This article traces the development of Martin Luther from Catholicism to Protestantism, from works righteousness to the discovery of justification by grace through faith in Christ.
This article explains the Trinity by outlining from Scripture the reality that there is one true God, and that this one God has eternally existed as three distinct persons.
This article outlines eleven reasons from Scripture why we need to affirm the deity of Christ.
This article describes how upon his arrest, the English Reformer Thomas Cranmer first denied the truths he had defended throughout his ministry, and then when made to recant publicly, he refused to do so, leading to his being burned at the stake.
This article shows how Christmas carols can be used to share the gospel. It mentions several of the great carols and the deep truths they convey.
This article discusses the saying among Christians, "What would Jesus do?" It highlights the history of the phrase, its contemporary usage, and then explains the problem with the saying. In doing so, it engages with the rebuttal that the saying is valid when Scripture speaks of following the example of Christ.
This article discusses how the doctrine of the incarnation of Christ has been under attack from the very beginning, particularly by the Ebionites, Gnostics, and Arians. It goes on to show that the Scriptures are very clear on the twofold reality that Christ is God with us, for the sake of our salvation.
This article explains what Seventh-Day Adventism is about, as well as how we should evaluate this movement. It lists three main concerns with the SDA doctrine.
This article discusses ten questions about Seventh-Day Adventism, its history and theology, providing citations from various sources along the way.
This article explains how it was the Word of God that fueled the Reformation in the 16th century. Ignorance of that Word made the Reformation necessary, the recovery of that Word made it possible, and the power of that Word gave it enduring impact.
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.