Category Archives: Christian Life

Syncretism in America – Part One

There are many definitions out there of syncretism as it relates to religion.  Van Rheenen describes it as “the blending of Christian beliefs and practices with those of the dominant culture so that Christianity loses its distinctive nature and speaks … Continue reading

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The Atonement – Part Four

Having reviewed and analyzed the Christus Victor, Moral Government and the Penal Substitution view, I am further persuaded that the Penal Substitution view is the most Biblically accurate view of the atonement of Christ.  The arguments made against it can … Continue reading

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The Atonement – Part Three

Through the ages, Christians have agreed that Christ is the Son of God; that he was sent down to us to reconcile our relationship with the Father, a relationship which was broken by Adam’s choosing to transgress and disobey God’s … Continue reading

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The Atonement – Part Two

The apostle Paul speaks of our sinful nature because of Adam’s fall (as representative of the whole human race) in 1 Corinthians 15:22: “for as in Adam all die,…” (c.f. Rom. 5:14-18); in Colossians 1:21, Paul speaks of our personal … Continue reading

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The Atonement – Part One

As we study the history of the people of Israel in the Old Testament, we find numerous passages mentioning atonement for sin.[1]  God required that the Israelites make a blood sacrifice in order to atone for their sins.  These sacrifices … Continue reading

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A Review: Good To Great in God’s Eyes by Chip Ingram

I have recently done a review of Chip Ingram’s Good To Great in God’s Eyes for one of my classes and I though I’d share a little of if with you.  It’s a great book, go read it!  😀 Pastor … Continue reading

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