Romans 5:12 Series | Dr. Michael Heiser

Here is the series of posts on Romans 5:12. I do not take the traditional view — that the verse is about the transmission of Adamic guilt. I think it is inserted into the text. However, all humans are sinners (presuming they are allowed to live) and in need of Christ for salvation (i.e., salvation …

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Q&A: “How Good Must I be In Order to be Called a Christian?”

A Facebook friend-of-friend recently posted the following:To be saved a person must stop smoking, drinking, drugs, and cussing. Attend church on a regular basis, and become a born again Christian. Now are you ready to commit to being a Christian? If not then Hell is your destiny.....If you don't believe me, read your Bible. So …

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Question & Answer: Why does God not go about like a superhero rescuing us from danger?

Q: Why does God not go about like a superhero rescuing us from danger? A: After creation (Genesis 3), mankind chose---contrary to God's design---to know "good AND evil." That choice determined the consequential course of this world: danger, sickness, disaster, disease, death. God does not violate mankind's original choice / free will... nor the course …

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Jackie Hill’s “My Life as a Stud”

Warning: explicit testimonial http://youtu.be/m7oeWvF_hj0 For an article on Jackie Hill by Christian News Network, Nov. 28, 2014 please see Former Lesbian Turned Christian: ‘We’ve Made God Little if We Believe He Cannot Change People' by Heather Clark ................................... OTHER RESOURCES: Can People Really Change? Podcast: How Does a Cruciform Hermeneutic Affect Your Reading of Homosexuality …

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What About Baptism?

I write this blog post with two audiences in mind, admittedly. But, I choose to write it centered around (not based off of) one text of Scripture. I do so for the sake of brevity. Many passages have been weighed and examined before choosing this one. [If you have comment or question, please feel free …

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What About Those Who Have Not Heard?

I'd like to answer the argument against biblical Christianity that goes something like this: If faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to God, then what about those who have not heard about Jesus? Aren't all religions the same, and aren't there many ways to God? Christians should not be so dogmatic and arrogant …

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Grace

Grace is one of those "fuzzy" Bible words Christians use but rarely explain. Yet one can find the word "grace" in almost every sector of life. Finance has its "grace period." The fine arts dances refer to one's being "graceful." One of the world's most recognizable tunes is "Amazing Grace." Some families might say  "grace" …

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Homosexuality and “Hate”

[Lamb’s Harbinger (writer, Sam Kean) realizes the below article is homophobic and based off of poor interpretations of the Bible, garnered from his fundamentalist and conservative evangelical past. He has since written a more up-to-date and accurate view of Queer theology, especially as regarding the subject of marriage HERE and HERE; and he can only apologize profoundly for …

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Will God Forgive Every Sin?

"Every sin is the same in God's eyes." Or, is it? That is the question that baffles so many, and even keeps others from seeing how God can be fair. "I am not as bad as that." One spouts. Yet, he fails to realize that deep within is the same human nature as the ones …

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