“[Approximately] 75-80 percent of Mormon converts come from specifically Protestant background. A well-known saying within LDS circles, based on the average size of a Baptist church in America, is “We baptize a Baptist church every week.” Whatever the actual figures are, the fact is that far more people convert to Mormonism from evangelical churches than … Continue reading The Mormon Challenge to Seeker Churches
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
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
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
Defending the Resurrection of Jesus: The Core Facts Approach
There are several approaches to defending the resurrection of Jesus. One way is called the core facts approach. It involves using four core facts held by Christian and non-Christian scholars and applying them to naturalistic explanations of the resurrection. Here are the four facts. 1. Jesus was crucified and died 2. Jesus’ tomb was found … Continue reading Defending the Resurrection of Jesus: The Core Facts Approach