God, Scripture

Ramifications of the Fact of God

In the post "The Fact of God" I strove to provide for the reader a basic outline of the Biblical doctrine of God's right to define "goodness." But what does God define as good? And what does His right mean for us as His creations? There are two general categories of God's actions that I… Continue reading Ramifications of the Fact of God

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Implications of the Fact of God

If God has the ultimate right to define what qualifies as "good" - as I have proposed/argued in The Fact of God - then that means that there is no standard that hangs over God with demands and stipulations that He is obligated to adhere to. God creates - or, better, IS - the Standard… Continue reading Implications of the Fact of God

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The Fact of God

I would propose to the reader this thesis: God is the fundamental definer of goodness. Expansion of the Thesis: in being the first cause and the prime mover of all creation, God has the absolute right to dictate what is good. Higher still, as the ultimate power; the only giver of life who exists outside… Continue reading The Fact of God

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Monotheism

The Primary Claim and Assumption of ChristianityYou cannot get past the first sentence of the first book in the Bible without encountering the concept of monotheism: "In the beginning God..." (Genesis 1:1). However, there are those that would beg to differ - the Mormons, for example, would have us believe that "beginning" here is merely… Continue reading Monotheism

Fighting Heresy

Believer’s authority – Part 7

Side NOTE: for a refutation of Hagin's words simply from Scripture - see an earlier post: "the 'believer's authority' vs Scripture" "The trouble with us is that we've preached a "cross" religion, and we need to preach a "throne" religion. By that I mean that people have thought they were supposed to remain at the… Continue reading Believer’s authority – Part 7