In summary, the Granville Sharp Rule used to argue 2 Peter 1:1 is a statement of the deity of Jesus is invalid. This grammatical rule was “discovered” rather late by a well-intentioned Christian who was specifically looking for grammatical patterns that would “prove” the deity of Christ. His “discovery” was self-serving and self-validating.
By Rev. Mel C. Montgomery INTRODUCTION Some Christians believe that speaking in tongues was a temporary experience that ended with the Apostles. I do not believe that. I find no Scriptural support for cessationism. But I do not consider cessationists to be my enemies. They are legitimate fellow believers who see things a little differently … Continue reading Tongues Throughout Church History
Greg Deuble: http://www.thebiblejesus.com No doubt many will be surprised, even shocked perhaps, that the heading of this article could even hint that the titles “God the Son” and “The Son of God” are not one and the same. For them it is not one or the other. Both designations are equivalent and therefore equally true. … Continue reading God the Son or The Son of God?
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
The following questions are designed to challenge some of the axioms held by modern Trinitarians. If you hold that view yet are not able to adequately answer these questions from the Biblical texts, you might consider investigating this subject further. If the “one God” consists of a Trinity of three co-eternal and co-equal Persons: a) … Continue reading 10 Questions for Trinitarians
Words have power. They can hurt and they can bless. But the power of words reaches much further than the impact they make on our emotions. Our words have supernatural power—power that changes circumstances and shapes destinies. In fact, it is our unique ability to choose and speak words that distinguishes man from the rest … Continue reading Why a Biblical Positive Confession Matters
The New Testament associates many benefits with salvation, with faith, with obedience, and with repentance. The following list puts into perspective just how much the New Testament also says about the role of baptism. Many of the things here, which are clearly linked to baptism in the passages listed, cannot be explained outside of the … Continue reading 20 Truths of Baptism
The Sinner's Prayer as a Substitute for Biblical Baptism For the first fifteen hundred years of Christianity, baptism was viewed by Christians as the mechanism for receiving Christ and the remission of sins. It was the entrance into a covenant relationship with God through Christ. Baptism placed the repentant believer in contact with the death, … Continue reading Is the Sinners Prayer in the Bible?
Paul addressed why women were forbidden from teaching the assembly (church) in the following passage: 1 Timothy 2:8-15 8 I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting; 9 in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation, not with braided … Continue reading Women’s Role in 1 Timothy 2:8-15
By Wayne Jackson The notion has long been prevalent in sectarian circles (and is growing in the church of the Lord) that there are no sexual distinctions to be observed in Christ. The claim is made that Paul, in Galatians 3:28, abolished sexual differences so that men and women may function in identical capacities in public … Continue reading In Christ – Neither Male nor Female