Tag: Bible

  • Corporal Punishment: YAY or NAY?

    I strongly believe in corporal punishment when it comes to children. And further, I believe it is absolutely biblical! I have seen the results of people who were raised without corporal punishment, and I contrast that with the people I know who were raised with corporal punishment. The differences are stark! Spare the rod, spoil […]

  • Early Church Fathers and the question of authority

    As I see it, Scripture confers no special status to the so-called Early Church Fathers. As such their theological opinions should be judged against the Scriptures and they should not be given substantial weight when interpreting Scripture. They were closer to the Apostolic age and may well have some insights into certain matters, but their […]

  • Interpreting the Bible

    Here are 17 principles of hermeneutics (the system we used to interpret Scripture) which I have found helpful. If you have additional principles please mention them in the comments. Scripture interprets Scripture Often, we find that Scripture interprets itself! In some instances, another biblical writer interprets another biblical passage. So, you should compare Scripture with […]

  • Outrageous Western anti-Putin and anti-Russia hatred

    There seems to be no limit to the West’s hatred for Russian President Vladimir Putin! This Christian psychologist, Dr. James Dobson, is taking a cue from CBN founder Pat Robertson who years ago called for the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in 2005. Dobson, in a recent monthly newsletter to his ministry supporters, has […]

  • Problems in Roman Catholic Theology

    As a Reformed Protestant, it should be no surprise that I have numerous problems with Roman Catholic theology. We actually agree on some things, such as the Real Presence of Christ in communion. Roman Catholics describe this process as transubstantiation whereas I prefer to keep it a mystery and eschew the outdated Aristotelian categories of […]

  • Abortion Deconstructed

    Since January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decision in the matter of Roe v. Wade found in favor of the “Jane Roe” (Norma McCorvey), who was seeking an abortion in Texas. The Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s “right” to an abortion was a constitutional right. Even though the US Consitution explicitly affirms the right […]

  • Jewish Objections

    Here is a wonderful set of apologetics books I came across. “Answering Jewish Objections to Jesus” by Dr. Michael L. Brown. Dr. Brown is a Jew and grew up in the Jewish religion. He became a Messianic Charismatic Christian in his 20s, and since then he has devoted his life to Christian apologetics. Dr. Brown […]

  • Rapture vs Second Coming

    I am convinced that Scripture teaches that the Rapture of the Church (pretribulational) and Christ’s Second Coming to earth are two distinct events. Taking It to the Bedrock My belief that there will be a Pre-Tribulation Rapture of the Church stands on the bedrock of the following foundational tenets: A) The Bible is the Word […]