Tag Archives: Faith

The 3rd Rail: Unconditional Election is Not Restrictive

By Ken Hamrick See all the posts in the series, ‘The 3rd Rail’ The posts in this series are not in any particular order; but it may be helpful, before reading this one, to read the following posts: “The 3rd … Continue reading

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The 3rd Rail: Inability of the Will is Never Literal

By Ken Hamrick See all the posts in the series, ‘The 3rd Rail’ We in the middle watch with dismay as justification for the extremes of one side is claimed to be based on the extremes of the other (in … Continue reading

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The 3rd Rail: The Call to Believe is Not Without a Promise

By Ken Hamrick See all the posts in the series, ‘The 3rd Rail’ Imagine how sinners would react if the gospel offered no promise of eternal life to those who believe. If there were no amazing grace, no opportunity for … Continue reading

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Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

by Ken Hamrick This will be a series of informal posts chronicling my quest to understand and engage Jonathan Edwards on the ideas of necessity and certainty, and to establish where Andrew Fuller departed from Edwards’ view. In this, I’m … Continue reading

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Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther

This article was also published at SBC Voices by Ken Hamrick Recently, I came across a paper in the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry, written by Dr. Kenneth Keathley in 2013, entitled, “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther.”[1] The piece is … Continue reading

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Shedding Light on the Length of Pre-Sun Creation Days: A Text-Based Approach

by Ken Hamrick In the ongoing debate over the Genesis creation account, one supposed problem that seems particularly troublesome for many is the question of the length of a day prior to the creation of the sun (on Day 4). … Continue reading

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Old-Earth Compromisers: Preconceived Skepticism Shrouded in ‘Open-Mindedness’

by Ken Hamrick Old-Earth Creationists, who accept the evidence-based claims that the earth is billions of years old, ought to honestly acknowledge that their view does not rest on natural evidence, but upon their own prior skeptical denial of creation … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Revelation, The Concurrence of Faith

by Jim Pemberton Up to this point, I have made a case for faith based on reason. In this article, I want go back to a section of a previous article that talks about how reason is based on faith. … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Doubt Your Doubts? | J.D. GREEAR

Doubt can be a tricking thing. Our society, for instance, has elevated doubt to an unquestioned virtue. Those who follow tradition or submit to any kind of standard—especially an ancient one—are viewed with smug condescension. “Well,” we think, “they may … Continue reading

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Three Facts for Your Fret | Desiring God

We tend to fret. It is a fact about creatures that we are derivative beings who can’t ultimately control the world around us. We have questions about whether we should do this or that, and about what might happen if … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Revelation, The Certainty of Faith

by Jim Pemberton So what of the foundation for knowledge between the non-theist and the theist, particularly the Christian? (I acknowledge a difference between other theists and Christians because Christianity has a particularly compelling apologetic for revelation. I won’t discuss … Continue reading

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Unwillingness & Inability: A Summary of Andrew Fuller’s Solution

by Ken Hamrick The theology of Andrew Fuller, as set out in his greatest work, The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation, is centrally located between those Calvinists who see sinners as walking corpses—no more able to believe than a dead … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Resuming the Series

by Jim Pemberton At this point, it’s worth revisiting some of the things that I started with in this series. As a brief overview of what has been discussed: I started by pointing out that it’s important to investigate how … Continue reading

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Mary’s crisis-pregnancy and noble Joseph | Denny Burk

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows. When His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous … Continue reading

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Of Science and Faith: Series Intermission

by Jim Pemberton Between a full time job, final exams, and Christmas, I have been indisposed of late and plan to resume the series shortly after Christmas to finish this series. In the meantime, Brett Kunkle of Stand to Reason … Continue reading

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5 reasons leaders fail | ERLC.com

Recently I had a discussion with some friends about some public leadership fails in the news. Our conversation turned to a general topic of leadership and things we’ve observed. What struck us was how these things evolve from little, seemingly … Continue reading

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The Promise of Christmas | Ronnie Floyd

Christmas is an amazing time of year. It’s one of the few remaining holidays when almost everyone’s attention is drawn to Jesus. People who rarely think about God or the things of God hear about wise men, shepherd, angels, and … Continue reading

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Strength in integrity | TGC | Ray Ortlund

“Whoever walks in integrity walks securely.” Proverbs 10:9 “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the … Continue reading

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“Thank God You Can’t Sink This Ship” | Answers in Genesis

There are modern-day Ark legends being spread far and wide by secularists who are seeking to hinder the Ark Encounter project of Answers in Genesis, a full-size Noah’s Ark to open in Northern Kentucky in 2016. This Noah’s Ark theme … Continue reading

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Resurrection—No Doubt About It | Answers in Genesis

by Tim Chaffey […] Christ’s Resurrection is the most mocked and vilified miracle in the annals of human history. “Impossible, a fake,” modern scholars say. Yet a closer examination confirms the Bible’s historical integrity. “”Do not be afraid, for I … Continue reading

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