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Tag Archives: Worldview
Where is there hope sufficiently encompassing to enable us to know that all our pain and suffering has not been in vain? Continue reading
If we hope to live well in a painfully complicated and broken world… Continue reading
What way of seeing things corresponds most with reality and does not contradict what I clearly know to be true? Continue reading
Are we humans really that bad that we need to be told not to spread false reports and accept bribes and twist the words of the innocent?
Perhaps we’d like to believe in some upward version or utopian vision of humanity, but the fact is that we cannot survive without a set of “Do not” laws and a significant means to enforce them. Continue reading
Our understanding of each part of the story in combination with the others must become a lens for the way we look at life. Continue reading
Why do humans everywhere throughout all of history intuitively feel a pervasive longing for meaning, morality and destiny? Continue reading
There are surprisingly few places to turn for thoughtful answers to the deeper questions about suffering, life and death. Continue reading
The ambition of an angel led to the suspicion of Eden (that the best life is outside of the will of God not within it). This led to the delusion of self-rule (which only resulted in bondage to sin and death). The cycle continues — ambition, suspicion, delusion, death.
Creation took its first turn toward disaster when the ambition of angles incited a revolt against the Creator. It was a delusional and arrogant bid for autonomy.
How irrational for a created being to think of autonomy as a possibility! The only real option for created beings is dependence. It’s a delusional and dangerous fantasy for creatures to make a bid for self-rule and self-determination. Continue reading