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Category Archives: Apologetics
Did the Catholic Church Give Us the Bible?
A common refrain by Catholics is that the Roman Catholic Church gave the canon of scripture to man. It is reasoned that without the Roman Catholic Church the world would not even know which books to accept as scripture. This … Continue reading
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Sexual Identity and Sexual Confusion
This is a very confusing world. Bruce Jenner is now known as Caitlyn Jenner. The NEA considered replacing “mother” with “birthing parent.” Employers are requiring employees to use preferred pronouns. Toronto police were recently asking for help finding a missing … Continue reading
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5 Great Things: (#3) The Great Responsibility
Johnny Ramsey was one of the instructors when I attended Brown Trail School of Preaching. One of his classes was General Epistles (James – Jude). He taught us to remember each chapter by one key point. He provided the following … Continue reading
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Western Religions: Christian Science (Part 2)
Beliefs and Practices 1. Tenets of Christian Science Their website (christianscience.com) lists the following six “Tenets of Christian Science”: (1) “As adherents of truth, we take the inspired word of the Bible as our sufficient guide to eternal life.” At … Continue reading
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Impaled on a Torture Stake or Crucified on a Cross?
Jehovah’s Witnesses do not believe that Jesus was crucified on a cross. They believe that it is more accurate to say that he was impaled on a torture stake. (1) The New World Translation translates the noun (stauros) “torture stake.” … Continue reading
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Western Religions: Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society, Part 3
Beliefs and Practices 1. God. They say, “We worship the one true and Almighty God, the Creator, whose name is Jehovah” (What Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe?, jw.org). They do not believe in the Trinity. “The true God is one Person, … Continue reading
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