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If Jesus Is God, Why Did He Get Tired?

| March 1, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt If Jesus is God, and God is uncaused, immaterial, omniscient, omnipotent, and eternal (and lots of other things), then don’t we have a problem with Jesus being a real man who lived in 1st century Palestine?  After all, Jesus grew tired, but God doesn’t get tired; Jesus sometimes didn’t know things, […]

What Are Romans 9,10, and 11 About?

| October 17, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt I’ve touched on this topic before, but it continues to interest me, so I thought I would cover some new ground on this important section of the New Testament. Context, when reading any passage of the Bible, is crucial to understanding it.  When we look at the context of Romans 9-11, […]

Does God Know What I Will Freely Do? Part 2

| September 6, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Yesterday, I posted on the issue of free will and God’s knowledge of of human free acts in the future.  This is an area the church has grappled with for centuries.  But how do other major worldviews deal with this issue? Most atheists think they can avoid the issue by denying […]

Does God Know What I Will Freely Do? Part 1

| September 5, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Some people get hung up on the idea that God can know, for sure, what I will freely do in the future.  Their argument goes something like this:  if whatever God knows will certainly occur (as virtually all Christians agree), then either I am not free to act or God does […]

Is the Natural World Part of God?

| May 18, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Sometimes Christians say things like, “When I see a beautiful flower, I see God.”  It is a common experience, when witnessing a thing of great beauty, to comment that it reminds one of God.  In fact, this sense of God’s presence is part of the blessing of being a Christian. However, […]

Why Should We Trust God?

| May 10, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There are many passages in the Bible that speak to this issue, but I want to explain it in simple theological terms. First, God is omnibenevolent (all-good).  That means that he desires our highest welfare. Second, he is omniscient (all-knowing).  That means he knows everything that is possible to know.  He […]

Are There Things God Does Not Know?

| May 5, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Christians believe that God is omniscient, which means that God knows everything—past, present, and future.  In addition, he knows the actual and the possible; only the impossible (the contradictory) is unknown to God, as the logically contradictory is unknowable to anyone. But there are passages in the Bible that seem to […]

What Does Eternity Mean?

| April 28, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Christians refer to eternity all of the time, but rarely stop to think about what it means.  Many think that eternity means “a really long time” or “endless time.”  These concepts are helpful to some, but they are not really accurate descriptions of eternity. The difficulty we have is that we […]

Does God Need Anything?

| April 19, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Christians believe that God is completely self-sufficient, that he is complete within himself.  There is nothing that God needs that he doesn’t already have.  The quote below, from A. W. Tozer in The Knowledge of the Holy,  summarizes the point extremely well. To admit the existence of a need in God […]

Can Man Choose God On His Own?

| April 18, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt  No.  The Bible seems to clearly teach that God must call on man before man will respond.  Original sin has caused man to reject God without God’s intervention.  Jesus said, ““This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless the Father has enabled him” (John 6:65).  […]

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