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Jesus and Change

May 1, 2014

Theology_Matters Jesus and Change According to Hebrews 13:8, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” If Jesus Christ is always the same, how can He understand the experience of change? God is by nature unchangeable. He is God forever. He did not develop divine attributes or increase in knowledge until He became omniscient.

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  • Practical Theology May 1, 2014

The Nature of Christ: The Heresy of Ariansim

June 1, 2006

Theology_Matters The Nature of Christ: The Heresy of Ariansim Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! / Early in the morning our song shall rise to Thee; Holy, Holy, Holy! Merciful and Mighty! / God in Three Persons, blessed Trinity This hymn by Reginald Heber is more than a celebration of the holiness of God; it’s also an affirmation of God’s...

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  • Practical Theology June 1, 2006

Is Spiritualism From The Holy Spirit? The Heresy of Spiritualism

November 1, 2006

Theology_Matters Is Spiritualism From The Holy Spirit? Is Spiritualism From The Holy Spirit? The Heresy of Spiritualism What Is Spirtualism? A form of occultism Believes in communication with the dead Low view of the Bible and the cross Claims to believe in the God of the Bible Spiritualism is a form of occultism, a belief that it is possible...

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  • Practical Theology November 1, 2006

The Church and the Sabbath

February 1, 2016

Theology_Matters The Church and the Sabbath Christians sometimes refer to Sunday as “the Sabbath” and call it a “day of rest.” Are these descriptions accurate? Is Sunday the Christian Sabbath? The believers in the brand-new church in Jerusalem met daily, both at the temple and in homes (see Acts 2:46). Paul also regularly visited the synagogue...

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  • Practical Theology February 1, 2016

Exclusively Inclusive

March 1, 2020

Other Exclusively Inclusive “By making Jesus the only door through which we can find salvation, God opened the way to include everyone who comes in faith.” In this pluralistic and inclusive age, it is popular to think that many diverse roads can lead to God. With so many belief systems, how can just one be correct? Those who assert this...

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  • Practical Theology March 1, 2020

Sin: Following A Bad Example or Having a Fallen Nature?

September 1, 2006

Theology_Matters Sin: Following A Bad Example or Having a Fallen Nature? Features of Pelagianism Rejects the idea of “original sin” People become sinners by following Adam’s example Everyone is born with an ability to obey God Salvation is a result of personal effort rather than grace On Bill Moyers’ PBS special Genesis, panelists from many...

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  • Practical Theology September 1, 2006

Keeping Faith: The Theology of Prayer

February 1, 2007

Theology_Matters Keeping Faith: The Theology of Prayer J. C. Ryle called prayer “the simplest act of religion.” As he observes: “The weakest infant can cry when he is hungry. The poorest beggar can hold out his hand for alms, and does not wait to find words. The most ignorant man will find something to say to God, if he has only a mind.”...

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  • Practical Theology February 1, 2007

The Love of God

August 1, 2008

Theology_Matters The Love of God Hosea’s marriage to the prostitute Gomer was a living parable. Their strange union was intended to shock Israel into recognizing God’s faithfulness and their own infidelity (Hosea 1:2). The book’s portrayal of God as a jilted lover is as disturbing as it is poignant. Hosea was not the first to address these...

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  • Practical Theology August 1, 2008

God of Justice

June 1, 2009

Theology_Matters God of Justice Justice is one of the key theological themes of the Minor Prophets. While an attribute of God, justice is also an obligation on the part of those who have been created by God. This obligation is summarized in the command of Micah 6:8: “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require...

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  • Practical Theology June 1, 2009

God’s View of Marriage

September 1, 2013

Theology_Matters God’s View of Marriage The Song of Songs may be the least preached book of the Bible. Solomon’s sensual description of love between a shepherd and a shepherdess has puzzled the church for generations. Is Solomon talking about romance, sex, or spirituality? Some would say all three. Rulers of his day often married multiple...

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