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Month: July 2017

Trinitarians and the Bible – Do They Agree?

Trinitarians and the Bible – Do They Agree?

The Bible is the court of final arbitration, so if something is true it has to be in agreement with the Bible. Otherwise, it is false. So if Trinitarians want to provide evidence for the Trinity doctrine, their argument should be in agreement with the Bible. Likewise, if we believe the Trinity is false, our belief should be in agreement with the scriptures.

Trinitarians symbol
Does Bible teach the Trinity?

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” (2 Tim 3:16-17) read more

Must a Christian work so as not to lose salvation?

Must a Christian work so as not to lose salvation?

Must a Christian work, or make effort, so as not to lose salvation? Many people who believe in the doctrine of “eternal security” don’t think so. They say all you have to do is believe in Jesus, and “once saved, always saved.” But what does the Bible say? Let’s find out.

Can you lose salvation?
Must a Christian put forth any effort so as not to lose salvation?

“Work hard to prove that you really are among those God has called and chosen. Do these things, and you will never fall away.” (2 Pt 1:10 NLT) The Bible does not say we’re saved by works. However, a “called and chosen” Christian can “fall away” if he does not “work hard.” read more

Healings – For Christians or Non-Christians?

Healings – For Christians or Non-Christians?

In the first century, God gave the Apostles the power to heal. But who did they heal? Were these healings performed on other Christians, or on non-Christians? Or were both healed? Let’s examine the Bible to find out.

Healings of the Apostles
Did the Apostles heal other Christians, or did they heal unbelievers?

Timothy was advised to drink wine for his stomach illness, not to be healed. (1 Tim 5:23)

Paul endured a “thorn in the flesh,” but was not healed. (2 Cor 12:7)

Epaphroditis was very sick and he almost died. (Phil 2:25-27) But there is no mention of his healing. Why wasn’t he healed? He was a believer. read more

CHART: Modern Baal Worship or Calf Worship = Nationalism

CHART: Modern Baal Worship or Calf Worship = Nationalism

Modern Baal Worship or Calf Worship = Nationalism

Nationalism Bible
Our way of life depends on the nation, which is the source of good things Jas 1:17; Jas 5:17; 2 Ki 17:1; 2 Ki 18:20-45; Dan 4:17; Dan 5:21; Acts 17:26; Mt 5:45; Rev 4:11; Ps 47:8; Ps 99:1-2
Allegiance (worship) to, or of the nation practiced, along with worship of God of the Bible and materialism Isa 42:8; Ex 20:3-4; 1 Ki 14:22-24; 1 Ki 16:31-33; Ex 32:1; Ex 32:4-7; 1 Jn 5:21
Rampant immorality 1 Cor 10:6-8; 1 Ki 14:22-24; 1 Ki 22:46; 2 Ki 23:7; Hos 4:12-14 – Idolatry leads to fornication
Child sacrifice (abortion, war dead) 2 Ki 16:3; 2 Ki 17:14-17; 2 Ki 3:27; Jer 19:4-8; 1 Ki 12:21; 1 Ki 14:30; 1 Ki 15:6-7
Extreme violence 2 Ki 21:1-6; 2 Ki 24:3-4; Zeph 1:4-9; 1 Ki 16:31-33; 1 Ki 18:19; 1 Ki 21:11-19; 1 Ki 21:26
False prophets – speaks lies 1 Ki 19:19; 1 Ki 22:6; 2 Ki 1:2
Healing Miracles – What Does the Bible Say?

Healing Miracles – What Does the Bible Say?

The gift of healing was given by God on occasion in the Bible as a demonstration of his power to perform miracles. But can miracles come from a bad source? In the book of Exodus, the priests of Egypt were able to perform miracles similar to those performed through Moses and Aaron. (Ex 7:8-12) In Deuteronomy, God’s people were warned about those who practice divination and sorcery. (Dt 18:10-12)

Healing Miracles
Can miracles come from a bad source?

“For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” (Mt 24:24) The Bible warns that there will be false Christians who will perform miracles. read more

Are People Divinely Healed Today?

Are People Divinely Healed Today?

God can do all things that are good! But are people divinely healed today?

Are people still healed today?
Does divine healing still happen today?

“With God all things are possible.” (Mt 19:26) Just because God CAN do all things does not mean he actually DOES all things at all times.

“I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.” (Gal 1:6-9 NLT) read more

Overpopulation – a justified excuse to murder the unborn?

Overpopulation – a justified excuse to murder the unborn?

Is “overpopulation” an excuse to murder the unborn?

The short answer is “no!” Murder is never justified by God.

Overpopulation doesn't justify abortion
Is overpopulation an excuse that justifies abortion?

“For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come – sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly.  All these evils come from inside and defile a person.” (Mk 7:21-23)

Using “overpopulation” as an excuse to murder the unborn is no more valid an excuse than starting a war to reduce population. Why not start fires to kill people to reduce population? Why bother with putting older and disabled people in long term care homes? Why not just execute them to reduce population? read more