‪The “Great Commission” is NOT what Fundamentalist Evangelicals Say‬

We have record in the Christian New Testament Gospels (Matthew 28:18-20) that Jesus commanded his Disciples (those immediately in front of him at the time he spoke) to “go into all the world” on his supreme authority, in order to make yet other disciples, by teaching them what Jesus himself taught and by baptizing them …

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3 Crucial Reasons Why Holding to PSA (Penal Substitution Atonement) is Legitimate

1. Only Exclusive PSA is Problematic Justice can be both restorative and retributive; these complementary aspects of authentic justice are not mutually exclusive. Rather, the two aspects belong together in order to comprise and demonstrate a well-rounded justice. Penal Substitution Atonement can harmoniously coexist with other Atonement views, such as Medical Substitution, Christus Victor, Aikido …

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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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How to Fulfill the Great Commission

Fulfilling the Great Commission = Making Disciples (declaring/teaching, baptizing, becoming like Jesus) — Matthew 28:19-20 >You don’t have to be perfect to make disciples of Jesus. So stop focusing on how sinful you are, and instead focus on how great, good and glorious Jesus is! >You don’t have to know everything to make disciples of …

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The World will NOT “End” on September 23, 2017

Recently, Fox News ran an article, which ridicules a "Christian Numerologist/Astrologist," David Meade, for claiming biblical prophecy asserts the world will end on September 23, 2017. Thankfully, the Fox News writer comes to the correct conclusion in the article by referring to a quote from author Jonathan Sarfati As usual with any astrology (or Christian …

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Meditation on Jesus: “Life in Himself”

For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself (John 5:26)."Life in himself"... what does that mean? Whatever it is, Jesus has it because the Father has it; and the Father has granted Jesus to have it. As always, the context of the passage …

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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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