The preterist John Watson, preacher for a Church of Christ, recently preached a sermon in which he said that the “heavens and earth” in Deuteronomy are not literal. After reading Deuteronomy 31:284 he says, “Is this ‘heaven’ the sky and [more]
The apostle Peter writes that “the end of all things is at hand”1 in the first of two letters to Christians that had been scattered abroad. This verse can raise some questions in regards to the expression “at hand.” Some [more]
Wondering if Jesus already returned is as old as the gospel itself. It was something the first-century Christians were concerned about. We have the record of Paul assuring the Thessalonians that Jesus had not yet returned (2 Thessalonians 2:1-2 ). [more]
The once saved always saved doctrine (e.g. OSAS) teaches that once someone has been saved they can never fall away or “fall from grace.” This argument usually stems from an absolute position regarding God’s sovereignty. The reasoning goes something like:
God’s physical blessing of health and wealth in this life is often coined as the “prosperity gospel.” This ‘health and wealth’ doctrine claims that God wants what’s best for you…in this life. Good health and wealth beyond your imagination! It [more]
Working through how “works” are defined in Scripture isn’t for the faint of heart. Where one comes down on works defined has led some to question the very inspiration of the Bible. After all, Paul said, “one is justified by [more]
We have assembled our top three salvation false doctrines. After tackling dozens of questions related to what the Bible (God) says about salvation and various false doctrines that are promoted by various denominations and [false] teachers, there are three especially [more]
Events in the world today have many asking, “Are we entering the tribulation?” Do events in the world around us suggest that the tribulation is beginning or about to begin? For the Christian, the “tribulation” is ongoing. New [more]
Many believe that Jesus will reign 1000 years when He returns (the doctrine of “millennialism”). In fact, the Bible says that, “they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him [Jesus] [more]
A Google search on the word “tribulation” yields front page results about the Tribulation (capital “T”) or even the Great Tribulation. Whether it’s talked about as ‘a tribulation’, ‘the Tribulation’, or even the ‘Great Tribulation’, it all revolves around [more]
God’s irresistible grace, also referred to as the ‘effectual call’ in the Westminster Confession of Faith, is probably better known as “irresistible grace”. It represents the “I” in “TULIP” – a broader collection of doctrines ascribed [more]
A literal return of King David is a tenant of much of the modern religious thought today. Purveyors of premillennial doctrine, such as David Jeremiah, teach that King David will return in the flesh to rule alongside Jesus during the [more]
Central to this question of will Elijah return is a prophecy given by Malachi. Elijah was a prophet that lived during the final days of the judges, just before the first King Saul was installed over the twelve tribes of [more]
So much is made today about the Antichrist (capital “A”). A search on YouTube for prognosticators about “Who is the Antichrist” – his appearing, his personality, his birthplace, etc. etc. – will garner videos with hundreds [more]
A literal one thousand year reign of Jesus on His throne. There are many that believe Jesus’ return is for just that – a literal one thousand year reign (millennium) on earth. It is widely taught and even passed down [more]
It is such an important question. Can we lose our salvation? Or said another way: Can God’s grace be rejected? Can someone actually squander, neglect, or even return, as it were, their free gift from God?
Whether or not the Bible is the complete revelation of God has profound implications on Christianity today. If the Bible isn’t the complete revelation of God, then the door remains open to “other” revelation.
“Other” could be other scriptural authority [more]
Scripture weighting is not a term you will find in Scripture. However, it’s a practice you may recognize when coming to conclusions about Scripture. Fundamentally, it’s the practice of ignoring Scripture. That might sound egregious — but it’s fairly [more]
Examining the purpose of baptism seems to be an emotionally charged endeavor. Unnecessarily so! As a topic, baptism is a prominent fixture in the New Testament. Various angles can be pursued such as: what is [more]
The doctrine of original sin is typically credited to Augustine of Hippo (334-430), but he credits Irenaeus of Lyon, Bishop of Lyon (130-202). It’s a belief widely held between both Catholic and Protestant Christian religions. While the doctrine of [more]
The sinner’s prayer is something frequently referred to by preachers today. Joel Osteen asks those that are not saved to pray with him at the close of every sermon. The prayer is asking Jesus to “come into their [more]
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