James White on the Dividing Line (May 8, 2014) – 1. Behold the secular woman and 2. William Lane Craig’s Molinism

First part, Dr. White discusses the young woman named Emily Lett, who made a video of her decision to have an abortion, her thoughts before and after the abortion. It does not show the abortion, or results of the abortion.   Dr. White’s title:  “Behold, the secular woman” is appropriate.  He also made some excellent exhortations that in all our righteous anger (Psalm 4:4; Ephesians 4:26) over this callous act of murdering her own unborn child, we need to weep for the new secular generation and reach out to them with the gospel and love.  They are the new mission field in our culture.

The Second part was deep.  It is analyzing William Lane Craig’s Molinism and middle knowledge and libertarian free will.  Molinism came from a Jesuit priest named Molina who was charged with the task of coming up with an answer to the Reformation’s view of the bondage of the human will without grace and the Sovereignty of God.   Rich Pierce made the insightful comment that the way William Lane Craig explains God sounds like He is just an algorithm, a mathematical formula.  Deep stuff.

William Lane Craig has said things like “God could not do anything; He had to work with the cards He was dealt”.  Who is the cosmic “card dealer” who is above God?

About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)
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