Principles for Christians Studying the Word Of God

Introduction I have found the below principles and statements to be helpful and needed when studying and testing any old or new doctrines. If we consistently employ the below series of eight principles, we will not fall into error which many have over the years. 8 Principles to Use 1. The original Scriptures are infallible … Continue reading Principles for Christians Studying the Word Of God

Martin Luther & William Tyndale versus the Pope On the State of the Dead

Original Christianity and the Bible itself has been suppressed by the Roman Catholic Church throughout the dark ages. Yet the Renaissance, and especially the invention of Gutenberg’s printing press, quickly spawned the Protestant Reformation in the early 1500s. This led to the rejection and refutation of several important Roman Catholic dogmas. Among these were prayers … Continue reading Martin Luther & William Tyndale versus the Pope On the State of the Dead

Early Christians had a Great Hope

By Tim Warner, Copyright © The earliest Christian apologists and martyrs testified to the true hope of the early Church which was handed down to them by the Apostles. It was not some vague notion of heaven which tempered their wills to stare down wild beasts, or stand immovable on the pyre while the … Continue reading Early Christians had a Great Hope

Will We Become Immortal in the Resurrection?

Resurrection is obviously required in order for the saints to live again[10] and obtain “eternal life.” A common misnomer that Christians have with regard to the resurrection is that our bodies will become inherently immortal. This is largely due to the influence that Platonism has had on Christianity. Platonism’s “immortality of the soul” teaches the existence of a non-corporeal “soul” that is itself inherently immortal. The Bible claims God alone possesses this quality. Man is dust, will return to the dust and only resurrection will provide him again with conscious life. After resurrection life will still be dependent on God. This is why Paul uses language concerning the Resurrection that indicates we will not possess immortality inherent to ourselves. The language he uses for our bodies after the Resurrection describes immortality as if it’s a garment to be worn over our flesh.

Saint or Sinner – What is Our Christian Identity?

Throughout the letters of the New Testament, Christians are called lots of things. They are the “elect” (1 Peter 1:1), “faithful brothers” (Colossians 1:2), “beloved” (1 John 2:7), “children of God” (1 John 3:2), a “holy nation” (1 Peter 2:9), and most of all they are called “saints.” Conspicuously absent from this list is the … Continue reading Saint or Sinner – What is Our Christian Identity?

Questions for Christians who support “Same Sex” marriage

Kevin DeYoung is senior pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, Michigan, near Michigan State University. He and his wife Trisha have six young children. You can follow him on Twitter. July 1, 2015 For evangelicals who lament last Friday’s US Supreme Court decision, it’s been a hard few days. We aren’t asking for … Continue reading Questions for Christians who support “Same Sex” marriage

Should Christians use Birth Control?

 Today I was going to post about a raw carrot cake recipe, and nothing went right. And then somehow I ended up writing about our birth control story today.  I know that birth control, contraception, and artificial reproductive technologies can be big dividing issues for many Christians today. But I really believe they are issues we … Continue reading Should Christians use Birth Control?