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The Inspiration of the Bible: Part II – All or Nothing

It is a very popular notion in liberal theology that Inspiration is only partial. That is in contrast with plenary, which means full or complete. I contend that the Bible teaches it is the product of plenary Inspiration, and that … Continue reading

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The Inspiration of the Bible: Part I – The Nature Of Inspiration

The character and quality of the New Testament and how we received it is based upon Who authored it. The New Testament was not written by the finger of God on some mountain top or mediated by angels. Apostles and … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil: Part III – Pleasure & Pain

The Selfish Turn in the Problem of Pain I have noticed that people are arguing the problem of pain differently these days. Most folk today ignore the disease, war, famine, and general third world suffering that happens across the globe. … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil: Part II – The Purpose of Life

While suffering may not be evil, that does mean it is not serious. Christians should not vindicate God in such a way that we dismiss the true and genuine anguish that people feel when they are going through terrible times. … Continue reading

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The Problem of Evil: Part I – The Question of Evil

The skeptic’s response to the reality of deity is to invalidate the concept of God. Their most popular argument is known as The Problem of Evil. It basically makes three statements: God is all-powerful, God is all-loving, and evil exists. … Continue reading

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He Shall be Called a Nazarene

After Jesus’s birth, Joseph took his wife and newborn son and fled to Egypt because of the threat by Herod. When he died, Joseph and the family returned, but because the new Herod was cruel as well, they settled in … Continue reading

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The Eagle-Eyed Argument

The 16th century theologian St Thomas Aquinas proposed the Cosmological argument for the existence of God. This is a basically an argument based upon cause. Aquinas’s argument had four facets: motion, causation, contingency, and degree. The fundamental argument claims that … Continue reading

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