Exploring the origins of the New Testament canon and other biblical and theological issues Is the Bible Foundational to Christianity? Engaging with Andy Stanley September 20, One of the most profound challenges for Christians as we live in an ever-more-hostile world is how to properly defend the faith against the incessant attacks against it. And these attacks have taken their toll. We have seen far too many casualties over the years as people leave the church because they had doubts or questions that were never answered. We need to find a compelling way to address the questions and doubts people have about their faith without ducking the hard questions. But while Stanley has correctly diagnosed the disease, serious questions remain about whether he has offered an adequate cure. Indeed, in many ways, his suggested cure becomes problematic enough that one begins to wonder whether it just might be more troubling than the disease itself.
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Share Tweet email Ephesians 5: If you want to hear all the biblical arguments in great detail regarding complementarianism, one of the best resources out there is The Counsel of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood. My goal here is to simply address one common mistake I often hear when people talk about complementarianism. I want to share my heart as a complementarian man because it pains me to see all the confusion.
I hope clarifying this one big mistake I want to discuss in this article will help bring some understanding and perhaps ease some of the hurts. Or perhaps you hold the belief that a husband should lead his family and a male pastor should lead his church, but you are not sure why you believe this.
Islam, for all intents and purposes, appears poised to conquer the world. Islam’s growth rate has risen % over the last 50 years as their birth rate dwarfs the birth rates of all other religions.
Here’s why I believe that’s not a problem. Two cows in love. Yes, I am unequally yoked. I used to believe that was the worst possible sin you could commit. The worst is actually believing that it’s okay to marry a non-Christian. But I reject the belief that it’s not okay to marry him. In fact, I also reject the idea of arguing that it is “okay” to marry him. This relationship is not just “okay” or barely permissable on the basis of a technicality- NO.
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I have often thought how much simpler it would be if I could remove myself from the conversation and invite those already married to unbelievers do the talking to singles who are desperately trying to find a loophole that would allow them to marry someone who does not share their faith. You can find those passages in abundance, but when someone has already allowed his or her heart to become engaged with a person outside the faith, I find that the Bible has already been devalued as the non-negotiable rule of faith and practice.
Marriage is hard enough when you have two believers who are completely in harmony spiritually. Just spare yourself the heartache and get over it.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria. Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from
Their brilliance and unwavering commitment to God-breathed truth is matched by their humility, cordiality, and irenic spirit. Biblical Foundations is there to help you deepen your walk with God. Rich in select, influential, and timely missiological and theological resources, Biblical Foundations is a generous gift to the global church, a gift that will keep giving for decades to come! His unique blend of precise scholarship and compassionate application meets the need of the hour. We need courage and civility to address the challenges in our culture and Dr.
It serves as great resource for the unbeliever, curious church member, or aspiring theologian. I highly recommend the website for scholars, students, and pastors to refine their understanding of Scripture. Their new website provides a helpful repository of these contributions. Both the pastor and laymen, the scholar and seeker, will be helped to see how the Word of God forms the foundation for our worldview, relationships, homes and ministries.
Those seeking a more thoughtful and well-founded Christian life should dive in! I always find his writings to be thoughtful, insightful, carefully researched, and faithful to Scripture. His heart is committed to protecting the doctrinal integrity of the church of Christ.
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Truthbomb Apologetics strives to offer apologetics resources to encourage and challenge both believer and unbeliever. Wednesday, August 09, Article: Is the Old Testament Reliable?
Before Israel founded, ‘Muslims would not have disputed connection Jews have’ JERUSALEM – A prestigious Palestinian professor told WND that the Muslim denial of a Jewish connection to the Temple Mount is political and that historically Muslims did not dispute Jewish ties to the site.
Throw dung in her face to make her ugly. She is and she ought to be drowned in baptism She would deserve, the wretch, to be banished to the filthiest place in the house, to the closets. Faith must trample underfoot all reason, sense, and understanding, and whatever it sees must be put out of sight and This is the disease of curiosity. It is this which drives us to try and discover the secrets of nature, those secrets which are beyond our understanding, which can avail us nothing and which man should not wish to learn.
Augustine — , one of the “great” church fathers, Confessions “I believe because it is absurd. Eusebius was a 4th century Bishop of Caesarea and Church Historian, considered “the Father of Ecclesiastical History” “Theology is the most certain of all sciences since its source is divine knowledge which cannot be deceived and because of the greater worth of its subject matter, the sublimity of which transcends human reason. There is no need then to assume that God exists.
As for heretics their sin deserves banishment, not only from the Church by excommunication, but also from this world by death. To corrupt the faith, whereby the soul lives, is much graver than to counterfeit money, which supports temporal life.
Freemasonry is incompatible with Christianity! Freemasonry’s syncretistic view of God In Freemasonry the god of the secret societies is covertly substituted for the One True God. This false god is identified in the Masonic lodges as “the Great Architect. Yet in Masonic lodges prayers are always directed to the generic ‘Great Architect of the Universe’.
Masons deliberately omit the holy name of Jesus Christ from their prayers. Without any intervention needed by Jesus Christ.
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Share Tweet email In Galatians 1: The real gospel is based on Christ alone, faith alone, grace alone, is found in Scripture alone, and is for the glory of God alone. There is only one true gospel, but there are countless false gospels that have come and gone through the ages. But what about today? What are some common false gospels that are trying to creep into churches?
Below are 5 false gospels seen in the world today. The Prosperity Gospel The prosperity gospel claims that if your trust Jesus, pray the sinners prayer, or do some act of faith the preacher is prescribing from the pulpit, you will be blessed on this earth and in this lifetime with material blessings and health like you never could have dreamed.
Common verses taken out of context include Matthew 7: If you trust God more by giving money to the pastor, church, or ministry proclaiming this false gospel, the prosperity preacher promises you will be blessed. The gospel is based on grace and received through faith. But the true promised reward of the gospel is God himself with you in triumphs and trials.
Nothing will come easy, but if you really seek God really hard, your name will definitely be remembered in the Christian history books.
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Coral Ridge Removed Elder and Apologized on Sunday for Handling of Tullian Tchividjian Affair, Sources Say “If you’ve ever been caught up in a secret that you don’t want anyone to know, or if you’ve ever struggled with an addiction of some sort, or you’ve been living a lie to certain degree, there’s a part of you that does not want to get caught, obviously.
But there is another part down deep inside that recognizes you’re enslaved to whatever it is that you’re doing and that you need help,” he said after sharing the story. And you’re gonna need help to get out of it. Well, that was the case for me,” he said.
Church discipline and church permission for divorce – how my mind has changed. Barbara Roberts ♦ October 4, ♦ Comments. When I wrote Not Under Bondage, I emphasized the application of Matthew 18 for cases of domestic abuse. I said that if an abuser is a professing Christian, the victim of abuse should try to follow the steps of Matthew which entail asking the church to.
But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. For what partnership has righteousness with lawlessness? Or what fellowship has light with darkness? What accord has Christ with Belial? Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God?
You are not your own, Proverbs Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food. Do not toil to acquire wealth; be discerning enough to desist. When your eyes light on it, it is gone, for suddenly it sprouts wings, flying like an eagle toward heaven.
Recently, I linked to this nearly four-year-old post in the body of another. Many had not seen it first time ’round, though it kicked off some waves in other bloggy locations at the time. The subject remains current, and I need to dip into the well once and maybe twice this week here. So here ’tis once again, lightly edited.
Is President Donald Trump saved? This and other crucial questions about the destiny of America were asked of Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn on our television program Christ in an is the author of the best-selling books The Harbinger and The Book of is also the spiritual leader of Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, New Jersey.
But he loved hanging out with her. So, I just encouraged him to stay in proximity, to grow in his friendship with her, and to hope something would grow from there. Godliness is sexy to godly people. And so, if you get in proximity, and you see the godliness and character of a woman, you begin to take compatibility and godliness and gospel partnership more seriously than just physical attraction. In the first part of Mingling , I really address attraction as a good thing, but not at the level to where our culture has put it.
We are all wrinkling. Our nose and ears never quit growing. It is only a matter of time till that little component that we are basing so much on starts to vanish and must be replaced by attraction founded on character and covenant. When I got cancer, everything that was sexy about me vanished — my strength, my vibrancy, my sense of humor, my creative romantic pursuit of Lauren. All of that was gone for two years.
And my hair was gone. I became a shriveled up version of what I was before the cancer. Lauren entered into covenant with me, loved the character that God had formed in my heart, and now it was my character and godliness that fueled her attraction to me physically. I think we get it backwards.