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What is the modal ontological argument for the existence of God

1. It is possible that God exists

2. If it is possible that God exists, then He exists in some possible world

3. If God exists in some possible world, then He exists in every possible world… 303 more words

The Father of Lies

 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do.

We are biological machines built according to instructions carried from generation to generation on molecules of DNA. 3,400 more words

Innate Deceiver

A rose by any other name? What is theology?

“I do not seek to understand that I may believe, but I believe in order to understand. For this I believe–that unless I believe, I should not understand.” 1,761 more words


“Remove grace, and you have nothing whereby to be saved. Remove free will and you have nothing that could be saved.”
St. Anselm of Canterbury



Anselm’s Cur Deus Homo “makes no reference to sacrament or penance or priesthood.” (George Cadwalader Foley, Anselm’s Theory of the Atonement p. 259, emphasis added.) In view of how much has been attributed to Anselm as an innovator on the doctrine of atonement, it is well to keep in mind what he did not say (that was later taught by the Reformers) and what he did not perpetuate (that was earlier taught) as well as what he said that had not been taught before and what he said that was not perpetuated by later writers on the subject. 233 more words

The Atonement


1. Christ’s “satisfaction” was his “passive,” not his “active” obedience (as it was in Anselm).

2. Christ’s “passive” suffering was satisfaction by “punishment” rather than satisfaction instead of punishment (as in Anselm). 90 more words

The Atonement


Anselm’s fiction about there being a conflict of attributes in God, namely, a dialectical tension between “justice” and “mercy,” along with giving priority to justice over mercy, is overthrown by the single, simple, and pervasive observation that Scripture teaches everywhere precisely the opposite. 793 more words

The Atonement