Category Archives: doctrine

IF THERE ARE OBJECTIVE BIBLE DOCTRINES WHY DO CHURCHES HAVE DIFFERENT BELIEFS? WHY DON’T ALL CHURCHES BELIEVE THE SAME THING?

  There is not one magic bullet to resolve this question. Here are just some factors as I  see it. First, we do well to avoid what let’s call the perfection snare. If all do not believe that the earth … Continue reading

Posted in church, doctrine | Leave a comment

How important is supremacy of the Bible’s authority?

  Once rejecting the authority of the Bible, genuine Christianity dies. Without this stable, fixed anchor, objectivity is lost. A Pandora’s Box is opened. Without its singular compass, salvation doctrines drown in the sea of subjectivity. Redemption is just added … Continue reading

Posted in bible, doctrine | Tagged | Leave a comment

JAMES AND THE FAITH/WORKS QUESTION?

“As you read the epistle of James, you discover that these Jewish Christians were having some problems in their personal lives and in their church fellowship. . . . difficult testings, temptations to sin . . . catering to the … Continue reading

Posted in doctrine, faith | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Reconciling God’s Sovereignty and Human Responsibility?

  The key to understanding these two concepts better for me at least leans on the term ‘ limited delegation of responsibility.’ We ll? The boss delegates limited responsibility to them. (1) These two concepts of God’s sovereignty and human … Continue reading

Posted in doctrine | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why does the Bible not command us to praise and worship Mary along with Jesus?

We are commanded to worship and glorify Jesus many times. Where are the verses to praise Mary? Worship Mary? Glorify Mary? In New Testament days it was normal for girls to be virgins until marriage. Mary was not unique in … Continue reading

Posted in doctrine, false gospels | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Why does the Bible devote so much space to the same basic issues including: Person/Work of Christ, sin, redemption, godly living?

Blades get dull over time. Likewise the Church can lose its edge, it vision, over time. Every twenty years the next generation needs to be sharpened, retooled. “The Puritans talked of revival, visitation, awakening. . . .Founder George Mason talked … Continue reading

Posted in bible, doctrine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Why deny the doctrine of original sin when it is the only doctrine that can be proved by reading the morning newspaper? -Erwin Lutzer quoting G. K. Chesterton

Posted in doctrine, sin | Tagged | Leave a comment

Paul Warned Against False Gospels, Bad Theology

“If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” (Galatians 1.9). Eternal truth is stable. It does not change. These false gospels, these liberal theologies, change continually. They are not stable, … Continue reading

Posted in bible, doctrine, false teaching, false teachers | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Of Swans And Moonbeams

 Sparkle gave an “I love you” message for heaven to an swan to deliver. . The swan headed up towards heaven but ran into a mutant alien and stopped to chat. They walked on moon beams til they perchanced found … Continue reading

Posted in aliens -outer space contacts, doctrine | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Are Liberal Theologies Typically Stable Or Transient?

Liberal theologies often seem short-lived, faddish. Are they  grounded in God’s Word or man’s endless opinions?   Here is one list of many of them. Since around 1900 non-orthodox theories and gospel alterations  include: “[Social Gospel], Neo-orthodoxy, Demythologization . . . … Continue reading

Posted in doctrine | Tagged , | Leave a comment