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Proof of the Gospel

Two days ago we talked about the Gospel of the Kingdom. Yesterday we talked about the response that the apostles requested from those who believed that Gospel. We have one more subject to cover. What did the apostles use as … Continue reading

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John is not Paul is not Peter is not James

Today I was discussing γεννηθη ανωθεν with some folks on Facebook. Those Greek words mean either "born again" or "born from above" in John 3:3,5. In the midst of discussing this, I pointed out that Peter twice uses αναγεννησασ, which … Continue reading

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Witnesses of the Resurrection

We terribly underestimate the importance of the primary job of the twelve apostles. In fact, most of us don’t even know what it was. It is written in the book of the Psalms, “… Let another take position.” Therefore, from … Continue reading

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The Apostles and the Rise of the Papacy

I’m going to buy myself some time to work on the early church timeline and the notes on the timeline by posting this related video. The video is an hour long. I try never to do that, but it’s one … Continue reading

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Difficult Verses Revisited

I’ve talked before about difficult verses. These are verses that “seem to contradict” a doctrine to which you hold. Here’s an example from a radio show I heard, with a caller and the host interacting. The caller was asking how … Continue reading

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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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Saying What the Apostles Say

I’ve talked about this on the blog before, but this is worth talking about over and over. Here’s the issue I’m asserting: If the apostles said something that you can’t repeat without explanation or caveat, it is because your theology … Continue reading

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Psalm 11: If the Foundations Are Destroyed

Scripture quotations are from the World English Bible If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Ps. 11:3) What are the foundations whose destruction leaves the righteous wondering what they can do? Psalm 11 is a short psalm. … Continue reading

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Questions About Salvation

This is an email I wrote this morning. I think it’s anonymous enough to post publicly. 1. What does “saved” mean to me? “Saved” is a big word that means different things in different context. In Romans 5:9-10 for example, … Continue reading

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Authority of the Apostles in the Early Church

No written blog today. I wanted to share this video. This is a relatively comprehensive look at the early Christian understanding of the role and authority of the apostles, the source of the Scriptures, the role of tradition, the preservation … Continue reading

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