Science vs Scripture. Reason vs faith. Why is it that these things are so frequently pitted against each other? Well, it’s not really a mystery. Doctrines of old oppose new scientific theories. Faith holds to things which are often difficult to understand. So of course these conflicts will arise. Yet I want to hopefully add some … Continue reading "Theory and Doctrine: Interpretations in Scripture and Nature"
If the sheep know His voice, then tell me what is the choice For the ones who haven’t heard and have no need to rejoice? Father, help me understand. “Hearts Safe”, Tenth Avenue North The Gospel is the power of God for salvation. “Amen!” we say. But what about those who have never heard the … Continue reading "The Island Savage: What about Those Who Never Hear?"
I never want to be a heretic. Of course, if you ask some Catholics, Seventh Day Adventists, Orthodox Christians, and people from other groups, I already am one. Still, I profess Christ crucified, and I agree with the great ecumenical creeds of Christian history, so I dare to think that I am safe. Plus, I’m … Continue reading "The Benefits (and Dangers) of Reading Heretics"
Almost everyone in church has heard this at some point. Someone who refuses to use anything but a KJV Bible has told you, “The NIV leaves out verses, taking away from God’s Word!” Your immediate response may have been scoffing, but perhaps later during a sermon or Bible study you noticed something like 1 John … Continue reading "Why Does the NIV Leave Out Verses?"
I am a believer in Biblical inerrancy. As far as I understand, the 66 books of God’s inspired Word contain no errors on any subject on which they make any statement. Unfortunately, though, the 66 books of the Bible were written by 40+ authors over a period of nearly 2000 years. So they don’t always … Continue reading "Inerrancy Will Be the Death of Me"