Nature of Man

The Dual Nature of Man

Scripture refers to man as a unified, complex, singular being having two elements:  a body and a soul. Man is not a duality, he is a unity 1.  God created mankind as a physical and spiritual being.   Louis Berkhof said, “It is customary, especially in Christian circles, to conceive of man as consisting of two,…

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Your Will Requires God’s Power

Thesis 14 of Luther’s Heidelberg Disputation (1518) states, “Free will, after the fall, has power to do good only in a passive capacity, but it can always do evil in an active capacity.” You don’t need God’s power to do evil.  But in order to do good, you need God’s power to overcome sin and…

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True Freedom

Generally, people tend to define freedom as “being free to do whatever I want”.   This sounds quite plausible on its face. However, even God is not completely free under this definition.  For example, it is impossible for God to lie (Hebrews 6:18), so this is an invalid definition. The accurate definition of freedom is “being…

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