I talked last time about why I’d stopped trying so hard to ‘save’ everyone, or to impart to them a particular version of the gospel message about Jesus saving them from their sins. 1,195 more words
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In the early days of writing this blog I discussed how, having been a lifelong Southern Baptist, I came embrace both Calvinism and Presbyterianism. I always planned to write in more detail about how I came to embrace infant baptism, which was for several years the main sticking point which kept me in the Baptist church even though I agreed with the Presbyterians in other respects. 1,582 more words
While many of us Christians value God’s creation – the great outdoors, enduring Appalachian Mountain hikes, luminous sunsets that scream that there IS a God – a great majority of those who consider themselves conservatives in the bible belt are skeptical about these debates involving climate change and conservation. 303 more words
From Charles Hodge’s Systematic Theology:
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This principle of classification is perhaps the one most generally adopted. It gives rise, however, really but to two classes, namely, the positive and negative, i.e., those in which something is affirmed, and those in which something is denied concerning God.