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Romans 9-11 Part 3: The hardening and blinding of national Israel

Romans 9–11 Part 3: The Hardening and Blinding of National Israel By StriderMTB   How should we understand the hardening and blinding of Romans 11:7-8? Romans 9-11 Part 1 can be found here. Romans 9-11 Part 2 can be found … Continue reading

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The Folly of Doing Theology in an Echo Chamber: A Thorough Examination of Piper’s “Two-Wills View”

The Folly of Doing Theology in an Echo Chamber: A Thorough Examination of Piper’s “Two-Wills View” By Strider MTB *Permission is freely granted to share this article in its entirety or in portions. My friends call me Matt and I … Continue reading

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A Critique of John Piper’s Theodicy: Are We God’s Evil Contract Assassins? Part 3

In my last post I ended saying that the key error of the Piper Theodicy is assuming that all acts—including all acts of moral evil are intended acts by the divine will via God’s exhaustive decrees. Rather than stop at the biblical … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 26: Matt replies–part 2

Hey Derek! I want to repeat my genuine affection for you as a fellow brother in the Lord. In my responses to you I do not want to sound haughty or superior and I certainly do not intend to disparage … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 6: Matt Responds

Hi Derek, Thanks for the response. So you concede that you have never had a thought or desire that was not pre-determined by God? Remember you are trying to argue that compatibilism is fundamentally distinguished from hard determinism because it … Continue reading

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Calvinism’s Engineered “Freedom”

In dealing with free-will the Calvinist skillfully maneuvers the discussion into a framework where he can give lip-service to “free-will,” but in doing so he mars the common sense, standard understanding “freedom” beyond any semblance of recognition. Let’s take sin’s … Continue reading

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