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The “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife” Papyrus Being Used as Liberal Propaganda
Apr 18, 2014
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In 2012, Dr. Karen L. King, a professor at Harvard Divinity School, discovered a papyrus that seemed to imply that Jesus was married. Here’s how the discovery was reported: A small fragment of faded papyrus contains a suggestion that Jesus may have been married. The fragment, with just eight lines of text on the front […]
Theology
Noah and a Baptism That Now Saves Us
Mar 18, 2014
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In light of the recent press surrounding the film “Noah “, starring Russell Crowe, I would like to take a look at a verse about this Biblical patriarch that many Christians tend to shy away from (perhaps in a way that some readers may have flinched at the title of this article). It is kind of […]
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God First. Salvation Second.
Feb 27, 2014
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Trepidation. That’s the proper word entering such a heavy subject. Not only heavy but potentially offensive to the structure of some people’s organized religion. The topic of salvation is not a small matter. It has been the center of many important controversies in the church. But this post won’t touch the definition of salvation in […]
Theology Worldview
Full-fat Abrahamism
Sep 6, 2013
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I am currently going through the book of Romans with my children. Stop there a moment. Going through the book of Romans with children? That’s a pretty scary thought, isn’t it? There are enough complex arguments in the epistle to leave me with a headache, but trying to convey these headache-inducing thoughts to my 9,7,5,3 […]
Theology
What Do You Mean By, “Means of Grace”?
Jun 25, 2013
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Previously, I wrote that there is no ordinary possibility of salvation outside of the Church, ‎because salvation is by grace, and grace is ordinarily given by the means of grace, which are ‎given to the Church.‎ ‎ ‎ The question arises, what do I mean by the means of grace? To answer this question, we […]
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Extra Ecclesiam Nulla Salus
Jun 19, 2013
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The Latin phrase, Extra ecclesiam nulla salus, means, “Outside the Church there is no ‎salvation”. It refers to the Christian belief that the Church is essential to God’s plan of ‎salvation. It sounds Roman Catholic. It is catholic (i.e. universal), but not Roman Catholic. In ‎fact, this doctrine preceded, survived, and continued after the papal […]