For a lot of Christians, the topic of judging is an oft-avoided subject. Some believe we have no right to judge another at all and ignore moral wrongdoing. But is that what Jesus is really advocating?
Does Paul tell us of two Gods? Did one live in the Old Testament and die in the New?
It’s an unfortunate truth that many of us often have the tendency to jump onto Biblical verses that support a feel-good message while ignoring others that don’t seem to agree. A recent example of this I’ve seen in the church is the Judgement Seat of Christ. What is the Judgement Seat, and how do we reconcile these passages with the doctrine of Atonement?
Here’s an excellent refutation of a supposed Biblical contradiction by fellow apologist Jim.
This is a look at another alleged Bible contradiction from Luke 9 according to the Skeptic Annotated Bible.
Today’s question: Who is for or against Jesus?
Those who are not with Jesus are against him.
He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters.” Luke 11:23
Those who are not against Jesus are for him.
for he who is not against you is for you.” Luke 9:50
I think when we examine the passage carefully this will be shown to be not a contradiction. Let’s take a closer look:
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The theology of the reformation has been a topic of personal study the past few weeks. Calvinism and Arminianism have been pitted against each other numerous times, some I would dare say leaving more confused or bewildered because of it. Both of these doctrines have caused their fair share of fear, awe, uncertainty, and tears, so I shall attempt to hopefully clear a few things up with a series looking at each doctrine of the acronym TULIP along with examining the verses used for and against them. This post will serve as a summary of this series so links will be posted here at the time of completion.
Perseverance of the Saints
Additional verses and passages examined will be included as they are completed.
An important summary of each interpretation of the concept of predestination can be found in Glenn Millar’s article here.
Does Jesus’s atonement free us of moral obligation and responsibility? The rumor has been spreading around the skeptic community for some time now so it’s high time we took a good look at it.