Deism is defined as the belief that reason and and the Natural world are sufficient to determine the existence of God. Deists believe God is not knowable and untouchable. God is seen as the first cause of all creation, but he is not interactive within creation. Here is an analogy, think of God...
The Puritan Board
I’m new to Puritan Board. I have been recently convinced about Westminster covenant theology and that includes infant/child baptism.
My wife and I currently are members at a baptist church that teaches the Doctrines of Grace (they aren’t reformed baptists per se). We are very happy at our church and have established solid relationships.
With my new conviction about wanting my...
This is a funny video which a Lutheran Satire site made to parody this statement!
Aside from the statist implications of this quote, the thing which I find to be most revealing is that he is ultimately denying that the...
Ed. James Sennett. Eerdmans.
Unlike some anthologies, this isn’t simply a Plantinga chapter here and a long snippet there. True, there are some reproduced chapters (see his legendary “Reason and Belief in God”) but other chapters in the book, while not necessarily giving new material, present it in a new format. A few chapters take key passages from his notoriously difficult Nature of...
Has anyone had/read this Bible before? Did you like it? What do you think about this Bible?
I was reading a couple things recently, one about how John Bunyan had a very small personal library; and another a quote by a man (I forget who) who stated that the Bible and either Fisher or Ames' systematic (again, I forget) was sufficient to be a minister.
I posted a while back about trimming my library, but now I am seriously considering the pros and cons of literally only having a Bible...
In Dr. Poythress's Redeeming Philosophy (p.101) he makes two statements which raise some questions for me:
God the Father is the authority to whom God the Son responds in love.
By his power the Father eternally begets the Son.
I have not read a lot of his other writings, and am interested in hearing whether these statements reflect a position that embraces the idea...
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