“God wouldn’t…” This unfortunate phrase appears fairly often in theological debate. Along with this one come on occasion “God couldn’t” or, more rarely, “God shouldn’t.” Yet to me reasoning which starts in this way seems somewhat misguided at best and dangerous at worst. To explain why, I shall first provide some examples of what I dislike. A theistic evolutionist might say, … Continue reading "What God Has Done, Not What He “Would” Do"
[This whole post is a follow-up of two earlier posts. First was I’m Not 100% Certain I’m Going to Heaven (And That’s Okay) and the second was Clark Is Certain He is Going to Heaven. Make sure to read them if you haven’t!] Some time ago, I argued against the possibility of true, epistemic certainty of … Continue reading "Salvation and Certainty Revisited"
I have lots of questions. This is in stark contrast to the “me” of two years ago, who had nothing but answers. But that’s how things go naturally. The more you come to know, the more you realize you don’t actually know. For many issues, I would go so far as to say that certainty … Continue reading "The One Thing I Know"
If you read my previous controversial post on certainty and salvation, you now need to read Clark’s post on his own blog which responds with an opposing argument. Here’s the link explaining why you can be certain of your salvation: Re: Certainty of Salvation: the Rationalist Perspective | Investigationes pro Divinum Verum If you need … Continue reading "Clark Is Certain He is Going to Heaven"
“Are you 100% certain that if you were to die today you would go to heaven?” I cannot tell you how many times I have heard that line. I’ve heard it in sermons, witnessing studies, Ray Comfort videos, and real life situations. Only one problem. This is just a bad way to share the Gospel. … Continue reading "I’m Not 100% Certain I’m Going to Heaven (And That’s Okay)"