But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 25 June 2017 15:14

Nor Has He Hidden His Face from Him

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The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is one culmination of redemptive history, preceded in occurrence, to His second coming. Every Old and New Testament passage regarding the Suffering Servant, must be interpreted in light of the propitiatory truth of the atonement. Consequently, when one interprets the...

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Friday, 07 April 2017 02:57

The One not Having Known Sin

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imageHe made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf (2 Cor 5:21a NASB). This is perhaps the most profound and pivotal truth in the entire Scripture. The culmination of soteriology and the redemptive plan of God are found in this blessed reality. Even though it is a truth of absolute simplicity,...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 10:57

He Became Sin?

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He became sin who knew no sin. This is perhaps the most profound and pivotal truth in the entire Scripture. The culmination of soteriology and the redemptive plan of God are found in this blessed reality. Even though it is a truth of absolute simplicity, there are implications that affect whether...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 05:42

Chalcedonian Creed and the Hypostatic Union

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The Legacy of the Apostles triumphs throughout church history with a thunderous acumen of sound doctrine from the Word of God. Truly, the Apostles who contended earnestly for the faith in their day are exemplary for the Christian in every age to guard and retain the standard of sound words from the...

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017 07:20

Repentance

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imageThe sound doctrine of repentance is rooted in the biblical imperatives of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and the universal command to all men, although it will not be universally received by all men, nor is it universally or hypothetically applied to anyone, since it is actually applied to the elect...

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Thursday, 22 December 2016 07:31

True Happiness

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The framers of the Constitution once wrote:

“We hold these truths to be sacred & undeniable; that all men are created equal & independent, that from that equal creation they derive rights inherent & inalienable, among which are the preservation of life, & liberty, & the...

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Friday, 30 September 2016 13:43

Regeneration: The New Birth

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Regeneration: The New Birth

The word παλιγγενεσία (paliggenesia) “regeneration” was used no less than twice in the New Testament (cf. Matthew 19:28; Titus 3:5). The term was comprised of the adverb...

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Friday, 24 June 2016 20:00

On Predestination, Double Predestination and Limited Atonement Featured

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The word προορίζω proorizó “predetermine was used no less than six times in the New Testament (cf. Acts 4:28; Romans 8:29, 30; 1 Corinthians 2:7; Ephesians 1:5, 11). The term was comprised of the preposition (πρό) “before” and (ὁρίζω) ho

Monday, 23 May 2016 11:44

Glorification

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The sound doctrine of glorification completes the ‘Ordo Salutis’ as it relates to the doctrine of salvation. It is the believers’ blessed hope (Titus 2:13; Romans 5:5). Glorification is a consummative reality, as believers are, at their death or return of Christ, outfitted with glorified bodies to enjoy eternal, unmitigated, and

Saturday, 09 April 2016 22:06

The Ministry of False Pretense: A Commentary on 3 John 9-10 Featured

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3 John 9-10 recorded the belief and behavior of a certain church congregant named Diotrephes. Diotrephes could have been a leader of the church that occasioned the letter of 3 John or merely a layman who held a majority support of his fellow congregants in exercising mutiny against the author of 3 John – that is, the Apostle John. The main

Exposition of Matthew 23:1-12

Introduction: Overall Context

Although multitudes followed Jesus Christ with awe, wonderment, and curiosity, during His earthly ministry, one specific group of men followed Him with relentless persistence. They were sent by their father to cling to his teachings. Concerning their righteousness, no one among men could

Throughout history there have been many sects that have formulated around a common ideology or purpose unique to that particular sect. The most infamous sect in history was known as the Pharisees. To discover who this particular Jewish sect was and what they stood for there are only two main historical accounts to investigate, namely the NT and

Friday, 26 February 2016 09:47

A Call to True Liberation

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Black Liberation theology supposes that the Africans and African-Americans must be free from the injustices of social, economic, political, and racial oppression.[1] The oppressor is “white” society and its social constructs. It is argued, that since blacks are oppressed, the Jesus of the Bible must come to liberate the oppressed from

Monday, 08 February 2016 11:42

Black Liberation Theology: A Critique

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This article does not aim to trivialize, limit, or deny the events that have taken place throughout the annals of African-American history. There are several reasons to render honor to those who have made contributions to society and have endured atrocities with perseverance. However, the goal of this critique is to provide a biblical context for

Monday, 25 January 2016 09:53

Karl Barth the Authority of Scripture

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Karl Barth, a Swiss theologian (1886-1968), articulated views on the authority of Scripture in an attempt to rescue the Holy Word from the misinterpretation of liberals.[1] His thought has influenced those within the evangelical and non-evangelical traditions. It is because of his vast influence that the belief system known as Neo-orthodoxy came

Monday, 18 January 2016 10:31

The Dream: An introduction

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Although I certainly believe that racism is alive and ‘well’ in the hearts of many in this country, I am often asked if I believe MLK to be a Christian. First, I believe he identified an actual problem but did not aim for a transcendent solution. Hence why worldlings are enamored with the utopian motifs in his thinking. Concerning
Saturday, 16 January 2016 05:50

Divine Adoption

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The sound doctrine of adoption is found in the ordo salutis (order of salvation) immediately after the sound doctrine of justification. The word “adoption” in Greek form is υἱοθεσία (hyiothesía) and is a combination of two Greek words, namely hyiós, “son”

Soteriology is the sound doctrine of the salvation of man. It is derived from the Greek noun σωτηρία (sótéria) which means deliverance/salvation (cf. Mark 16:20; Luke 1:69, 71, 77; 19:9; John 4:22; Acts 4:12; 7:25; 13:26, 47; 16:17; 27:34; Romans 1:16; 10:10; 11:11; 13:11; 2 Corinthians 1:6; 6:2;

Tuesday, 08 December 2015 17:34

Effectual Call/Irresistible Grace

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God does not call all people the same way. For instance, there is a special calling that is reserved for those whom God the Father has unconditionally elected to be saved from His wrath through the person and cross work of the Lord Jesus Christ. This is known as God’s irresistible call (effectual call/irresistible grace). The 

Saturday, 28 November 2015 22:30

Galatians

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Paul’s description and defense of the Gospel came with urgency to the Galatians. Paul admonished them as foolish for turning aside to a gospel substitute. The Galatians were in grave danger of turning away from the truth and following after false teachers. The Gospel was under seige by Judaizers who undermined Paul’s ministry and

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:33

The Doctrine of Election

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The sound doctrine of election is certainly an explicit biblical doctrine. To answer the questions, “can you explain the doctrine of election to me and whether it is fair and violates the free will of man?” first the two major positions on election must be identified and defined. Next, the doctrine of the free will of man must be

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:33

The Doctrine of Election

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The sound doctrine of election is certainly an explicit biblical doctrine. To answer the questions, “can you explain the doctrine of election to me and whether it is fair and violates the free will of man?” first the two major positions on election must be identified and defined. Next, the doctrine of the free will of man must be

Monday, 12 October 2015 19:58

Total Depravity Featured

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Total Depravity is the sound doctrine that means man is incapable by anything of himself to come to Christ for salvation. For example, In the Gospel of John Jesus said, “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day” (Jn 6:44) and “. . . For this reason I have said to

Sunday, 04 October 2015 21:01

The Constitution of Man

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The question, “am I made up of a spirit, soul and body; do I have three parts as a human being?” is a very important question. The content that Scripture presents concerning the constitution of man is extensive. However, there are several key texts from Scripture that can help elucidate the truth concerning the constitution

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 07:53

What is the True Church?

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The Church is the establishment of Jesus Christ, and the gathering of those who confess Him as Lord and Savior. Jesus serves as the Head of the church. Through the substitutionary atonement of Jesus Christ, and after His resurrection, it came into physical existence. He promised the Church would prevail against unified and relentless opposition in

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