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About Dr. Larry Dixon

Seminary professor, teaching systematic theology and other topics. Grandfather, wicked tennis & table tennis player, love playing chess on letsplaychess.com. Please check out the six books I've written. "The heart cannot rejoiced in what the mind rejects as false!"

Time for a great quote (Piper on TRUTH)

Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 5.16.04 AM“Our modern concern with truth is an inevitable expression Screen Shot 2014-11-08 at 5.08.34 AMof our concern with God. If God exists then he is the measure of all things, and what he thinks about all things is the measure of what we should think. Not to care about truth is not to care about God. To love God passionately is to love truth passionately. Being God-centered in life means being truth-driven in ministry. What is not true is not of God. What is false is anti-God. Indifference to the truth is indifference to the mind of God. Pretense is rebellion against reality and what makes reality is God. Our concern with truth is simply an echo of our interest with God.” (Piper, 2006)

 
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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in truth

 

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What Animals Are Thinking #37 (scroll down)

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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in funny animals

 

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Time for a Great Quote (not standing for the truth)

In The World According to God, Greg Johnson writes: “Today it’s not Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 9.07.47 PMunthinkable that an Evangelical scholar might say something like this: ‘For me personally, from my limited perspective, I think it would appear to me, if I’m not mistaken about this, that there’s one primary Savior in the Bible, at least according to my faith tradition, within my circle of meaning, assuming a pre-modern metanarrative in a faith-based discourse, as we tend to do, I think.’ Johnson responds: “WEASEL! There’s a difference between being aware of your limitations and being a coward. We used to say, ‘Jesus is the only Savior.’ It’s a clear, concise statement, powerful in its simplicity. Besides, GOD says so!

 
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Posted by on November 26, 2014 in truth

 

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Time for a Great Quote (why Christians suffer?)

“Frankly, I do not know who started the idea that if men serve God Screen Shot 2014-11-15 at 8.31.21 PMand live their lives to please him then he will protect them by special intervention from pain, suffering, misfortune, and the persecution of evil men. We need look no further than the recorded life of Jesus Christ himself to see that even the most perfect human life does not secure such divine protection. It seems to me that a great deal of misunderstanding and mental suffering could be avoided if this erroneous idea were exposed and abandoned. . . . The idea that if a man pleases God then God will especially shield him, belongs to the dim twilight of religion and not to Christianity at all.” (J.B. Phillips, God Our Contemporary)

 
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Posted by on November 25, 2014 in suffering

 

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Time for a Great Cartoon! (busyness of life)

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Posted by on November 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Time for a Great Quote! (Jesus getting into us!)

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“Jesus did not come from heaven to earth just to get us out of hell and into heaven — though he is the only One who can do that.  He also came to get Himself out of heaven and into us.”  (Major Ian Thomas)

 
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Posted by on November 22, 2014 in christian growth

 

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Time for a Great Quote! (Piper on Prayerlessness)

“One of the great uses of Twitter and Facebook will be to prove at the Last DayScreen Shot 2014-10-09 at 8.14.02 PM that prayerlessness was not from lack of time.”
John Piper

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Posted by on November 21, 2014 in prayerlessness

 

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