Every time we endure a mindless massacre some reporter or some witness will invariably say ‘the victim was just in the wrong place at the wrong time’. This is utterly false. The only person in the wrong place is the murderer and there is no time right time for such persons to ply their vile trade.
Daily Archives: 14 Dec 2013
Theology is an assault on the sin-distorted intellect; it is the obedience of faith penetrating the realm of thought. — Emil Brunner (source as previous).
Lawrence Mykytiuk has written two essays:
“Strengthening Biblical Historicity vis-a-vis Minimalism, 1992-2008 [and Beyond], Part 1: Introducing a Bibliographic Essay in Five Parts” Journal of Religious and Theological Information 9/3-4 (November 2010): 1-13.
I’ll leave it to you to decide if he persuades you.
It’s almost as if he had never bothered to read Romans 1:18.
“‘For example’ is not the same as ‘proof.'” ~ Yiddish Proverb
Philosophy, which fundamentally wishes to call everything into question, because it is only by doing so that it can be a basic discipline, dares not call into question one point, one certainty – namely, reason itself. It argues that reason is the only drilling tool with which we can work, and that we cannot drill into this tool itself. We cannot use reason to call reason into question. – Emil Brunner (in Alister McGrath’s utterly astonishing new book).
The title of this week’s segment is – Mysterious Prophecies airing December 18, 2013 – 10:00-11:02PM ET.
Biblical prophecies are said to be messages and warnings sent from God, but what do they really foretell? Can they be decoded and used to predict mankind’s future?
The use of the word ‘decoded’ leaves me a tad cold. Especially given the hint that they’ll also be referencing UFO’s.
“With regard to the call to Geneva, my soul is in such perplexity and darkness, that I scarcely dare venture to think what I ought to do in this matter. When I allow myself, as I often do, to think on the subject, I can find no outlet. Involved in these perplexities, I have reason to suspect myself, and leave it therefore to others to determine for me. In the meanwhile we would beseech the Lord God to show us the right way. Farewell, dear brother; greet our friends for me in the most loving manner.”*
Returning to Geneva was something Calvin didn’t wish to do. But if God willed it, he would go. Apparently, God willed it.
P. Henry, The Life and Times of John Calvin, the Great Reformer (Vol. 1, p. 252). Pareus was deacon of the French church at Strasburg, and Calvin’s substitute in his absence.
If anyone in this country can be even remotely happy with that sickening statistic… well… they are the exemplifications of human depravity.
If anyone thinks that gun violence is cured by the presence of more guns, they also believe that cancer is cured by the presence of more cancer.
Do note the Texas cluster…
“A quarrel is like an itch; the more you scratch, the more it itches.” ~ Yiddish Proverb