An Introduction to Inspiration

  “Inspiration” is one of those theological words often thrown around in a church context without pausing for a definition. It is a theologically profound term with real consequences, though it is sometimes said with flippancy. When we understand what inspiration is and what the Bible says about it, we can better understand how our … Continue reading An Introduction to Inspiration

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Ravenna and Immersion

When did sprinkling become an acceptable mode of baptism, and what role did the council of Ravenna play in this shift? Though the topic has continually been controversial, baptism is clearly linked to the forgiveness of sins and the joining of Christ’s covenant in the New Testament (Acts 2:38; 22:16; Rom. 6:3-7;1 Cor. 12:13; Gal. … Continue reading Ravenna and Immersion

Alexander Campbell & the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit

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

An Inspection of The Family International

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

Unconditional Election: Unconditionally Unbiblical

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