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The following is a
list of my notes related to the latest home page piece, this one
on a prolific blogger's rejection of the truth about hell.
Go back to the home page piece
the Jesuses John Shore appreciates are
here. Many of those he excoriates as though they were the
Real One are on that list as well.
Mr. Shore the greatest benefit of the doubt (which he does
pathologically in this instance)
here is a related piece he wrote. Not enough space and time
to gratify that fightin' Irish craving to tackle this nonsense
did intend the use of the term "scientistically." This word is
not mistaken for "scientifically," but rather denotes the
rampant dogma that only that which can be scientifically verified
is truthful, which alas itself is not scientifically verifiable.
For five profoundly veritable ways to know truth, visit
Universalism is the idea that if
something good happens to people after death, it'll happen to
everyone. Materialism is the idea that there is
nothing beyond the physical, and that when one dies, that's it, his molecules just go back into the mass of physical
his awareness has ended.
Both make the obviously and quite
viscerally real concepts of justice and mercy completely
meaningless, simply as a matter of plain logic.
the thing to consider about the ideas one has that does not
have to do with whether or not those ideas are rational or irrational? That is explained
here in this home page piece
from a few years ago.
the Catholicized society gorging on humanism is
here. The reasons
state-churches are so impotent at speaking meaningfully to the
John Shore's of the world is detailed here.
I offered as my favorite, in case you are interested, was To
Kill a Mockingbird. Other books I enjoy are on my
"Best Books" page.
The passages in
quotes from the response to the first point in the argument:
"[God is] maker of all things, stretching out the
heavens and spreading out the earth by [Him]self" is from Isaiah
44:24. "While we were yet sinners, Christ died for us"
Romans 5:8. "How wide and long and high and deep is [His] love"
is from Ephesians
passages from Malachi: On proper instruction it is chapter 2,
verses 1 to 9. On tithing it is chapter 3, verses 6 to 12. Some
may say the Malachi 2 passage only relates to Old Testament
priests and how God feels about the Levites, but likewise the
Malachi 3 passage only applies to Old Testament tithing
practices! The fact is both speak meaningfully about wise use of
knowledge (chapter 2) and wise use of resources (chapter 3). Too
many Catholicized pastors get neither right.
also make a quick note that many Calvinists may take issue with
my claim that individuals do choose whether or not they want to
appropriate what Christ has done for them. Sorry, but I don't
believe Calvinists have the final say about God's sovereignty or
His love as much as they stridently insist that they do. This is
an issue, however, that cannot be covered here. Whatever the
case, as I wrote, I'm always great with diving into the rich mix
of discovering truth and conversing meaningfully about it to do
powerful example of the attitude one has when honestly
confronting his own sinfulness is
is known as Truth and Grace, and as such the things He
says can be confidently accepted as truth. Check out the first
chapter of John to read more. My take on Him is
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This page was originally posted by David Beck at
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