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“Christmas and Easter both have pagan origins.” Really?

December 23, 2016

We hear this evangelical rant every Christmas and Easter. But here are two articles, with short excerpts, debunking these myths.

“Why the Early Church Finally Rejected Premillennialism”

October 28, 2013
“Why the Early Church Finally Rejected Premillennialism”

These early [church] critics believed that chiliasm [premillennialism] represented an approach to biblical religion that was sub-Christian, essentially failing to reckon with the full redemptive implications of the coming of Jesus of Nazareth as Messiah. They saw it as an under-realized, a not-fully-Christian, eschatology.

Ten Reasons Why We Don’t Have Testimonies in Worship

May 23, 2013
Ten Reasons Why We Don’t Have Testimonies in Worship

Testimonies are popular because preaching Christ and the gospel has become not just unnecessary, but "boring" to many evangelicals.

“Infant Baptism in Early Church History”

April 9, 2013
“Infant Baptism in Early Church History”

Not until the 1520s did the Christian Church experience opposition specifically to infant Baptism. Under the influence of Thomas Muenzer and other fanatics who opposed both civil and religious authority, original sin and human concupiscence was denied until the "age of accountability."

What Did Conversion to Christianity Mean to First-Century Jews Who Had Children?

March 9, 2013
What Did Conversion to Christianity Mean to First-Century Jews Who Had Children?

The promise of forgiveness and renewal by the Spirit is spoken specifically to the children of Peter's listeners. But the point is: In expanding his community of grace to the Gentiles, God will not expel the children.

You Might Be a Church History Dummy If You Think…

April 12, 2012
You Might Be a Church History Dummy If You Think…

John Calvin is a boy with a pet tiger, and Martin Luther was the black guy who said, "I have a dream."

A Holiday for Every Religion and Cult

September 5, 2009
A Holiday for Every Religion and Cult

Today, President Arroyo declared September 7 as a national day of mourning for the late Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) leader Bro. Eraño Manalo. All flags will be flown at half mast on Monday. The INC rejects the Trinity and like the 4th century Arians, believes that Jesus is only a created being (as do the Jehovah’s Witnesses).

Six More Bibles for Idiots (Updated)

October 13, 2008

Desmond Tutu writes in the foreword, "It is possible to have a new kind of world, a world where there will be more compassion, more gentleness, more caring, more laughter, more joy for all of God's creation, because that is God's dream. And God says, 'Help me, help me, help me realize my dream.'"

Reformed Worship Part 3: Worship Must Be Historical

February 25, 2008
Reformed Worship Part 3: Worship Must Be Historical

Evangelicals have no knowledge as to what the church's worship and music was like only a few decades ago. They have no connectedness to the past, and will surely be disconnected from the future.

Reformed Worship Part 1: The Church and Its Business

February 3, 2008
Reformed Worship Part 1: The Church and Its Business

What is Reformed worship? It's none other than worship recovered by the 16th century Reformers such as Luther, Calvin and Bucer, after they realized that the medieval church had strayed far from Biblical worship.

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