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Clearing Some Fog On The Freedom Of The Will

I want to attempt what feels like the near impossible with this post. We were talking about the freedom of the will in Sunday school and it became clear again that this is a sticky subject. There are multiple reasons for this, but I want to deal with the most problematic feature of it: confusing words. We know that communication is hard. It is even harder when there are t...

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Three Answers For When God’s Judgment Seems Problematic

Our theology breakfast book reading has been tackling the difficult issue of election and the various doctrines of grace. One of the issues that arises during these kinds of discussions is the matter of God's justice. How it is just for God to choose some and not others? How it is just for God to create so many people only to send most of them to Hell? How is it just for G...

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How does the Creature help the Creator?

There is a unique moment in the earthly life of our Lord Jesus that I have thought about numerous times. This moment is recorded only in the gospel of Luke and it takes place during Jesus' praying in the garden of Gethsemane. The single verse reads as follows: Luke 22:43 Now an angel from heaven appeared to Him, strengthening Him. What is going on in this moment? ...

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