Yom Kippur and Jonah Point to Jesus

Sermon by Chad A. Damitz Introduction Yom Kippur is the holiest day of the Jewish year. It is considered the Sabbath of Sabbaths. It represents the atonement of repentance and forgiveness. Once a year, the high priest enters the holy of holies to sprinkle the blood of a bull offered and a goat as atonement... Continue Reading →

Unbroken in a Broken World

Remain unbroken in a broken world. Stay godly in an ungodly world. Remain positive in a negative world. Stay brave in an unbrave world. Remain honest in a dishonest world. Stay hopeful in a hopeless world. Remain friendly in a mean world. Stay faithful in a faithless world. Remain hardworking in a lazy world. Stay... Continue Reading →

Is Faith Alone in Christ Alone Biblical?

Last week, I had an interesting conversation with a friend on Facebook. Both of us noticed many churches use the identifiable slogan, "faith alone in Christ alone." But what exactly does that mean?  And is it biblical? My friend argued that simply because some groups summarize their position with a recognizable slogan does not mean... Continue Reading →

Did the Jerusalem Council Change God’s Law?

Who are the groups involved in Acts 15? We have the Jerusalem Council (v. 4), the Circumcision Party (v.1), the sect of believing Pharisees (v.5), and the new Gentile converts (V. 17-20). What is the debate about? There are two positions: The Judaizers say: The Law of Moses should be kept as part of salvation,... Continue Reading →

The Christ-Myth Theory is a Myth

Skeptics today have been influenced by the Christ-Myth theory. This movement began from the German scholar David Strauss in 1808. It gained strength at the University of Gottingen in the 19th century, but soon declined as these claims were more scrutinized. Today, most scholars, including non-Christians such as Bart Erhman, refute this notion that Christianity... Continue Reading →

Born Again by the Living Word of God

"Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you." - James 1:21 There is a good friend of mine who made this simple yet profound statement: "Either the Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep... Continue Reading →

Did the Sabbath Change from Saturday to Sunday for Christians?

Did the Sabbath change for Christians? A typical response from an evangelical might be: "Yes, the old covenant Sabbath on Saturday was an ordinance of the old creation. Sunday, which is the Lord's Day, is the Sabbath of the new creation because Jesus rose from the dead." Is this biblical? Are there any passages from... Continue Reading →

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