Desire a thousand times more to be godly, than to seem so. -Richard Baxter.
Marriage Minded, Friendship, Potential Courtship
Single - Never Married
Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC), Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA)
Hispanic / Latino
Level of education:
My ideal place to live:
On the coast
My view on smoking:
I am a non-smoker
My view on drinking:
I don't drink, but don't mind others drinking in moderation
On the subject of children:
I would like to have children one day
How have the Doctrines of Grace changed or affected your life?:
I think that the DofG are a good entry point to reformed theology but it's more than that. It certainly happened for me, once I was convinced about TULIP I had to decide whether I was a Baptist or Presbyterian/Reformed. I further developed my theology in the areas of Political Theory, the Regulative Principle of Worship and several other areas in which I've grown more and more confessional. Piety is also extremely important, how God's law is the standard for life along with the Gospel of course.
Do you have a "Quiet Time?" What are you studying?:
I try to make the Lord's Day the day which I focus entirely for Piety and Worship. I try to make sure that I am either in church both in the morning and the evening services which include reading and study time in between. It's often hard for me to do that during the week because I work 10 hour days. Notice how I keep saying "try" because I often fail to keep the Lord's Day like any sinner but I try my best.
Describe the character and personality traits you enjoy in another person? What are yours?:
I enjoy the kind of people that like discussing theology or nerdy subjects in a meek and humble manner. Theology (or anything for that matter) is not supposed to be about who's smarter or who has the most knowledge but about building one another. I also have a lot of respect for those that have a servants heart and try to love those that are rejected by others. Do you try to be as inclusive as possible? Do you love your neighbor? Do you love God? Those things are incredibly important to me and I try to emulate.
Other than your parents, who has been the most influential person in your life and how?:
There are several people but obviously, the most influential person in my life is Jesus Christ, my Lord, and Savior. Without God there is no real reason for living, life is nothing but vanities. Since He came into my life he changed everything ranging from my lives goals to my whole worldview. Also, old faithful theologians of the past have strongly influenced my life in regards to my view of the world and personal piety. People such as John Calvin, George Gillespie, Alexander Henderson, William Gouge and many others.
Is there anything that the questionnaire didn’t cover?:
I want to be upfront about these issues 1) I cannot relocate to another state. I can't leave my job and it wouldn't be a good idea since I think it’s the man's role to provide and it's a stable job. 2) I am looking for a woman that has never been married and without children. I love children but I am not looking to bring all that into the picture until after the marriage. 3) A woman that has been a Christian for 5+ years who seeks to mature in her faith and her life. 4) No feminists of any shape or form. You wish to home school our children and realize how important is to leave a godly legacy to them.
I am a strong Christian/ Reformed Presbyterian and very passionate about my faith. I am also very passionate about my career. My background is in engineering, I currently hold a government job. I try my best to have a balance with my work, spirituality and home life but it's difficult because my job is very technical and demands lots of me. I'm not a super brilliant guy, I actually consider myself pretty average. But I work extremely hard and I can organize complex concepts well so the Lord got me through graduate school which was tough.
>Random comment but I don't like plastering my life in social media, I try to keep my life and love life private.
> I adhere to the original 1646-47 Westminster Standards without exception. Here are some of the implications:
From WCF CH21:
Section 1.) But the acceptable way of worshipping the true God is instituted by Himself, and so limited by His own revealed will, that He may not be worshipped according to the imaginations and devices of men, or the suggestions of Satan, under any visible representation, or any other way not prescribed in the Holy Scripture.
Section 8.) This Sabbath is then kept holy unto the Lord, when men, after a due preparing of their hearts, and ordering of their common affairs beforehand, do not only observe a holy rest, all the day, from their own works, words, and thoughts about their worldly employments and recreations; but also are taken up, the whole time, in the public and private exercises of His worship, and in the duties of necessity and mercy.
> We can discuss the logical implications of this further if you like. While we might disagree we both have to respect each other.
> My views on Presbyterianism and the WCF are pretty much set in stone. If you are a baptist and you are convinced of credobaptism, it probably wouldn't work out. However, if you are open about discussing the issue, I welcome it.
I live my life focused on applied theology and God, the more I learn about God's word, the more I try to apply it to my life. It doesn't matter if it's something that is counter-cultural or unpopular, God's word comes before man's opinion.
2) Biblical Counseling
I'm a strong believer in comparing my life to the bible and try to see what areas in my life need mortification of sin. Somewhere down the line, I will ask my significant other to read some books (and listen to some podcast) together and take a serious look at things we need to improve on so she can become a more godly woman as I try to be a more godly man. We're both sinners that need God's grace in the process of sanctification, I think the bible and biblical counseling is the best way of doing that.
I studied Engineering for 6 plus years in undergrad and graduate school. While my preference would have been Theology/Philosophy I learned to love my vocation by providence.
I am trying to get back in shape, I am certainly not a workout junky or anything. I'm trying to run at least 5 times a week but its for me to lose weight and to get back into shape.
There are others, but those are the main ones.