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Martyred for the Gospel

Martyred for the Gospel
The burning of Tharchbishop of Cant. D. Tho. Cranmer in the town dich at Oxford, with his hand first thrust into the fyre, wherwith he subscribed before. [Click on the picture to see Cranmer's last words.]

Collect of the Day

The Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany.
The Collect.

O LORD, we beseech thee to keep thy Church and household continually in thy true religion; that they who do lean only upon the hope of thy heavenly grace may evermore be defended by thy mighty power; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Daily Bible Verse

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Determinism: The Illusion of Free Will - Sam Harris

Obviously Sam Harris is not a Christian.  But what is interesting here is that even materialistic philosophers acknowledge that there is no free will.  Of course their view of determinism is strictly environmental, cultural, sociological, and psychological.  The Calvinist acknowledges all these influences but attributes them all to the sovereignty of God.  We do not choose our parents, our extended family, our time and place of birth in history, and a host of other aspects relative to ourselves--including our physiology and biological gender.  These are all predetermined by God.  Perversions of these things the Calvinist attributes to the doctrine of the total corruption of the human nature by the sinful nature and original sin.

Click here to see the video of Sam Harris' talk.

The Illusion of Free Will - Sam Harris

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