Gregg R. Allison, in his book titled, "50 Core Truths of the Christian Faith* described doctrine having four applications. I found his idea intreaging and therefore include his thoughts on the matter. Doctrine is believed. Orthodoxy is true belief, or sound doctrine.Doctrine is practiced. Orthopraxis is right practice, or godly living.Doctrine is confessed. Confession is … Continue reading The Four Applications of Doctrine.
I was reading with interest the findings of a Pew Research Center survey the other day. In an article: "The U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at a Rapid Pace." "An update on America's changing religious landscape." The article comments: " In Pew Research Center telephone surveys conducted in 2018 and 2019, 65% of American adults … Continue reading Decline of Christianity in the US.
Sealed With the Holy Spirit Ephesians 1:13-14 Ephesians 1:13-14 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise, 14 Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of … Continue reading Excerpts From Ephesus – Part 4
Making Known the Mystery of His Will Ephesians 1:8-12 Ephesians 1:8-12 Wherein he hath abounded toward us in all wisdom and prudence; 9 Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: 10 That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus – Part 3
Introduction The Apostle Paul’s Epistle to the church at Ephesus With very little argument, the Book of Ephesians is attributed to the Apostle Paul. Paul’s ministry to the church at Ephesus is found in the Acts of the Apostles. (Acts 18:18-21; 19:2-41; 20:17-35) Paul wrote this letter from his Roman prison cell, somewhere around 60-63 … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus – Part 2
This is the first “excerpt” from a commentary that I have written titled: “Ephesians: Preparing the Believer for Spiritual Warfare.”I am always in awe of the writers of the Bible. To put pen to papyrus, inspired by the Holy Spirit, to tell the story of God to man, is most wonderful and exciting. Next to … Continue reading Excerpts from Ephesus, Part 1
I believe the reason so many people follow these false teachers is because they are lazy. "Lazy" you may ask? Yes, an emphatic "Lazy."