If Calvinism's doctrine of Total Depravity is true, then why aren't we all murderers? I'm sure you've heard this objection before, and I'm sure you've heard Calvinist apologists respond to it by saying something like "TD doesn't mean we're all as evil as we possibly can be." Unfortunately yeah it does. As Question #8 of … Continue reading If Calvinism’s doctrine of Total Depravity is true, then why aren’t we all murderers?
It seems to me that the Theonomist argument can be boiled down to the following Syllogism: P1) God does not change. P2) If the Law has been abrogated, then God has changed. C) The Law has not been abrogated. The Reformed Libertarian objection is with P2. This is not necessarily true. If the purpose for … Continue reading Undermining the Theonomist Syllogism
I have written much on this blog and have expounded on many topics and in many ways. My usual mode is to respond to objections to Libertarianism I come across online or in discussions with people. This can be good, but I think what is better is to look to the Scriptures. The Word of … Continue reading Genesis 1:26-28
Click for more in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Introduction to Part 2 In my previous article, I began a Review of the practice of spanking from my seemingly unique perspective. I am a Reformed Baptist. I am a Libertarian. As a Reformed Baptist, I believe that the Scriptures clearly teach that spanking is … Continue reading What Is The Goal Of Parenting? Discipleship.
Click for more in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Introduction I am probably going to get myself in a heap of trouble with this one, so I have to start with a disclaimer: I mean none of this personally. There that ought to about cover it. So I thought I would take a break from my … Continue reading Spoil The Child? No really, the Bible DOES Command Spanking. Here’s What it says
Click for more in this series: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 I ran across a series of articles lately on a blog called "The Kuyperian Commentary." The Article in question is titled "Biblical Government: Anarchy, Minarchy or Statism?" and was written by Adam McIntosh, a former missionary kid, and currently … Continue reading Biblical Government: Anarchy, Minarchy, or Statism? A Response
I read these comments from Al Mohler on Facebook: "The argument for removing polygamy laws was simple: the state has no business legislating morality. But every legislature legislates morality. Every code of laws is a codex of morality. The law is itself inherently and inescapably moral, even irreducibly moral. The law can’t be anything other … Continue reading Legislate Morality?
Did you know that it's technically impossible to tune a piano? No, Really. It seems that the octave cannot be divided into 12 equal semitones without there being some dissonance. Ancient tuning systems would focus on making certain of the intervals as in-tune as possible, stashing the dissonance into lesser used portions of the scale. … Continue reading Systematic Theology vs Biblical Theology – Cage Match!
Matthew 13:44-46 "The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl … Continue reading The Economics of Worship
This is it, I promise!. This post is the fourth and final part in a 4 part series on a Biblical Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government. You will really be lost trying to read this post on its own without the context of the other posts. I strongly recommend getting caught up first. … Continue reading Theology of Human Authority and Civil Government Part 4