Think about it like a normal person for just a second: how can you say He was sacrificed for sins and then say that if you sin, the sacrifice is no good?
We live in a world where, if you are going to get your message across, you have to get hard and passionate and fiery. If you are trying to browbeat sinners and idiots and fools into right living, that would be the way to go. You’d be more like a football coach than an art […]
One of my core ideas is that the conscience is a universal and supernatural presence that constantly dictates relevant law to us whether we want to hear it at the time or not. We are really such complex creatures! Sometimes I get the comment when talking about this that there are people who don’t have […]
I haven’t posted in a while because I have been preparing the Reasonable Grace teachings, and I really post here when I feel I have what is for me a breakthrough insight. I’ve been thinking about the subject of this post a lot, and I hope it is clear and comes across as a breakthrough […]
Fasten your seatbelts everyone, this is a heavy one. The doctrine of the trinity as I understand it goes like this: The Father is God The Son is God The Holy Spirit is God The Son is not the Father The Son is not the Holy Spirit The Holy Spirit is not the Father The […]
“The secularist, in throwing off the coercion of the law, unwittingly is responding to this need for grace, only to take on a new coercion that completely destroys our very personhood.” I was set to thinking about secular materialist ethics and Christian grace by reading a great post on one of my new favorite sites, […]
What good is forgiveness if it doesn’t ‘work’ when you actually need it? I raised this question in response to some negative responses to this awesome blog post by David Zahl: The Subjective Power Of An Objective Gospel I thought the response was important enough to repost on my own blog, so I’m sorry in […]
Grace, true scandalous 100% forgiveness and acceptance, get-out-of-jail-free fire-insurance easy-believism grace, is the essential foundation for true virtue. Why? Let’s start by reading a few verses: 14 For sin shall not be master over you, for you are not under law, but under grace. 15 What then? Shall we sin because we are not under […]