Tag: revelation

Why Does God Punish Dreadfully, When Jesus Teaches Forgiveness?

A close-up of a person's hands and varnished nails as they read the Bible

I re-read the book of Revelation today. It seems to me that the teachings of Jesus — who emphasised love of neighbour, love of God, and forgiveness of our enemies — are at odds with the way God’s character is depicted in the Bible.… Continue Reading “Why Does God Punish Dreadfully, When Jesus Teaches Forgiveness?”

Living a Virtuous Life

A Roman Amphitheatre

In today’s Friday Philosophy post we’ll be looking at the Roman statesman, philosopher, and dramatist Lucius Annaeus Seneca, who had some interesting advice to offer concerning the way in which we should live our lives.

Do unbelievers ‘suppress the truth’?

A man in silhouette stood on a rock looking at the sun in the distance

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18 NKJV) Reading this verse in Paul’s letter to the Romans and the surrounding context raises a question in my mind that… Continue Reading “Do unbelievers ‘suppress the truth’?”

Compatibilism

Wooden crucifix on open bible

Today I want to look at the idea of compatibilism as discussed by the theologian D. A. Carson in a book called Still Sovereign. The book features fourteen essays by Calvinist scholars on a range of theological subjects. The chapter I’ll be quoting from here is… Continue Reading “Compatibilism”