I am not convinced there is Biblical justification for asserting Satan is the direct cause of natural evil.
The first difficulty, it seems to me, is the label, "natural evil." If evil is that which is a violation of the law of God, what "law" has a flood, tornado, hurricane, or earthquake broken? They are all creations of the forces and elements that ...
Matthew 5:17 states that we still need the law----
17 Don’t misunderstand why I have come. I did not come to abolish the
law of Moses or the writings of the prophets. No, I came to accomplish
their purpose. 18 I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth
disappear, not even the smallest detail of God’s law will disappear
until its purpose is ...
From the limited quote and from the assumption that the article's author is Reformed, probably the author was emphasizing the election part. I found the magazine's website but Vol 15 Issue 2 is not online yet and even if it is, access is to subscribers only.
In Reformed ordo salutis (see also comparison of schemes in wikipedia article) Election comes first,...
OP: what are the biblical arguments (Protestant or Orthodox) against the papacy and papal succession?
The papacy is the idea of "the ecclesiastical system in which the pope as successor of St. Peter and Vicar of Jesus Christ governs the Catholic Church as its supreme head." -New Advent-
There are at least two biblical arguments against this idea that have ...
I was in fact looking for an answer to God's election between Saul and David.
Let me put my weak argument here:
It was God who chose Saul not Saul who put up his hand to be a King; Same way David was chosen by God. No prior qualifications to both.
In God's court the punishment is irrevocable. Priest Eli -Priesthood was taken, his children were dead, his ...