Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Church: Inside and Outside

The Church is a complicated subject for me. I’m glad for this opportunity to look at what the church is from all angles. What follows is a very long comment I posted in answer to a very short question. A … Continue reading

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The Church, part one

I’m not near as good at describing the Church as the Chinese that came from Watchman Nee’s Little Flock movement. I’m a pretty good storyteller, but I can’t spin the tale of the church like Gene Edwards can. I can, … Continue reading

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The Gospel: Comment Response

Let’s take a break from Teachings That Must Not Be Lost to respond to a comment. It isn’t really a break. I’m trying to put TTMNBL posts up every two days, and this is going up on an inbetween day. … Continue reading

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Teachings That Must Not Be Lost: The Gospel

Dare we consider that the reason we have so much else wrong is because we have the Gospel wrong? For this post I am indebted to a friend, Matthew Bryan, who is writing a book on the subject. We’ll be … Continue reading

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Teachings That Must Not Be Lost

There are several long-forgotten teachings that used to be simple orthodoxy, known by all but the least educated Christians. For Protestants today, the Bible is a hodge-podge of competing verses, and which verses one prefers depends on which denomination he … Continue reading

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Will Christians Be Judged by Their Works

“The claim is that Revelation has a series of Judgments, and the one who has faith in Christ avoids the judgment based on works.” A friend wrote this to me. Here is my brief answer. I say brief because I … Continue reading

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The Primacy of the Roman Church

Why do I write on Roman Catholicism? Because of claims like these: I still have yet to see a good Protestant response to Irenaeus, who predates Cyprian: “Since, however, it would be very tedious, in such a volume as this, … Continue reading

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Q&A: When Did The Roman Catholic Church First Claim Peter’s Primacy?

“When did the RCC begin to claim that Peter was the first pope of Rome?” Cyprian and 80+ overseers that met with him at the Council of Carthage discussed Stephen’s claim to be the bishop over all bishops. They rejected … Continue reading

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Church Life and the Harper Valley PTA

There is a difference between admonishment and condemnation. We Americans have a lot of trouble distinguishing between the two, but there is one. Church Life and the Harper Valley PTA If you don’t know what the Harper Valley PTA is, … Continue reading

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God’s Not Disappointed

I watched Ragamuffin last night, and it reminded me of a teaching I did a few years ago. It took root in a lot of people’s hearts, and it would do most of us good to root it there as … Continue reading

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