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Plodcast Ep. 4

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Pastor Wilson differentiates between positive and negative rights, plugs John Bunyan’s “The Pilgrims Progress,” and finally unpacks “agon” of the righteous and unrighteous. Be sure to join him every Wednesday for the newest edition of the Plodcast. Happy plodding!

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Shownotes:

What’s wrong with Human Rights?

• There are two kinds of rights: positive and negative.

• A positive right is the right to free chocolate milk.

• A negative right is the right to free speech.

• The government does not have to do anything to guarantee free speech. To restrict free speech the government must act. A negative right costs nothing. Positive rights are expensive and are by definition coerced.

• Socialism is a never ending poverty machine.

8:19 Book Review

• "The Pilgrims Progress" - John Bunyan

• The modern novel owes much to the John Bunyan and his perfect pitch for dialogue.

11:49 Lexicon of Sin: “agon”

• There are several faithful examples and one sinful example of this word in the New Testament.

• When scripture exalts this (Philippians 1:30; Colossians 2:1; 1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7) it refers to a struggle or a fight of faith as seen from the perspective of the righteous one in the contest.

• When the word is used in a negative sense (1 Thessalonians 2:2), it refers to the natural hostility that arises when someone preaches or lives out the gospel fruitfully.