The Importance of Biblical Inerrancy

A Presuppositional Critique: It’s Inseparability from Faith By: Jay I shouldn’t have to go to my local church [!] and end up having to defend the accuracy and authenticity of the Biblical texts.  Unfortunately, this happened more than once.  In a casual conversation one Sunday with someone I assumed was a kindred spirit, a heated discussion…

Lost Ends Up Lost in Syncretistic Gnosis

By: Jay The “television event of the decade” ended with what is, in my opinion, the cheesiest and empty theme it could have possibly had.  As it turns out, as many had speculated, the entire storyline was Jack’s (and the other Oceanic passengers) afterlife – or the season 6 alternate reality…? Either way I was disillusioned.  This was all fine and…

Response to Turretinfan on the Crucifixion

Part 7 from our old interaction By: Jay Turretinfan responded to the accusation that the strict legal imputation view must necessitate a damning, forsaking, cutting-off, or separation (choose whichever term you wish) of the Son from the Father. He writes: “The Father that spared not his own Son but delivered him up for us all, shall also…

Problems in Thomistic Epistemology

By: Jay Plato, Philo, Plotinus, Dionysius, Augustine, Basil, John of Damascus, Maximus the Confessor, Isaac the Syrian, John Scotus, Thomas Aquinas, Bonaventure and many others all profess a doctrine of divine exemplarism.  This is Plato’s forms or universals or logoi as located in the divine mind or essence (depending on whether it’s Eastern or Western). The problem will be, however, whether this can work as an epistemic foundation…

Introduction to Christology

My good friend Jonathan, who at the time was an Anglican seminarian, wrote a great introduction to Christology paper a few years ago. He has since moved into Orthodoxy, but the paper is useful for those who might come by this blog and not be familiar with the terms, early heresies and movements referenced. The…

Josephus on the Temple Symbolism

By: Jay I had always thought, following James B. Jordan’s analysis as well (in Through New Eyes), that the three levels of the Temple signified a three-tiered, symbolical view of the world. In this view, the holy of holies corresponds to heaven, or God’s throne, and the holy place and courtyard to earth or the stellar sky and…

Paul Washer is a False Prophet

By: Jay Dyer I was, for several years, a huge fan and follower/disciple of Paul Washer.  I thought he was a godly leader: a real missionary, and a true “reformer.” I had several of his sermons on tape and, in fact, made copies of his tapes and distributed them to my fellow college students who…

Monergism = one energy = monothelitism

Response to Turretinfan’s Monothelitism Post Turretinfan, just as with the single subject issue, doesn’t understand the argument. A fully human will, with its own natural energy, is part and parcel with orthodox Christology, if one accepts Chalcedon and councils 5 and 6. Will is a property of nature, and hence there are two wills in…