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.
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."
The pastor’s wife normally is seen in the background of most churches. These dedicated women of God have been thrust into a lifestyle and conditions not of their own choosing. And yet, behind every good pastor, is a good pastor’s wife.
I personally believe that I have been given by God, the best wife.
For the past two years, the leadership has held an "apologetics" forum. We place a box in a conspicuous place in the main cabin area along with a pen and paper and label it “Questions for Apologetics Forum.” We then tell the youth that we will answer every question placed into the box before we leave from camp. The response has been overwhelming. The following questions were collected at the 2016 Falls Creek Youth Camp.
My wife Linda and I drove three hours to have dinner with some very dear friends. It was like many of our long drives, we were silent at times and other times we had light or serious discussions. On this particular trip, my wife asked me the most interesting question. "Looking back through our lives … Continue reading The DVR of Life
The material that the ship is made of is not the key factor. What is important is whether the boat remains buoyant so that water stays on the outside of the ship.