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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Nothing to Do)

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Posted by on November 19, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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The Wisdom of C.S. Lewis (Quotes from Brian Sibley’s Book): What Is the Problem?

“What is the problem? A universe that contains much that is obviously bad and apparently meaningless, but containing creatures like ourselves who know that it is bad and meaningless. There are only two views that face all the facts. One is the Christian view that this is a good world that has gone wrong, but still retains the memory of what it ought to have been. The other is the view called Dualism. Dualism means the belief that there are two equal and independent powers at the back of everything, one of them good and the other bad, and that this universe is the battlefield in which they fight out an endless war. . . .

One of the things that surprised me when I first read the New Testament seriously was that it talked so much about a Dark Power in the universe—a mighty evil spirit who was held to be the Power behind death and disease, and sin. The difference is that Christianity thinks this Dark Power was created by God, and was good when he was created, and went wrong. Christianity agrees with Dualism that this universe is at war. But it does not think this is a war between independent powers. It thinks it is a civil war, a rebellion, and that we are living in a part of the universe occupied by the rebel.”

 
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Posted by on November 18, 2022 in rebellion

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Examining Your Life!)

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Posted by on November 17, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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The Blessings of Troubles! (A Look at Psalm 57)

I’ve been looking at Psalm 57 this week with my friend Frank. Most of us want to live a trouble-free life, right? But there are some distinct benefits of troubles. The first benefit is: I. Troubles Help Us to Seek the Lord! (v. 1).  The second benefit or blessing is that: II. Troubles focus our attention in becoming steadfast in our faith (v. 7). The third blessing is that: III. Troubles provoke us to praise (v. 9). And the fourth blessing is that: IV. Troubles get us to think about His faithfulness (v. 10). Want to live a life free from troubles? Then you will learn nothing from the Psalmist!

 
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Posted by on November 16, 2022 in troubles

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Reading)

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Posted by on November 15, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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“Who Sez? Authority and the Believer in Jesus” (Message #3)

Friends: Here is the final message on the issue of the functional authority of Scripture for the believer. The retreat was for the Northgate Bible Chapel in Rochester, New York.

 
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Posted by on November 14, 2022 in ministry

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Self-Centeredness)

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Posted by on November 13, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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“Who Sez? Authority and the Believer in Jesus” (Message #2)

Friends: Here is the second message on the issue of the functional authority of Scripture for the believer. The retreat was for the Northgate Bible Chapel in Rochester, New York.

 
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Posted by on November 12, 2022 in ministry

 

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The Theology of Calvin . . . and Hobbes (Enemies)

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Posted by on November 11, 2022 in Calvin & Hobbes

 

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“Who Sez? Authority and the Believer in Jesus” (Message #1)

Friends: Here is the first message on the issue of the functional authority of Scripture for the believer. The retreat was for the Northgate Bible Chapel in Rochester, New York.

 
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Posted by on November 10, 2022 in ministry

 

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