Ronnie W. Rogers

Mari Matsuda Defends Reparations for Blacks but Not Whites

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 30, 2023 / Comments Off on Mari Matsuda Defends Reparations for Blacks but Not Whites

Mari Matsuda defends reparations for people of color but opposes reparations for white people who have suffered under government overreach. For example, she excludes the white people who suffered under the Norman Conquest from being due reparations. She says to be due reparations requires “the ability to identify a victim class that continues to suffer…

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Let Not Your Prayers Be Hindered by Poor Relationships

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 16, 2023 / Comments Off on Let Not Your Prayers Be Hindered by Poor Relationships

Prayer is fellowshipping with God and a means by which God changes us. It also is a means by which God has chosen to work in changing things when we ask (Jas 1:5-6; 4:2). We can miss God’s best through not praying, praying with wrong motives, or ignoring the vital part relationships play in our…

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How Marxism and Critical Race Theory Plan to Topple Christianity and America

By Ronnie W. Rogers / October 2, 2023 / Comments Off on How Marxism and Critical Race Theory Plan to Topple Christianity and America

I believe there was systemic and structural racism in America’s past. Such can be seen in objective ways like slavery, discriminatory practices, and laws during reconstruction and post-slavery agreements, unions, and segregation–Jim Crow laws. I do not believe ubiquitous systemic and structural racism exists in America today. Those who promote that it does, do so…

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Calvinism Makes Conditional Prayers, Statements, and Commands Nonsensical

By Ronnie W. Rogers / September 18, 2023 / Comments Off on Calvinism Makes Conditional Prayers, Statements, and Commands Nonsensical

The Calvinist may respond that I err when I say determinism (compatible style) makes conditionals in the Scripture nonsensical. They would probably base this on the idea that, according to compatibilism, man is considered to make a free choice to meet or not meet the condition as long as he chooses according to his greatest…

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The False Security of Capitalism against Communism

By Ronnie W. Rogers / September 4, 2023 / Comments Off on The False Security of Capitalism against Communism

People in free capitalist countries like America often have false security regarding the threat of Marxism. Two ideas feed this false security. First, they believe that Marxism can never get the needed majority of support to be a threat in America. Second, they believe the evidence for the superiority of capitalism is so strong that…

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Some Thoughts on Creation, Sin, Depravity, and Redemption: Extensivism and Calvinism

By Ronnie W. Rogers / August 21, 2023 / Comments Off on Some Thoughts on Creation, Sin, Depravity, and Redemption: Extensivism and Calvinism

God created the world in holiness, love, and grace. God provided sufficient grace for Adam and Eve and their offspring to live for Him in fellowship and holiness by means of His creative grace. Every aspect of His original creation was by grace. Adam and Eve possessed everything in superabundance to fulfill His will, to…

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Critical Theory: A Marxist Call to Radicalize Citizens and Our Children for Revolution

By Ronnie W. Rogers / August 7, 2023 / Comments Off on Critical Theory: A Marxist Call to Radicalize Citizens and Our Children for Revolution

Marxist educator, Michael Apple, said, “Yet it is crucial to remind ourselves . . . Marx felt that the ultimate task of philosophy and theory was not merely to ‘comprehend reality’ but to change it.”[1] This is the essence of Critical Theory (CT) developed by neo-Marxists Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, even though Marx was…

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Why Calvinists’ Attempts to Make Regeneration Logically Prior and Not Temporally Prior to Faith Fails

By Ronnie W. Rogers / July 24, 2023 / Comments Off on Why Calvinists’ Attempts to Make Regeneration Logically Prior and Not Temporally Prior to Faith Fails

Calvinists seek to make Calvinism more biblically compatible by contending that regeneration is only logically prior to faith and not temporally prior to faith; I believe their attempt fails. Regarding Calvinists who believe regeneration precedes faith, Jeremy A. Evans says, “This relationship is intended to be understood logically, not temporally. Temporally, the cause and effect…

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A Practical Working Definition of Critical Race Theory

By Ronnie W. Rogers / July 10, 2023 / Comments Off on A Practical Working Definition of Critical Race Theory

Biblically, genuine racism is the sin of partiality, something the Scripture condemns (Lev 19:15; Jas 2:1–9; 3:13–18). Accordingly, the biblical perspective of race necessarily rejects race or racism as defined by critical race theory or as popularly used in American culture, which effectively reduces the words to a weapon to divide and silence anyone who…

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A Biblical Perspective on Race, races, and Racism

By Ronnie W. Rogers / June 19, 2023 / Comments Off on A Biblical Perspective on Race, races, and Racism

All people belong to the human race. Because all people are created in the image of God (Gen 1:26–28), they are essentially equal. Bearing God’s image is an essential and uniquely human property, which is the irreplaceable principal locus of our human identity. Other identifying qualities drawn from experience or development do not and cannot…

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