As I study the history of theological controversies, cults, and denominationalism, I am coming to the conclusion that most if not all of the divisions inside and outside of Christian orthodoxy are a result of the incipient inability of men to deal with the incomprehensible mysteries and apparent paradoxes of determinism-free will, faith-works, unity-particularity, heart-hands, and the individual-corporate relationship with God. Pride inevitably presses men to say too much and over-systematize in their theologies. For example, when pride gets way out of hand, and somebody rejects the tension of the the unity and particularity in the Trinity, we get the extremely wayward Arians.
Those holding the paradoxes in proper tension, humbly acknowledging the mysteries will be first in the kingdom. I guess what I'm trying to say is the last shall be first. He that humbleth himself (in the epistemological sense) shall be exalted.
Meanwhile, the humanist philosophers have never answered the problem of the unity and particular or the determinism/indeterminism conundrum. They answer the impossibilities with incoherencies. We explain impossibilities with incomprehensibilities. You can be proud and self-contradictory on the one hand, if you want to be a humanist and abandon Christian orthodoxy. Otherwise, you can humble yourself and acknowledge the incomprehensibilities.
Are the American Country Music awards bringing a tremendous Christian reformation to America? Carrie Underwood gives “all glory to God,” and Rhett acknowledges “my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.” However, don't forget this is the genre where the guy “gets laid and saved” in the same song, and Carrie Underwood continues her “Love Wins” tour, hammering on people who love the real Jesus and keep His commandments. The bifurcation of faith and life, or Sunday and Monday, creates a syncretism not unlike what Jeroboam introduced when he made nice little cow idols for Jehovah worship.
This program includes:
1. The World View in 5 Minutes with Adam McManus (Police arrest 3 Christians for a Psalm Sing in city hall parking lot, 102-year-old woman survived coronavirus AND Spanish flu, Trump gives $100 million to fight modern-day slavery, trafficking)
2. Generations with Kevin SwansonAll Sermons by Kevin Swanson