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Signs, Morality and Logic

Signs

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In Luke 12:54-55 Jesus turned from his disciples and directed his teaching to the people, among whom were his taunters, the Jewish authorities. He drew an analogy from the weather. The people understood that when a cloud rose up out of the Mediterranean Sea to the west, there would be rain. Again, when the wind came across the hot desert to the south, the people were able to predict warm, dry weather (Luke 12:54-55). In other words the people knew how to interpret signs of things to come. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on September 17, 2017 in Gospel of Luke

 

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Philosophical Reflections on the Binding of Isaac

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For the sake of argument, let’s assume Genesis 22:2, “Take, now, your son…” is an absolute command by God, and Abraham must do as he is told. Is the ‘command’ of God immoral?[1] Certainly the new atheists of our day believe God is making an immoral request, as understood from Dr. Richard Dawkins’ question concerning the event, “But what kind of morals could one derive from this appalling story?”[2] The question then becomes, is the taking of innocent life always wrong? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2015 in apologetics

 

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Paul’s Logical Argument

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For Paul’s third argument (Galatians 3:15-18) showing we are saved by faith alone, he changes his approach, saying that he now speaks “in the manner of men.” Paul seems to use logic as a tool to show the Judaizers were wrong in their presentation of legalism as a valid method of Biblical salvation. Logic is a system of deductive reasoning whereby one can assume a conclusion by analyzing the number of principles one knows to be true about a given subject. In this section of chapter three Paul continues his argument of justification by faith alone by showing the logical fallacy of trusting in legalism as a means of obtaining salvation (i.e. justification, sanctification and glorification). Once more, he bases his argument upon our relationship with Abraham. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2015 in Epistle to the Galatians, Paul

 

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God or Naturalism—The Evidence

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In two videos Re: Refuting Atheistic Naturalism Part 1 (HERE) and Part 2 (HERE), Chris addressed the arguments of another You Tube advocate in an effort to counter the statements he made against Chris’ worldview. I believe the point made against naturalism was that the only evidence a naturalist could gather to support his worldview could be found only in our own universe. Strong, physical and objective evidence cannot be sought or found outside our universe. One may postulate about membranes colliding together and causing the Big Bang that resulted in our universe (as Chris does HERE), but that is all it would be—a postulation, based upon the best guesses he could make about the universe we see and experience every day. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in atheism, naturalism

 

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The Logic of God

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In his video Re: Logic of God, Islam & Evidence for Rational Theists, (HERE) Chris raises the question, “Where does God come from?” While he agrees with the premise of a fellow You-Tube advocate that nothing comes from nothing, Chris believes his question refutes his opponents logic that God is the cause or Creator of all that exists. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 24, 2015 in atheism, naturalism

 

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