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Messages with tag - Rationalism

Daniel (2001)
Wed, Apr 25, 2001
by Robert Dean
Passage: Daniel
Series: Daniel (2001)
Duration: 58 mins 16 secs
Romans (2010)
Thu, Apr 07, 2011
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 1:27-32
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 53 secs
Romans (2010)
Thu, Apr 14, 2011
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 1:28-32
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 2 mins 7 secs
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Nov 27, 2011
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:10-11
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 56 mins 6 secs
As we continue learning more and more about walking in Christ, we must examine how the meaning of life is defined. Is it determined by what gives us our own personal sense of pleasure? When we suffer, do we get the feeling that God is perhaps withholding from us something good we would otherwise experience? And do we think we know what it takes to solve our own problems?

As we grapple with today's worldviews of self-sufficiency, we learn more in this lesson what God's Word means by the word "sufficient."
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Feb 19, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:16-4:5
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 47 mins 32 secs
All believers are engaged in a cosmic spiritual battle. The conflict may not be within the obvious spheres of personal or physical enemies. Satan is our arch-enemy and inculcates his false system of thinking on the human race in various guises. At the core of Satan-promoted thinking is an assault on God’s authority. However, Satan is the master counterfeiter and disguises his false religions and philosophies with the robes of righteousness and light. This makes these systems attractive to our sin nature. Learn in this lesson the commonalities and dangers of Satan’s worldly thought systems that sabotage our reliance on the all-sufficiency of Christ and our spiritual growth.
Colossians (2011)
Sun, Feb 26, 2012
by Robert Dean
Passage: Colossians 2:16-19
Series: Colossians (2011)
Duration: 51 mins 47 secs
Romans (2010)
Thu, Dec 26, 2013
by Robert Dean
Passage: Romans 12:2
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 1 mins 29 secs
Who can tally all the months, years, and centuries the academic chattering class have wasted trying to figure out what the universe is all about when God has revealed the truth in the Bible? Listen to this lesson to learn about the history of ideas that appeal to man's sin nature but lead to a life of depression and despair. See how these philosophies have impacted everything in life from morality to law and social studies and music. Step up to the challenge of having your mind transformed from the inside out and marvel at the omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence of God who is always in control and has a perfect plan for mankind.
2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
by Christopher Cone
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 18 mins 14 secs

Epistemology is the study of knowledge. It attempts to answer questions regarding the origin of human knowledge, and considers especially how we can know with certainty. Epistemological answers are basic and necessary building blocks of any philosophy, worldview, or belief system. In fact, of the four major components of philosophy and worldview (epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and socio-­‐political thought), none can be adequately addressed until we answer the question of how we can know. Regarding metaphysics, for example, we can’t make legitimate assertions about the character of God or the existence of the human soul until we first address how such assertions can be verified or falsified. Further, unless we have a means for validating ethical prescriptions as either worthy or unworthy, we have no warrant for choosing one prescription over another – especially when we encounter apparently competing or conflicting goods. And if we have no mechanism for authentication, then how can we even arrive at a definition of what is good in the first place? Finally, in socio-­‐political thought, on what basis can we choose one system of government over another, or how can we determine whether a law is commendable? Without correct epistemological answers, there is no basis for our understanding or choosing one thing over another. In short, epistemology is really about authority, verifiability, truth, and certainty.

Imagine a person – we’ll call him Bob. Bob has just received the gift of consciousness. For the first time in Bob’s existence he is aware. Bob examines his surroundings and he finds himself standing in rolling sun-­‐drenched fields of dandelions under a beautifully clear mid-­‐day sky. Of course, Bob has no knowledge of what anything around him is or what any of it means, because this is the first time he has ever encountered any of these things. Bob begins to ponder. “Here I am, I suppose, now what?” Bob has to figure out how to answer that question before he takes his first step, lest he make the wrong assumptions and step in the wrong direction. He begins a quest to decipher the right understanding of who and what he is, and how he must proceed, but he isn’t certain of whether or not he has the right tools for the task. In fact, he isn’t certain of anything.

Thu, Sep 12, 2019
by Robert Dean
Passage: 2 Peter 1:2-4
Series: 2 Peter (2019)
Duration: 1 hr 10 mins 42 secs
Is there such a thing as absolute truth or is truth relative? Listen to this lesson to learn that there are two kinds of truth. One is based on man’s sin nature and is a result of his flawed thinking. The other is God’s TRUTH, which is based on His power and omniscience and overrides all human viewpoint thinking. Find out what is wrong with the phrase, “all truth is God’s truth”. See what a logical fallacy is and what is wrong with so-called relative truth. Understand that God alone is TRUTH and if we want to have peace, joy, and stability we must learn His absolute TRUTH as revealed in Scripture.