February 17, 2020

Circular Reasoning

From the inimitable, irreplaceable, absolutely necessary Naked Pastor, David Hayward:

circular-unreasoning

Comments

  1. You may have found the answer to the source of the last post 🙂

  2. Naked Pastor really is a winner

  3. This is great. Thanks Monk.

  4. (thanks for the bit of cash you through in the plate … sorry it didn’t get you anything)

  5. “That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” – Titus 3:7.

    We are saved by grace THROUGH faith, not grace AND faith. More than a subtle difference that seems to have been lost in all the focus on discrete sola-s.

  6. Excellent illustration of “but if” theology.

    A couple of it’s corollaries are –

    Plain old “But” theology – I know it says this, but what it really means is the opposite.
    Example – I know Paul, John and Peter say God wants all men to come to salvation, but, in reality, He has secretly damned most.

    “Inferred” theology – If you believe X, you must believe in Y.
    Examples – If you believe in unlimited atonement, you must be a universalist.
    If you are egalitarian, you must also approve of homosexual pastors.