Israel is at war with Syria (or Aram in some translations), the Syrian army is making raids in the land of Israel, and Elisha is the prophet of God at this time. In chapters four and five of 2 Kings, Elisha is performing miracles in the name of Yahweh and by the power of God. However, … Continue reading The Mercy and Providence of God According to 2 Kings 6:8-23
Register for our Newsletter! Get exclusive offers and receive news before anyone else! Is there chance in this universe if it is created by the God of the Bible? Some would argue that there are compartments of creation not under the control of God, in which case there would be something left to chance. On … Continue reading The Absence of Chance: The Metaphysical Destitution of Baptist Traditionalism
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
Chosen. It's kinda got a ring to it doesn't it? The word, eklegomai in the Greek, can also be rendered selected, or elected. The apostle Paul uses the term often in his New Testament epistolary writings. Usually, he uses the term in reference to God choosing a particular people for Himself. However, the nature of this selection or election is rather … Continue reading Chosen in Christ: A Response to Wagner and Flowers
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!