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Jan
16

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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Jan
13

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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Jan
10

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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Jan
08

Prospects for Peace in the Holy Land?

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Once again the United States government is trying to use its’ influence through promises of financial and military aid to broker a peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This time it is Secretary of State John Kerry who is attempting to serve as the mediator between the two hostile factions, neither of which are…
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Jan
07

5 Things to Know About Montanism

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By Jim Liang Pentecostalism has certainly lit a fire in the evangelical Christian world! With an emphasis on the immediacy of the Spirit and the practice of spiritual gifts such as tongues and prophecy- some see it as God bringing about something new “in these last days.” However, if church history has taught us anything…
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