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Pious Confidence

(Last updated on 10 July 2014) Edward F. Hills, in his Believing Bible Study, notes how Christian confidence should be grounded in faith, not faith grounded in Christian confidence.For many years the thinking of conservative Christians has been a house … Continue reading

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Pious Apologetics

(Last updated on 7 July 2014) Image courtesy ArmchairBuilder.com (Creative Commons license). Greg L. Bahnsen, in his Presuppositional Apologetics: Stated and Defended, offers insight on the properly pious Christian approach to apologetics.In Scripture, God requires Christian believers to subject every … Continue reading

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Where Could You Affix The Warning Label For This One?

(Last updated on 5 July 2014) Norman Geisler and Frank Turek observe an inconsistency in U.S. lawmaking. On the one hand, use of government force to discourage smoking is deemed appropriate because studies find that smokers die, on average, seven … Continue reading

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An Open System Gathers No Moss, Only Mess

(Last updated on 24 August 2018) Image: photo of moss on a rock in Yosemite, California, by Allan Chen, used under a Creative Commons (CC BY-ND 2.0) license. In the 1984 Baker edition of The Biblical Basis For Modern Science, … Continue reading

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The Impropriety, If Not Impiety, of Mysticism

(Last updated on 24 August 2018) Image: “life is a mystery” mug, a photo by Flickr user Cheryl, used under a Creative Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0) license. In The Fountainhead (1996 Signet paperback edition), Ayn Rand, atheist philosopher-novelist and widely … Continue reading

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If It’s Nonsense, It’s Not Pious

(Last updated on 22 August 2018) Some suggest that pious Christian faith includes belief that the logically contradictory is true, such as in a divine realm beyond the laws of logic and all distinctions. In By Scripture Alone (2002 Trinity … Continue reading

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Theology Is Queen, Science Subject

(Last updated on 22 August 2018) Gordon H. Clark, in the 1963 Presbyterian & Reformed edition of his Karl Barth’s Theological Method, argues that letting Scripture-based theology reign as queen over the sciences yields the unity of knowledge that reason … Continue reading

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Interpreting Genesis

(Last updated on 21 August 2018) In the 2005 (second) edition of Did God Create In 6 Days? (Tolle Lege Press, Presbyterian Press, and The Covenant Foundation), Joseph A. Pipa asserts the following about the correct interpretation of Genesis 1: … Continue reading

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Impious Hermeneutics

(Last updated on 17 July 2018) Philip Jacob Spener, in his 1675 book Pia Desideria (Pious Desires), addressed the origin of impious interpretive schemes at odds with the perspicuity (clarity) of Scripture. Theodore Tappert translates Spener’s remarks as follows: Subtleties … Continue reading

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Impious Ethics (Still) Impossible

(Last updated on 11 July 2018) In To Be As God: A Study of Modern Thought Since The Marquis de Sade (Ross House, 2003) Rousas John Rushdoony reiterates how the consistent immorality of the Marquis de Sade is the course … Continue reading

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Impious Ethics Impossible

(Last updated on 17 July 2018) Rousas John Rushdoony, in his The Mythology Of Science (Ross House edition, 2001), points out the logical superiority (given unbelieving or “neutral” premises) of the Marquis de Sade’s anti-ethics over relativistic “consenting adults” morality. … Continue reading

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No Piety, No Unity; Know Piety, Know Unity

(Last updated on 11 July 2018) Photograph by Tomasz Sienicki, acquired through Wikimedia Commons and used under the CC BY 1.0 license. Cornelius Van Til, in The Defense of The Faith (Presbyterian and Reformed, 3rd revised edition, 1967), describes how … Continue reading

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For The Impious Eye, More Light Means Greater Terror

(Last updated on 11 July 2018) H. P. Lovecraft, in his 1926 story “The Call of Cthulhu,” models how the unbelieving, the impious, should view the world around them—with horror, terrified. Were unbelief correct and Scripture no revelation, one would … Continue reading

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