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The Preacher does not preach total depravity

Reformed Protestants (and, perhaps, some other Protestants) hold to a notion of human sinfulness that is usually labeled total depravity. What they mean by this is that literally no one does good. Ever. They usually appeal to Romans 3 (especially

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Posted in Apologetics, Protestantism, Sin

Another problem for sola fide

Reformed Protestants say that Old Testament believers were saved by faith alone, just as (they say) we are. Ecclesiastes 12:13-14 is problematic for this point of view. To sum up the whole matter: fear God and keep his commandments, for

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Posted in Apologetics, Obedience, Sola Fide

Sally Sparrow reads Ecclesiastes

I am a Whovian, and one of my favorite episodes is the über-classic “Blink”. It guest stars Carey Mulligan as the unfortunately-named Sally Sparrow who stumbles across some unexpectedly personal graffiti. The usual timey-wimey hijinks ensue. The episode is brilliant,

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Posted in Etc, Scripture, Trust Your Doctor

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