ReformedTheologian

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Month: April, 2016

The Mere Intellectual Assent Fallacy

Cornbread & Bourbon

HeadHeartBalanceResize Ever hear someone say faith is not mere intellectual assent? Ever hear them attempt to argue faith is something you do in both your head and your heart? It was Karl Barth who began pushing Soren Kierkegaard’s existentialism like a drug dealer to the masses. Ever since we have had to counter this ridiculous notion that faith is not mere intellectual assent. The existentialist invented the head/heart dichotomy. While Christ told us the thoughts of the heart proceed from the mouth, the existentialist tells us the heart might know what the head doesn’t, and vice-versa.

The word “heart” is a polysemy.  A polysemy is a word with many different meanings.  The word “light” is a polysemy.  Light can refer to the intensity of brightness, to an object’s weight, to one’s mood, to the act of setting fire, or even to a person’s sanity, such as in “he’s a little light…

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Christ’s Death the Only Difference

For the Elect Alone

I realize that nobody can believe what I call gospel unless God causes them to. Literally: cannot believe it. We can discuss freewill all day, but nobody of their freewill believes in a God who saves sinners by death on the cross. (The offense is not only that God only saves some of the sinners.)

By nature, we would rather believe that there is more to it. By nature, we believe that community with other religious people will change us so that by grace we really do become more acceptable to God.

By nature, we believe that God is not strict on justice. By nature, we believe that what we believe about God is a condition of salvation, and not a result of God’s purpose. By nature, we want to believe in order to be saved. By nature, we cannot believe that the elect believe what they do because God…

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God is No Respecter of Persons

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by Scott Price

“Of a truth I perceive that God is no respecter of persons.” Acts 10:34

The truth that God is not a respecter of persons is mentioned throughout the Bible. When God’s people declare that God the Father has elected or chosen a multitude of people that were loved in Christ, their Mediator and Representative, and has rejected the rest who were not loved, many people respond with; “God is no respecter of persons.” God’s people readily agree and would not defame or pervert the character of God by making salvation conditioned on God’s respect for man, or even for what God sees that man will do in the future.
The Bible teaches, therefore we believe that God is no respecter of persons in election because sovereign electing grace is conditioned on Christ as the elect are chose “in Him” and for His sake. Before they were chosen…

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A Robot with No Moral Nerve