II. I. There is but one only, living, and true God, who is infinite in being and perfection, a most pure spirit, invisible, without body, parts, or passions; immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, almighty, most wise, most holy, most free, most absolute; working all things according to the counsel of his own immutable and most righteous will, … Continue reading John Frame & “Temporal Omnipresence” (Pt. 3)
Let's remember that classical theism used to be the theological norm, dare I say the orthodox standard. But, when we look around at contemporary evangelicalism, and more specifically the broad stream of Western Baptists, we are reminded that this rich theological tradition has been largely buried by the rise of fideism, the seeker-friendly movement, and … Continue reading What About Baptists & Classical Theism?
Objections Open Theism One clear objection to the infinite and a se God is open theism. Another way to describe this view is theistic mutualism. They believe God to be relational with his creation to the point where God is no longer, or possibly never has been, absolute in every essence, thus making him changeable in relation to creation to an extent. One … Continue reading The Aseity And Infinitude Of God Part IV
The Twitter age has, quite frankly, encouraged poor interaction when disagreement arises. Our inability to communicate online is inextricably linked to our failure to think in any way other than soundbites and Tweets. We find ourselves proudly strapped into our respective thought patterns, dismissive of any rigorous criticisms that come against our most cherished convictions, and … Continue reading Three Things Classical Theism Is Not
Many presuppositionalists would agree that the theistic proofs as historically articulated by the classical Christian theists are just fine so long as they are used "within the context of the entire system of doctrine revealed by God in the Scriptures." But what does this mean? How does, for example my presentation of the cosmological argument differ … Continue reading Classical Argumentation “Within the Context of Christian Doctrine”?