"Did he have the brain and the natural capacities to discern a temptation and choose it," then yes.
In the end I'm going to say that there are times when I think it is appropriate, but I want to go there cautiously and slowly, with warnings.
The book of Ecclesiastes is a difficult book to interpret. It's like Job. Job has 29 chapters of bad theology, inspired by God to be known as bad theology.
I believe my husband loves the Lord, but he has accepted the prosperity gospel. Can a true believer be fooled into believing these doctrines?
I've only done a few funerals for unbelievers that I know were unbelievers. They are way worse than anything.
There's a view of church life that says we should only do what the Bible commands us to do in worship
I think the use of video and drama largely is a token of unbelief in the power of preaching.
How would you share a reformed understanding of the gospel with a nominal or modern American evangelical Christian?
My first advice is, up front, make crystal clear where you stand on issues that look like the others in leadership don't have them.
If our sins are punished by eternal separation from God, why did Jesus only have to suffer momentary separation?
What are the key issues in thinking through the multi-campus church movement? Is it a theological or a cultural question?
I see two kinds of response to social Internet media like blogging, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and others.