Sabbath Study Guide: For Truth Seekers Willing To Study

Is the Sabbath for today? Has it “changed” since the time of Messiah? There are many who assume many things about the Sabbath but have never actually studied the issue in depth. Until people take an honest look at the facts, they are simply repeating rumors, relying on hearsay, and basing their views on traditions…

7 Reasons Christians Should Celebrate Unleavened Bread Today

In 1 Corinthians 5:8, Paul says these often-overlooked words, “Let us celebrate The Feast.” What Feast is Paul referring to? Based on the context, Paul’s referent is the week-long Feast of Unleavened Bread; however, the kind of “purging of leaven” Paul is addressing here in 1 Cor 5 goes beyond that of the removal of…

The Overlooked Incarnation in Eph 2:14-18

Recently I recognized an amazing message many have overlooked regarding the referent of Eph 2:14’s first participial phrase that contains the words “both one” that centers on and emphasizes the literal physical incarnation of Christ Himself. How could we have missed this before? What I have found is that in most cases in which believers…

Why Study Christian Theology and Doctrine?

In the secular culture, teenagers tend to have a powerful impact on the shape of values, but not as great an impact as those adults who are in positions of power and influence. Infants, however, have virtually no impact on the shaping of cultural values. Their voice is not heard save their cries for more…

Controversies, Heresy, and When to Contend Earnestly for the Faith

Controversy “sells” these days. Words like “triggered” have become part of our everyday speech and lifestyle. Just turn on the news or social media and controversy abounds, and it’s easy to get sucked into it all, and well . . . “triggered.” We are of course called to “avoid foolish controversies and genealogies and strife…

What do Chanukah and Matthew 5:14-19 have in common?

What do Chanukah and Matthew 5:14-19 have in common? Let’s start by reading the text. You may get a hint of where I’m going with this. Matthew 5:14–19, “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden; 15 nor does anyone light a lamp and put it under…

Light is to Darkness as Sabbath is to _______________ ?

In is to out as up is to _______? Down. Right is to wrong as sanctified is to _______? Profaned. Each of these analogies demonstrates an antonym type relationship between the terms. Often students are tested on various types of analogies in which case the first three terms are given (as shown above) and one…

Full Critique of Bahnsen’s View on Ceremonial Law

The following is a full analysis of the THE SUMMARY previously posted. To see the shorter quick SUMMARY ONLY CLICK HERE. While there are many wonderful things to say about Bahnsen’s work on a variety of topics, the issue of ceremonial law is sadly not one of them. I have come to expect much more…

On WHAT do Bahnsen’s “Ceremonial Law” Abrogation Claims Rest?

While there are at least Five standard explanations as to why Christians “no longer keep” or observe so called “ceremonial laws” today (see the book Five Views on Law and Gospel), most Theologians use a number of illegitimate excuses to support their opinions that are easily shown to be inconsistent with the biblical texts. But…

American Vision’s Confusion “Concerning Halloween”

Normally I love American Vision and what they teach. But recently I saw this article come up again this year on Facebook. I saw it last year but this year I had to respond to it.  Here is the link to the article. My response is below. Concerning Halloween This article is in a word,…