Is Damnation Merely Everlasting or Entirely Irrevocable?

I don't deny everlasting damnation. I deny irrevocable damnation. The idea that God would not or could not save souls who find themselves in Hell is the most outrageous blasphemy and unholy heresy of our age, regardless of what reasons are invoked to justify it. All those who insist on the irrevocability of damnation are … Continue reading Is Damnation Merely Everlasting or Entirely Irrevocable?

On the Interchangeability Between Different Models of the Trinity

The Trinity is a fascinating doctrine. It is important to always keep divine simplicity squarely in view when pondering the Trinity, in order to avoid slipping into idolatry. I recently realised that the classic "Father, Son, Spirit" presentation of the Trinity is not the only possible way to speak of this divine mystery. In fact, … Continue reading On the Interchangeability Between Different Models of the Trinity

Divine Plurality For Non-Trinitarians

Jews and Muslims stand united in their rejection of the Trinity. To them, the doctrine seems to compromise the divine unity; it seems to directly violate the Shema and the Shahada, which clearly state that there is only one God: Deuteronomy 6:4, The Shema Yisrael שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ יְהוָה אֶחָֽד Shema Yisrael Adonai eloheinu … Continue reading Divine Plurality For Non-Trinitarians

God is Perfectly and Entirely Free, and yet he can not Do Other than what he Does: Create us, Love us, Save us.

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.

Holy Saturday and the Unquenchable Love of the Latter Day Saints

Thought experiment: You go to heaven but your family goes to Hell. How do you feel? Option 1, The "traditional" option: Nothing can subtract from the joy of heaven, so you experience a sadistic pleasure as you watch your family burn. You rejoice at God's justice and glory, crying tears of ecstatic joy as you … Continue reading Holy Saturday and the Unquenchable Love of the Latter Day Saints