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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Can A Christian Believe That Jesus Is Not God?

June 20, 2014 / 0 comments

Can a Christian believe that Jesus is not God? Are there any implications to salvation? Can one truly be born again and think that Jesus is not God? There was a conflict in the early church over the doctrine known as Arianism. This is most commonly represented by the Jehovah’s Witness movement today. They hold…

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Is The Holy Spirit Personal?

June 15, 2014 / 0 comments

It seems as though the doctrines which are most sacred to Christians are those which are blasphemed most thoroughly. The most significant truths about God are those which are distorted so abundantly. But God will not be mocked, so he says, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord,” (Romans 12:19). There are those…

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Why Did Jesus Say, ‘The Father Is Greater Than I.’?

June 14, 2014 / 0 comments

Everything that Jesus ever did came back to the gigantic claim of divinity. Jesus Christ is God. He is the human image of the invisible God (Colossians 1:18). He is the exact representation of God’s being in human form (Hebrews 1:3). The Psalms of worship were written of him (Hebrews 1:8-10). He took God’s name…

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5 Ways To Tell If You Are A False Convert

June 12, 2014 / 0 comments

What is the difference between Judas and Peter? When the time came, both of them failed Jesus. Judas sold him to his enemies, which led to his being nailed a cross. Peter denied even knowing him and fled when he was most needed. He fled when he promised that he would stay with him even…

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