The Case for Revelation Being Dated in the AD 90s

  The book of Revelation has served as a backdrop for theological, critical, and eschatological debate for centuries. The Apocalypse is often neglected because of its mysterious content which often seems too convoluted to understand. One of the critical issues debated regarding Revelation is the date it was written. Though this detail is not worth … Continue reading The Case for Revelation Being Dated in the AD 90s

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Hard to Interpret: 1 Corinthians 15:29

One of the most difficult passages for many New Testament commentators is First Corinthians 15:29: “Otherwise, what do people mean by being baptized on behalf of the dead? If the dead are not raised at all, why are people baptized on their behalf?” (ESV). There is much debate and confusion around this passage. Some have … Continue reading Hard to Interpret: 1 Corinthians 15:29

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