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

Thursday, 12 December 2019 09:44

Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit

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        The promised Jewish Messiah was said to have the ability to perform miraculous deeds by the power of the Holy Spirit (Isaiah 35:5-6).        The Pharisees attributed the power of Jesus Christ to demons (Matthew 12:24; Mark 3:30). In other words, the...

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Thursday, 12 December 2019 06:05

Can Astronomy Explain The Biblical Star Of Bethlehem?

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"To understand the Star of Bethlehem, we need to think like the three wise men. Motivated by this “star in the east,” they first traveled to Jerusalem and told King Herod the prophecy that a new ruler of the people of Israel would be born. We also need to think like King Herod, who...

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Tuesday, 10 December 2019 11:24

Two Biblical Proofs For The Deity Of The Holy Spirit

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"Compare, for example, Isaiah 6:8–10 with Acts 28:25–27. Isaiah presents a statement by Yahweh in his prophecy. In Acts, Paul attributes the statement to the Holy Spirit. In other words, what Yahweh said is what the Holy Spirit said. We see something similar by comparing Psalm...

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  • Discussion:
          -A blogger who goes by the name of Catholic Nick wrote an article where he attempts to stump Protestants by using texts such as Galatians 5:6. Following are excerpts from the author alongside with a critique:
          "(1) Faith...

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Sunday, 08 December 2019 17:57

A Critique Of Roman Catholic Mortal And Venial Sin

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          -The Roman Catholic Church maintains a sharp distinction between venial and mortal sins. The former category is said to be a less serious offense in the sight of God and does not result in loss of salvation. The latter category is said to be a grave...

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Sunday, 08 December 2019 17:48

A Note On The Canonization Of Revelation

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"Revelation was doubted because it teaches a thousand-year reign of Christ. Since a local contemporary cult taught the same, some people reasoned that Revelation must not be true Scripture. However, because many of the earliest church fathers also believed in a thousand-year reign of Christ, this...

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"Only a few years ago, the aggressive “New Atheist” movement was on the march, with rhetorical brawlers like Christopher Hitchens and renowned biologists like Richard Dawkins leading the charge against religion and the last vestiges of Christian faith in the West. Religion, Hitchens...

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"Before posing this question as an attack on the organisation it is best to prepare the way otherwise the effect can be lost. Start by asking why JWs are not allowed to participate in political affairs. Then move on to asking them why they hate the UN so much. Getting them to confirm first how the...

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  • Discussion:
          -Hebrews 1:6 was translated in the following manner in the 1961 edition of the Jehovah's Witnesses New World Translation:          "Let all God's angels worship him."          How the passage from...

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  • Discussion:
          -The Jehovah's Witnesses Kingdom Interlinear Translation renders Hebrews 1:3 as follows:          "[Jesus] is the reflection of [God’s] glory and the exact representation of his very being."       ...

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        Critics of mind-body dualism (the position that the mind is immaterial, body is physical, and both are separable) argue that changes in brain function rule out the existence of a soul. It is claimed that instances of the brain influencing our behavior prove consciousness...

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"The most commonly used example of an incorruptible body to argue for Catholicism is the example of St. Silvan who was martyred in the fourth century. It is claimed that his body has not decayed in over 1,700 years and you can still see the gash on his neck where he was killed.But this...

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Tuesday, 26 November 2019 13:22

Did Ignatius Deny Sola Scriptura?

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"Sola Scriptura is the belief that the Bible is the sole infallible authority for Christians and the ultimate authority in matters of faith and practice now that the canon of Scripture is closed. It is sometimes claimed that Ignatius denied this concept in his letter to the Philadelphians:“And...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 14:36

Commentary On John 1:16

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"...what does the phrase "grace for grace" actually mean? The preposition translated "for" in Greek is anti, which could readily be translated "in place of." The idea is that when one supply of grace is used, there will be another to take its place. There is constant and uninterrupted replenishment...

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Monday, 25 November 2019 14:16

Commentary On John 1:12

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"The verb translated "gave he" in this verse, edooken in Greek, comes from the same root as the words dosis and dooron, meaning "gift." Therefore edooken in this context has the implied notion of giving freely. There is no restriction to God's giving. Divine authority can become ours freely,...

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"At the time when John was writing his Gospel, in the latter years of the first century in Ephesus, the sect emerged whose followers called themselves Hemerobaptists, a Greek word meaning "daily bathers" or those who were baptized daily. Between the time when Paul preached the gospel in Ephesus and...

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Sunday, 24 November 2019 15:22

Commentary On John 1:3

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"...there are those who teach that Jesus Christ is the first creature of God the Father and also the Creator of the world. But this teaching contains both a logical and Scriptural inconsistency. One cannot be both a creature and the Creator. The second part of John 1:3 excludes the possibly that...

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Saturday, 23 November 2019 05:49

The Human Mind, Robots, And Self-Awareness

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        If the sophistication of artificial intelligence continues to develop, then would that not mean robots would eventually have the ability to feel self-awareness?
        Not exactly. Every question or statement that a robot can process had the...

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  • Discussion:
          -There is a false teaching present amongst charismatics that Holy Spirit baptism is a separate event from conversion that not every Christian necessarily experiences. In other words, it is believed by some that we must strive for a second blessing from...

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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 15:34

Confessions Of A Former Charismatic

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"I believe God can do the miraculous. He can grant someone the ability to speak a foreign language. He can heal the sick without the intervention of medicine. But I don’t believe God guarantees that He will always do this. Instead, the Word indicates we can expect persecution, tribulation,...

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  • Discussion:
           -In the Jehovah's Witnesses New World Translation, the word "Lord" (Greek: kurios) is oftentimes rendered as Jehovah. However, that term was not used by biblical writers (nor has any support from known Greek manuscripts). Moreover, the Greek term...

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                                                       By Peter J. WilliamsThe idea of an inerrant or even an infallible original text of Scripture has been a...

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  • Discussion:
          -Karlo Broussard of Catholic Answers wrote a second article for the purpose of interacting to a further extent with a few claims made by Ron Rhodes on Romans 2:6-7 as it relates to Sola Fide ("faith alone"). Following are excerpts from the Roman...

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  • Discussion:
           -Karlo Broussard of Catholic Answers wrote an article interacting with a few claims made by Ron Rhodes on Romans 2:6-7 and claimed that other passages such as Romans 3:28 are not so much  categorically condemning works as contributing to our...

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  • Discussion:
          -Quite simply, the purpose of this article is to answer Roman Catholic apologist De Maria's rebuttal to my open letter that I made in response to him criticizing me for citing a commentary from Martin Luther on Galatians 4:30. Following are the Catholic...

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