The constant insistence I read that we are entirely void of anything good in us without Christ is not correct, and Erasmus had good scriptural defense in his position over Luther's. We are, after all, created in the image of God, if fallen.
Tag: FREE WILL
It's a mistake to pin an either-or dichotomy onto a limitless God in the matters of time and free will, and I here declare a third option...
Did you ever encounter such an incredible "coincidence", that you were inclined to believe it really wasn't a coincidence, but an event ordained, fated or written in the stars? I would say that most of us who think at least a little about reality and about what is behind it all have all been aware … Continue reading DO WE HAVE FREE WILL, OR NOT?
Once I started questioning if reality is exactly what we perceive it to be, I began to discover some of the weird, wacky and wild philosophies at large in the human mind throughout history and in today's world, including that of many professing Christians... Some Buddhists believe that we aren't really here: reality is just … Continue reading FREE WILL: REAL OR ILLUSORY?
Why do we suffer, and more importantly, why does God allow us to suffer? Why doesn't he just step in and stop bad things from happening? Welcome to part two of an updated and improved version of a series I first wrote six years ago. I approach this subject from a Biblical point of view: how does scripture answer … Continue reading WHY DO WE SUFFER 2: FREE WILL