Category Archives: Protestants

Visions of the Kingdom

What power, wisdom, and joy we miss because we have forgotten the promises the apostles’ churches knew and took for granted! A Facebook friend sent me a list of verses he thought described the millennium, the 1000-year reign of Jesus … Continue reading

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Evolution and Interpreting the Bible

I’m sorry I’ve been gone so long. After I got healthy, I had priorities higher than this blog. Only so many things can be done laying in a hospital bed. Blogging is one of them, so I did a lot … Continue reading

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Roman Catholicism and II

My last post was titled Roman Catholicism and I, so I am naming this sequel “Roman Catholicism and II.” Get it? Funny? No? Okay, well, I couldn’t resist. I’ve never been very good at titles. Anyway, an Orthodox friend of … Continue reading

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Some Beginning Articles on the Church

For some reason, I ended up on the subject of church life on my new site. It took a while to pull all three of these posts together, even though one was once previously written on this blog. That article, … Continue reading

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More Articles at Paul F Pavao.com

Until I figure out how best to notify my readers of new articles/posts at PaulFPavao.com, I will continue to notify all of you here. The new posts are always found at the What’s New page on my new site. The … Continue reading

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The Second Most Important Question Ever

I just began reading Christus Victor last night. In it, author Gustaf Aulén writes, “There are not different theories of the atonement in the Fathers, but only varient expressions of one and the same idea.” I want to argue that … Continue reading

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Obedience and Salvation: A Question for Evangelicals

“Though he was a Son, yet he learned obedience through the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, [Jesus] became the author of eternal salvation to those who obey him” (Heb. 5:8-9). “We [apostles] are his witnesses of these … Continue reading

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Monkery Business: Martin Luther Faith vs. Works Debate

Anyone want to help me think this through? I have friends so hostile to Martin Luther it might be impossible. I have read a lot about Martin Luther, but I’ve only read a little by Martin Luther. Almost everything I’ve … Continue reading

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Unity and Denominations

I began my last post with “I left all the denominations.” Although that is clearly a Protestant-type comment, for Protestants are the only one who have denominations and gladly belong to them, I got a couple Catholic responses. One of … Continue reading

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A Heavenly Examination

Last night someone asked me what denomination we are. I answered by telling him why I left all the denominations. I talked about how much of the Scriptures are routinely ignored by everyone in pretty much every Protestant church. There … Continue reading

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