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June 19, 2019

How Do I Discover My Spiritual Gifts?

I’m not sure how you open gifts at Christmas time, but our family’s custom was to first open the presents under the tree and then afterward we could discover what was in our stockings. Spiritual gifts are like stocking stuffers—the added gifts that come subsequent to God’s greatest gift, our […]
June 12, 2019

What Is the Role of the Holy Spirit?

A.W. Tozer, a twentieth-century spiritual sage, famously said, “If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference.” Can you say, “Ouch?” Talk about a scary thought. Tozer seems to be on to something […]
June 5, 2019

Who Is the Holy Spirit?

If you want to liven up the conversation with a group of strangers just pose the question, “Who is the Holy Spirit?” That ought to make for an interesting conversation. It’s probably no surprise to you that there’s a lot of abuse done in the name of the Holy Spirit—even […]
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 […]