Baptism: Meaning and Mode

Crowd at lake shore for baptism

The word “baptize” is a Greek word which has been adopted into the English language as part of our Christian vocabulary. The root word baptō means “to dip” or “dip into dye.” Baptizō is an intensive form of baptō and means “to dip” or “to immerse.” This word is used in the Greek translation of…
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5 Most Influential Books by Dr. Robert Krupp

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The TransformedBlog asked the faculty of Western Seminary to give a brief list of the most influential books (other than the Bible) that they have read. Dr. Robert Krupp, Associate Professor of Church History and Library Director at Western, lists his 5 most influential books.   The Promise-Plan of God Walter C. Kaiser Jr. Dr. Kaiser was…
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3 Things Christians Should Understand About the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed

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By Robert Goff The Ecumenical Councils of Nicea in 325 A.D. and Constantinople in 381 A.D. sought to establish a consensus and conformity of belief in the Christian church through the assembling of its leadership from across Christendom. Both of these councils produced uniformed Christian doctrine, expressed in the Creed of Nicaea, as well as…
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Book Review: Fabricating Jesus

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Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels by Craig A. Evans (Downers Grove: IVP, 2006). Several books have appeared in recent years to aid the Christian in sifting through the claims and counter claims regarding the reliability of the Christian faith and its Book, the New Testament. In another article, I’ve given a review…
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Adoption in Ancient Israel

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With Tim Harmon Adoption is a doctrine that both warms our hearts and also informs our minds. Because of adoption, we as believers can experience the warmth that attends knowing God as our Heavenly Father. Further, the doctrine of adoption explains how those with no right to be called God’s “children” or “heirs” can now…
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