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  • The Salvation Equation: Faith = Salvation (+ Fruit + Works)

    While genuine believers’ works will be evaluated at the Judgment Seat of Christ they’re not saved by their works. This is made clear in the New Testament when Paul declared: at the present time there is a remnant chosen by grace. And if by grace, then it cannot be based on works; if it were, […]

  • Who Wrote the New Testament Books? Who Authorized them as Scripture Canon?

    All the Koine Greek Scriptures were written in the 1st century after the time of Christ. Here’s a list of the authors God used to write the New Testament Scriptures, followed by the texts they wrote, 27 books in total (the number following each book is the year it was written AD): Matthew: Matthew (67) […]

  • The Jehovah’s (False) Witnesses — Why You Should HEAD FOR THE HILLS

    Most of us have had (or will have) run-ins with members of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” due to their dedicated practice of canvasing neighborhoods to acquire converts. They claim to staunchly adhere to what the Bible teaches, but do they really? Are they a legitimate Christian organization? Is it wise to meet with them and consider […]

  • Amillennialism — What Is It? What’s Wrong With It?

    The doctrine of Amillennialism was formulated by Augustine of Hippo (354-430) around 400 AD, four centuries after the birth of Jesus Christ. ‘Amillennialism’ literally means “no millennium” and unsurprisingly maintains that there will be no literal thousand-year reign of Christ on earth before the eternal age of the new heavens and new earth, both of […]

  • The Five Earths of the Bible (and the Eight Ages)

    The idea of the Bible delineating “five earths” does not mean five altogether different earths as in God annihilating one earth and creating an altogether new planet from scratch. After all, the Bible shows that the earth was created to exist forever: You placed the world on its foundation so it would never be moved. […]

  • Hell (Lake of Fire): Eternal Torment or Everlasting Destruction?

    Traditionally, the most prominent view on eternal damnation is that people cast into hell—the lake of fire—will suffer fiery conscious torment forever and ever. Depicting the horrors of this belief was a favorite subject with artists in medieval times, resulting in all manner of ghastly portraits of people suffering unending agony. Some have since tried […]

  • Sheol / Hades: The “Intermediate State” of the Unsaved Dead

    The Great White Throne Judgment is when God will resurrect every un-regenerated soul from Hades (HAY-deez) to be judged as shown in this passage: The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, and each person was judged according to what he […]

  • The Believer’s “Intermediate State” (between Physical Death and Bodily resurrection)

    What does the spiritually-regenerated believer experience after physical decease and before bodily resurrection? In this article we will examine the Scriptures concerning the believer’s “intermediate state” between physical death and bodily resurrection. Here are the two views: The commonly understood position is that the disembodied souls of believers go straight to heaven when they die, […]

  • Faith — What Is It? Why Is It Important? How Does It Grow?

    There are six basic doctrines in Christianity and Faith in God is the second basic one, which indicates that it’s a foundational element of Christianity. Why? Here’s why: And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly […]

  • Spirit of the World — What is It?

    What is the “spirit of this world” noted in 1 Corinthians  2:12? Let’s read the verse: What we have received is not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us. 1 Corinthians  2:12 A relevant passage that comes to mind […]


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