Theology Category

“Everything Happens for a Reason” – True or False?

People are divided about whether or not “everything happens for a reason”, including Christians. Some see every moment of life as part of God’s divine plan, others see much of life as random happenings. Further still, some understand life to not only be part of a plan from God but also with a specific purpose […]

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Is Speaking in Tongues Necessary For Salvation?

There are some Christians who believe and teach that in order to be saved, a person must speak in tongues, which is a miraculous ability to speak in other languages that is given by the Holy Spirit. In particular, a group known as Oneness Pentecostals have popularized this teaching. Yet I would contend that this […]

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Saved By Faith or Works? A Look at the “Contradiction” Between Paul and James

“The Bible is full of contradictions!” I hear people say this all the time. Most of the time, if you were to ask that person to name one, they can’t. But that is not to say that there aren’t parts of the Bible that don’t seem to fit with the rest. Indeed, there are parts […]

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A Response to “The Continued Crucifying of Rob Bell”

Up until now I have stayed almost completely silent, at least in a public sense, about Rob Bell and any of the controversy surrounding him. He’s certainly been a figure that has garnered a fair share of debate, praise, and ire. I’ve tried to follow it all from a distance, as best I can. I […]

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8 Verses That Clearly Show Jesus Is God

I sometimes get asked the question, “Where does it say in the Bible that Jesus is God?” What an awesome question! While there are tons of places to turn to in the Bible that speak to this truth, some of them show it more clearly than others. These are eight of the clearest ones you’ll find. […]

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Does John 15 Say Christians Can Lose Their Salvation?

I had a great conversation a little while ago with a friend about Jesus’ words in John chapter 15. We were discussing if that particular passage teaches that Christians can lose their salvation. It is easy to see why that question would come to mind. Jesus says, in part… [1] I am the true vine, […]

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Christian: You Are God’s Inheritance

I love it when, while reading a familiar passage of the Bible, you come across something that somehow you missed every other time you read it. Such was the case the other day when reading in Ephesians 1. It says, in part, [16] I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in […]

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Where is the Trinity Seen in Scripture?

*Note: The following article is an adaptation of a sermon I preached at Bible Fellowship Church answering the question, “How do we better understand the ‘Godhead’?” ————————————————————– The fundamental question of life is, Who is God? Some might argue that the fundamental question of life is What is the meaning of life? but to ask that […]

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What is Common Grace?

Common grace is a term in Christian doctrine that refers to the goodness of God that is poured out on both believers and unbelievers. It is “common” in that it is universal – every person experiences degrees of common grace. It is “grace” in that we don’t deserve it. Common grace is to be differentiated […]

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We Don’t Need a “New” Christianity

In our modern world, everything gets billed as being new. New phone, new car, new sports equipment…heck, even shaving razors and electric toothbrushes come out with the “latest technology”! Everything has to be new, or else it is rendered unimportant. Anything that sticks to the status quo is doomed to be considered antiquated and out-of-date […]

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