Monthly Archives: April 2011

Orthodoxy and Orthropraxy

Orthodoxy and Orthopraxy are important theological terms with an even more important application to how one lives their life. It seems that there is a major disconnect in American Christian culture between these two.  One, Orthodoxy, is what we ought to believe. The other, Orthopraxy, is what we ought to do. Even as I write that statement what I hear… (more…)

LDS Temples — The Requirements for Salvation in Mormonism

There aren’t to many things that will get me fired up very quickly. Typically, when functioning in an apologetic roll, I am pretty calm, cool and collected. I try to be logical in my thought processes and cogent in my speech. That said, I want to bring to you something that makes me lose my cool, something that even as… (more…)

The Bogey Man Called “Euthyphro’s Dilemma”

God is Triune, He is Not a Monad An old, hackneyed, and rather obnoxious philosophical problem facing “theism” in general is Euthyphro’s Dilemma. This philosophical dilemma derives its name from a Platonic dialogue which bears the same name as its title. Socrates, in Plato’s dialogue, asks Euthyphro: “Is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is… (more…)

Wrath Wins: Using Emergent Hermeneutic Principles

The Emergent hermeneutic is to read everything in scripture through the lens of only one of God’s attributes and that attribute is His love.  Great attribute, and I love the reality of God’s love.  However if you are unbalanced in your approach to scripture, you end up unbalanced in doctrine and you end up thinking eventually everybody is going to… (more…)

Who is Your Shepherd?

If you try to evangelize someone associated with the Watchtower Society (who call themselves “Jehovah’s Witnesses”), you may run into a problem.  Their Bible, the New World Translation, is not the same as your Bible.  Many passages may be the same, but in a number of places, the text has been changed.  Thus, the passages you might typically use to… (more…)

Exegeting John 3 – Part 1

The first post I did, Exegeting Scripture without Learning Greek, covered an introductory look at exegesis of scripture without extensive knowledge of original biblical languages.  In this simple version of the Historical Grammatical method there are 5 questions that are asked.  I will list them here again: Who is speaking or writing? Who are they speaking or writing to? What… (more…)

Atheistic Arguments: Attacks on the Character of God (Pt.2)

[Continued from Part 1] II. The Argument from Insufficient Evidence against the Existence of God Another way in which I sought to deny the God of Scripture was by claiming that there simply wasn’t enough evidence to prove His existence. My argument ran something like this: Major Premise: If an all good, all powerful, and all knowing God exists, then… (more…)

Christians Don’t Exist??? A Commentary on George Elerick

Note: This article was Sent to George prior to it’s posting. George Elerick is a Character. I enjoy his posts on Facebook because, half the time he makes my brain hurt from trying to figure out what in the world he is talking about, the other half of the time I have figured out what he is saying, and I… (more…)

The Two Party System, Paul is Jailed in Philippi

One of my favorite passages of Scripture is Philippians 1. The application in this passage, particularly verses 20-24 is wide. Here is the story, Paul, a loyal servant of God, a messenger of the Gospel of Christ is in jail. Certainly not a good place to be. In verse 19, Paul knows he will be delivered. But in verse 20… (more…)

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