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comment How do we know that Jesus was crucified at 9:00 a.m.?
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answered From whom does faith come?
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comment How can a Wholly Good God Deliberately Create Evil?
Also, the language of second(ary) causes comes from WCF V.IV: "He orders them to fall out, according to the nature of second causes, either necessarily, freely, or contingently."
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comment How can a Wholly Good God Deliberately Create Evil?
But, it sounds I misinterpreted the analogy--it is not between Macbeth and a pre-fall Adam (through whom evil came into the world), but between Macbeth and an unredeemed sinner today
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comment How can a Wholly Good God Deliberately Create Evil?
I had in mind, e.g., WCF IX, imagining him, if the analogy between Macbeth and Adam is to hold, in a pre-fall state "had freedom, and power to will and to do that which was good and well pleasing to God; but yet, mutably, so that he might fall from it."
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comment How can a Wholly Good God Deliberately Create Evil?
is Macbeth really a moral agent, though? Does he, in any sense, have a "free" will to chose to sin or not to sin? WCF refers to secondary causes through which God acts such that sin is never directly attributable to him; Shakespeare, on the other hand, directly writes Macbeth's thoughts and deeds with his own pen.
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asked What is synthetic theology?
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comment From whom does faith come?
Don't take any of that to denigrate your answer or reasoning. I quite agree with you, but I'm just looking to strengthen the support for the position.
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comment From whom does faith come?
Running the risk of the moderators kicking us over to chat for extended commenting.... Perhaps synthetic theology doesn't mean what I thought it meant. Actually, I know of a good forum to ask such a question! As far as interpretation being informed by doctrine... I see your point. We're certainly influenced by it, but it begs the question on where your systematics comes from. I argue that it should be biblically based itself, whence arises the question "is there scriptural support for regeneration preceding conversion", which may bring us right back where we started!
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comment From whom does faith come?
Actually, I shouldn't say yes and no. It does answer it... it's just not the answer I was hoping for :). But I appreciate your commitment to what the scripture is intending, and not trying to read into it something just to support your position.