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Are You Really Saved? What To Do If You Doubt It?

I much prefer practical discussions about following Jesus to theoretical, theological discussions about Christianity, though sometimes the theoretical must be addressed because it affects the practical. Never Saved or Falling Away? I have a conflict with most evangelical pastors over … Continue reading

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Revivalism and Conversion

This is, I think, the fourth time that I have turned one of Jon’s comments into a post. He asks good questions and offers challenges that I either have not thought of or did not feel I had the time … Continue reading

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Becoming a Christian

This is the Bible study on becoming a Christian that I sent to my (very small) mailing list at RebuildingTheFoundations.com. I think it is worth posting here as well. Becoming a Christian In previous Bible studies, we have talked about … Continue reading

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Early Christianity in a Nutshell

I’ve been looking for a way to describe the Christianity I see in the early church fathers for many years. In the midst of a discussion with a friend, this outline came to me. 1. The Gospel: They preached total … Continue reading

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Escaping the Corruption That Is in the World Through Lust

In the last post we talked about the promise of the Gospel: because of grace sin will no longer have power over us, and we will escape the corruption that is in the world through lust. We talked about the … Continue reading

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Surrender, Repentance, and Baptism: Part II

I got the phrase “Kingdom Gospel, surrender, and baptism” from Marc Carrier, a missionary to Africa. He wrote on Facebook, “Over 20 pastors in attendance. Taught kingdom gospel, surrender, repentance, and baptism.” Yesterday we covered the Kingdom Gospel. I’m going … Continue reading

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Kingdom Gospel, Surrender, Repentance and Baptism

I got the phrase “Kingdom Gospel, surrender, and baptism” from Marc Carrier, a missionary to Africa. He wrote on Facebook, “Over 20 pastors in attendance. Taught kingdom gospel, surrender, repentance, and baptism.” What he meant by that is desperately important. … Continue reading

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The Sinner’s Prayer & the Gospel

The “Sinner’s Prayer” has come up a lot for me lately. On Sunday, I was in a “Life Group,” which the other, more long-term members do not hesitate to call Sunday school. We’re going through a book on prayer, and … Continue reading

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The Taboo Scriptures

I was asked today by a friend, and a couple days ago on Facebook, if the Scriptures that I claim are “taboo” to American Christians all concern faith and works. The answer is that verses on works comprise the majority … 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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