Understanding Moral Dilemmas 3: Graded Absolutism

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

The Inspirational Life of David Brainerd

I recently had the privilege of teaching a class on the life of David Brainerd at Bethel Grace Baptist Church. His life has been an inspiration to many Christians, and I hope this lesson will be for you as well. The audio for the class can be heard by clicking the link below. The MP3 … Continue reading The Inspirational Life of David Brainerd

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

Gehazi’s Leprosy

http://youtu.be/Y63I07KQSn0 Some sermons you preach never leave you. They are messages with which you identify for the rest of your life. For me, this is one of those sermons. It covers three main topics. 1. The danger and lure of sin, 2. The consequences of sin. 3. The grace of God for the child of God … Continue reading Gehazi’s Leprosy

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]