Tag Archives: Scriptures

The Bible Fact Checker #2: “Word of God”

It’s not part of Christian tradition to correct our speech and teaching just because the Bible uses a word or phrase differently than we do. Christianity has no fact checker to make sure the words we use line up with … 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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What Is Christianity?

I got carried away and wrote a long email to a young man who wrote me. It covers evolution, church history, the apostles, the Word of God, the Scriptures, the Gospel, and what is central to Christianity. I hate to … Continue reading

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Evolution, Creation, and the Glory of God

I’m at a creation conference that was supposed to present 3 different views of creation that are in vogue among committed Christians: Young earth creationism: The earth was created 6 to 10 thousand years ago in 6 literal days, presented … Continue reading

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Sola Scriptura

I read part of an article on sola scriptura today, and I thought it’s high time I addressed the subject here. This isn’t a response to that article. The article just provides an easy outline to address. Sola scriptura, by … Continue reading

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God’s Righteousness

I was quoted last night. One of the elders told the church here that I had said that we should not pursue righteousness. Everyone was nodding. No one minded. Let me tell you why. There is a useless righteousness. The … Continue reading

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Grant’s Tomb and the Words of God

"Get wisdom. And in all your getting, get understanding." – Proverbs 4:5 Recently I saw a movie called Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. There’s a modern remake, but I saw the 1936 version with Gary Cooper. Really good movie. I … Continue reading

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What Are the Implications of an Old Earth for Christians?

I really love our God, and I believe he’s way stronger than our ideas. He can take care of us even while we enjoy searching out the truth. Those who seek find. He doesn’t give snakes to children who ask for eggs. Let us not be “ye of little faith,” but let us address him as Father and trust him as children. Continue reading

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Too Lazy to Reason, Part II

So, if you get your tradition from a good source, a source that bears good fruit, then you’re okay. You don’t have to do all that research. You can let them do it for you, and you can trust them. Continue reading

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Assumptions

Today, I read where one more person claimed Acts 17:11 commends the Bereans as nobler in mind than the Thessalonians because they searched the Scriptures to test what Paul was saying. It’s not true. Here’s the verse: These were more … Continue reading

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