Probing Fundamentalism

I have been thinking a lot about Fundamentalism and fundamentalism. I can safely that the I am not part of the first category--Fundamentalism. This group is dedicated to the KJVO, antimodern, and antintellectual. Getting my PhD eliminates me from this group. The second group is the tricky one. It started with the idea of being... Continue Reading →

Jesus: YHWH, Prophet, and Message

While the commission of Isaiah is often cited for missions, the message that the Lord gives him is often overlooked. Here is what Isaiah was to preach: And he said, “Go, and say to this people: “‘Keep on hearing, but do not understand; keep on seeing, but do not perceive.’ Make the heart of this... 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 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 →

The Atheistic Origins of Polytheism Part 1

Eusebius grew up in a world full of controversy and upheaval. During his life time, he faced the last and greatest of the Roman persecutions under Diocletian. Then he rejoiced at the sudden victory and Christianization of Constantine. And through all these things, throughout his life, he maintained a strong zeal for the Gospel. He was born around AD 260,... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑