One of the street preachers I was speaking with yesterday, the one who told me that we aren’t supposed to interpret the Bible or try to find out what specific words in the Bible mean, likes to use his own conversion experience as proof that he’s been saved, and that those who disagree with his… Continue reading Out of the frying pan, into the fire
I had some discussions today with a few of the Toronto street preachers I’ve mentioned before, and they made some interesting assertions. While they claim to not be KJV-Onlyists (even though they appear to think it’s a more accurate translation than some other Bible versions, particularly the literal translations those of us in the body… Continue reading Is it okay to interpret the Bible?
I wrote the following in response to a post on Reddit some time back, and I thought it might be useful to share on my website as well, for those who aren’t necessarily entirely familiar with eschatology and what the various books of the Bible say is still to come. I should say, this is… Continue reading Events still to come
Before getting into the topic at hand, which is the order of salvations to come that Paul wrote about, it’s important to understand why humans actually sin in the first place (other than Adam and Eve; they had a whole other reason that we don’t have time to get into here), and why Jesus didn’t… Continue reading Each in their own order
Apparent contradictions in the Bible are some of the greatest evidences that there are at least two Gospels. Please note that I’m not saying these things actually are contradictions. I’m just saying that they seem to be contradictions if one doesn’t consider the proper context of each passage, and also that taking the context into… Continue reading How one baptism proves two Gospels
First things first, I need to point out that I’m not taking a position on whether you should consider abortion to be right or wrong for you in this article. As far as those of us in the church called the body of Christ go, worrying about whether something is sinful or not isn’t something… Continue reading A few thoughts on abortion
I’m not actually going into detail on these topics in this post, because I’ve already written about all of this extensively throughout this site (as well as in my free eBook). I’m simply posting this so I can have a page with links to other articles I’ve written about these related topics which I can… Continue reading What you need to know about death, heaven, and “hell”
When you tell most Christians that the outcome of Paul’s Gospel is that everyone will eventually experience the free gift of salvation, they’ll inevitably say that people have to receive the gift in order to be saved, as though that statement helps support their position that not everyone will be saved. What they really mean… Continue reading How Christians reject the free gift of salvation
When a Christian discovers that my current interpretations of Scripture aren’t the same as the interpretations they hold to, on most occasions they feel compelled to tell me I’m wrong and that I need to stop interpreting Scripture that way. The problem is, nearly every Christian who has condemned my beliefs will try to convince… Continue reading A challenge for Christians regarding my theology
[All passages are quoted from the Concordant Literal Version of the Bible.] Me: I’d like to quote some passages the apostle Paul wrote that I’ve memorized. Would you be willing to listen to them and let me know if I’m remembering them correctly? Him (a street preacher): Sure. Go for it. Me: Okay, cool. Thanks.… Continue reading Did Paul mean the opposite of what he wrote?