon, Nicene Nerd, the Doctor)

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  1. Yes, and yes. In fact, most pagans in history who became Christians either converted because of friendships or the law.
  2. This is not quite true. There are types of Pentecostals out there who disagree, and I know them. No, you do not, because the Bible says that drinking is a good gift from God, not a sin. People in the world also sleep and eat and work and talk and cry and do nice things and play games and wear shoes. Should we stop doing all of those things, too? I don't think you understand the difference between the world and the Church. The Church should be different from the world, but that means drinking differently, refusing drunkenness and wickedness, not simply not drinking. Just because people in the world do something the wrong way doesn't mean that Christians can't do it at all. Christians must simply do things the right way. Your logic would prevent us from doing literally everything, including such simple things as talking about the weather and breathing.
  3. So you're saying that you're going to believe whatever your church tells you to believe even if it flatly contradicts God's Word?
  4. This is not what the Bible says. The Bible says that wine is a gift from God to mankind. Jesus drank real wine, not fake stuff. Wine was a part of Passover. Jesus commanded us to take Communion, which always had to be wine until grape juice was invented. People in the world also eat fried chicken and play Monopoly and make art. I guess Christians shouldn't do those things, either. No, it is definitely you who are doing this. There is no way to read the Bible seriously and in context and come to believe that wine-drinking is wrong.
  5. This is completely not true at. Historically, alcoholic wine was what Jesus would have been drinking, especially at events like Passover. And "wine that doesn't have alcohol" doesn't exist. The closest thing is grape juice, which didn't exist until relatively recently. You are quite wrong. The Bible says in Psalm 104:15 that God gave mankind wine to make us glad. Forbidding certain foods and drinks is what Paul condemns in Colossians 2:20-23 as rules which look wise but are really useless and worldly.
  6. I take it you have never once opened a Bible?
  7. It is what you have said that is contrary to Scripture. Your teachings represent the rape of Scripture, whereas the Trinity is the teaching of Scripture.
  8. Rank, wicked heresy. An abomination against the Triune God. Twists Scripture into damnable contortions to the pleasure of Satan and his devils.
  9. While I agree with your basic point, the verses you mentioned here are most likely about the destruction of the Temple in AD 70 rather than the End.
  10. My views have changed quite a bit on this matter in the two years since I made that post. It was fulfilled gradually, with a foretaste given in the Transfiguration and the actual fulfillment occurring from Christ's resurrection to the destruction of Jerusalem in AD 70. This was not a prophecy of His literal, physical return to earth (though that is still going to happen someday).
  11. How exactly did He make it clear when He was using a metaphor?
  12. Literally everything has to do with Christianity. There is no sphere of life which is unrelated to God, for He created all things.
  13. It sounds like your parents are on the right track to me.
  14. Since "her" refers to the ancient city of Rome as she was in the decadent years of the Empire before its conversion and eventual collapse, I'm not worried. I don't have a time machine or any way to get there, and she received her plagues centuries ago.
  15. Yes, I am one an ally and friend with the Catholics, a believer in Hell and the Trinity and the abolition of the Mosaic Law and the Jewish festivals, and I worship on Sunday, and celebrate Christmas shamelessly. I am all of these things, and quite proud of it, because if I were not I would be a very bad and unbiblical Christian.