THE PATRISTIC WORLD
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Taken to its logical extreme, Neo-Platonism denies the resurrection because flesh is evil.
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The love of Christ compels surrender of our goods to the state for distribution to the poor.
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Thankfully, Augustine resisted the influence of Neo-Platonism for most of his adult life.
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Pietistic withdrawal short-circuits Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations.
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The problem with socialism is that charity can’t be coerced
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To avoid spiritual pollution, God commands us to separate from unbelievers.
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Bodily desire and pleasure is the root cause of all evil in the world.
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Neo-Platonic release from fleshly passion frees us to focus on the needs of others.
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Just like Christianity, Neo-Platonism portrays God as the ultimate spiritual being
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The goal of Neo-Platonism is mystic communion with God
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Because the earth rotates west to east, the jet stream is naturally forced to flow east to west.
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The Bible is in “the language of appearances” to accommodate our limited perspective.
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Copernicus paved the way for Darwin by challenging the authority of the Bible
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Since the earth rotates west to east, it takes less time to fly from NYC to LA, than LA to NYC.
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The evidence for evolution is so convincing that Christians must rely on blind faith to refute it.
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The scientific method is the only infallible procedure for establishing objective truth
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Copernicus theory confirmed the infallibility of God’s Word
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Heliocentricity shattered the perception that man is at the center of God’s attention.
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The entire Bible is written in language that assumes the earth is stationary.
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We cannot prove by scientific observation whether geocentricity or heliocentricity is correct.
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The evidential/historical approach to apologetics detracts from the authority of the Word of God.
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Eusebius shared with Augustine a tendency to allegorize the Bible
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Eusebius attributed misinterpretation of prophecy as failure to grasp mystic & symbolic language.
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Eusebius saw the conversion of Constantine as fulfillment of God’s promise to Abraham.
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Polycarp reported the death of over 150 martyrs to explain the slow growth of the early church
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Constantine was compassionate toward the church, but viewed it as a department of state.
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By elevating the Lordship of Christ, Arians diminished the authority and autonomy of the Emperor
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At the Council of Nicaea Eusebius voted against finding that Christ is the same substance as God.
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Eusebius affirmed the ecstatic utterances of what are today known as the Charismatics.
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Eusebius dismissed Papias as “a man of very small intelligence” because of his premillennialism
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