PLATO’S CAVE

PLATO’S CAVE:Imagine that for your entire life you have been sitting in a chair in a movie theater. The place is dark, like all movie theaters; but you can feel… No… wait! Before we go there… There’s  a famous  allegory called  “Plato’s Cave,”  written  of course by Plato.  It’s a fictional  conversation  between  Plato’s  teacher,  Socrates,  and  Plato’s  brother,  Glaucon; and, essentially, the first part of the allegory goes like this… Socrates  asks  Glaucon  to  imagine  a  cave  inhabited  by  prisoners  who  have  been chained  and  held  immobile  since  childhood.…

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Humanity and Sin

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( According to a new study from PEW research center, 33% of Americans don’t believe in evolution. And 24% of those who do, still believe that a “supreme being” guided the process. The decision to believe in either creationism/evolution is strongly linked to race, religion, gender, and political affiliations.) God created man and woman in His image. Humans are distinct from all other forms of creation, having spiritual as well as physical characteristics. Physically, each person has a body made from the elements of earth — a body that grows,…

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Jesus Christ and Salvation

God’s plan of salvation for sinful humanity is central to God’s eternal purpose and is fully revealed in the person and work of Jesus Christ, chosen by God before creation to be the Savior. We affirm that Jesus Christ is truly divine and truly human.Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ:Jesus Christ, God the Son, is a distinct person of the Trinity, in perfect equality and unity with God the Father and God the Holy Spirit. He is eternally existent and is fully God. He created all things and is the…

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God’s Plan A and Plan B for Humanity

Deeply ingrained within us all is a sense that justice is a good thing. We feel that it is right that an action that is morally wrong deserves to be followed by punishment, i.e., suffering of some sort as a consequence of that action.For example, often when we hear in news reports that someone who has committed a crime has been convicted and has begun a prison sentence, we feel that the punishment in question is a fitting thing.

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