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Items for study and in-depth reading about the Christian faith.

The Vicarious Death of Christ

Why did the Father will the death of his only beloved Son, and in so painful and shameful a form? Why should such a good and holy individual person die for everyone's sin? How does such a violent act make for a peaceful outcome with…

Church of tares

This video presentation is three hours long, but worth the watch. The film takes a close look at the big church themes and leadership of the day. It begs the question, just because thousands turn up and agree with a particular following, church group or…

Tithing is not a christian doctrine

An excellent essay about the false teaching of tithing obligations in the church. The following essay is a summary of my book, Should the Church Teach Tithing? A Theologian’s Conclusions about a Taboo Doctrine. The book itself is a greatly expanded version of my PH.

Have the Apostolic gifts ceased?

Phil Johnson runs a lecture on the Biblical premise that the Apostolic gifts have indeed ceased in contrast to the complete cannonisation of scripture, including the new testament, that scripture is enough. 1 Corinthians 13:8 8 Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass…

God proves Himself and His Word as infallible

And He uses a nation to do it, the nation of Israel. Deuteronomy 4:35 35 To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord is God; there is no other besides him. What did God show that we might know that He…

Three chapters to read in our Bible

Three books of the Bible that will give you much of why Jesus Christ had to come and die for us. Galatians 3, Romans 3 and Philippians 3. Please remember, it is because of the righteousness of Jesus Christ that we can stand before God,…

Five words you need to know in Christianity

These are some of the basic words (terms) you should know about in Christianity, some that you may not have heard of before. Even christians that have grown up in the church may not have heard of some of these terms and their true meaning…

Sanctification

by Bradford A. Mullen The generic meaning of sanctification is "the state of proper functioning." To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer. A pen is "sanctified" when used to write. Eyeglasses are…

Reconciliation

by William J. Woodruff Reconciliation comes from the Greek family of words that has its roots in allasso [ajllavssw]. The meaning common to this word group is "change" or "exchange." Reconciliation involves a change in the relationship between God and man or man and man.

Propitiation

Dictionaries - Easton's Bible Dictionary - Propitiation Propitiation [N] [B] that by which God is rendered propitious, i.e., by which it becomes consistent with his character and government to pardon and bless the sinner. The propitiation does not procure his love or make him loving;…