What Is Molinism?
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What Is Molinism?

the Catholic counter-reformer Luis Molina was deeply disturbed by the implications of Calvin and Luther’s view that God’s sovereignty over human history precludes and destroys the significant freedom of human beings. And so what Molina wanted to find was a way to reconcile divine sovereignty and human freedom, not denying …

The Insanity of Luther: The Holiness of God with R.C. Sproul
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The Insanity of Luther: The Holiness of God with R.C. Sproul

I’d like to begin this session with a question from church history. See if you can identify for me the famous theologian who was once described by a contemporary who had more authority than he did as a wild pig. Well by now, obviously, the name has popped into your …

Why John Calvin Believed the Bible Is the Word of God
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Why John Calvin Believed the Bible Is the Word of God

So Calvin in chapter eight of Book one of the Institutes is saying, there are plenty of reasons to believe the Bible is the word of God. Our faith is never a leap in the dark. Our faith is never an active irrationality. There are abundant reasons and evidences to …

Why Jesus Was Born – Swedenborg and Life
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Why Jesus Was Born – Swedenborg and Life

We thought we’d pick a topic tonight that doesn’t elicit any strong emotions. I’m just kidding. The subject of Jesus is often a cultural raw nerve, with some people asserting that the whole thing never happened – can we please stop talking about it – while others are happy to …

What If We Proved God?  | Unveiled
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What If We Proved God? | Unveiled

What If the Existence of God Was Scientific Fact? Depending on the culture or country, God assumes many shapes and embodies various ideologies. For centuries, humans have worshiped, researchers have studied, and atheists have dismissed the opinion of God… but, what if faith had nothing to do with it? This …

Introduction to Philemon
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Introduction to Philemon

Here is a book that you probably have read more than once in your childhood. It looks normal on the outside, but it has many surprises inside once you open it. It’s a pop-up book. And this particular pop-up book not only has pop ups on every page but many …

Introduction to Hebrews
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Introduction to Hebrews

Well, here’s the problem: Hebrews is just so complicated. So, I started writing this long—and I thought, I’m just gonna leave Melchizedek out. So, he got axed. I’m Dr. Marianne Meye Thompson, and I’m the George Ladd Professor of New Testament. I’m going to be introducing the Book of Hebrews …

Did God Change from the Old Testament to the New?
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Did God Change from the Old Testament to the New?

It’s often said that the God of the Old Testament is a God of wrath and justice, whereas the God of the New Testament proclaimed by Jesus of Nazareth is a loving and forgiving God. I think that that is a false dichotomy, and that the decisive proof that the …