Posts By: Carol Dietz

Strawman Fallacy

Proverbs19:20 “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.”   The fallacy of the “Strawman” is changing or exaggerating the opponent’s position or argument to make it easier to refute. What this does is to distort the opponent’s argument just enough to make it weak, because the original argument… Read more »

Appeal to the People

Exodus 23:2 “Do not follow the crowd in doing wrong. When you give testimony in a lawsuit, do not pervert justice by siding with the crowd.”   This is another fallacy that we often see being used. “Appeal to the people” is when we claim that our viewpoint is correct because many other people agree… Read more »

Genetic Fallacy

Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”   Proverbs 15:2 “The tongue of the wise commends knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly.”  Proverbs 15:28   “The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil.”  Proverbs 16:10   “The lips of… Read more »

I have heard that faith can be many things, but what I have been shown in the Word of God is very simple. Faith comes by hearing from the Lord.   When the Lord speaks to us from within the Holy Bible He  tells us the end, but does not tell us what the journey will be…. Read more »

Ready and Prepared?

I found this man’s recount of the last 50 years of the Church’s decline in America very thought provoking.   The “Jesus Movement” was an epic revival, called by some historians “The Fourth Great Awakening.” It swept millions into the Christian Faith from its inception around 1965 to its demise around 1985. Biblical prophecy became… Read more »

Faulty Appeal to Authority

Proverbs 2:6 “For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.”   Proverbs 15:14 “The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of a fool feeds on folly.”   Proverbs 16:23 “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth, and his lips promote instruction.”   A faulty appeal to authority is an… Read more »

Who’s Influencing Who?

I have saying, “No where in the Bible does it say to the church you are to invite the unsaved into your services, nor the ungodly into your assemblies; but I DO read where the church is to go.” Why? If we go out – we influence the world, but if we invite the world in – this… Read more »

AD HOMINEM

Proverbs 4:24 “Put away perversity from your mouth; keep corrupt talk far from your lips.” Proverbs 10:11 “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life, but violence overwhelms the mouth of the wicked.” Proverbs 11:9 “With his mouth the godless destroys his neighbor.” Proverbs 26:28 “A lying tongue hates those it hurts, and a flattering mouth works ruin.”   We… Read more »

Short Term Solutions – Have Long Term Consequences

Short term solution always have long time consequences. What do I mean? Think of any solution the government has come up with in the past that we are not paying the consequences for today.   Almost 2/3 of our taxes are to pay for short term solutions of the past, called entitlements. When we think government… Read more »