Prepared to be shocked at the brutal honesty of children.
What is good writing? This book isn’t very good. That one is. But what is this “good”? Some might say good writing is only a matter of preference, but that gives too much power to one with limited taste. If you only like theology books then Pat Conroy’s heartbreaking novels won’t seem so good to you. But you’d be wrong.
How can I call an opinion about a subjective form wrong? Well, because there are standards by which I can argue. Yes, each standard is open for debate, but combine them all and a sieve of sorts is formed to sift the poor works and let through the quality ones.
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Trillia Newbell, Justin Holcomb and Scotty Smith discuss:
Todd Pruitt, sharing wisdom from Francis Schaeffer:
It is a vexing question for many: “What about those who have never heard?” How can God hold accountable for believing the gospel those who have never heard the gospel? Certainly God cannot send a man to Hell for not believing when he never even had the opportunity to reject the gospel in the first place. The very idea flies in the face of all our notions of justice.
But the question itself is fatally flawed. Are we condemned for rejecting the gospel? Or are we condemned because we are sinners?
The following is a helpful thought experiment from Francis Schaeffer…