False Dichotomy: Faith vs Reason

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Introduction Anecdotally considering the meaning of faith, one recognizes the prevalent misconceptions that faith is either an epistemological category—where one receives divine knowledge, which is often contrary to human logic—or represents a fundamental lack of knowledge, resulting in blind adherence … Continued

Destructive Heresies: Modalism

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Introduction Contesting traditional Trinitarian doctrines, Modalistic Monarchianism (i.e., Modalism) offers a Unitarian theological framework, seeking to maintain a strict monotheism and eliminate any model postulating intra-Trinitarian distinctions within the Godhead. Despite receiving acceptance among contemporary organizations, modalistic interpretations represent a … Continued

A Select Issue in Soteriology: The Ordo Salutis

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Introduction Despite centuries of contention, various Christian denominations continue to debate the logical or pedagogical sequence of soteriological elements, noting significant theological ramifications resulting from the affirmation of each.  Far-removed from an inconsequential academic debate, the Ordo Salutis (order of … Continued

A Select Issue in Anthropology and Hamartiology: Traducianism

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Introduction Despite centuries of deliberation, the origination of the human soul remains a point of contention among theologians, as the Scriptures seem to support either the creationism or the traducianism hypothesis. Espousing either ontological commitment produces many theological ramifications when … Continued

Destructive Heresies: Arianism

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Introduction Challenging orthodox traditions, Arianism sought to abate Jesus of His divinity, rendering the Arian controversy a pivotal moment in the history of the Christian church. For this reason, Arianism often receives designation as the archetypal Christian deviation, a heresy … Continued