Is Baptism Necessary For Salvation?

November 25, 2014 / 0 comments

When I pose the question ‘is baptism necessary for salvation?’ it should be noted that I am speaking of water baptism, not the baptism of the Holy Spirit. It should also be noted that while my answer to this question is, ‘No, water baptism is not necessary for salvation,’ I would hastily add that Christians…

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Was Muhammad A Sexual Deviant?

November 24, 2014 / 0 comments

Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad was the ideal man; pious and holy, set apart from all of the heathens of the world. If a person wants to be a proper Muslim in absolute submission to God, they need to imitate Muhammad (Qur’an 33:21). That is why so many Islamic fundamentalists are named Muhammad. That is…

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3 Reasons Atheists Are Afraid To Read Isaiah

November 13, 2014 / 0 comments

Often referred to as the 5th Gospel, the writings of the Prophet Isaiah are very theologically loaded. I suspect that if it were part of the New Testament canon, liberal scholars would strive to post-date it as late as they could. There are affirmations of Christian theology that Isaiah just would not know, absent divine…

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12 Proof-Texts That Jesus is God

November 5, 2014 / 0 comments

12 Proof-Texts That Jesus is God 1 – Jesus claimed to be the I AM of Exodus 3:14 (John 8:24, 58). 2 – Jesus claimed that men needed to give him the honor of God (John 5:22-23). 3 – Jesus claimed that he was going to separate the sheep from the goats, the duty of…

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Is Jesus God In The Gospel of Mark?

September 28, 2014 / 0 comments

Is Jesus God in The Gospel of Mark? It is sometimes asserted that because the Gospel of Mark is the oldest surviving gospel, that it is the least theologically loaded. While Jesus may have said, “Before Abraham was, I am,” in John, chapter eight verse 58, he made no comparable claims in Mark. Mark’s rendering…

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Does Acts 2:38 Teach That Baptism Is A Sacrament?

September 24, 2014 / 0 comments

I can sympathize with those who want only to seek the plain meaning of Scripture, who want to evade the pseudo-scholasticism that averts or otherwise twists the plain meaning of Scripture. After all, did not Jesus condemn the professors of theology in his day, arguing that they did not know the Scripture or the power…

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The Whistler

August 27, 2014 / 0 comments

1 Christ is risen, and what of it? As Luke Lynch’s eyes traced the pews (he was in church, waiting for singing to begin, if you must know), he considered all of the answers to that question that he had heard over the years.  Of course, he had never vocalized it until recently, and perhaps…

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Should Christians Pray About The Book Of Mormon?

July 11, 2014 / 0 comments

Usually out of high school, young Mormon men will live for two years, postponing college or work or marriage for the sake of sharing Mormon theology. They work from dawn until dusk knocking on doors and conducting Bible studies. Upon doing so, they will usually invite the participate to read Mormon literature, that is, they…

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5 Bible Verses That Have Atheists Running Scared

June 25, 2014 / 0 comments

Atheists often claim that they read the Bible, and because they read the Bible, they left the Christian faith and in effect became atheists. This essay will ignore the fact that one could still believe that God exists without believing the Bible, thus atheism does not follow logically from disbelieving the Bible. The reason that…

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Why Do Pentecostal Women Wear Skirts?

June 23, 2014 / 0 comments

A lot of religious organizations robe their parishioners in garments that many of us find odd and counter-cultural. Islamic fundamentalists will wear burkas, often are full body suits. Girls who attend Christian Holiness churches can be identified by their long skirts. This sort of attire will usually transcend culture, so those who wear them are…

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