The “Whosoever” of John 3:16 Identified

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  All Scripture quotations are from the 1901 American Standard Version (ASV)   There is much debate between Calvinists and non-Calvinists (Arminians) about the meaning of the words “whosoever” and “world” in the NT as it relates to whom Christ died for. Calvinists believe that they refer only to the elect among the various people Read More …

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Understanding the Doctrine of Election

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  Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture is from the Berean Standard Bible (BSB).    Introduction The doctrine of election is one of the most difficult doctrines in the Bible to understand. Having been both Calvinist and non-Calvinist, and having taught both sides of the debate for many years, I can tell you—it’s complicated. There’s an Read More …

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Interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12

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  (Taken from my commentary on Revelation)   Commentary on 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 I don’t deal with all the details of this passage, but I do cover all the major points.    (2 Th 2:1) – 1 Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto Read More …

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Two Key Chapters in Revelation That Unlock This Book

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  There are numerous keys that unlock our understanding of the book of Revelation. But there are two chapters within the book itself that bring the whole book in proper perspective. Those two chapters are 13 and 17. These two chapters are related to each other. Both reveal the timeframe that Revelation deals with. Both Read More …

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Key Verse in Revelation That Disproves a Millennial Kingdom

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  There’s a verse in Revelation that I believe reveals convincingly that there is no earthly millennial kingdom: Revelation 15:1 – And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvellous, seven angels having seven plagues, which are the last, for in them is finished the wrath of God.   Here we see that God’s Read More …

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A Single Statement by Paul Refutes Universal Salvation

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  There are some people, including some Christians, who believe in universal salvation. This is the belief that everyone who dies will end up in Heaven. I know one person who takes this to the extreme and includes Satan and all his demons as those who will be saved. This same person hangs everything on Read More …

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Spiritual Enlightenment is the Fruit of Salvation

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  Those who have been truly born-again (Jn 1:12-13; Jn 3:3-8; 1 Pe 1:23), who are indwelt by the “Spirit of Truth” (Jn 15:26; Jn 16:13; 1 Jn 4:6), who have been “enlightened” (Eph 1:18) via regeneration (new-birth), will grow in their ability to see the truth and the kind of lives we’re to live Read More …

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The Use of “Yahweh” in Bible Translations

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  The name “Yahweh” is a commonly accepted spelling and pronunciation of God’s personal name among scholars. It’s the covenant name of the God of Israel. As for the meaning of this name, I’ll quote Got Questions?:   “The name Yahweh comes from the Hebrew word for “I am.” When God met Moses at the burning Read More …

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Does Premillennialism Really Make Sense?

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  Have you ever wondered why, in the Old Testament there is so much direct judgment from God upon people and nations? We see God’s judgment many times. That’s because the world at that time was not in the age of grace under the New Covenant of Christ like it is now. The judgments of Read More …

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This Verse Settles It. No Earthly Millennial Kingdom!

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  Introduction Acts 3:21 is our key verse. The whole context is Acts 3:18-25, as well as Acts 2:29-36. Both passages are spoken by Peter. He preached the first part on the day of Pentecost. The second part he preached on another occasion (healing of the lame man at the temple), but both are part Read More …

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The Roles of Men and Women – Genesis 1-3 is key (Updated)

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  Introduction Most Christians who follow social media are probably aware of the ongoing debate between complementarianism and egalitarianism, which refer to the roles of men and women in the church and home. This debate is perhaps at an all time high, as there’s a good case to be made for both positions. Plus, social Read More …

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Systems of Theology — My Position

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  Note: My general statement of faith can be found here.    Introduction There are three primary systems of theology by which Christians understand and explain the Scriptures, especially in regard to how the Old and New Testaments relate to each other. It’s a science or a means by which we interpret the Bible (hermeneutic) and Read More …

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