I have to start getting ready for work, so I can’t really say much of anything at the moment in regard to Randal Rauser’s interview with Trent Horn, but I wanted to post this.
From what I’ve seen on this forum, almost everyone will be on Randal’s side, but I am curious what the reactions are to Trent Horn.
As you may guess, I disagree with what seems to be some type of ecclesiological relativism on Randal’s end, but also disagree with Trent that Catholicism is the true Church. I would simply say that Catholicism is the second closest theologically to the fullness of the truth which I believe is found Orthodox Christianity (which I would say includes the Oriental Orthodox Churches).
At the same time, I would be even more adamant than Horn in agreeing with Randal, that God would much prefer someone be a baptist than an Orthodox Christian if the Orthodox Church is full of people who haven’t been transformed by Christ. In that case, the baptist church would be more Orthodox than the Orthodox Church!
I would also agree with both Randal and Trent on inclusivism, though my view would probably be slightly different than either of theirs.
Thanks for this discussion! I really appreciate all your work and find that I agree with your brand of apologetics more than any other apologist today. I could say more about that in another thread.