There is an elaborate "Churchy" picture of "salvation" - prayers, vows and other institutions... What's really required? What did Jesus say?
The truth of any matter must be established on the testimony of witnesses. And witnesses cannot testify of themselves. Sola Scriptura - citing only scripture - is therefore, unbiblical… according to an a-priori theorem that scripture itself instructs requires witnesses. And this is corroborated because these instructions are of Jesus himself.
Recall the profane fire of Nadab and Abihu? Now: The Evangelical underpinning of political insurrection.
“I firmly believe that God is larger than this dreaded virus. You can quote me on that,” he said, repeating it a second time to claps, saying that “people are healed” in his church.
Radical "Evangelical mysticism" anchors the denial of truth in so many areas that concern us all … intellectual sloth and spiritual slumber.
Shiginoth. "pro ignorantiis" which is "for sins done in ignorance." What part of ignorance is elevated by denial. What truth is denied? And deceit? What facts are distorted? Where? In politics? In Science? In Doctrine?
Deliberate argumentative fabrication in the face of truth is sin. Slothful thinking - for instance using biblical allegory as a basis for thinly veiled "scientific proofs" and the deliberate, incorrect interpretation of observable fact - is simply lying.
It's great to be healthy, wealthy and wise. God has blessed you. But have no pity on the sick, poor and stupid - who are beneath contempt. 'They' have done something to bring God's disfavor and condemnation. You are a CHINO. Christian in Name Only.
Hate is responsible for the desolation of peoples, cultures and economies. Hate cuts us off from God. It does not belong in a harangue from church pulpits.
A challenging meditation on objective truth. Particularly for thinking believers: How current scientific philosophy helps resolve how nature continues to witness for the presence of a Creator. "Take, for example, the mind-body problem, which addresses how matter generates mind, and especially conscious states."Scientific American, September 2009. John Horgan. https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/pluralism-beyond-the-one-and-only-truth/ An interesting read. An example of … Continue reading “Pluralism: Beyond the One and Only Truth” – The Science of Doubt and Dualism?