Monthly Archives: January 2014

calvinist anthropomorphism meme

At Facebook Group: realityisnotoptional

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gnostic morphing of the sheep

In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus tells a parable about a lost sheep: Luk 15:4 “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after … Continue reading

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God can be influenced

Jer 15:1 Then the LORD said to me, “Even if Moses and Samuel stood before Me, My mind would not be favorable toward this people. Cast them out of My sight, and let them go forth. In the middle of … Continue reading

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we work all things together with God

Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Tim Geddert explains that Romans 8:28 is about man working with God: Now … Continue reading

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the communion fraud

Every Christian is familiar with communion. We all sit through it as the elements are being passed around or collected in long lines. We take the stale wafer or bit of cracker and fondle it in our hands waiting for … Continue reading

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augustine on the platonists

In City of God, Augustine has entire book dedicated to his love affair with the Platonists. From Book VIII: Let all those philosophers, then, give place, as we have said, to the Platonists… These philosophers, then, whom we see not … Continue reading

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augustine and his infatuation with the platonists

I have wrote before that Augustine only converted to Christianity after his mentor explained to him that the Bible could be taken figuratively and the Platonists were correct in their philosophy. Here are Augustine’s own words: Confessions, Book 6: 6. … Continue reading

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God does not demand human sacrifices

In Judges 11, there is a particular incident pointed to by Bible critics about God accepting a human sacrifice. Although the text may describe that, the best understanding is a conversion to perpetual virginity (not a human sacrifice): Jdg 11:30 … Continue reading

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krugman loses all grasp of reality

From a recent post by Paul Krugman talking about Unemployment Insurance. As a background, Classical view states that if you pay someone to be unemployed, they will stay unemployed longer than otherwise. Here is Krugman: But if you follow right-wing … Continue reading

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restraint of free will

From the Contemporary Calvinist: I find it strange that Arminians [substitute Open Theists] always focus on whether or not God actively causes men to sin. Why don’t they ever seem to be just as concerned about whether or not God … Continue reading

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