Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Pastoral Epistles: Were Timothy and Titus Pastors?

I guess this must be controversial. Years ago, I was talking to a customer in my Christian bookstore, and I began to point out the obvious, which is that Timothy and Titus were not pastors. It took the man a … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Philippians 3:8-20

Day 31: Philippians 3:8-20: I count everything a loss for the superior purpose of the knowledge of King Jesus my Lord. For him I have suffered the loss of everything, and I count all of it refuse so that I … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Luke 9:23 & Luke 14:26-33

I’m going to add a disclaimer today. I also am going to do two passages because I missed yesterday. Day 29: Luke 9:23-24: [Jesus] said to them all, “If anyone wants to come after me, let him deny himself, take … Continue reading

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Verses Evangelicals Ignore or Explain Away: 1 Timothy 3:15

I am going to try to prove that there are at least 100 verses that a large percentage of evangelicals ignore or explain away. I’m not going to do this daily like I am doing the “good works” passages daily. … Continue reading

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John 5:24-29 – Jesus, Faith, Works, and the Judgment

John 5:24 is used as a standalone verse in evangelism programs. It reads: Most certainly I tell you, he who hears my word, and believes in him who sent me, has eternal life, and doesn’t come into judgment, but has … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: John 5:28-29

Day 28: John 5:28-29: Don’t marvel at this, for the hour comes, in which all that are in the tombs will hear his voice, and will come out; those who have done good, to the resurrection of life; and those … Continue reading

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Jesus Paid It All?

I’m back on the “Jesus Paid It All” bandwagon again. I saw a blog I won’t reference because I really liked it. I’ll link to it some other time when I’m not using it to point out an error that … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Matthew 7:24-27

The following passage ends the Sermon on the Mount, and “these words of mine” refers to the words of Matthew 5-7. Day 27: Matthew 7:24-27: Everyone therefore who hears these words of mine, and does them, I will liken him … Continue reading

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To Speak or Not to Speak

Do you ever get in a situation where you are wondering whether to confront a false teaching or just to let it go for the sake of peace? I find myself in that situation a lot. Evangelical theology is terrible. … Continue reading

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Daily Passage on Works: Hebrews 10:26-31

Today’s passage is from the NASB because it is the translation that is the most careful with Greek verb tenses. In a passage like this, that is important. Greek verb tenses can indicate continuous action or just a snapshot. In … Continue reading

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