John Frame & God’s “Temporal Omnipresence” (Pt. 2)


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)

John Frame & God’s “Temporal Omnipresence” (Pt. 1)


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 … Continue reading John Frame & God’s “Temporal Omnipresence” (Pt. 1)

Molinism and Self-Existence


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

Athanasius and Divine Simplicity


All citations come from Athanasius, The Complete Works of St. Athanasius, and his On The Incarnation. The most valuable player for the side of orthodoxy during the Nicene Council certainly had to have been Athanasius. He’s mostly known for defending the biblical doctrine of the incarnation against Arius who imagined Christ as a creature. In his works, Athanasius broadens … Continue reading Athanasius and Divine Simplicity

Divine Simplicity in Scripture


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

The Break-Up: Molinism & Divine Simplicity


If you’re a Molinist, you have to break up with divine simplicity. This isn’t a problem for many Molinists because a lot of them have already denied the doctrine. While there may be many reasons for this break-up with simplicity (William Lane Craig finds a conflict between it and the doctrine of the Trinity), there … Continue reading The Break-Up: Molinism & Divine Simplicity