Sunday, July 27, 2014

Donald E. Hartley's Remarks on Pancausality

I don't have a lot of time today, my friends, but just wanted to say that divine pancausality (the doctrine that teaches God is the ultimate cause of everything) has some untoward and possibly even bizarre implications. For example, Donald E. Hartley relates that the sexual violation of a child, while morally repugnant is nonetheless good in a "decretal" sense. That is to say, it's bad morally but good insofar as God brings all things to pass (including the violation of a young child). That view seems to denigrate the divine glory and detracts from God's goodness.

1 comment:

Philip Fletcher said...

No kidding it seems that Hartley doesn't consider the bible to be of value when it says at 1 John 4:8 that God is Love. These Scholars act as if the words of the bible are words of men not of Almighty God. Maybe he thinks Love creates evil. That man needs some serious help. John 13:35 tells us we must have Love among ourselves, Love does not allow evil toward your brothers. He sounds like he needs to see a Psychiatric help. Wow! help the man.