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12/25/2017 08:00 AM
The King Of Kings Is Born!
Behold! The King of kings is born! And remember, God’s promise concerning [Him]…He will bring forth justice to the nations. Isa 42:1 One of the many hopes Christianity brings mankind. Merry Christmas!

11/06/2017 11:59 AM
Prayer for Protection against Oppressors
A Prayer of David. Psalms 17 Hear a just cause, O Lord, give heed to my cry; Give ear to my prayer, which is not from deceitful lips. Let my judgment come forth from Your presence; Let Your eyes look … Continue reading

11/05/2017 10:05 AM
The Secret Way of God
“Whom God intends to destroy he delivers up to infatuation.”  (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible, Exodus 10:1-11) Is this not still true today?  People harden their heart against their Creator and judicially God makes that heart hard. The … Continue reading

10/18/2017 03:42 PM
Reformation Women: Katharina Schutz Zell
Quotes: Reformation Women: Katharina Schutz Zell “She combines the graces of both Mary and Martha.” Intense and capable, Katharina became the early Reformation’s leading female author. Sometimes called the “Mother Reformer,” she spent herself in gospel service. It was one … Continue reading

10/18/2017 03:20 PM
Where Does Ultimate Authority Lie?
Quotes: Where Does Ultimate Authority Lie? There is a science in theology and in biblical studies that we call hermeneutics. It is the science of biblical interpretation. It teaches objective principles and rules that govern our treatment of the text, … Continue reading

10/11/2017 09:56 PM
How The Media Fakes The News

10/04/2017 10:28 AM
Husks and Ashes
J. Campbell White writes: Most men are not satisfied with the permanent output of their lives. Nothing can wholly satisfy the life of Christ within his followers except the adoption of Christ’s purpose toward the world he came to redeem. … Continue reading

09/17/2017 09:01 AM
Gnosticism – 5b. The Origins of Gnosticism
5b. The origins of Gnosticism.   [From the previous post: No one has yet shown, however, that the Gnostic Redeemer existed before Christian times… what fertile soil the Early Church provided for Gnostic teaching…] The Hermetic lit., some of which … Continue reading

09/16/2017 09:00 AM
Gnosticism – 5a. The Origins of Gnosticism
5a. The origins of Gnosticism.   Continental scholars have often argued that Gnosticism is of pre-Christian origin, the figure of a cosmic redeemer being taken over from Eastern, specifically Iranian, sources, which are also the prime source of its dualism. … Continue reading

09/10/2017 09:00 AM
Gnosticism – 4c. The revision of Christian theology
Sin and salvation. Evil is associated with matter, ignorance, formlessness, distortion. Consequently salvation is to slough off defilement rather than to receive forgiveness for offenses. Salvation comes as illumination dispelling ignorance, triumphing over the material. The Gospel is principally a … Continue reading