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Middle Knowledge

Posted by Colby Kinser on

There's a fascinating theory that involves the omniscience of God (that God is all-knowing) that I repeatedly find helpful. It comes up in conversation here and there, and so I want to give it a very brief treatment here. However, you can read something much more complete and academic about...

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Tags: knowledge, middle, omniscience, philosophy, proper, theology

The I-Word

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Perhaps I should have said a whole lot less or a whole lot more. In last week's message, while describing God's will as "less Checklist and more EKG," I described how God's will for our lives is expressed more by His heart for matters than by a simple 1-2-3 checklist of things to do. To...

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Tags: heart, immigrant, kingdom, preaching, will

Fearing the Lord

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"Fear the Lord!" In both the Old Testament and the New, we are not only told to fear the Lord, but that it's one of the most important things we can ever do as human beings. It's mentioned at least 8 times in Deuteronomy alone. We know that those without the grace of Christ should be afraid of...

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Moral Outrage and Compassion

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One of the objections people have to God existing as described in the Bible is the suffering of the innocent through man's violence or natural disaster. If God is good, why does He allow these things to happen? Is He not strong enough? Is He not good enough? Let's skip for a second the argument...

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Tags: apologetics, compassion, doctrine, innocent, moral, outrage, suffering, theodicy

κατὰ, ἐν, εἰς

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In our introductory message to 1 Peter, we observed in 1:2 that the Trinity shows up. Specifically, the readers of Peter's letter were elect and living as foreigners by something specific each member of the Trinity did: according to the foreknowledge of God the Father,by the sanctifying work of...

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Tags: father, holy, peter, son, spirit, trinity