We have been looking at how moral absolutists understand moral dilemmas. So far, we have covered an introduction to moral absolutism, non-conflicting absolutism, and conflicting absolutism. We will now, in this final post on this topic, look at a graded absolutism Graded Absolutism (GA) The last way to address moral dilemmas is to argue that … Continue reading Understanding Moral Dilemmas 3: Graded Absolutism
On Soul Winning – Charles Spurgeon
“We do not regard it to be soul-winning to steal members out of churches already established, and train them to utter our peculiar Shibboleth: we aim rather at bringing souls to Christ than at making converts to our synagogue." "In the next place, we do not consider soul-winning to be accomplished by hurriedly inscribing more … Continue reading On Soul Winning – Charles Spurgeon
Understanding Moral Dilemmas 2: Conflicting Absolutism
So far we have covered a basic introduction to moral absolutism, and we have looked at how non-conflicting absolutism handles moral dilemmas. Today we will consider conflicting absolutism. Conflicting Absolutism (CA) Another way to deal with moral dilemmas is to admit that they do exist and try to deal with them head-on. This is the … Continue reading Understanding Moral Dilemmas 2: Conflicting Absolutism
Are You Judging My Judging?
Do not Judge. - Matt 7:1 It is difficult to think of a verse more misused than this one. The number of times it has been used to censor Godly reproof would be impossible to count. If you are in the habit of reading the Word of God and upholding Godly standards, then you have … Continue reading Are You Judging My Judging?
7 Questions to Get to the Heart of Any Worldview
Everyone has a worldview. Even the person who says worldview studies are a waste of time says it because of their worldview. A worldview is a person's perspective of the world, but at its core, it is a set of basic presuppositions that a person believes through which they filter all other non-basic beliefs. … Continue reading 7 Questions to Get to the Heart of Any Worldview
Understanding Moral Dilemmas 1: Non-Conflicting Absolutism
In a recent post, I introduced Moral Absolutism in relation to God's moral law and said that I would be posting three posts on how moral absolutists handle ethical dilemmas, here is the first post in the series. Non-Conflicting Absolutism (NCA) One way to deal with moral dilemmas is to argue that the so-called dilemmas only … Continue reading Understanding Moral Dilemmas 1: Non-Conflicting Absolutism
16 Lessons on Pursuing Holiness
Not that I have already attained, but in my desire to press on, I recently taught a class called Holiness: Seeking the Savior's Likeness at Bethel Grace Baptist Church. If you are interested, you can listen to the lessons at the links below. Simply click on the link to play, or right-click to download the … Continue reading 16 Lessons on Pursuing Holiness
What Does it Mean to Mourn? [Beatitudes]
"Blessed are they that mourn." This beatitude is clearly one of the great paradoxes of scripture. "Blessed" and "mourning" almost seem to be contradictory. When we think of mourning, we rarely think about blessing, Typically our minds think of death because mourning is something we do when someone dies, but here again, Jesus is showing … Continue reading What Does it Mean to Mourn? [Beatitudes]
God’s Moral Law and Absolutism: Introduction
What do you do when it seems you have to choose between two sins? For instance, the midwives in the Old Testament, do they lie and say that the Jewish women have their babies too quickly to kill them, or do they tell them the truth and fail to protect the babies (see Exodus chapter … Continue reading God’s Moral Law and Absolutism: Introduction
Christ Jesus is the One
Pastor Jeff Saltzmann gives us five soul-searching questions to drive home the fact that we are secure in Christ.