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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The Lies I Have Believed

Lie: that my words could actually control or effect the material/physical world around me. Lie: that I had to perform or "be good enough" for God to forgive me. Lie: that I deserved to be wealthy and/or have a life of "financial freedom." Lie: that I deserved to be healthy and happy. Lie: that I… Continue reading The Lies I Have Believed

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Illustrations in Preaching & Critical Thinking

[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

Book Reviews

“Surprised by Suffering” by R C Sproul

{Book Review}I have read this book before. I don't remember where I first heard the name R C Sproul (probably from a Paul Washer or John Piper sermon) but in my early twenties for some reason I was prompted to grab a couple of books by him from the library. Those books were The Holiness… Continue reading “Surprised by Suffering” by R C Sproul

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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