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Jesus’ School of the Logical Dilemma (Part 2)

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

The Pharisees’ First Dilemma: Whether or Not to Pay Caesar’s Head-Tax Matthew 22:15-22 [15] Then the Pharisees, {as they} proceeded, took mutual counsel how they might entrap Him in {His} discourse [\word]. [16] So they sent their disciples, along with the Herodians, on a mission to Him, saying, “Teacher, we have come to know {by […]

Jesus’ School of the Logical Dilemma (Part 1)

Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

A dilemma (Greek: δίλημμα = a double assumption, twin premise, or ambiguous proposition) is an argument which is equally conclusive by contrary assumptions. The dilemma creates a situation which requires a choice between two equally balanced alternatives. Usually the dilemma is presented to an antagonist as a choice between two solutions to a problem, both […]