Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Social Justice and the Nature of Man

Social justice seems to be something that everyone should be working toward, but why is there often differences of opinion between conservatives and liberals on the topic?

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Fundamentalistic Anti-Fundamentalists

When someone throws out the term fundamentalist in a pejorative sense without providing an answer to a logical argument, they are guilty of participating in the very aspects of the term they are attempting to condemn, because calling someone a name in hopes that their argument will go away is a closed minded attempt to disparage someone into submission.


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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Which Version of the Bible Do You Believe is Inerrant?

(A response to a friend)

Regarding which Bible version I find to be inerrant, I am not a KJV onlyist. I believe the scriptures are inerrant in their original form, and I believe that we have those original words in the 1000's of early manuscripts that can still be studied today, but some of it is complicated. Studying those is where we will find the 100% word for word inerrancy. I also believe we have those original words translated into English (except for a few textual variances) in a few of the translations such as the KJV, NKJV, and the NASB, among others. My not coming to a decision on which one is the best of all (because the variants are obvious) is not due to the fact that I believe that one is not more correct than the other, but because I have not done a complete study on all the variants; which means I am still growing and learning in this area and not opposed to being corrected.

When it comes to the KJV, I believe it is one of the best translations, but I do not believe it is the standard by which all translations should be judged.

God Bless,



Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Relativistic Statements About Absolute Truth

When someone attempts to temper their epistemological relativism by saying that it is true that absolutes exist but as humans we are unable to know them, it is important to remember that their statement that “absolutes exist” is, according to their own philosophy, something that is not absolutely true. So logically what they are really saying is that any statement that says absolutes exist is necessarily untrue.


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Thursday, April 15, 2010

What is Justice?

Is justice relative to the individual or will of the community, or is there actually a place where justice is grounded? In this short clip Dean Donald McConnell of Trinity Law School gives a few thoughts.

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Illness as a Gift of God

Because of our sinful nature, health can often produce in us an overconfidence in our own strength, in those times, illness is often God's gift to us to wake us from our delusions.



Monday, April 12, 2010

God, Events, and Meaning (Video)

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Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Redistribution of Wealth and Social Justice

Everyone who believes that redistribution of wealth equals social justice, needs to understand the following.

"There might be some truth in that the State is God’s means to answering injustice but it is by no means clear who the unjust ones are. People are not right because they are poor; neither are they right because they are rich; people are right when their cause is just. Some people are rich because they abused the poor, which is another way of saying they stole their money. Some people are rich because they suffered and postponed trivial and fleshly indulgence for the betterment of their families and community, and when the leftists steal their money they are certainly the oppressor. The rich are not as easy to oppress as the poor but they are the more attractive target." - Christopher Neiswonger

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

God, Events, and Meaning

Only in a universe created and governed by a personal, sovereign, and rational God; can events have meaning. To believe that any event in our lives happened for a reason while denying such a God is a serious flaw in reasoning.