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Why is it Sometimes Difficult to Know God’s Will?

Sometimes I wish the Bible were more specific about some things. When making big decisions – when studying particularly complicated, hot-button topics in categories of worship, morality, or ethics – when giving people counsel – sometimes I catch myself wishing that God had more clearly spelled out verbatim what He wants. However, God didn’t ask […]

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The Inerrancy of Scripture: What’s at Stake

Every now and then, people will kick around the idea of the “inerrancy” of Scripture. What does inerrancy mean, and why is it such a big deal? What is inerrancy? When we say something is inerrant, we mean it is without error, mistake, contradiction, or falsehood. Inerrant means “true, trustworthy, reliable, accurate, and infallible.” Thus, […]

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What It Means To Be Free In Christ

“Jesus has set me free. Therefore, I don’t have to worry about getting everything right,” said one Christian. “Yes,” another chimed in. “Trying to follow every command in the Bible would make you a legalist, when Jesus specifically freed you from the Law.” Is this what the Bible teaches? After all, Jesus said: And Paul […]

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7 Tips for Thinking Right about Bible Translations

1. The King James Version was not the first English translation. John Wycliff translated the first English Bible between 1382 to 1395, but he translated it from the Latin Vulgate (meaning he translated it from another translation). Then, in 1526, William Tyndale translated the New Testament and about half of the Old Testament from Hebrew […]

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Your Systematic Theology Is Showing

They say everyone’s a critic. Well, everyone’s a theologian, too. Even in our increasingly secular, post-Christian world, theology is inescapable. You see, every worldview has theological implications. For example, atheism is the theological view that God does not exist. Secularism is the theological attempt to separate religion from everyday life. Postmodernism is the theological idea […]

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Why Do People Interpret The Bible Differently?

One man is a member of this church because of this Biblical reason, another is a member of that church because of that Biblical reason. One man believes or practices this, another believes or practices that. Why do so many people study the same New Testament, but draw different conclusions? Concerning interpreting the Bible, G.H. […]

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Stuff I Like (2/6/14)

Overview Of English Bible Translations This is a really helpful chart outlining the main English translations of the Bible, offering some helpful distinctions between the versions. Now you know why I’m not the world’s biggest fan of the NIV. Why You Should Never, Ever Put Two Spaces After A Period You know who you are. […]

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The Real State Of The Union Is Undeniable

Last night, President Barack Obama gave the 2014 “State of the Union” address to congress. Over the course of his 65 minute speech, he discussed matters such as the tax code, infrastructure, federal minimum wage, energy, education, healthcare, defense, and diplomatic efforts. Historically, the State of the Union address is presented annually by the President […]

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My 10 Favorite Bible Verses About Faith

It All Comes Down To Faith “We walk by faith, not by sight” (2 Cor. 5:7), meaning there is no Christianity without faith. Who Doesn’t Want More Faith? If you ask anyone who claims to be a Christian if they want to grow in faith, the universal answer is “Yes!” Why? The more we grow […]

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