Biblical Interpretation: What’s Going On? – Part 3

The goal of all biblical interpretation is to discover the timeless, moral principle being established (“What’s the point?” [WTP]). The reason every Christian should be striving to do this is that this is how we gain or grow in our relationship with God. We do it by discovering Who He is through the principles He […]

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Understanding What Evangelicals Believe About Salvation

The chief dangers to Christianity do not come from anti-Christian systems. Nobody fears that Christianity will be swallowed up by Mohammedanism [or] Buddhism. It is corrupt forms of Christianity itself which menace the life of Christianity. Why make much of minor points of difference between those who serve the one Christ? Because a pure gospel […]

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Rediscovering the Pharisees – Part 1

Imagine someone calling you a Pharisee. You would likely be offended by this association. It is understandable, but do you know why? Popular culture – especially Christian culture, has made Pharisee a derogatory term. Most people, however – including Christians, don’t know very much about the Pharisees. And what they claim to know, is frequently […]

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The New Perspective on Paul Versus Evangelical Christianity

Understanding the New Perspective on Paul Versus Evangelicals 1. The New Perspective on Paul (in general) is what the Bible teaches. – The term was coined by James D. G. Dunn in relation to the teaching of E. P. Sanders (most especially in relation to his writing in 1977, Paul and Palestinian Judaism). – Main […]

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2 Peter – Part 6: 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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2 Peter – Part 5: 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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2 Peter – Part 4: 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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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 6: 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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Tim Keller on Homosexuality

What is wrong with this statement? ‘”Heterosexuality does not get you to heaven, so how in the world can homosexuality send you to hell?” – Tim Keller

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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 4: Why did Matthew NOT write his gospel?

5. (Why?) did Matthew NOT write his gospel? Traditionally, inquiry into the author’s purpose is stated in the positive versus the negative as it is here. However, this particular dialectic approach to Matthew’s gospel has enormous value – especially when attempting to “root out” modern misconceptions about Jesus, His ministry or the Christian Faith in […]

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