The New Paganism (Part 5) Saved Pagans in the New Testament?

The New Paganism (Part 5) Saved Pagans in the New Testament?

The question Are there non-Christians saved by their pagan faith in the New Testament? many seem like an oddly specific and out-of-the-blue question, but let me explain: In previous articles in this series, we have been looking at the inclusivistic beliefs of scholar Clark Pinnock. Inclusivism is the belief that Jesus Christ’s life and work … Continue reading

Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, In Her Own Words: Eugenics, Elimination of the Unfit

Margaret Sanger, Founder of Planned Parenthood, In Her Own Words: Eugenics, Elimination of the Unfit

INTRO As most know, Planned Parenthood is a controversial organization because their name is intimately connected with abortion, but a little less known is Planned Parenthood’s founder, Margaret Sanger (1879-1966), defended by the organization as a “woman of heroic accomplishments,” is also a controversial subject. In this article, we’ll be letting Margaret speak for herself by … Continue reading

The New Paganism (Part 4) Does the Holy Spirit Work Apart from Christ?

The New Paganism (Part 4) Does the Holy Spirit Work Apart from Christ?

SERIES INTRO: The New Paganism As our culture becomes more post-modern—as well as post-Christian—in mindset, both traditional religions and unambiguous atheism are being rejected by many and an undefined spirituality—a fuzzy spiritual agnosticism—has been embraced, which lives by the axiom, “I’m spiritual, not religious.” For all practical purposes, they live as atheists within secular society … Continue reading

The New Paganism (Part 3) Exclusivism: Why is Jesus Needed for Salvation?

The New Paganism (Part 3) Exclusivism: Why is Jesus Needed for Salvation?

Read Part 1: The New Paganism (Part 1) Pluralism: Are There Many Paths to God? Read Part 2: The New Paganism (Part 2) Inclusivism: Is Knowledge of Jesus Needed for Salvation? Inclusivism VS. Exclusivism In article #2 of this series, we started exploring the idea of inclusivism – the idea that salvation can be attained apart from the knowledge … Continue reading

The New Paganism (Part 2) Inclusivism: Is Knowledge of Jesus Needed for Salvation?

The New Paganism (Part 2) Inclusivism: Is Knowledge of Jesus Needed for Salvation?

In many ways, Western Christians are living in a culture that is increasingly like the culture the first Christians lived in: a pagan culture. The only thing forbidden in this new paganism is believing your faith is the only true faith. Continue reading