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May 29, 2019

What Does the Word Begotten Mean?

Begotten. Not a word we use every day. And it certainly didn’t make the trending words list for this year. Nevertheless, begotten is theologically dense. It’s packed full of doctrinal insight. In what is perhaps the most famous verse in all Scripture, we read, “For God so loved the world, […]
May 22, 2019

Does Prophecy Confirm Jesus as Messiah?

The Old Testament contains some three hundred prophecies that Jesus fulfilled during His coming. The number varies among scholars, but whatever the exact number, it is huge. To help us understand the significance of Jesus’s fulfillment of these prophecies, Peter Stoner in his book Science Speaks offers this WELL KNOWN […]
May 15, 2019

Could Jesus Have Sinned?

Do the terms peccability and impeccability mean anything to you? Perhaps not. And that’s okay. Theologians use these two terms to describe Jesus’s ability to sin or not to sin. Those who hold to the peccability view believe that Jesus could have sinned but didn’t, whereas those who believe that […]
May 2, 2019

Does John 1:1 Teach that Jesus Was God or “a God”?

One of the most theologically in-depth passages in all Scripture is John 1:1. This verse is a Christian gem. It’s a verse you could quickly coast over, yet it’s stunning how much truth is embedded in such a few words. This verse says, “In the beginning was the Word, and […]
April 17, 2019

Is Jesus God?

“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must […]
April 10, 2019

What Is Modalism?

“During the third century, a heresy arose which is called Modalism or Sabellianism or Monarchianism. According to this heresy, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all divine, but they are not distinct persons.” William Lane Craig Modalism is a heresy that denies the doctrine of the Trinity. […]
April 3, 2019

Who Is the Trinity?

“Some Jews and Muslims accuse Christians of being idolatrous for believing in the Trinity. My response to both groups is that they fundamentally misunderstand the Christian understanding of the Trinity.” Miroslav Volf In short, the Trinity is God. Yet, many have falsely assumed that Christians believe in three gods. Such […]
March 20, 2019

Is Cross-Dressing Permissible?

“Cross-dressing, considered by some of little consequence today, was strictly forbidden in Israel because it obliterated the lines of distinction inherit in God’s creation of man and woman.” Apologetics Study Bible The term often associated with a cross-dresser is transvestite—someone who seeks to dress according to the opposite sex of […]
March 13, 2019

What’s the Big Deal About Premarital Sex?

“I have had plenty of people say, ‘Well, what’s wrong with sex outside of marriage?’ The answer is the Bible says God invented sex as a way to say to somebody else that I belong completely and exclusively to you. So if you use sex to say something else, you […]
March 6, 2019

Can Marijuana Be Used Medicinally?

“I doubt that we should oppose a regulated medical use of marijuana, controlled by appropriate physician oversight and prescriptions. Many drugs are sold by prescription which, if they were abused, would be even more destructive than marijuana.” John Piper Most Christians agree that it is permissible to use certain narcotics […]