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 & God’s “Temporal Omnipresence” (Pt. 2)
Please don't forget to check out the video or podcast episodes based on this article. Also, make sure you read the prior article on divine simplicity before moving forward! Question 7 in the Baptist Catechism begins with "God is Spirit," and moves secondly to infinity. Popularly, infinity is a confusing term. What does it mean? … Continue reading Thinking About God: God Is Infinite | The Baptist Reformation
Recently, I had the privilege of appearing on Evan McClanahan's radio show on KPFT 90.1, called Sin Boldly. Evan was interested in having me on in light of an article I wrote a few weeks back titled 'The Break-Up: Molinism & Divine Simplicity'. Now, Evan is not a Molinist, but he did invite Eric Hernandez of … Continue reading Molinism and Self-Existence
Divine simplicity, from a classical take, is that doctrine which rejects the notion that God is composed. Simplicity is the antonym, as Herman Bavinck put it, of composition. He says, "the term 'simple' is not used here as an antonym of 'twofold' or 'threefold' but of 'composite (Reformed Dogmatics, 2.4, p. 177).'" Those of you … Continue reading Divine Simplicity in Scripture
We all aspire to become our heroes. One of my favorite Puritans is John Winthrop. He was a 17th century attorney who also led the "Winthrop Fleet," consisting of about 1,000 Puritans, across the Atlantic––from Britain to Massachusetts. This would have been a massive undertaking at that time. It's absolutely fascinating that people back then … Continue reading Don’t Be a Puritan!