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Yes, Jesus Got Angry

Sep 29, 2020

Anger is part of the biblical presentation of Jesus:

Was Jesus ever angry? If so, what angered him? Those questions will be answered differently, depending on where a person is at. Some of those who are part of the trendy

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The New Age Jesus Versus the Biblical Jesus

Dec 31, 2019

Jesus of the Bible is NOT the Jesus of the new spiritualities:

The various new spiritualities, including the New Age Movement (NAM), have sought to completely reinvent Jesus, making him into their own Eastern image. They distort and deny the

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Do You Ever Feel Like Giving Up?

Sep 12, 2019

When you are tempted to give up, think on these things:

I don’t know about you, but being a bit of a melancholic, I can often get discouraged and even be tempted to give up. Not to give up on

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Did Jesus Take the Father’s Wrath? Part 1

Sep 10, 2019

Was Jesus punished by the Father, receiving his wrath at Calvary?

Some Christians find it problematic, questionable, or even false, to suggest that the Father poured out his wrath on his Son at Calvary, and that the Son accepted –

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On the Filioque Clause

Jan 6, 2019

On the what? OK, I understand that many of you – probably most – may not know what is being referred to here. Students of theology and church history however should be familiar with the term. It is a Latin

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Bible Study Helps: John and Acts

Sep 26, 2018

These two books complete the narrative portion of the New Testament. The rest of the NT is composed of various epistles and writings. While I might properly have grouped Luke and Acts together (as they share the same author), I

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The Trinity for Dummies

Jul 3, 2018

OK, another somewhat misleading title – but an attention grabber perhaps. The truth is, when we are dealing with the most exalted, complex and mind-boggling reality there is – the God who is there – it can never be simple

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“He Descended Into Hell”

Mar 27, 2018

Many believers would at least vaguely recognise this phrase. It of course comes from the Apostle’s Creed. But it has been the subject of much debate, and differing interpretations of it have been forthcoming over the centuries. Many believe it

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Which Jesus Will You Face?

Dec 29, 2017

Here is a truth you can take to the grave – and beyond. Every person on this planet will have to deal with Jesus Christ. And to put it at its most basic, we will have only two ways to

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The Deity of Jesus Affirmed

Dec 17, 2017

There are various ways heretical and cultic groups seek to deny the doctrine of the deity of Christ. To cover all of them here would require quite a few articles. So I wish to look at just two English phrases

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Christology: A Select Bibliography

Dec 16, 2017

Christianity is Christ, and when we get Christ wrong we get Christianity wrong. Anything as important as getting right who Jesus is and what he did will mean plenty of heretical and cultic views arise. Thus it is no wonder

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The Deity of Christ

Dec 15, 2017

At the very heart of the Christian faith is the contention that Jesus Christ is God, the second person of the Trinity. The orthodox formulation of the doctrine of the triune God is to say that there is one God

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Christ Our Righteousness

May 12, 2016

One of the great truths of the gospel is that what we could not do for ourselves as sinners, Christ did for us. A holy and righteous God is separated from fallen and sinful mankind. How can sinners change? As

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