TULIP: The Doctrine of Irrisistable Grace

I dive back into my look at the TULIP with the doctrine of Irresistible Grace, which corresponds to the fourth letter. As with previous examples, I find the Calvinist position lacking any Scriptural support.

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Bible Contradiction: Mark, Acts, and the Unforgivable Sin

Does Mark 3:9 contradict Acts 13:39 in regards to the unforgivable sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit? The solution to this problem is found by defining the concept of forgiveness in the ancient world.

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Bible Study: Luke 14:33 and the Absurd Command

I’ve seen some confusion among skeptical circles concerning a strange command in Luke 14:33. Does Jesus tell us to sell all our possessions? If the disciples didn’t sell all they had, were they not taking Jesus’s words seriously?

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Is Christian Rock Unbiblical? Part 2. Is Silence Prohibitive?

In part one of my look at Christian rock, I examined four common arguments opposed to it and found there to be a lack of any serious prohibition. In this article, I’ll take a look at a position that seems to turn the above findings on its head. If the Bible is silent on music does that mean it prohibits it?

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Biblical Study: Does James Condemn Doubt?

When it comes to beliefs, opinions, and intellectual problems revolving around those said beliefs, doubt in them can be a sign of honest truth searching. But one Scripturally informed skeptic pointed to a passage from the book of James that seemed to condemn such thinking. Let’s see what’s really going on here.

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Does Exodus 21:22-25 Support Abortion?

In this article, I’ll take a serious look at an exegesis by an atheist skeptic in regards to a Biblical passage that’s said to support abortion. Are they right, or is the Bible pointing to something else?

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