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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: Matt’s Wrap-Up

I thank you Derek for the time and attention you have given to our discussion and for exemplifying a spirit of genuine brotherhood despite are sharp disagreements. If anyone has allowed his passions to get the better of him—it is … 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 26: Matt Responds part-1

Hi Derek, in your first post I do appreciate your attempts to articulate your views further. But I am having trouble discerning how my arguments are actually being countered 🙂 Tis true. It seems as if you are more or … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 24: Matt Responds

Hello Derek, Thanks again for your patience. It has been a frustrating week of traveling. One of our older boys from the orphanage I oversee got accepted to a great university in Thailand. I left with him last week but … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 22: Matt Responds

Hey Derek! Sorry for the delay. Hope all is going well. This has been a good dialogue and I thank you. I will probably collect our responses from this comment section and post it up as its own blog entry … Continue reading

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Debate on Calvinistic Compatibilism Part 20: Matt Responds

Hey Derek, buddy… pal…  You’re not wanting to give an actual answer to the 3 questions I posed because you intuitively know that from God’s decretive standpoint or perspective there are no genuine possibilities and there is no genuine freedom or … Continue reading

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