Dr. Fred Sanders discusses John Wesley's views on the origin of evil. He explains that Wesley's view of evil distinguishes between God as creator and governor, which leaves room for a fallen freewill without God as the primary cause of evil.
by Fred Sanders
November 13, 2013
Dr. Fred Sanders discusses John Wesley's views on the origin of evil. He explains that Wesley's view of evil distinguishes between God as creator and governor, which leaves room for a fallen freewi...
by Michael Cromartie
November 21, 2013
Michael Cromartie, Vice President of Ethics and Public Policy Center, explains the importance of presenting evangelicalism respectably in the political arena. He explains how and why evangelicals h...
December 3, 2013
Dr. Fred Sanders discusses the theology of 1 John. He explains the spiraling structure of the book, noting that John's focus is not to argue but to deepen the beliefs of an audience who already has...
Thank you for this clear presentation. Reminds me of Lewis' on pantheistic determinism and God's involvement with evil.
"In Mere Christianity (Book II, Chapter 1), C.S. Lewis comments on the foolishness of pantheism claiming that obvious evil and suffering "also is God" by saying, "The Christian replies, 'Don't talk damned nonsense.' For Christianity is a fighting religion. It thinks God made the world ... But it also thinks that a great many things have gone wrong with the world that God made and that God insists, and insists very loudly, on our putting them right again." from http://robertvelarde.blogspot.com/2008/09/cs-lewis-and-damned-nonsense.html
I love Paradise Lost too!!
Isn't Wesley focusing on the goodness of God...and this comes against the view that focuses on His sovereignty? It seems many think power is more important than love... but God is love--this characterizes everything he is...His power submits itself to His Love.
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from Undergraduate Chapel: Spring 2015
February 25, 2015
Dr. Fred Sanders speaks about the history and founding of Biola and how the University maintains its original call to equip laypeople with biblical knowledge. He shares how the first founders of Bi...
from Talbot Chapels: Fall 2013
September 10, 2013
Dr. Fred Sanders examines the book of 1 John to see how the trinity is addressed. He notes that John summarizes the entirety of the gospel with the simple phrase, "God is light." He continues on to...
from Torrey Honors: Theology
September 3, 2010
Dr. Fred Sanders discusses John Calvin's person and writing style. He offers helpful insight into Calvin's mentalities and how they affected his writings.
from G. Campbell Morgan Theology Conference
by Erik Thoennes
March 11, 2011
Dr. Erik Thoennes explains the relationship between love and knowledge, showing that the role of theology is to help Christians love God through their understanding of Him. He continues to describe...
by Robert B. Price
March 11, 2011
Dr. Rob Price explains a proper mentality toward the relationship between God and the world. He relates this correct mentality to perspectives on salvation, the Trinity, and the omnipotence of God.
by Matt Jenson
March 11, 2011
Dr. Matt Jenson explains that a theological perspective on humanity must begin with an accurate perspective on Christ, God incarnate. He shows that Christians must recognize that humans are a union...
from The Good Book Blog
by Frederick Cardoza
June 3, 2011
We've seen a lot of death, pain, suffering, and evil in our world during the last few years, so today I want to address a few questions having to do with evil, pain and suffering— questions that, I...
from Undergraduate Chapel: Fall 2010
by Robert G Lister
September 8, 2010
Dr. Rob Lister teaches part four of the five-part chapel series, "The 1 On John 1." He explains that Jesus, as God incarnate, restores humanity's original enjoyment of the fullness of God's presenc...
from TTSF 501: Introduction to Spiritual Formation
by John H Coe
October 25, 2011
Dr. John Coe breaks down the reformed view of original sin in light of theological movements throughout history. Dr. Coe also dives into an enlightening discussion on parenting in which he cautions...