Matthew 28:18-20 is a well-known verse that is commonly misunderstood. Far too often, the emphasis is placed on the wrong element. In this article, we will look at the Great Commission and compare it to contemporary evangelism methods.
In this article, we will look at claims that use the "original Greek" to say that the New Testament Church voted on elders.
In this article we will look at the Scripture proofs given by many Churches that practice voting and democracy as legitimate forms of governance. We will specifically consider the "Second London Baptist Confession (1689)" and the "Baptist Faith and Message."
In this article, we will consider the role of Elders and the Congregation is Church government. Who is responsible for making sure that the Bible is followed in directing the Church.
In this article we will look at the offices of Prophet and Apostle. We will consider what role they play in the New Testament Church.
How is the Church governed? According to the Bible, has rule and oversight?
In this article, we will look at Hebrew Chapter 8 to get an overview of the New Covenant. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Law and of the Old Testament Shadows.
Covenant Theology is the agreement of the Trinity to redeem a people. In this article, we will give an overview of Covenant Theology.
"God is love." "God so loves the world." We hear these sayings all the time. They are in the Bible and they are true. But does that mean that God loves each person? A few verses will help us to see the truth.
Some use 1 Peter 3:9 to teach that after Jesus' death on the cross He went to hell. But a closer look at the contest will reveal that is not the case.
The Bible says that Jesus is both God and Man. The Book of John tells us that Jesus became flesh. In this article, we will examine why this was necessary.
In this article, we will examine the origins of Political Correctness, Identity Politics, and the contemporary Social Justice Movement. All of these can be traced to the Frankfort School and Critical Theory.
In this article, we look at Dr. James Cones and those who influenced him in the development of Black Liberation Theology.
In this article, we will answer the questions who were the Puritans and what set them apart from the Church of England.
As part of our "Roots of the Reformation" series, in this article, we will consider the life, work, and death of William Tyndale.
In this article, we look at John Hus, Bohemian follower of John Wycliffe. The life of John Hus was extinguished by the flames of the stake but like Wycliffe before him, his influence lived on.
John Wycliffe was a Monk who was instrumental in publishing an English version of the Bible and who many consider being the Morning Star of the Protestant Reformation.
The roots of the Protestant Reformation can be traced back to the debates between Augustine and Pelagius. In this article, we will examine the main points of their disagreement.
In a previous article, we looked at the radical Anabaptists who thought to establish the Kingdom of God on earth by force. In this article, we will look at one Anabaptist who reacted to the violence and went to the other extreme.
In this article, we will look at the tragedy of Munster, Germany when Anabaptists radicals took over the town and declared that it was the New Jerusalem.
The Reformation produced great upheaval in Europe. It also resulted in a war led by Peasants. In this article, we will look at one of the radicals of the Reformation, Thomas Muntzer.
In this article, we will examine the origins of the Anabaptist movement and their role in the early Reformation.
One strategy to attack Reformed Theology is to accuse John Calvin of evil and murder. In this article, we will look at the facts surrounding the role of Calvin in the execution of Servetus.
In this article, we will look at one of the contemporary attempts to combine Calvinism and Arminianism. Can these two systems be reconciled?
Once we accept the reality of death, and we are willing to embrace this reality, then we can set a course for the life we wish to lead.
In this brief article, we will look at the development and errors of Hyper-Calvinism.
In this article, we will lay the tenets of Arminianism and Calvinism alongside each other. We will compare their most basic, core beliefs and look at consistency.
In this article, we will consider the response of Jacob Arminius and his followers to the prevailing thoughts of Calvinism, in his day.
The sin of Adam is recorded in the book of Genesis. There has been much debate throughout the history of the Church, as to what effect, if any, Adam's sin had on humanity. In this article, we will discuss the idea that the Fall had no effect upon humanity.
Where did the Bible come from? What books belong in the Bible? What about the Lost Books of the Bible?
Life is slipping away and most people are unaware of it.
In the previous articles, we discussed the Deity of the Holy Spirit, the doctrine of the Trinity and the roles of the Trinity in Salvation. In this article, we will look at the Trinty and Prayer.
In the previous article, I defined the Trinity as it is presented in the Bible. In this artcile, we will look at the operation of each person of the Trinity in salvation.
In this series, we will look at the doctrine of the Trinity. We will look to see what the Bible says, seek to prove that God is three and one, consider the way in which people have been confused about this doctrine and see how the church has historically viewed the Trinity.
How do we understand those hard verses? Given that the Bible is from God then it is the only reliable source of interpretation. The Bible interprets itself.
in this article, we will look at old and new views on the "secret" and hidden meanings in the Bible.
In this section, we will discuss where the meaning the verse is found.
In this article on Bible interpretation, we will consider an often overlooked aspect. We at the dangers of ignoring the audience that is being addressed in the text and the mistakes we make when we move to immediate application.
In Part 1, we established that God has revealed Himself through the Bible and we can know what He has said. In this article, we will consider that every verse in the Bible was spoken by God and how that affects interpretation.
In this series, we will discuss how to interpret the Bible, explore why even Christians disagree and explain the basis and methods for correct interpretation.
In this article, we will examine the claim that the Church was established by Christ prior to His death. We will consider the work of Christ that was necessary to establish the New Covenant.
In the last article, we saw that the New Covenant includes a new heart. In this article, we will examine more closely the New Covenant and the New Testament Church.
In this series we will continue to look at the New Testament Church in distinction from the Landmark view of the Church. We will consider the New Covenant and its relationship to the Church of the New Testament.
In this article, we will challenge the claim of the Landmarkists that there is a lineage of Biblical Baptism going from the contemporary church back to John the Baptist.
In part one, we looked at the person and ministry of John the Baptist. In this article we will look at the baptism of John and ask if it is the same as the baptism we find the New Covenant church.
Many Landmark and "Perpetuity" Baptist argue that John the Baptist was the founder of the New Testament. In this article we will consider the person, ministry and message of John the Baptist. In part two we will examine the claim that he founded the New Testament church.
In the previous article we looked that the origins of the General Baptist. In this article, we will look at the beginnings of the Particular Baptists and the Confessions of Faith that they wrote.
In this article we will begin to look at the history of Baptists. Specifically, we will look at the General Baptists and then the Particular Baptists in the next article.
In this article, we will look at the claim by the Landmarkists that Anabaptists were the forerunners of modern Baptist Church and that they were never part of the Reformation.
In this section we will look at the work oF J.M. Carroll and his attempts to bolster a defense for the Landmark position.
In this article we will look at the Landmarkist view of the church and how they believe their view to not only be superior but unique.
In this series of articles we will look at the Landmark Baptist movement. In part 1, we will look at the issues that started the movement and the origins of Landmarkism.
In this article we will examine some of the extreme views of Dispensationalism.
in this article we will look at the next step in Dispensational thought. Progressive Dispensational seeks to respond to the critics.
In Part 3 we will look at neutral colors and begin to get an understanding on how to match colors. We will also do some lab work to see how this principles apply in the real world. You will need your quiz results from Part 1 and 2.
In this article we will look at the teachings of the World Mission Society Church of God from Korea. NOTE: Use of images is for the use of teaching, review and criticism.
In this article we will discuss the departure of Ryrie from Calssical Dispensationalism to what has become known as Revised Dispensationalism.
What colors look best on me? There is much more to color choice than choosing between conservative and trendy. Your hair, eyes and skin deteremine what colors work best for you. Find out your best colors so you can leverage this secret weapon and always look your best.
In the last article we looked we determined or tone (warm or cool). In this advanced tutorial we will look at muted verses bright tones and see which is best for you. Consider this the fine honed edge of a sturfy sword.
In this article we will see how C.I. Scofield was exposed to Dispensationalism and how he set the path for Dispensational thought for many decades to come.
In Part 5 we will see how the evangelist D.L. Moody was instrumental in spreading the teachings of Dispensationalism to the churches in the U.S.
In Part 4 we will examine how John Nelson Darby, the Father of Dispensationalism, was exposed to futurism and how he formulated the covenantal workings of God in time ("dispensations).
In “The Origins of Dispensationalism Part 2" we saw that the works of Lacunza were published in multiple editions in London, England. It is in England that we find the next step in the evolution of the teaching that would come to be called Dispensationalism in the work of Edward Irving.
In the first article we looked at the Roman Catholic Counter Reformation . Now we will see how those ideas were carried forward into the 1700s.
Before we offer comments on Dispensationalism, let us take these first few articles to trace its origins. In Part 1 we wil look at the Catholic Church and its efforst to counter the Protestant Reformation. It was Francisco Ribera commnetary on Revelation that is at the root of Dispensationalism,