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… Read More Is Faith Alone in Christ Alone Biblical?
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,… Read More Did the Jerusalem Council Change God’s Law?
“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in Him. For all that is in the world–the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and the pride of life–is not from the Father but is from the… Read More Pursuing Success with God in Mind
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… Read More The Christ-Myth Theory is a Myth
“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… Read More Born Again by the Living Word of God
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… Read More Did the Sabbath Change from Saturday to Sunday for Christians?
“If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with action and in truth.” (1 John 3:17-18) Wow. I must confess, this passage is difficult for me… Read More The Poor Are Also Created in the Image of God