Deism is defined as the belief that reason and and the Natural world are sufficient to determine the existence of God. Deists believe God is not knowable and untouchable. God is seen as the first cause of all creation, but he is not interactive within creation. Here is an analogy, think of God...
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My understanding has always been that from a reformed perspective, we would say that a wife and your children while in your home are your first ministry. If you do not take care of them first your ministry will inevitably suffer (obviously God could give you a thriving ministry despite anything you do or don't do).
Although I am Covenantal and Confessional in theology, I am currently...
I’m new to Westminster Federalism, but is postmillenialism related to the idea that the elect are usually and providentially born into believing families?
In other words, does the fact that covenant children and the promises to them tie into the idea of postmillenial eschatology?
I’m new to Puritan Board. I have been recently convinced about Westminster covenant theology and that includes infant/child baptism.
My wife and I currently are members at a baptist church that teaches the Doctrines of Grace (they aren’t reformed baptists per se). We are very happy at our church and have established solid relationships.
With my new conviction about wanting my...
I am studying the Westminster Larger Catechism, and was ever so happy to find that Thomas Ridgeley has four volumes on the catechism! However, I've read somewhere that he's off in respect to original sin, Socinian in a few respects, and perhaps Sabellian in His trinitarianism. Though, it seems these are areas where you might be misunderstood as heterodox if you are perhaps a little too...
This is a funny video which a Lutheran Satire site made to parody this statement!
Aside from the statist implications of this quote, the thing which I find to be most revealing is that he is ultimately denying that the...
Ed. James Sennett. Eerdmans.
Unlike some anthologies, this isn’t simply a Plantinga chapter here and a long snippet there. True, there are some reproduced chapters (see his legendary “Reason and Belief in God”) but other chapters in the book, while not necessarily giving new material, present it in a new format. A few chapters take key passages from his notoriously difficult Nature of...
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