Apparent Contradictions in Scripture

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QUESTION 5: Are there in Scripture true contradictions, or any irreconcilable passages, which cannot be resolved or harmonized in any way? Negative. I. When the divine quality of Scripture, which was argued in the preceding question, has been accepted, its infallibility follows of necessity. But …

The Authority of Scripture

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QUESTION 4: Are the Holy Scriptures genuine and divine? Affirmative. I. The question of the authority (authoritas) of Scripture depends upon its origin, which has just been discussed. Since it is from God, it cannot be other than genuine (authenticus) and divine. Hence arises the …

The Divine Imperative of Written Revelation

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QUESTION 3: Was the Holy Scripture written because of the circumstances of the time (occasionaliter), and without divine command? Negative, against the Roman Catholics. I. This question is debated between us and the Roman Catholics, who, in order to minimize the authority and perfection of …

Argument Analysis Checklist

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Argument Analysis Checklist This post in the main is from an older blog I no longer maintain. Why an argument analysis checklist?  They’re easy for people to memorize. So I’m providing the checklist I follow when doing argument analysis. Will the argument fly? Or will …

The Artificial Memory

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So after reading the previous two posts on memory you should now be asking yourself, Where do I begin in the development my artificial memory?  First we begin with the 3 keys of artificial memory. Three Keys of Artificial Memory Association Imagination Location You can …