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Grace, Mercy, and Justice

Introduction
            There is a common objection that I hear about God and it is how can God’s justice and grace be unified since these two things together seem to cause a contradiction. The essential position that I want to defend here is that God’s justice and his grace are two aspects that are perfectly unified in the cross of Christ. Also, tossed into the mix here is God’s mercy and how this relates to justice and grace. Dr. Frank Turek has said that justice is getting what we deserve, mercy is not getting what we deserve, and grace is getting what we do not deserve.[1] This statement speak volumes to the truth that is in God. Realistically, this is going to be a summation from the beginning (creation/ fall), leading all the way to the redeeming work of Christ at the cross. It is only at the cross of Christ that we can as a fallen people receive that grace.
Grace, Mercy, and Justice
            Going against the arranged title of this article I am going to start with justice. W…
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Determining Personhood: A Response to the New Abortion Laws

Introduction
Amidst all the excitement and disgust at the newly passed abortion laws in New York state, it seemed like a rather pressing idea to find a way to make a point. I have seen a few articles that articulate well the idea that an unborn fetus is still a holder of the image of God (a point I quite agree with) and those comparing the current state of where our culture is moving to the Canaanites (another point I agree with). However, my goal was to tackle this issue without using God as my primary arguing point (although my argument does presuppose there is an immaterial aspect to the world).
            There has been a highly contentious place within philosophy about personhood. Essentially, I will be presenting my criteria for determining personhood and that unborn babies fall under this qualification. The overall point is to show that this is not religiously bad, scientifically bad, but philosophically bad. I guess you could say I am looking to round out the trifecta if you …

Answering a Moral Objection

Introduction
            Morality is by and large a rather pressing concern for the many. The reason that this is the case is that morality is a part of everyday life and concern. For example, should I lie on my taxes, do I tell my wife that I decided to not remain committed to her, do children go and wreak havoc on the world, etc. These are things that go through people’s minds on a daily basis and are by no means limited to these questions only but anything that deals with how we interact with others and our own personal integrity of what is right and wrong. The goal in this discourse is to lay out a basic case or explanation of several facets of moral understanding such as moral facts, moral knowledge, moral transformation, and moral rationality. These points will be educational but the main concern here is to answer some objections to the moral knowledge question. In essence, how do we know about morality, if in fact, we can know it. Since this writing subscribes to a form of mora…

On Truth

Contents Outline…………………………………………………………………………………………...iii Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………4 Epistemic Foundation of Truth…………………………………………………………………4             Foundational Understanding of Knowledge………………………………………………5             Religious Epistemology………………………………………...........................................9 Views of Truth…………………………………………………………………………………..13             Coherence View of Truth………………………………………………………………...13             Pragmatic View of Truth………………………………………………………………...16             Correspondence View of Truth…………………………………………………………..18 Experiential Truth……………………………………………………………………………...22             Preferential Truths…..…………………………………………………………………...22             Universal Truths………………………………………………………………………….25             Universal Versus Preferential Truths…………………………………………………….27             Defending Truth………………………………………………………………………….30 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………34 Bibliography…………………………………………………………………………………….36





Outline I.Introduction II.Epistemi…