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Dallas Willard Here to determine the truth

Christians aren’t here to win an argument. Also the real issue isn’t what happens in this life but whether this life is really all there is. 33:15 “If you can find a better way than Jesus Christ offers he would … Continue reading

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Christianity Scales

The only two systems in which the mysteries and the philosophies come together are Hinduism & Xtianity: there you get both Metaphysics and Cult (continuous with the primeval cults). That is why my first step was to be sure that … Continue reading

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CS Lewis and the strange justice of suffering and quality

The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, … Continue reading

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The Problem of Pain. Our own is not enough for us.

If the first and lowest operation of pain shatters the illusion that all is well, the second shatters the illusion that what we have, whether good or bad in itself, is our own and enough for us. Everyone has noticed … Continue reading

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Liberation from Newbigin “Foolishness to the Greeks”

The relationship of the Christian understanding of freedom to that which has provided the central thrust of the Enlightenment must necessarily be a critical one. Seen from a biblical perspective, a human being is not and can never be autonomous. … Continue reading

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The Heretical Imperative

In The Heretical Imperative he has argued that the distinctive feature of this culture is that there is no generally acknowledged “plausibility structure,” 1 acceptance of which is normally taken for granted without argument, and dissent from which is regarded … Continue reading

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Lesslie Newbigin on the New Age Movement

The New Age movement, for all the validity of its protest and the value of some of its recommendations, is in truth a very old blind alley. There is a very long history to remind us of what happens when … Continue reading

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