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What Is the One True Christian View on Evolution?

| June 27, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt Trick question!  There isn’t one, despite what some people will tell you.  You see, the issue of exactly how God brought forth life on earth is just not something that is part of the essential teachings of Christianity.  What are the essential teachings of Christianity?  Those doctrines that were elucidated by […]

What Is the Gospel?

| December 10, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt You would think this question would be pretty easy to answer because the gospel message is something that Christians talk about all the time.  However, it is difficult to find the gospel explained in one place within the Bible.  There is, however, one passage where the gospel is defined, and that […]

What Were They Arguing About at the Council of Nicaea in A.D. 325?

| April 29, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt In A.D. 325, an ecumenical council of Christian bishops gathered to discuss a theological issue that was tearing apart the unity of the church. A common misconception about this council was that the argument was over whether Jesus was God or man. In fact, this idea has become so popular that […]

How Brittle Are Your Christian Beliefs?

| April 8, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Agnostic New Testament scholar Bart Ehrman wrote in his book, Misquoting Jesus, that his Christian beliefs began to fall apart when he realized that there was a mistake, an error, in the Gospel of Mark.  Now, I think that the alleged mistake is not a mistake, but let’s assume for a […]

What Do God and Science Have to Do with Each Other?

| November 30, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Ever since I became an evangelical believer in Christ, about 12 years ago, I have noticed that there is uneasiness among my evangelical brothers and sisters with certain fields of science.  This uneasiness, I quickly learned, has much to do with the age of the universe and the origins of mankind.  […]

Do Catholics Affirm Justification by Faith Alone?

| November 20, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt One of the most remarkable lectures I ever heard at an apologetics conference was a Friday morning session with Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College.  Kreeft is a highly respected Catholic scholar who has taught at BC for many years and written more than 60 books. Kreeft’s lecture focused […]

Vatican Opens Door to Anglicans

| October 20, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Pope Benedict XVI has decided to make it easier for Anglicans who have become disaffected with liberalism in their communion to join the Roman Catholic Church.  Below is a quote from a Wall Street Journal article: Pope Benedict XVI introduced a fast track for Anglicans seeking to join Roman Catholicism, a […]

Should Catholic Apologists Be Invited to Speak at an Evangelical Apologetics Conference?

| September 3, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt In a recent post, I mentioned some of the speakers at an upcoming apologetics conference sponsored by Southern Evangelical Seminary.  One blog commenter noticed that Catholic speakers were being featured at the event and argued that they should not be.  He believes that Catholics are not Christians, and therefore cannot properly […]

Thoughts On This Past Sunday

| March 26, 2009

We had The Lord’s Supper this past Sunday.  For the Mormons reading this, the Lord’s Supper is essentially the same as partaking of “The Sacrament”.  It was a wonderful experience!  We started the service by Baptizing several new members/believers and the Spirit of Christ filled the chapel the entire evening.  Some close friends and their children were […]

Is the Trinity Biblical?

| January 14, 2009

Many non-Christian groups who accept some form of the New Testament – Muslims, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses – claim that the Christian doctrine of the Trinity is false.  One of the arguments often used is that the concept of the Trinity cannot be found in Scripture, so the doctrine cannot be true. This argument, however, will […]

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