Under the Influences?

We are influenced in many ways. “Do not be deceived, ‘Bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Cor. 15:33). “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise, but the companion of fools will suffer harm” (Prov. 13:20). Our families and neighbors that influence us greatly. The eras and locations in which people are born incredibly influence the … Continue reading Under the Influences?

SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND OTHER MIRACLES

Speaking in tongues is a prominent image in today’s religious landscape. The presence of “tongue speaking” in the New Testament has convinced many that they should speak in tongues today. Many will go so far as to say that unless one “speaks in tongues,” he or she isn’t saved. There are three positions on the … Continue reading SPEAKING IN TONGUES AND OTHER MIRACLES

Freedom from Sin Through Grace, Propitiation, and Faith

Restoration Theology

The words of Romans 3:19-20 are all too clear. “Now we know that whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God. 20For by works of the law no human being will be justified in his sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin.”

All are Lost

The book of Romans begins by demonstrating that all are lost. All have fallen under the penalty of sin. Especially those who have the Law—the Old Testament Law given through Moses. We are told that the whole world will be held “accountable to God” (3:19).

The word translated “accountable” or “guilty” (KJV) only occurs here in the Greek New Testament. It is defined as: “The state of an accused person who cannot reply at the trial initiated against him because…

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THE JESUS ONLY DOCTRINE: MUST THE BAPTIZER SAY THE WORDS “IN THE NAME OF JESUS” FOR BAPTISM TO BE VALID?

Introduction Matters of salvation are of prime importance. When someone teaches that something must be done in order for one to be saved, then that doctrine is either a saving truth or a condemning heresy. There is no middle ground. This study will refute the heretical claim that in order for one to be saved … Continue reading THE JESUS ONLY DOCTRINE: MUST THE BAPTIZER SAY THE WORDS “IN THE NAME OF JESUS” FOR BAPTISM TO BE VALID?