Category Archives: Miracles

What is Rationalism? [Hodge]

A “Naturalist” is one who holds that Nature is a complete self–contained, self–supported sphere in itself; and hence denies either the reality of the supernatural, or that it can be an object of human knowledge; and hence denies the necessity, or possibility, … Continue reading

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The Return of the Angels by G. K. Chesterton

I write these remarks with one great hope, that of arousing controversy. It is really a singular matter that amid all the talk of the great work of physical science and its alleged victory over religious dogmatism, no one has … Continue reading

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The Cosmological Argument from A.A. Hodge

The Cosmological Argument:  It may be stated in the form of a syllogism, thus— Major Premise—Every new existence or change in anything previously existing must have had a cause pre–existing and adequate. Originally posted 2011-12-24 19:27:28. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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Skepticism and Spiritualism by G.K. Chesterton

Originally appeared in the Illustrated London News, April 14, 1906. Glancing over several papers of late, I see such headings as “Another Medium Exposed,” and “Another Spiritualistic Fraud.” The easy and conventional comments made upon the matter by the journalists seem … Continue reading

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Compulsory Education and the Monkey Trial by G. K. Chesterton

My remarks last week about the Dayton controversy were written just before, though they were published just after, the sensational news of the sad death of Mr. Bryan. Originally posted 2011-10-18 10:52:10. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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On Evil Euphemisms by G. K. Chesterton

Published in G. K. Chesterton: Stories, Essays, & Poems, (Everyman’s Library – 913), J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd., London, 1946 reprint of 1935 edition, p208-211. Originally appeared in Come to think of It, 1930. Somebody has sent me a … Continue reading

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The Joke of Miracles: Silly Nonsense of Disbelieving Miracles

  Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature. –Saint Augustine         The profound silliness involved in disbelieving in the possibility of miracles is very simple. To think that miracles are physically … Continue reading

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Two Kinds of Paradox by G.K. Chesterton

There is nothing that needs more fastidious care than our choice of nonsense. Sense is like daylight or daily air, and may come from any quarter or in any quantity. But nonsense is an art. Like an art, it is … Continue reading

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The Inspiration of the Bible [Hodge]

To understand the doctrine of biblical inspiration one needs to explicate these fundamental ideas: The Necessary Presuppositions [are as follows] 1. What are the necessary presuppositions, as to principles, and matters of fact, which must be admitted before the possibility of … Continue reading

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Sacrifice is Not Loss

Sacrifice is a value exchange, not a loss. Sacrifice might entail suffering and loss, this may be what we remember, but sacrifice properly understood is far more objective.  Originally posted 2011-10-28 12:23:40. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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