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Were the Doctrines of the Trinity and the Dual Nature of Christ invented in the 4th and 5th Centuries?

| August 30, 2013

Post Author: Darrell (This post originally appeared on Darrell’s Thoughts and Reflections and is being reposted here for the benefit of TQA readers.) One of the charges I often hear leveled against Christianity today is that both the Doctrines of the Trinity and the Dual Nature of Christ were “invented” by the Church in the fourth […]

How Does Jesus Help Us Understand the Binding of Isaac?

| May 8, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  The story, in Genesis 22, of God commanding Abraham to sacrifice Isaac has always been perplexing to readers. However, this story takes on special significance to Christians, for it foreshadows the sacrifice of God’s Son for mankind. David Baggett and Jerry Walls, in Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality, bring this significance to light. […]

Was Jesus Just a Good Moral Teacher?

| March 13, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  There are people who take the Gospels to be more or less reporting history, but who claim, nevertheless, that Jesus was merely a good man, and nothing more. I am not here talking about skeptics who question virtually everything in the Gospels, who believe that almost all of the material is […]

Was Jesus Sinless and Does It Matter?

| March 11, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  Yes, he was, and this is an essential doctrine of Christianity. I was quite surprised several years ago when I was talking to a friend of mine at work about Jesus, and he asserted that obviously Jesus was not sinless because he became angry. My response to him was that anger, […]

Who Can We Worship?

| February 11, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt In every human institution, there are individuals who are at the top because of their athleticism, charisma, intelligence, personality, or physical appearance. The people who aren’t at the top often look up to those leaders, admire them, and in some cases, worship them. This phenomena takes place regardless of the particular […]

Has God Dealt Justly with the Human Race? Part 3

| January 25, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt Picking up from part 2, we continue the narrative of God’s dealings with mankind. Recall that God has sent messengers which his people have killed. What will he do next? Finally, God says to himself, “They just don’t want to hear from these messengers, so I guess I will go myself.” […]

Was Mary the Mother of God?

| July 23, 2012

I recently had a conversation with a Christian on Facebook regarding some of the passages in the Bible that refer to Mary.  During the conversation, I referred to Mary as The Mother of God (Theotokos).  This brought a rather stern reaction from him.  He stated, “Mary isn’t the Mother of God.  God is not born […]

Who Should I Thank on Thanksgiving?

| November 24, 2011

Please remember to thank the one person who makes your life worth living, the Lord Jesus Christ. “I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.” Psalm 69:30

Is Fundamentalism Bad?

| June 20, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt There are fewer words that are more loaded with a negative connotation than fundamentalism.  Generally when we hear that word, we have been trained by the media to react with either fear or disdain, or both.  After all, fundamentalists are supposed to be ignorant and violent. To be a fundamentalist used […]

Are There Things that Really Bother You about Christianity? – #1 Post of 2010

| December 31, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Does it bother you that the Bible is composed of 66 different books instead of one single tome? What about the fact that there were errors made in copying some of the Bible manuscripts over the last few thousand years? Does it cause you to doubt Christianity because there are some […]

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