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The New Age Jesus

By Douglas Groothuis Those enamored of New Age spirituality usually find in Jesus a kindred spirit. Rather than exiling Jesus to the legendary lore of religious imagination or debunking him as a messianic pretender, New Age writers see Jesus as an enlightened master who manifested a divine power – a power potentially available to all […]

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What Do Some Say? A Man, An Angel, An Idea, Or a Prophet?

By Clete Hux – Jesus asked his disciples, “Who do men say that I am? (Mark 8:27). There has never been a more import ant question in all of history. Though the Apostle Peter came up with the right answer when he said, “You are the Christ,” his fellow apostles made other suggestions: “Some say […]

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS

GLOSSARY OF TERMS Christology. The branch of systematic theology concerned with the person and work of Christ. Cynicism. Originally a counter-cultural movement in the Greco-Roman world which flouted accepted cultural norms and sought a life of freedom and simplicity. epistemology. The branch of philosophy concerned with the nature, justification, and scope of human knowledge. eschatology. […]

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Theistic Evolution: A Reasonable Compromise?

by James S. Spiegel – Almost a century and a half since the publication of Darwin’s The Origin of the Species, the issue of biological origins continues to be deeply divisive in Western culture.  This is no less true in the Christian church, which displays a broad spectrum of positions touted by persons both scholarly […]

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In Six (Literal) Days? Point and Counterpoint

by John MacArthur and Paul Copan – In Six Days?—Point – By John MacArthur Scripture clearly teaches that God created the universe out of nothing.  In fact, one of the unique features of the creation account in Genesis is the repeated stress on divine creation by fiat—meaning that a simple decree from God brought the created […]

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T. D. Jakes’ Modalistic Heresy

By Clete Hux – In teaching seminars on cults over the years, I often role-play as an anti-trinitarian. It is a very effective means of instruction, especially when helping people better understand and defend Christian doctrine. Also, it lets the teacher know what people are thinking about a certain issue or topic. One thing I […]

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Which Bible Should I Read?

by Craig Branch and Jason Dollar How do you know which translation to use in your reading and study of God’s Word? Go to a Christian bookstore and note how many different versions are displayed. Quite a few, right? One may reasonably ask how our Bibles can be inspired and inerrant when we have so […]

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Scripture Interprets Scripture

The Role of Theology in Biblical Interpretation by Steven B. Cowan “Whatever crawls on it s belly, and whatever walks on [all] fours, whatever has many feet, in respect to every swarming thing that swarms on the earth, you shall not eat them, for they are detestable” (Leviticus 11:42) “And he saw the sky opened […]

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Getting the Whole Story

The Importance of Context in Biblical Interpretation by Jason Snyder We have all heard and employed the adage, “Desperate times call for desperate measures.” Although I have embraced this truism a time or two, there is for me a more descriptive phrase – “Desperate times call for creative measures.” I remember, once, using a clothes […]

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