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Understanding the Gospel

What is the gospel? If someone were to ask you what the gospel is, could you give an explanation? Here is one form that may be helpful to remember: You can think of the gospel in these terms, God, man, Jesus, and response. God Who is God? First, God is real. He exists. That thought […]

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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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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 […]

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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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Ek Kaleo

The term ecclesia is the most used term in the NT for the church. It comes from the Greek word ek which means out and the word kaleo which means to call. Thus ek kaleo or ecclesia means the called out ones. The church is composed of those who receive a calling. It cannot be […]

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Psalm 8:4 what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him? 2 Chron 6:18 Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you Job 11:7  “Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty? Job 23:16 […]

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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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