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Thursday, October 13, 2005

God Couldn't Make That Rock!


Sure you have heard of this question " Can God make a rock so big that He cannot lift? " Well, if you say yes, then God can make that rock but the problem is He can't lift it! If you say No, it sounds like God is not omnipotent after all!.

As for me, I may wanna answer "No!" the next time my friend asks me that question.( of course, after reading "Renewing Your Mind" by R C Sproul)

Can God die?
Can God be imperfect?
Can God go back on His word?
Can God lie?

If your answer is yes, then that god would not be God. But God cannot not be God.

"God cannot act contrary to his nature. This is not a limitation imposed on God by his creation, but an intrinsic, internal limitation."

The key to the answer is the meaning of the word "Omnipotence".

Omnipotence = God is in control of His creation & He exercises dominion over it.

Omnipotence does not describe God's nature so much as His relationship to the created order.

To say God could make such a rock is to say that there could be part the creation that is outside the scope of God's control = denial of God's omnipotence.

To say that God cannot build such a rock is not to deny His omnipotence, but to affirm it. How so? Because God is in control of His creation & He exercises dominion over it.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Good to be back!

After months of hibernation, it's time to make a come back! Thanks to Dave of the Agora, putting my sleeping blog link at www.theagora.blogspot.com , one of the world most accessed blogs (is it? well must be the effect of hibernating too long). As a loyal member of the Agora, I can't be sleeping all the time, it's time to rise up and tell the world...err ? Tell what huh? Oh you will find out from my next posting.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Introducing X



Here's X

Full Name : Lee Xin
Age : 2 years 10 months
Favourite Drink : Milk
Favourite Food : Milk & Chocolate
Favourite Persons : Papa, Mummy & Rui Rui
Favourite Pastime : watching cartoon ( good concentration & long lasting), colouring, exercise, singing & dancing (cha cha!)
Favourite Characters : Barney, Mickey & Winnie the Pooh
Specialties : Singing Bible songs & nursery rhymes (most of which you may not understand) & acting!


Monday, January 03, 2005

A long way to go Man!

As an "aspiring scholar"(why are you chuckling?), I borrowed a book by RC Sproul -"Grace Unknown- The Heart of Reformed Theology" and discovered that the second part of the book is about TULIP. No! it ain't no flower! It's 5 points of reformed theology!

T - total depravity
U - unconditional election
L - limited atonement
I - irresistable grace
P - perseverance of the saints

Wow! Very deep Man! Free will, predestination, Calvinist vs Arminian, monergism vs synergism...don't quite understand but they sound good. Think I've been an Arminian without knowing it.

As I am reading the book, there is another issue about absolute truth pops up. Postmodern church? No abosolute truth? I've just been convinced by Greg Koukl and Frank Beckwith that there is such thing called absolute truth only to find out that there is such a movement called the emergent church which seems to say the opposite and seems to have emerged!

A long way to go Man, a long way to go.



Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

"Wow! Very Hedonistic!" was Dave's reaction ('theHedonese') when this website was recommended to him. He was right, it's the 2004 national conference of John Piper's ministry, Desiring God. Listen to top-notch speakers (how about John Piper, Al Mohler and Mark Dever!) on the understanding of the Supremacy of Christ and the gift of sexuality. The topics are, among others, :-
a) The Goodness of Sex and th Glory of God;
b) Homosexual 'Marriage': A Tragic Oxymoron;
c) Sex, Romance, and the Glory of God.

Alluring ha!

Single? Not to worry, two good sessions for you! Sex & Single Man, and Biblical Femininity for Single Woman.

Fighting lust? This sure will help.

Warning for married couples: You may feel like doing an exegesis on the under-publicized book of the Song of Songs after listening to the conference!

Log on now to www.desiringgod.org to find out more. Good news! If you are a member of Faith@Work cell group, you are entitled to the conference on cd FREE! Not a member yet? Apply Now!