The King’s Code

The King’s math 1.1. Christ = King (Luk 23:1-2) 1.2. Love = Loyalty (Joh 14:15) 1.3. Upgrade = Sacrifice (Phi 2:5-11) 1.4. Holiness = Intolerance (of sin) (2Co 7:1) 1.5. My King is King > All other Kings (gods included) (Mat 28:18). 1.6. My King’s reboot > than your best life now. (Rev 21:1-5). 1.7. […]

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Reconsidering Calvinism: Part 1 – Total Depravity

Though not existing until (almost) 100 years after the Protestant Reformation began, the theological system established at the Synod of Dort[1] – otherwise known as the Doctrines of Grace, Calvinism, the five points of Calvinism, or the acronym, T.U.L.I.P. (Total depravity,  Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace and Perseverance of the saints) serves as both […]

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2 Peter – Part 3: Remember the Gospel!

Theme: REMEMBER THE GOSPEL! 2nd Peter represents the Apostle Peter’s 2nd epistle. Written shortly after the first, the distinguishing mark of this letter is not only its focus on the gospel, but its efficient and effective presentation. In this respect, Peter does two things. First, he reminds us of what the (true) gospel teaches (1:1-15), […]

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Matthew 5 – Part 8: Old Testament Authoritative for New Covenant

8. There are many today who think that the obligation to obey the Old Testament Scriptures has been removed (in part or whole) as essential to salvation for the New Covenant Christian[1]. What they fail to consider is not only the content, clarity, and consequences of Jesus’ teaching in Mat 5:17-20, but also that: 8.1. […]

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Matthew 5.4 – Old Testament Authoritative for New Covenant

7. Jesus preserves the entirety of the Old Testament Scriptures as authoritative for God’s people under the New Covenant[1]: 7.1. The OT Scriptures are not to be destroyed but rather observed and obeyed (17)[2] “abolish” = destroy (Mat 26:61, 27:40; Luk 23:2; Act 6:14; Rom 14:20; 2Co 5:1; Gal 2:18); “the Law or the Prophets” […]

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Matthew 5.3 – Old Testament Authoritative for the New Covenant

7. Jesus preserves the entirety of the Old Testament Scriptures as authoritative for God’s people under the New Covenant: 7.1. The OT Scriptures are not to be destroyed but rather observed and obeyed (17)[1] “abolish” = destroy (Mat 26:61, 27:40; Luk 23:2; Act 6:14; Rom 14:20; 2Co 5:1; Gal 2:18); “the Law or the Prophets” […]

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Practicum Q&A

Refuting quote by Preston Sprinkle Strangelove by Depeche Mode What is the “fall away” in Hebrews 6:6 from? How would you use Deuteronomy 32:4 with someone who is critical of church discipline? In Captain America – Civil War, is Bucky responsible for his actions when he becomes the Winter Soldier? Is Romans 14 dealing with […]

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Matthew Introduction – Part 13: The saving Gospel is a Marriage Covenant

6.4.3. What it is: A marriage covenant. The plan of salvation communicated throughout the Bible’s redemptive history is always the same (e.g. Heb 8:5-6 = the “DNA” of God’s redemptive plan remains the same). It involves people entering into a marriage covenant with God[1]. 6.4.3.1. Consider: 6.4.3.1.1. God’s salvation always includes a covenant (Adamic = […]

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My Version of A Christmas Carol – Part 1

1. You are going to die. 2. Hell is (very) real place. 3. There is a (very) good chance that you are going there. 3.1. Because you keep treating Jesus like your hall-pass for small sins. 3.2. Because you think Jesus buys into your victim mentality as a valid excuse for your disobedience. 3.3. Because you are more worried about making (or keeping) friends/family than making disciples.

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Matthew Introduction – Part 3

The introduction to any book of the Bible is just as important for us to understand as what we find within its pages. As a matter of fact, it is only when we have taken the time to introduce ourselves to the book, that we have the tools necessary to correctly exegete and exposit its […]

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Evangelical Myths – Part 2

Included in Paul’s instruction to pastors is the obligation to, “Have nothing to do with (i.e. reject) irreverent, silly myths [lit. imaginary beliefs promoted by old women and the world](1Ti 4:7).” In this respect, Paul’s goal for God’s Church is clear. He desires that congregations be equipped to discern and distance themselves from those doctrines […]

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The Christian Cults (CC): Antinomians – Part 3

“A close reading of the Westminster documents shows that the Antinomian threat was viewed with as much, if not more, seriousness by the divines than Arminianism and Roman Catholicism.” (Dr. Mark Jones, Critique of Jesus Plus Nothing) List of Contemporary Antinomian organizations, pastors/teachers or theologians The vast majority of Evangelical churches: most (all?) Dispensational churches, […]

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The Christian Cults (CC): Antinomians – Part 2

“A close reading of the Westminster documents shows that the Antinomian threat was viewed with as much, if not more, seriousness by the divines than Arminianism and Roman Catholicism.” (Dr. Mark Jones, Critique of Jesus Plus Nothing) List of Contemporary Antinomian organizations, pastors/teachers or theologians The vast majority of Evangelical churches: most (all?) Dispensational churches, […]

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The Christian Cults (CC): Antinomians – Part 1

“A close reading of the Westminster documents shows that the Antinomian threat was viewed with as much, if not more, seriousness by the divines than Arminianism and Roman Catholicism.” (Dr. Mark Jones, Critique of Jesus Plus Nothing) List of Contemporary Antinomian organizations, pastors/teachers or theologians The vast majority of Evangelical churches: most (all?) Dispensational churches, […]

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