DOCTRINE AND DOGMA part two

REVELATION All things revealed Philosophically, Christianity’s claim to be God’s ultimate tool rises and falls with how it handles these ideas and questions. Earlier I had mentioned that it is a completely dependant religion. In this sense, Christianity is different than most other belief systems. There are two factors at play which make Christianity ultimately [...]

DOCTRINE AND DOGMA part one

RELIGION the Nature of religion “The world is a vampire...” The words of the Smashing Pumpkins flowed through the airwaves of 1995 with a shocking conviction matched by the disturbingly forceful tenor of lead singer and writer Billy Corgan. This seminal grunge song, an anthem for a growing anti-God nihilism rang out with such bravado [...]

DECONSTRUCTING SALVATION

with contributions by Monte McGary II Introduction Salvation is one of the most debated concepts of Christian theology.  Within the institutionalized organized churches of the Protestant movement, and the Church of Rome, the idea of Salvation has evolved into a doctrine of infinitely intricate explanations.  These explanations have massive ramifications for our view on so [...]

INVERTED APOLOGETICS

a response to the dilemma of Maladaptive Inverted Hermeneutics Introducing Apologetics To have an apologetic method is to have a relationship with the truth. One cannot argue a simple statement, such as that, “Christ is Lord,” without first presupposing definition to these words. To be Lord, must mean something specific. More to the point, to [...]

THE BIBLE AS REVELATION

Why a postmodern Christian should know his Bible A Postmodern language for absolute terms The Bible has always been a work of great contention. Whether belief in the Bible’s historicity, or surety of the Bible’s claim to infallibility, believing in the Bible is a complex task. As Christians, it is a foundational task to our [...]

DE SOTERIA

A commentary on the institutionalized orthodox doctrine of Restoration by Salvation through Justification by faith/works. Salvation is one of the most debated concepts of History. Within the institutionalized organized churches of the Protestant movement, and the Church of Rome, the idea of Salvation has evolved into a doctrine of infinitely intricate explanations, and massive ramifications. [...]

A NEED FOR HERESIES

“Explain why it is necessary for the Church to respond to heretical teachings.” February 15, 2004 Often times within a life of trial and suffering, the human mind seeks to find a purpose and meaning for its current state of uncertainty. Finding a purpose to such events helps the psyche to cope with the suffering [...]

NEED FOR A FOLLOWING

“Support or reject the idea that Jesus intended there to be a following of his teachings.” February 15, 2004 In the history of mankind, no one’s teachings have been more influential than Jesus of Nazareth’s. The ideologies presented within his speeches and conversations convey an aptitude for truth and morality that fully encompasses the spirit [...]

VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR

“Describe the theological developments that lead up to the Council of Nicaea, and what each faction represented concerning the issues that prompted the calling of a council. Address the political interest that effected the council and its main participants, and determine at what point these issues were resolved.” March 21, 2004 The world was united [...]