Category Archives: Miscellaneous

The Gospel

Imagine a friend walking up to you one day and saying, “Have you heard the good news?” You’d wait a second or two for him to complete his thought, and then you’d ask, “Good news about what?” The word “gospel” … Continue reading

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The Mysteries

In the New Testament, the word “mystery” almost always refers to information that had been previously unknown. A mystery was a revelation from God that had been revealed to the author of that book of Scripture but hidden from everyone … Continue reading

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Paul’s Ministry

The apostle Paul must have been an egomaniac, right? Consider these points: In his gospel, the apostle John never refers to himself by name and only once by the personal pronoun “I.” Paul, in his letters, refers to himself by … Continue reading

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Interpreting Galatians

The Holy Spirit inspired Paul to write the book of Galatians to explain the differences between law and grace. For much of the first two chapters, Paul points to the differences between himself, the apostle of grace, and the twelve, … Continue reading

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The Twelve

The ministry of the Apostle Paul is, we believe, greatly misunderstood. Coming to grips with his message may be the largest hurdle in a proper understanding of Scripture. Some try to lump him with the twelve by claiming that it … Continue reading

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How to Find the Truth

Having determined that the Bible is true and that the truth is knowable, the next question is how can we know that truth? We believe this comes down to hermeneutics (from a Greek word meaning “interpretation” or “expert in interpretation”). … Continue reading

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Truth

The Bible tells us that creation and our consciences clearly show us that there is a God. From that evidence, we can know a lot about God. But using those sources alone, we can’t know God. For that, He gave … Continue reading

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Can We Know?

Several times in the past year, my wife and I have been talking to someone about some point of biblical doctrine when he or she looked at us blankly and said, in essence, “There are so many different views. Can … Continue reading

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From Evangelical Truth

My Mom recently loaned me her copy of Evangelical Truth, by John Stott. And while there are occasional bits that I would disagree with, there are also some brilliant passages. What follows is Stott's paragraph on justification by faith, perhaps … Continue reading

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