Tag Archives: Unity

Why I Quote the Early Christians

The early churches moved forward in unity and holiness. Until we can boast the same things, I am going to assume that our novelties are errors, not improvements. Continue reading

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Faith, Works, and Setting Aside My Concerns

Yesterday at a home school co-op class my 13-year-old daughter, Leilani, overheard some kids talking about faith and works. They were telling someone that there was no way to do enough works to go to heaven. Going to heaven, they … Continue reading

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Proving the Gospel: Counterfeit and Real Churches

In a recent post I discussed the proof that the apostles offered for the Gospel and the proof that we have today. The apostles were witnesses of the resurrection, and the resurrection was their proof that Jesus is God’s Anointed … Continue reading

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Climate Change, Antarctic Ice Sheets, Honesty, and News

I get very frustrated with climate change news stories. Don’t get me wrong, I believe climate change is real, and I think we are causing it. Nonetheless, the reason people reject news of climate change so vehemently is because the … Continue reading

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The Grand Results of Living by the Spirit

What benefits I would reap if I could just reject evolution and accept (the evangelical version of) salvation by faith alone! I know how things work in a business. It doesn’t matter what you are getting paid today or what … Continue reading

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Second Century Timeline: Introduction

Whoo hoo! Yeah! This century … will … be … FUN. You know, I try to write this blog the way I would talk in front of an audience. Outside of church, where I and most others in the church … Continue reading

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Teachings That Should Not Be Lost: The Bible

This post is going to sound like it is attacking the Bible. I’m hoping that my continual reference to the Bible throughout this post will make it clear that I am not attacking the Bible. Please, every time you get … Continue reading

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Mark 13: The End of the World, Part 3

Okay, just one more thing I want to cover: In those days there will be oppression, such as there has not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never will be. Unless … Continue reading

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Wrestling with Reformation

A friend of mine—I hope “friend” is acceptable, as I don’t know him real well—for whom I have immense respect wrote the following in an email: I have stayed involved in traditional churches with the belief that God uses me … Continue reading

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The Church

I read the following in a daily devotion that I get from www.austin-sparks.net. The higher position of “Ephesians” is this – that now, being quickened and raised together with Christ and seated in the heavenlies is a matter of relatedness … Continue reading

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