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
[Adam failed], he had a job to do; he was the priest of Eden; he was to care for his bride. He should've! Instead of eating that fruit he should have come to God and said: "God, my wife has failed; she has sinned." And God would have said: "Well, she must die." [Adam]: "Isn't… Continue reading Illustrations in Preaching & Critical Thinking
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
The revelation of God to mankind is not something to take lightly. Whether it be about the nature of God Himself or what He requires/desires of His creation, we should listen with the greatest weight of sobriety that we can muster. This means we must strive to understand Scripture with the utmost humility and diligence… Continue reading The Intent of the Author
I was recently directed to a "defense" of the idea of the papacy in an unsolicited tweet by @catholictruther - "The Bible Proves the Papacy" The video linked to starts by basically establishing Peter's leadership among the other apostles in the gospels - all the while assuming the "papal office" without actually giving any reason… Continue reading Proof for the Papacy?