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Why Are the Poorest Countries Poor?

| April 11, 2014

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Not enough education, not enough access to credit, not enough foreign aid, not enough access to contraception. Nope. According to a paper written by political scientists Gary Cox, Douglass North, and Barry Weingast, the root cause of poverty is violence. Cox, North, and Weingast write: Indeed, we show that violence is […]

Would God Let Hitler in Heaven?

| July 15, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt I find that many non-believers are hopelessly confused about salvation by God’s grace.  This confusion was amply illustrated the other day on an Unbelievable? podcast when the atheist debater challenged the Christian debater with the following: “Isn’t it true that the Christian God would have allowed Hitler into heaven if he […]

What Is the Difference Between Religion and the Gospel? Part 2

| July 13, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt I have just completed reading The Reason for God by Timothy Keller, which has provided me much material for the blog in recent days.  In one powerful section of the book, Keller carefully draws out the distinction between one definition of “religion” and the Christian gospel.  Today I pick up the […]

What Is the Difference Between Religion and the Gospel? Part 1

| July 11, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt I have just completed reading The Reason for God by Timothy Keller, which has provided me much material for the blog in recent days.  In one powerful section of the book, Keller carefully draws out the distinction between one definition of “religion” and the Christian gospel.  First, Keller clarifies what he […]

What Is the Cause of Our Salvation?

| April 2, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt This question first came to a dramatic head in the church in the fifth and sixth centuries.  There were four main protagonists. Augustine of Hippo argued that salvation is totally and causatively of God’s grace. A contemporary of Augustine, Pelagius, argued that salvation is totally and causatively of man’s free will. […]

The Peace That Passes All Understanding

| September 20, 2009

Post Author: Darrell God has given believers of Jesus Christ the promise of “a peace which passes all understanding” (Phil 4:7). What a wonderful promise! This peace does not come from anything the world can give us. Rather, it comes from having a relationship with Christ, being forgiven, and knowing that our salvation is assured. […]

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