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"There are a thousand hacking at the branches
of evil to one who is striking at the root." -
Henry David Thoreau
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What is a God
Basic Questions for Theology
The Problem of Evil
Meaning of Word Sin
Something Meaningful Article
What about Death?
Criteria for Good News
Credibility of the Resurrection
The Issue of Physicality
Traditional Advent
"take up your cross"
Christianity and Gnosticism
Gospel of Thomas not Gnostic
Why God not More Involved?
Determinism & Foreknowledge
The Question of Blame
Major Theological Differences
Other Theological Issues
Consistent Theology
Meaning of Imminent
The Problem of Belief
Thoughts on Faith and Belief
Thoughts on Unity
Humanism versus Jesus
A Look at Legalism
Personal Relationship with God
Awareness Level of "God"
The Agonizing, Praying Jesus
Contrast of Believers
Waiting for Godot
Nothing Much for 2000 years?
The Devil and Satan
Empowerment vs Natural Law
Comments on Nicene Creed
Destiny of Man
Theology ABCs

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"In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king." - Erasmus.

 "Error will slip through a crack, while truth will stick in a doorway." - H. W. Shaw

The Importance of Context

What is often forgotten in our thinking and discourse concerning important issues is that context is paramount. There can be no valid meaning without context because every issue must be couched in its proper context. context is the ground, the framework, even the rationale for discussing issues.

There are various levels and several aspects of context, and it would be hard to list or describe them all, but in any situation or discussion there is usually one that is critical and others that are germane.

When we discuss spiritual−philosophical, theological, social, etc.−issues there are always two major aspects of context that affect almost everything. These are:

1. The human condition
2. The Saturnian Reconstruction of our world's recent past.

Usually, agreement on the human condition can be managed if done carefully, but even agreeing on this can be problematic because of the overwhelming tendency of humans to be in and stay in denial. Unless we have a very high level of conviction that something can and will be done about it, we don't like to talk about it.

The truth about the world's recent past has been buried by a flood of Gradualistic, Uniformitarian, and Evolutionist theory and teaching in our halls of learning and in the relevant scientific disciplines. consequently, there is nost times no agreement on this important context.

"It is a misery to be born, a pain to live, a
trouble to die." - St. Bernard de Clairvaux

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