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The Dimensions of Salvation

April 1, 2016

Theology_Matters The Dimensions of Salvation Salvation is both an act of God and a personal experience. As an act of God, the term salvation describes what God has done for us through Jesus Christ. As an experience, it refers to the application of this salvation to us through the Holy Spirit. Both have their origin in God’s mercy and are...

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  • Practical Theology April 1, 2016

The True Gospel

August 1, 2007

Theology_Matters The True Gospel Not every gospel is the true gospel. The New Testament believers in Galatia were drawn away from the gospel they originally received from Paul to “a different gospel” (Gal. 1:6). This “new” message was marked by an absence of God’s grace. Proclaimed by those who believed that converts to Christ who did not...

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  • Practical Theology August 1, 2007

Jesus Our Ransom

August 1, 2019

Theology_Matters Jesus Our Ransom One notable feature of Mark's Gospel is his portrayal of Jesus as the servant of God. The theological center of this theme is found in Mark 10:45: "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Although Jesus was Israel's promised King and Messiah,...

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  • Practical Theology August 1, 2019

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

Who Owns the Land?

July 1, 2020

“We must recognize that everything we call our own ultimately belongs to God. We are merely caretakers and stewards of the goods and gifts God has provided.”

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  • Practical Theology July 1, 2020

Guarding the Truth: What is Heresy

January 1, 2006

Theology_Matters Guarding the Truth: What is Heresy An editorial in the July 2004 issue of The Lutheran criticized the doctrine of the Rapture, which teaches that Jesus Christ will return to gather the church to Himself shortly before the Second Coming. The editorial stated: “The creeds address incorrect beliefs or heresies of the times...

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  • Practical Theology January 1, 2006

Attributes of God: Love

October 1, 2004

Theology_Matters Attributes of God: Love Someone has said that love is a verb. That may be true, but before it was a verb, it was an attribute of God. According to 1 John 4:8, God is love. He is the source of love and love is the distinguishing mark of all that He does (1 John 4:7). God's love is the divine attribute that helps us to keep...

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  • Practical Theology October 1, 2004

Is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Really Christian?

October 1, 2006

Theology_Matters Is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Really Christian? What Do Mormons Believe? God has a corporeal (bodily) nature. Jesus did not atone for sin on the cross. Jesus became a god. Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are three separate divine beings. Salvation is by good works. Mormonism is the fifth largest religious...

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  • Practical Theology October 1, 2006

Ministering Spirits

May 1, 2018

Theology_Matters Ministering Spirits Angels play an important role in the events that unfold in the book of Revelation, and their very name—angel—reveals something about their function. The term was used in ancient Greek to refer to a messenger or ambassador. Mentioned numerous times in both the Old and New Testaments, angels serve as God’s...

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  • Practical Theology May 1, 2018

Love and Hell

September 1, 2015

Theology_Matters Love and Hell Many people have difficulty reconciling the Bible’s teaching about hell with the love of God. How can a God who is love consign anyone to an eternity of torment? As long as we think of hell as an expression of divine love, we will never be able to answer this question. Hell is not a reflection of God’s love—it...

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  • Practical Theology September 1, 2015


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