Category Archives: Salvation

Resolving contradictions within the doctrine of salvation.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Readers of this blog or of my book will have noticed that I question why the resurrection of Jesus does not get more attention in our theology.  For much of Christianity, the resurrection of Jesus Christ is an “epilogue to … Continue reading

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Once We Are Saved

Christian doctrine states that we must believe in Jesus and his death for our sins to be saved.  This is the only requirement we must meet to spend eternity with God. The problem with this doctrine is, as some theologians … Continue reading

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Repentance

This past Sunday our pastor mentioned 2 Peter 3:9-10 in his sermon and that prompted me to ask a question. In 2 Peter 3 the apostle talks about why Christ has delayed his second coming.  The reason is:  “The Lord … Continue reading

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Theological Proof

K. Chesterson has stated: “original sin . . .is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proven”. [1]  Now I do not know what all Chesterson includes in his doctrine of original sin but most doctrinal statements … Continue reading

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The Case for Christ

A few years ago, a former boss of mine, Cedric, gave me Lee Strobel’s book The Case for Christ. [1] I read it and thought it presented the claims for the validity of Christianity very well.  A movie was recently … Continue reading

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Does God Mean What He Says?

Does God always mean what he says?  When Jesus said:  “. . .but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:15 ESV), did Jesus really mean it? [1]  A plain reading … Continue reading

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Normal Meaning

A Christian scientist with the Institute for Creation Research has stated in an interview with World Magazine his rules for interpreting the Bible which was taught to him at Moody Bible Institute. “Give words their normal meaning in their normal … Continue reading

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Batavia’s Graveyard

I recently read book that has disturbed me more than any book I had recently read.  It is about Jeronimus Cornelisz who sailed on the ship Batavia which was in engaged in the spice trade in the 17th century.  The … Continue reading

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Orthodoxy

Orthodox is defined as “pertaining to, or conforming to the approved form of any doctrine”.  The approved form of the Christian doctrine of salvation is that we are saved only through belief in Jesus and his death for our sins.  … Continue reading

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What Kind of God Do We Worship?

Nancy Pearcey’s book, Finding Truth, asserts that the Christian worldview is superior to other worldviews because it best explains our world and is logically consistent. [1]  Part of the Christian worldview is that God exists, that he is a person, … Continue reading

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