Ideas

Sometimes God gives us to get us to the next idea. Some Ideas are hallways to get us to the next room.

Romans 12:1 A Rational Sacrifice

Romans 12:1 has a very interesting phrase which is translated in a several different ways. Here are some translations of it: NRSV, NASB, ESV: Spiritual worship. NIV: True and proper worship. KJV, NET: Reasonable service. Each of these translations means something very different from the others. "Spiritual worship" and "true and proper worship" tend to... Continue Reading →

The Fire Baptized Holiness Church Part 3

Theological Emphases of the Fire Baptized Holiness Church Overall, the doctrine of the FBHC was quite orthodox. They maintained justification from sin through faith in Christ alone. They also listed many organizations which they stood firmly against, like the Unitarians and the Mormons. They also stood for premillennialism, a newly revived doctrine in its day.... Continue Reading →

The Atheistic Origins of Polytheism Part 4

A Modern Use of Eusebius's Argument While the church today does not battle classical paganism, Eusebius's argument still holds much value for the church. It touches on the matter of the origins of religion. In this discussion, there are two basic philosophies. On the one hand, according to atheistic evolutionary thought, primitive people believed in some sort of animism and an afterlife, then they moved toshamanism,... Continue Reading →

The Atheistic Origins of Polytheism Part 3

The Development of the GodsEusebius switched subjects from origins to the development of the gods. He went first to Phoenicia, believing that its philosophers recorded the oldest theology. Next, he traveled to Egypt and noted the changes the Egyptians made to the theology. Finally, he arrived at Greece and its development of theology. In all this, he argued that the gods were merely deified men and women who were vial and cruel at their core. And thus, since the Greeks were... Continue Reading →

The Atheistic Origins of Polytheism Part 2

Eusebius's Argument: That Polytheism is Atheism The Theory of Origins Eusebius argues polytheists explain the origin of the universe as pure chance, and not by creation of God or gods. And since they believe that chance is the creator of all things, then they are atheists in their beliefs about origins. This conclusion points to them as the true atheists. He supports... Continue Reading →

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