Have you ever heard of the phrase, "What would Jesus do?" Have you said it yourself? This article shows the origins of this slogan, its contemporary usage, and evaluates its usefulness. The author finds the saying unhelpful at best, and downright dangerous at worst, and proposes a different set of words to go with the acronym WWJD.
This article, in summary form, explains why Christians believe in the Trinity.
This article explains the Lord Jesus' word to Peter in Matthew 16:18, and shows how the Roman Catholic interpretation of this passage does not do it justice. Christ is the bedrock of the New Testament church.
Did Jesus become the literal embodiment of sin, or become a sinner when he died at Calvary? This article addresses this question in light of 2 Corinthians 5:21.
This article considers how the charismatic movement defines key spiritual gifts. It defines the relevant terms, considers the gifts in the New Testament, discusses the criteria Scripture gives for evaluating someone's claim to be a prophet, looks at how the contemporary version of the gift of tongues matches the biblical data, and concludes by considering the gift of healing.
This article evaluates the modern gift of prophecy that the charismatic movement claims, in the light of the Word of God. It defines terms, speaks about how to recognize a false prophet, shows how charismatics rationalize fallible prophecy, and provides charismatic objections raised in response. It shows how the charismatic position is at odds with the sufficiency of Scripture.
This article explores the early church's celebration of the Lord's Supper. It addresses the question of whether they believed that the elements were actually transformed into the physical body and blood of Christ.
How did the doctrine of sola Scriptura feature in the centuries before the Reformation? This article shows how it was championed by the church fathers.
What makes the New Jerusalem so marvellous? This article shows that it is the presence of God, particularly his life, love, and light.
This article showcases the Roman Catholic teaching regarding the essence of the gospel. It demonstrates that according to Rome, salvation is not by grace through faith alone, good works are necessary for salvation, baptism brings forgiveness of sins, Christ's sacrifice on the cross is not sufficient to send the redeemed directly to heaven, and Christ's sacrifice is repeated every time the Mass is celebrated.
This article addresses five common objections to biblical prophecy, which include that many of them were written after the events they predict, many were intentionally fulfilled by Jesus, and many were invented by his followers.
This article explores the question of whether apostles still exist in the church today. It considers the qualifications necessary for apostleship, the uniqueness of Paul's apostleship, the apostolic authority and the closing of the canon, the foundational role of the apostles, and the testimony of those following the apostles. The inevitable conclusion is that there are no longer apostles today.