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by mattrose
Sat May 23, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Anthropology, Hamartiology, Soteriology
Topic: Freewill vs. Prevenient Grace
Replies: 8
Views: 581

Re: Freewill vs. Prevenient Grace

I'd say I'm in agreement with you here. Seems much to do about very little. I like and use the term prevenient grace, but I think it comes in many forms including the proclamation of the gospel itself. My definition of prevenient grace is basically anything that God does directly or through others o...
by mattrose
Mon May 04, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: What should a pastor do? Coronavirus edition
Replies: 10
Views: 1527

Re: What should a pastor do? Coronavirus edition

I appreciate the above discussion... As a pastor in NY state, here's where my thought process has been 1. It made a lot of sense to listen to the WHO and CDC and White House and NY State early on... b/c so much was unknown and it is better to err on the side of caution. Thus, we stopped having on-si...
by mattrose
Mon May 04, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: The Courtyard
Topic: Preaching to Myself
Replies: 99
Views: 60094

Re: Preaching to Myself

If anyone is interested in our 'online worship' services, here is our youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo_ybQ ... Qn0rOC_2ew

i'm currently in a series called "FOR Crying Out Loud" that deals with our emotions
by mattrose
Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?
Replies: 30
Views: 1560

Re: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?

Matt, I think they show that not only did Jesus have a God that was not the Trinity while he walked the earth, but they show that he still does have a God now, post-resurrection and ascension. This would seem to challenge the Nicene notion that God and Jesus are ontologically equal and have the sam...
by mattrose
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?
Replies: 30
Views: 1560

Re: Jesus' God was not the Trinity, why is yours?

My problem with a list of Scripture verses like what we found in the opening post (used to question the doctrine of the Trinity) is that those very statements are the exact kind of statements trinitarians would expect to find in Scripture. By definition, if both groups (trinitarians and non-trinitar...
by mattrose
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Love and the Trinity
Replies: 87
Views: 27956

Re: Love and the Trinity

To my mind, 'holy' is an adjective that describes the noun 'love' when describing God's essential nature. God is holy love This way of saying it helps us to remember that when we say 'God is love'... we should not be pouring in a worldly definition of love. We must, instead, pour in a biblical defin...
by mattrose
Tue Feb 11, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Love and the Trinity
Replies: 87
Views: 27956

Re: Love and the Trinity

Back to the OP, I was discussing this elsewhere and had the following further thoughts. The social trinity and a proof based on love seems really desperate to me. But, it begs two questions. First, if God can’t be complete without expressing His love in eternity, then what do you do when considerin...
by mattrose
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Trinities podcast
Replies: 33
Views: 3157

Re: Trinities podcast

I've been out of pocket and owe Matt a few responses. But, I'll say quickly that I've listened to quite a bit of his material now and am more and more impressed by him every day. He seems pretty light on Spirit Christology, which is where I tend to lean even though its proponents have some weak sid...
by mattrose
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Trinities podcast
Replies: 33
Views: 3157

Re: Trinities podcast

I only was in the same room with him in person

I talked to him through facebook. I don't want to say anything bad about the guy. I don't think he's a bad guy at all.

I will say that I thought his youtube presentations on world religions were very well done.
by mattrose
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: The Trinity
Topic: Trinities podcast
Replies: 33
Views: 3157

Re: Trinities podcast

Tuggy used to work not far from me. I've interacted with him a couple of times.

He's a smart guy... and a very thorough thinker

I don't find him persuasive on the topic of the trinity

He quickly dismisses arguments that I consider very strong. And I'm sure he'd feel the same about me.

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