Deus Ex Machina

"This is the generation of the great LEVIATHAN, or rather, to speak more reverently of that mortal god, to which we own under the immortal God, our peace and defense." -Thomas Hobbes: Leviathan

Against the “Corporate” Reading of Romans 9; On the Gratuity of God’s Calling Transcending Corporate Lines

Preliminary Outlines Recently I have been interacting on Facebook with readings which resist a Calvinist conclusion on Romans 9. In particular my attention was drawn to this essay by Brian Abasciano which argues for … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

On the Varieties of Arguments that “Without the Church there will be no Bible”

Since this is argument, that without the Church there will be no Bible, comes up so frequently in arguments with high church apologists, I believe that it will be useful to … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · 1 Comment

Can the Magisterium Define “Azazel” Infallibly? Revelation, Reason, and Authority

Therefore, beloved, since you are waiting for these, be diligent to be found by him without spot or blemish, and at peace. And count the patience of our Lord as … Continue reading

March 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

Isaiah 53: Bearing our Punishment or Enduring our Persecutions?

…when He was reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; who Himself bore our sins in … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Structure of Divine Revelation: The Primacy of the Apostolic and Scriptural Witness

You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is they that bear witness about me… -John 5:39 The Theological, not Epistemological, Question … Continue reading

March 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

The Condemnation of Sin itself; A Non-Retributive Framework for Penal Substitution

For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do.By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in … Continue reading

February 26, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Non-Avenging God of Shūsaku Endō’s “Silence”

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” -Romans 12:19 He is the image … Continue reading

February 11, 2017 · Leave a comment