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by Gwarlroge
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Rejection of Chrsitainty and Self Esteem
Replies: 15
Views: 3643

Re: Rejection of Chrsitainty and Self Esteem

The easy Calvinist response is that self-esteem is not a Biblical concept (though self-love is). Self-esteem, or a "positive self-image," can often be a form of pride. Confidence is not wrong, provided it exists for the right reasons. (For example, there is a difference between "working in the stren...
by Gwarlroge
Mon Oct 25, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Egalitarian Christianity
Topic: Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutic
Replies: 6
Views: 13489

Re: Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutic

Paul's letters say everyone in Christ has "adoption as sons" of God. In the original language that means someone adopted to full status as a freeborn male Roman citizen. We ALL have the same status. We are all "brothers and sisters" in Christ, with God as our Father and Christ as the Firstborn. The...
by Gwarlroge
Sun Oct 24, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Egalitarian Christianity
Topic: Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutic
Replies: 6
Views: 13489

Redemptive-Historical Hermeneutic

All right. I lost track of where we got in the "Real Issue" thread, so here's a new thread addressing one basic question I had. I hope I have not turned the argument into a strawman. Either way, it goes like this. When Paul tells slaves, masters, husbands, and wives to do things in a certain way, he...
by Gwarlroge
Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Egalitarian Christianity
Topic: No Longer Quivering/Take Heart Project
Replies: 76
Views: 100608

Re: No Longer Quivering/Take Heart Project

How do you feel about living in submission to a god who has cursed you? Well, as KR said, he cursed the ground and some other things. However, this is the same God who "became flesh and dwelled among us," "becoming a curse for us" so that we could have eternal life with Him. This same God has told ...
by Gwarlroge
Fri Oct 22, 2010 12:16 am
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: Plantinga's Argument from Possible Worlds
Replies: 50
Views: 8457

Re: Plantinga's Argument from Possible Worlds

Plantinga admits that the whole argument depends on the possibility premise. If you buy that premise, then you will buy the whole argument. ("If G, then []G" isn't really disputed.)
by Gwarlroge
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:47 pm
Forum: Adventure of Faith (Religion/Spirituality)
Topic: A possible world in which nothing exists?
Replies: 29
Views: 5518

Re: A possible world in which nothing exists?

Blowfly! You're back! :D

I'll maybe read the post later; I just had to say Hi. :mrgreen:
by Gwarlroge
Fri Oct 15, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

Wait a minute. I didn't know you actually agreed that Christ paid the penalty for our sins. Maybe we don't disagree as much as I thought?
by Gwarlroge
Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

Well, at this point, Runamokmonk needs to respond, but if he doesn't, I understand. ...Or we could dispute the atonement. I'm not a scholar on the issue. I would say that a theology has to base itself in what we know of God--mainly from Scripture, but also from nature (beauty, goodness, etc.) and kn...
by Gwarlroge
Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

Kane Augustus wrote:
Gwarlroge wrote:Does that answer your question, Kane?
Yes, I think so. Thank you.
Excellent. Sorry about the long sentences. :oops:
by Gwarlroge
Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: Theology/Bible
Topic: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?
Replies: 66
Views: 34123

Re: Basis of Theology - Biblical? Philosophical? Or. . ?

I'm interested in the psychology of your choice, to be honest. For example, can you explain why choosing to do something for your own happiness, your own desire, would necessarily be a bad reason? Why do you, in making a decision like missionary work or not, have to be excluded from the relational ...