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Category Archive for 'Theodicy'

Charles Grandison Finney was born in 1792 in Connecticut. His parents were not Christians and they raised him for most of his childhood in Oneida County, New York. Finney grew up without a biblical understanding and had no real exposure to Christianity. His first time coming across the preaching of the Word was not a […]

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George Whitefield was born into the home of an Innkeeper, Thomas and his wife Elizabeth Whitefield on December 16, 1714. His father died at an early age and he went on to have a troubled and rebellious childhood. As a young man, his passion was performing on the theatrical stage. He was gifted and went […]

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This post is a look at what many have labeled as the ‘most famous sermon ever preached’, “Sinner in the hands of an angry God” by Jonathan Edwards. I would like to begin with a quick look at the man. Edwards stands as a towering figure in the history of American Christianity. He has been […]

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THREE SAVING OFFICES Our Lord Jesus Christ did not become incarnate for its own sake. Jesus came, to “save his people from their sins” (Matt 1:21). The three saving offices, or functions, of Christ are: Prophet, Priest, and King. These three offices were prefigured, as the three major offices among the Old Testament people of […]

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TWO DISTINCT NATURES Although Jesus Christ is one divine person, he exists in two distinct natures. Just as important as believing that Jesus is divine, is believing that Jesus was a real man. John made this very clear in 1 John 4:2-3, “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that […]

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When it comes to discussing biblical truths, there can be no matter more important, than the person and work of Jesus Christ. According to the Apostle Paul, the gospel is “of first importance” (1 Cor 15:3 ESV). This series of posts will focus on the person and work of Christ, which is the content of […]

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The Problem of Evil

Many moons ago I did a post critiquing the free-will-defense theodicy. I had intended to follow-up with a more positive presentation, but I got sidetracked. So here is my attempt to sew up the loose ends. Most of my thoughts on the matter would simply be a rework of Bahnsen’s work on the subject. So […]

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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 […]

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An Omnipotent Fiend

A good friend of mine recently raised the question of God’s dealing with man (specifically in the OT).The issue raised is one that I have encountered a few times and goes something like this, “It is often hard for me to imagine a god more cruel than our own.” Since this is a recurring topic […]

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