Ephesians 2:8 and Understanding Grace and Works

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. (Ephesians 2:8-9) Having gone to Liberty University, and also being raised in the South with the hardcore Southern Baptists, I have had this …

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For Muslims and Atheists: The Crucifixion is a Historical Fact

Scholarly Quotes proving Jesus was crucified: “The fact that Jesus existed, that he was crucified under Pontius Pilate (for whatever reason) and that he had a band of followers who continued to support his cause, seems to be part of the bedrock of historical tradition. If nothing else, the non-Christian …

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“THE JERUSALEM DECLARATION ON CHRISTIAN ZIONISM”

December 19, 2006 Statement by the Patriarch and Local Heads of Churches In Jerusalem “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Christian Zionism is a modern theological and political movement that embraces the most extreme ideological positions of Zionism, thereby becoming detrimental …

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Saint John of Damascus – Islam is Another Christian Heresy

Matthew 7:15 – 17: 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; …

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Many are Called, but Few are Chosen

Many Christians today stand by the idea of God “electing” specific individuals to receive salvation while denying salvation to the rest. In the five points of Calvinism (TULIP), this ideology lands within Unconditional Election and Limited Atonement. I can’t even begin to count how many times I’ve heard this argument, and …

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The Sabbath, Sunday Observance and the Early Church

Many Christians have given up the observance of Sunday in favor of the keeping the Sabbath. Sadly, they believe the myth that Sunday observance comes from paganism or they fall for the teaching of cults, that the Sabbath was never fulfilled. As a former Sabbath keeper, I can attest to …

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Was Infallibility given to Peter by Jesus?

Roman Catholics believe that, “Papal infallibility” was give to the Apostle Peter and his successors (Popes throughout history) by Jesus. Thus every Pope has been or is infallible in doctrine and the leader of all Christians. Matthew 16 is cited by Roman Catholics along with Luke 22:31-32 as proof that …

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Obeying Political Leaders: A Look in Romans and Acts

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers are not a …

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