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Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Nota Bene Reformed Irenicism

Deception (1)

As far as I can tell, the majority report of the theological tradition, and especially among Protestant theologians and biblical commentators, is that lying is always wrong, even in the case of the so-called mendacium officiosum, the “officious” or “dutiful lie,”¬†when the goal is to preserve the life or virtue of another while doing no […]

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Archive Authors E.J. Hutchinson Reformed Irenicism Sacred Doctrine

First Topic: “What Is God?”

We finally come to the first topic, the true knowledge and invocation of God. The first question he asks is what (not who) God is. The best place to go for an answer, in his opinion, are the Creeds. He recommends that young people learn these and older people recite them daily. Recitation causes reflection, […]