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Who Raised Jesus from the Dead?

April 2, 2018

In all of God’s works – election, creation, redemption, and final glorification – the Father, Son and Spirit act in harmony as one. God is one, and therefore, each Person of the Trinity is involved in all that God does.

“Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday?”

March 26, 2016
“Was Easter Borrowed from a Pagan Holiday?”

McRoy's thesis is that Easter, name and celebration, was not pagan in origin. The assertion of pagan origin of the name is largely based on the English and German names for the celebration.

The Thousand Years: Where’s That Again?

June 4, 2013
The Thousand Years: Where’s That Again?

  CLICK PICTURE TO ENLARGE Adapted from a chart by Clarence Larkin. All Scripture references are from the Rapture Study Bible, co-authored by John Darby and Francisco Ribera, S.J., and C. I. Scofield. Download this chart in PDF form. The belief a “secret rapture” and a literal 1,000-year reign of Christ on earth is a […]

Jesus the Extreme Street Preacher

January 13, 2012
Jesus the Extreme Street Preacher

“Think positively, because I'm here to talk with you and walk with you along life's narrow way. Give me all your tears of sadness and all your years of pain, and you’ll enter into life in my name. By being strong-willed, you will be able to overcome the obstacles of a long and winding, dry and hot desert road and arrive at your blessed assurance. Now you can testify that I'm alive because I live within your heart. Then, because I'm a loving and healing Bro, you can be happy and blest, praising your Savior all the day long."

Cremation and Its Pagan Connections

October 7, 2010
Cremation and Its Pagan Connections

In the Philippines, where financial costs are almost always the biggest factor in major life decisions, cremation is a much cheaper option over traditional burial. Although Roman Catholicism frowns upon it, its popularity has risen not only because of its lower cost, but also due to some prominent celebrities and politicians declaring that they would […]

Victories of Faith at Last (Numbers 21)

August 31, 2009
Victories of Faith at Last (Numbers 21)

The new spiritual life that results from looking to Jesus lifted high on the cross by faith corresponds to the new physical life given to mortally snakebitten Israelites in the desert who by faith fixed their eyes on the bronze serpent.

What do you call a Warren, Osteen, Hinn, Schuller, Origen stew?

April 20, 2009

A book entitled Path of Miracles. Pastor Samuel Rodriguez, a Pentecostal pastor, has released this title which has echoes of Rick Warren, Joel Osteen, Benny Hinn and other prosperity gospel false teachers, plus Origen's allegories. And lo and behold, right in Chapter 1, he says, "Rick Warren talks about..."

“Does Baptism ‘Save’?” (1 Peter 3:21)

April 18, 2009

"Either the the flood waters/baptism waters are a judgment, i.e. they signal condemnation (for those who are not identified with Christ) or they signal salvation for those who are identified with Christ, who are in the ark." - Dr. R. Scott Clark

The Lost Thousand Years

January 9, 2009
The Lost Thousand Years

The Parable of the Sheep and Goats (Matt 25:31-46) gives the clearest evidence of a single, general resurrection of the righteous and the wicked. "When the Son of Man comes in his glory" together with all his angels, he will sit on his judgment throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, the righteous sheep on his right, the cursed goats on his left. Where's the millennium in this text?

What 1 Corinthians 10:2 means

September 5, 2008

Paul, therefore, is saying that as Israel crossed the sea, they were united into Moses, who had authority over them from God and who led them in their escape from Egypt and in the crossing of the sea. Continuing with his commentary on the Exodus narrative, Paul points out that Israel partook of the one spiritual food and drink which God gave them through their "baptism" into Moses.

Early Presbyterianism in the Philippines Part 1

July 3, 2008

The current discussion in this blog about the recent PCUSA General Assembly has led to some other threads of thought, including the Westminster Standards and early Presbyterianism in the Philippines, especially with regards to the founding of the Iglesia Evangelica Unida de Cristo (Unida Evangelical Church).

Sin: according to the Pope, Osteen, Warren

March 21, 2008

I wonder how Joel Osteen and Rick Warren preach the death and resurrection of Christ without mentioning sin, God's wrath, and judgment. Here are some quotes from USA Today:

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