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Monthly Archive for June, 2010

Suffering & Substitution

There are two streams of attacks against Christianity that seem to be in conflict with one another. On the one hand we have the problem of pain. This has been described as the most difficult problem that Christianity faces. Example after example of horrendous evils are marshaled forth as evidence [...]

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Ambition

But where knowable truth is denied, ambition suffocates. Meandering replaces meaning, confusion trumps conviction, ambivalence swallows aspiration. We become living symptoms of the last days, “always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth” (2 Tim 3:7). (Dave Harvey, http://theresurgence.com/ambition_in_a_postmodern_world)
Individualism once allied with a societal assumption of objective [...]

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It will probably be November 2010 before I finish my review of the November 2009 issue of the Watchtower. This post is a continuation of my interaction on their treatment of the Trinity. The previous posts on the Trinity are here:
Introduction
Church Fathers On the Trinity
Misunderstanding the Trinity
Anti-Trinitarian Verses
Compare these Bible verses: Matthew 26:39; John [...]

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The Free-Will Defense

Theodicy is a term that derives from two Greeks words “God” and “righteousness.” It is a discipline that seeks to provide an answer for the righteousness of God in light of all the evil in the world. David Hume framed perhaps the most famous formulation of the issue in his Dialogs Concerning Natural Religion:
“Is he [...]

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God’s Common Grace in Books

“Therefore, in reading profane authors, the admirable light of truth displayed in them should remind us, that the human mind, however much fallen and perverted from its original integrity, is still adorned and invested with admirable gifts from its Creator. If we reflect that the Spirit of God is the only [...]

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