Bill Whittle on Liberals

Must be Monday, I can’t see over the pile, so here’s the new Bill Whittle, You’re Not a Liberal

 

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6 Responses to Bill Whittle on Liberals

  1. Thomas Jefferson was a great one for liberty and the individual freedom, though in religion as a deist he missed biblical and theological Christianity, (note his own Jefferson Bible, which took out verses Jefferson did not like!) Which he did taking out verses on Law & Gospel, and the substitutionary death of Christ). Not to mention the true sense of the separation of Church & State, but then that’s my opinion and idea of liberty and religion, which is surely Judeo-Christian!

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    • the unit says:

      Well we pays our nickel and takes our ride.
      http://www.jerusalemonline.com/news/world-news/around-the-globe/obama-defines-us-as-muslim-country-8785

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    • Note I was something of a Theonomist in the 80’s for awhile! Oh for the time when GOD is the visible authority and as He is the ultimate ground of being! Now HE is the Providence and Sovereign of an allowed fallen creation and theodicy.

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      • With most of the Reformers, I take an Augustinian theodicy, with only “responsible will” (not free will, man is certainly not free) in a fallen world!

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        • NEO says:

          Actually, he is. He is free to accept or reject God, what else is there in theology.

          Politically, you have a point.

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        • Well Luther and Calvin, with St. Paul surely did not believe man was “free”, but born enslaved by sin, theologically “original sin”, which is of course Adamic sin, i.e. In Adam. See Paul’s text in Ephesians 2: 1, “And although you were dead (the adverbial participle “being”, – ontas – is talking concessively, NET Bible note) in your transgressions and sins.” Paul piles on in verses 2 thru 3, “among whom all of us also formerly lived out our lives in the cravings of our flesh, indulging the desires of the flesh and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath even as the rest… “But God, being rich in mercy, because of his great love with which he loved us, even though we were dead in transgressions, made us alive together with Christ – by grace you are saved.” (Eph. 2: 4-5) See also, Eph. 5: 14, “Awake (rise up) O sleeper! Rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you!”

          We can use the term “free-will”, but it is really misleading, since man or humanity is really born “dead” in sin! So, a kind of responsible will is more biblical. And especially Calvin and the Reformed give more theological clarity here, but of course this is my theological position also! 🙂 And as I have noted in the great debate with Luther and Erasmus, Luther’s writing: “Enslaved Will”, and his term: “bound choice”!

          Btw, to hell or blazes with the political, it lives and breathes within this fallen and broken world! Biblical Theology never deals with the political, save to say: Jesus Is Lord!

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