Category Archives: Doctrine

Denominations: Eastern Orthodox Church (Part 2)

Authority 1.  The Bible They claim high regard for the Bible.  Orthodox Church in America states, “The Bible is central in the life of the church and gives both form and content to the church’s liturgical and sacramental worship, just … Continue reading

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Denominations: Eastern Orthodox Church (Part 1)

Many people divide Christendom into three major branches: Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox or Orthodox Catholic, and Protestantism.  The Eastern Orthodox Church is the third largest branch.  It is the second largest denomination in the world.  There are nearly 260 million … Continue reading

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Denominations: Catholic Church (Part 3)

Beliefs and Practices 1.  Original Sin The Catholic Church teaches that children are born in sin.  Catechism of the Catholic Church reads, “Born with a fallen nature and tainted by Original Sin, children also have need of new birth in … Continue reading

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Do We Have Absolute Truth?

We do not know all things.  In the physical realm, not all has been discovered (Proverbs 25:2 cf. Job 38 – 42).  In the spiritual realm, not all has been revealed.  We do not know when the Lord will return … Continue reading

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Does Truth Reveal One Plan of Salvation?

What is truth?  It is reality.  The New Testament declares that God’s word is truth (John 17:17; Ephesians 1:13; Colossians 1:5-6).  God’s word declares spiritual reality.  This is what the New Testament declares. According to the New Testament, each accountable … Continue reading

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How Many Resurrection Days? (or Weep Not As Those Who Have No Hope)

Premillennialists believe that there will be two resurrection days, separated by 1,007 years.  They typically teach: (1) The righteous dead will be raised and the righteous (both dead and living) will be raptured from the earth.  (2) Tribulation will last … Continue reading

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Is Man Born In Sin? (Part 2)

Many teach that man is born in sin.  Consider: (1) Catechism of the Catholic Church Second Edition – “(Adam) has transmitted to us a sin with which we are all born afflicted, a sin which is the ‘death of the … Continue reading

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Is Man Born In Sin? (Part 1)

Calvinism is a doctrine which has influenced many denominations.  It is summed up in five points, known as the TULIP.  T = Total Hereditary Depravity.  U = Unconditional Election.  L = Limited Atonement.  I = Irresistible Grace.  P = Perseverance of … Continue reading

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The AntiChrist

No shortage of speculation exist, and has existed, concerning the identity of the antichrist.  Some have pointed to government leaders, such as Peter the Great, Napoleon, Hitler, Reagan, Gorbachev, and Obama.  Others have pointed to religious leaders, such as the … Continue reading

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Attracting A Crowd

A couple of writings have caught my attention recently. Both concerned preachers and gathering a crowd. The Bible says, “the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall heap to themselves teachers, … Continue reading

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