Month: October 2013

Various Notes

Note 1: Akkadian I’m studying the ancient Akkadian language.  This is not a course in Seminary, but an interest of mine. Akkadian, named after the city of Akkad in ancient Mesopotamia, is a Semitic language (along with Hebrew, Ugaritic, and others).  For over a thousand years the Sumerian language was in its ascendency in the …

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Epistemological Consistency and the Truth of Christianity

Two varying philosophies or worldviews will by nature discount or reject the alternative views. Thus, for example, Christianity denies naturalism and naturalism denies Christianity. From either perspective, either that of the Christian or that of the Naturalist, the alternative view is rejected. Thus it is not possible based on one view’s denial of another, to …

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On the Knowledge of God, Natural and Otherwise

The philosophical attempts to prove the existence of God are all failures. The cosmological, teleological, moral, ontological, and transcendental arguments for the existence of God all rely on logical fallacies, are thus false, and are nowhere to be found in the Bible. Rather, God’s existence is NOWHERE PROVEN, but EVERYWHERE ASSUMED in the scriptures. Although …

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Book Learnin'

If any of my readers would like to support a Seminary student (a.k.a ME) here is a list of books I’d like to study. Please buy them for me! Send them to (Doug Douma, 6160 Country Rd #130, Westcliffe CO, 81252) and I will be massively in your debt. I consider myself a “free-agent” theologically …

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God Chooses His Messengers from Amongst Sinful People

This coming Wednesday will be my first sermon. I’m fortunate that my seminary has even first year students doing sermons. I think it would have not been until the 3rd year at other seminaries. The following, more or less, is the sermon I’ve written for Oct 16, 2013. I’m planing on not using any notes, …

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The Solution to the Problem of Knowledge Despite Man's Finitude

There is a problem in epistemology that unless all things are known then nothing can be known.  Now, this seems strange because we think of building up knowledge from the bits and pieces and into a larger picture. But consider this problem: we say that a swinging baseball bat is the CAUSE of the baseball …

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