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How to Reconcile Hebrews’ “Warning Texts” with the Doctrine of Election

Warning Passages Ahead (Article by Colin Hansen as published in: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/warning-passages-ahead/) The Book of Hebrews daunts even the most gifted preachers and scholars. For one thing, we don’t know the author. He quotes the Old Testament at length and repeatedly, … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Go to Hell After He Died? (Logos Bible Software Blog)

Did Jesus Go to Hell After He Died?Posted: 19 Apr 2019 10:15 AM PDT“Christ’s Descent into Hell,” by Follower of Hieronymus BoschSome versions of the Apostles’ Creed say Jesus descended into hell. Did he?For centuries, Christians have proclaimed, “… he [Jesus] … Continue reading

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10 Things the Woman Married to Your Pastor Wants You to Know

AUGUST 10, 2018  | Shari Thomas  Lucas and Mia were a natural fit for the small but growing church in Tribeca. Everyone knew them for their vibrant personalities. Lucas demonstrated leadership finesse. Mia had an exceptional ability to winsomely engage cynics … Continue reading

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No, ‘Saul the Persecutor’ Did Not Become ‘Paul the Apostle’

No, ‘Saul the Persecutor’ Did Not Become ‘Paul the Apostle’ I keep coming across a “sticky” misconception that God (specifically, Jesus) changed the name of an important figure we now typically refer to as “Saint Paul.” In a recent sermon, I … Continue reading

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Reformed Theology Vs. Hyper-Calvinism

Reformed Theology Vs. Hyper-Calvinism by Michael Horton Before the average believer today learns what Reformed theology (i.e., Calvinism) actually is, he first usually has to learn what it’s not. Often, detractors define Reformed theology not according to what it actually … Continue reading

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Did Jesus Die of “Natural Causes”?

Did Jesus Die of “Natural Causes”? by Dr. Paul M. Elliott We can become so focused on the gory details of Roman crucifixion that we obscure this tremendous truth: Jesus’ death was a supernatural event. Extra-Biblical Speculation When I was … Continue reading

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Why I Am Not Dispensational

Why I Am Not Dispensational By Tim Challies As you know, I am well into a series that tells what I believe by discussing the things I do not believe. To this point I have told why I am not … Continue reading

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We are NOT Dispensationalists

“John MacArthur on Calvinism, Dispensationalism, Israel and Hermeneutics: A Few Comments” In April 2007, I (Kim Riddlebarger – see bottom – more about author) made my way through Dr. MacArthur’s controversial lecture, “Why Every Self-Respecting Calvinist Is a Premillennialist” (given … Continue reading

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Five Christian Clichés that Need to Die

5 Christian Clichés that Need to Die Matt Smethurst “Books don’t change people,” John Piper observes. “Paragraphs do. Sometimes even sentences.” A good sentence is a gift. We love finding complex truth shrink-wrapped in clear, simple, memorable form. It’s why Charles … Continue reading

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How reliable can we reconstruct the New Testament?

How reliable can we reconstruct the New Testament? When one wants to consider the reliability of any ancient document, three aspects need to be looked at. 1.) How short the time span is between the actual event and the date … Continue reading

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