If the Trinity is not able to be fully known is it worth trying to understand? We would not be doing our duty as Christians if we did not try to do so.
With original sin, and all sin, washed away we now partake in the deiform life imperfectly but truly. How can this be?
Within the theology of grace, we see a connection between the sacraments as instruments of grace, and Christ who is the instrument of grace. Opponents of the church argue that Christ is the sole mediator and cite 1 Timothy 2:5 as a prooftext. Regarding Christ being the only mediator between God and man the church... Continue Reading →
In the very beginnings of sacred scripture we read of the Lord creating. Each step of creation ended a similar way with the words by describing their goodness. In Genesis 1:31 God had just finished creating man and commanded them to procreate and exercise dominion over the Earth. Genesis 1:31 states, “God saw everything that... Continue Reading →
When it comes to the concept of relation there is some clarification that must first take place. To the everyday person, relation means someone to whom you are related. At the base level this is correct, but philosophically it goes a little deeper. This is especially true when discussing relations in connection with the Trinity. ... Continue Reading →
When studying grace, we see that it is not only a free gift from God, but that it has a strong relationship with other aspects of soteriology. What is the relationship between freedom, grace, divine foreknowledge, predestination, and perseverance as they pertain to the Four Last Things? The relationship between all aspects are intertwined, but... Continue Reading →
Scripture tells us in 2 Timothy 3:16 that “All scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.” However, there are some books that have been absolutely instrumental in forming Christian doctrine and thought. One of those books is Ephesians, and the other is Romans. ... Continue Reading →
In the study of linguistics, it is normal to see that the meaning of words may change over time. One such word that fits the category is the word “sacrament”. When we hear that word, we think of the seven sacraments administered by the church. They are a promise from Christ to show that he... Continue Reading →
In the beginning of St. Paul’s letter to the Romans he lays out a case about the desire for people to know God. He says that by nature they can know things about God and God has shown them. The verse in question is from Romans 1:19 which states, “For what can be known about... Continue Reading →