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The King James Only Controversy, Part 3

May 7, 2018

In this third of a four-part article I look further at issues of textual criticism, translation theory, pros and cons about manuscript types and translations, and so on.

Objections raised against the Alexandrian texts and translators

Some critics claim that

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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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On Cultic Christian Trolls

Dec 28, 2016

Yep, we have all encountered them. They are a real worry, and they seem to be everywhere of late. They are utterly convinced of their various pet beliefs, and will challenge everyone about them. These are folks who just love

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A Teachable Spirit

Jun 20, 2016

I am becoming increasingly convinced that one real indication of genuine salvation – of a person really being a true follower of Jesus Christ – is having a teachable spirit. The willingness to admit that we don’t know it all,

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Dealing with Cults

Jan 6, 2016

Just this morning a Christian friend in another country contacted me, greatly worried about family members who had obviously gotten themselves involved in a deceptive and nutty cult. She was terribly concerned – and rightly so – about all this

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The World is Coming to an End – Now!

Oct 9, 2015

Well, at least it was supposed to. But it seems another nutjob Christian outfit was caught out with yet another false prediction of the end of the world. Will these folks never learn? Not only do they make a laughing

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Hermeneutics and Blood Transfusions

Apr 9, 2015

If this seems to be yet another rather bizarre or opaque title, just hold onto your hats: all is about to be revealed. Let me start with hermeneutics. For the uninitiated, this simply is about the practice or discipline of

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Ben Carson, POTUS, and the SDA

Feb 26, 2014

I could be amiss here, but it seemed pretty clear to me that when Ben Carson released his 2012 book, America the Beautiful, he was contemplating life in politics, if not a run for the White House. With his

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Coming Home: My Testimony, Part 3

Jun 27, 2012

(This is the third of a four-part article)

Thus our big problem was our way-out beliefs. The truth is, we all need the various giftings God has put in the church, and God has appointed teachers and pastors

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