Discussing Ken Wilson’s Work, Part 13 – Augustine Refutes Wilson’s Insistence That He Remained Manichaean

In Part 6, we discussed how Augustine would have refuted such claims that he either remained a Manichee or that he would sneak in some of their beliefs which were not in the Christian Church up to that point. As I have been continuing my reading through Augustine's works, I came across some direct refutations …

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The Epistle of Barnabas (~130): Baptism Is By Immersion

In one of the earliest known writings, we see yet more evidence that the practice of baptism was always by immersion as the normative practice of the Church. I always find it humorous (and by humorous, I mean ludicrous) when Presbyterians attempt to eisegete the Scripture by saying that when Jesus was said to have …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 78 – The Judiciary Department

The Judiciary Department From McLEAN’S Edition Wednesday, May 28, 1788 By: Alexander Hamilton There are 3 primary objectives to this Paper - How to appoint judges, how long they should remain in their appointment, and the separation between courts/how they relate to each other. The manner of constituting it seems to embrace these several objects: …

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Would Your Church Admit Augustine to The Table? Some Reformed Churches Would Not.

This may seem like a strange topic; I admit that it is one that we don't normally discuss. But I would like to know if your church would not allow Augustine to partake of the Lord's Supper if he were to pop out of history and show up at your Church's door on a Sunday …

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The Federalist Papers, No. 27 – The Same Subject Continued (The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered)

The Same Subject Continued (The Idea of Restraining the Legislative Authority in Regard to the Common Defense Considered) From the New York Packet Tuesday, December 25, 1787 By Alexander Hamilton The Anti-Federalists, it would appear, were decrying the Constitution because they thought that it would require military force in order to execute the laws. Hamilton …

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Augustine on Regeneration and Resurrection

As, then, there are two regenerations, of which I have already made mention,-the one according to faith, and which takes place in the present life by means of baptism; the other according to the flesh, and which shall be accomplished in its incorruption and immortality by means of the great and final judgment,-so are there …

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Discussing Ken Wilson’s Work, Part 12 – On Psalm 51 and Concupiscence

Introduction Recently, Dr. James White has been interacting quite a bit with Dr. Ken Wilson's book (and dissertation) regarding Augustine's "conversion" to a predestinarian. As I have been reading much of Augustine's work lately as well as other Church Fathers, I felt that I should enter this discussion with a layman's perspective. Since Dr. Wilson's dissertation is available to freely view …

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Discussing Ken Wilson’s Work, Part 11 – On Psalm 51 and Original Sin

Introduction Recently, Dr. James White has been interacting quite a bit with Dr. Ken Wilson's book (and dissertation) regarding Augustine's "conversion" to a predestinarian. As I have been reading much of Augustine's work lately as well as other Church Fathers, I felt that I should enter this discussion with a layman's perspective. Since Dr. Wilson's dissertation is available to freely view …

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