Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Protestant,…or any other church affiliation: Are you saved?

After spending a lot of time reading and studying Paul’s letters, It has become more and more apparent to me that many churches around the world are guilty of preaching a different gospel than the one originally proclaimed by the early church fathers. Before I go any further, I want to be clear that I … Continue reading Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Protestant,…or any other church affiliation: Are you saved?

Same-sex Marriage, the Gospel, and What Does Either Have to Do With the Other

In response to an article by Franklin Graham, in which he laid out a case that true followers of Jesus could not condone same-sex marriage, I commented that followers of Jesus could condone same sex marriage and still be saved, but only at the expense of ignoring portions of God's word. Following this comment, I … Continue reading Same-sex Marriage, the Gospel, and What Does Either Have to Do With the Other

God’s sovereignty and the Bible…

Various forms of the Greek word for gospel (euaggelion, "good news") appear 101 times in the New Testament. The middle reference (50 before and 50 after) is in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. This is the definition passage for the gospel. The central focus, of course, is the death, physical burial, and bodily resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. This … Continue reading God’s sovereignty and the Bible…