What was Alexander Campbell’s belief regarding the indwelling of the Holy Spirit within the Christian? The debate over how the Holy Spirit indwells the Christian has been contentious in the past. While it is rationally unavoidable that the Holy Spirit does indwell the Christian (cf. Rom. 8:9-11), the debate continues over how. Campbell’s view on … Continue reading Alexander Campbell & the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit
Cultic practices are not new to society. Cults have been around for millennia, including the emperor worship cults of the Roman Empire and the sexual cults which comprised the first century pagan religious scene. There are several well-known cults in existence today such as the Church of Scientology, Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Church of Jesus Christ … Continue reading An Inspection of The Family International
This study is an important one for several reasons. “Reformed” Churches are becoming more popular in America (“Is There”), and such bodies of faith often feature some of, if not all of, Calvin’s tenets. Calvinism “has been a dominant shaping force in American Protestantism” (Reid). If Calvin’s tenets are false (viz. unconditional election), then this … Continue reading Unconditional Election: Unconditionally Unbiblical
There are individuals who view religion as a whole as one big lie. It’s a bunch of stories. Perhaps a grandiose delusion. Just a bunch of people who made up systems by which they could gain power, prestige, riches, etc. I used to think like this. These were pretty much my exact words. I would … Continue reading A Discrepancy in Religions
The “Euthyphro Dilemma” is often cited by atheists as a question that Christians cannot answer. The “dilemma” is used to propose that it is impossible to depend on a Divine command (God’s words/judgements) for a standard of morality and ethics. The Euthyphro Dilemma can clearly be stated as: “are morally acceptable deeds approved by God … Continue reading Euthyphro’s Dilemma
The internet is a phenomenal thing in several respects. The potential for data storage, global connectivity, efficient evangelism, and research capabilities that the internet provides is well worth noting. However, there is another side to the story of the internet. The “dark side,” if you will. The dark side of the internet is indeed darker … Continue reading The Potential of the Internet
When reading through the New Testament, several facts are rationally unavoidable. One is that Jesus Christ promised to build a church (Mt. 18:18). Another blatant fact of Scripture is that said church was established on the first Pentecost after His death: Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there … Continue reading A Departure from the Standard
The futurist interpretation of Revelation is pretty popular in American culture and in “Christendom” as a whole. Perhaps it is popular because every futurist falsity oozes with alarmist sensationalism. Either way, the impact of the futurist view on the culture around us is unmistakable. Television channels such as the History Channel frequently have programs featuring … Continue reading Is the Futurist Antichrist Anti-Biblical?