Junior Ganymede
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No Repentance without Punishment

March 04th, 2016 by G.

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Now, repentance could not come unto men except there were a punishment, which also was eternal.

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March 04th, 2016 07:44:36

What is Freedom

August 31st, 2015 by Patrick Henry

Spontaneous order is freedom.

-thus “neocolonial”

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August 31st, 2015 16:09:21

The Final Purpose of the Nativity

January 06th, 2015 by G.

“I don’t know. No reason.”   You have just been asked why you wore that shirt today. You don’t recall.   Impulse maybe. It doesn’t matter and it’s not worth talking about.

But if your choice did matter, there should be a reason. When you knock at the gates of heaven (who has ears to hear, let him hear), when you are asked “why have you come?” you should have something better to say than “I don’t know. No reason.” (more…)

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January 06th, 2015 11:31:05

Damnation is Inevitable

August 27th, 2014 by G.

When you think about the conditions that make choice meaningful, the need for atonement and the inevitably of damnation both pop out. (more…)

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August 27th, 2014 09:45:38

Iron Love and Velvet Hate: Juxtapositions II

August 21st, 2014 by G.

The tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.

Proverbs 12:10 (more…)

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August 21st, 2014 12:45:00

Freedom to Be Who You Are

August 21st, 2014 by G.

Aristotle says something interesting about divine free will in Metaphysics (lest you set to much stock by my store of learning, I’m including the full C.S. Lewis text I got it from):

In Metaphysics we learn that the organization of the universe resembles that of a household, in which ‘no one has so little chance to act at random as the free members. For them everything or almost everything proceeds according to a fixed plan.’

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August 21st, 2014 10:29:45

Loneliness

July 07th, 2014 by G.

Lover and friend hast thou put far from me, and mine acquaintance into darkness.

-Psalms 88:18

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July 07th, 2014 06:45:56

Satan’s Plan and God’s Distance

March 11th, 2014 by G.

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The concept of glory is all over the scriptures. Glory is mentioned over 600 times in the scriptures, honor is mentioned nearly 200 times, and related concepts like praise and worship and worthiness are also hit pretty hard. (more…)

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March 11th, 2014 08:17:06

Satan’s First Plan

March 07th, 2014 by G.

Council in Heaven

Here is a Mormon model of the pre-existence. Christ presented a plan for us to experience mortality and Satan presented an alternate plan. Christ’s plan allowed full scope for our free agency, so we’d sin, which He would repair by atoning for the sin. Satan’s plan restrained our free agency through repression and tyranny and disinformation/propaganda and who knows, so that we wouldn’t sin. We voted to accept Christ, but Satan and his followers wouldn’t accept the vote, like king-men. Consistent with their plan, like king-men they then went to war to get by force what they had lost by vote. They lost this confrontation too and were thrown out. But the war continues. It has become a bandit resistance campaign of subversion and sabotage.

The model is wrong. (more…)

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March 07th, 2014 12:47:25

Free Will and Justice

December 31st, 2013 by G.

When Free Will looks in the mirror, it sees the pitiless face of Justice.

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December 31st, 2013 11:35:53

Angels and the Problem of Evil

August 31st, 2012 by G.

Why does God let bad things happen? Why did God let some jerk break into my home and violate my sense of safety? Easy. Because that jerk has free will. (more…)

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August 31st, 2012 09:48:21

Choose

October 29th, 2011 by G.

What happens when we make a choice? An important choice, the kind He will judge us for? (more…)

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October 29th, 2011 15:52:32

What is Freedom?

April 20th, 2009 by G.

What is a freedom? Here’s one quick and dirty guide. (more…)

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April 20th, 2009 05:38:09