Proof 0. A. Only God is uncreated and everything that is not God is created by God (Assumption) 0. B. God is not logic (Assumption) 1. A. God created logic and determines how it operates (Implication of 0A and 0B) 1. B. God is prior to logic and not bound by it (Implication of 1A) … Continue reading Deductive Proof of Incarnation and Pluralism
The Anglicans in Sydney, Australia have a "Script" which they use to present their understanding of the Gospel to new investigators. Called "Two ways to live", it gives a whirlwind tour of scripture in an attempt to convey a complete soteriology and quickly hammer home the idea that we are all sinners in need of … Continue reading 2 Ways to Live – One True Gospel Edition
In the previous post, we saw how pure reason, unaided by revelation, is able to arrive at an understanding of God which approximates the classical Christian presentation of the Trinity. In that article I used the words "Father", "Son" and "Spirit" to refer to the three hypostases out of habit, however this was something of … Continue reading Simplicity and Trinitarianism
I have been reading a brilliant series by Father Aiden Kimel over on his "Eclectic Orthodoxy" blog about psuedo-Dionysius and his deep, profound reflections on divinity. I had to pause to worship and set my thoughts down. As I paced around my room churning it all over in my mind I felt as if I … Continue reading Divine Freedom and Necessity
Hi Father, I’ve finally got around to reading the Dionysian ponderings series on your blog. I’ve been saving it for some months until i could find a time to properly settle into the armchair by the fireplace with the pipe and cheese and appreciate it. It was well worth the wait. I’m currently up to … Continue reading God is Perfectly and Entirely Free, and yet he can not Do Other than what he Does: Create us, Love us, Save us.