Monthly Archives: February 2016

Humanity and Sin #8 – Free Will

Free Will was our topic this week. This is a basic philosophical question as well as an important theological topic. There are three basic positions: (1) Fatalism: Belief that a person’s life and choices are totally and unalterably the result … Continue reading

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Humanity and Sin #7 – Original Sin: Augustinianism and Arminianism

This week we continued our discussion of the doctrine of Original Sin. We looked at two other views as proposed by Augustine (354-430), bishop of Hippo, and Arminius (ca.1560-1609). Augustinianism says that man is inherently corrupt. The Fall brought condemnation … Continue reading

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Humanity and Sin #6 – Original Sin: Pelegianism

This week begins a three week section of the class on The Fall of Man. The two main concepts that we will discuss are Original Sin and Free Will. Arguably, I would be tempted to say that these concepts have … Continue reading

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Humanity and Sin #5 – The Imago Dei in Humanity

What does it mean that we are made in the “Imago Dei” or image of God? In this class session we look at what it means when God says in Genesis 1:26 “Let Us make man in Our image, according … Continue reading

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Humanity and Sin #4 – The Creation of the Soul

This week we continued the the section on the “What” of humanity. The last two class sessions dealt with the makeup of mankind. We determined that man is both a material being and an immaterial being. Typically we think of … Continue reading

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