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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 Do You Love Your Neighbor?

| June 18, 2012

Post Author: Bill Pratt For each of us there is one person who we always forgive every time they do something wrong. There is one person who we always give the benefit of the doubt. There is one person who we always judge with their intentions in mind rather than just their actions. There is […]

What Was Jesus’ Birth Really Like?

| December 3, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt (re-posted from last year) New Testament scholar Ben Witherington III has written a brief  article that discusses the birth narrative as conveyed in Luke 2.  Witherington reminds us that the modern version of Jesus’ birth is not exactly faithful to the biblical account.  “Like works of art that have been lacquered […]

Do Mormons Worship the God of the Bible? Post 3

| June 1, 2010

Post Author: Darrell As discussed in the last post, the Mormon Church teaches that God the Father has a body of flesh and bone. Unfortunately for Mormons, there are biblical problems with this teaching. John 4:24 says, “God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” This verse has long been held as […]

Do Mormons Worship the God of the Bible? Post 1

| May 28, 2010

Post Author: Darrell In its short 180 year life, the Mormon Church has had a curious relationship with traditional Christianity. A quick look through Mormon history will demonstrate that the LDS Church has a long history of degrading Christian teachings. As a result, it is somewhat odd to find modern day LDS leaders referring to their […]

Who Is the Real Superman?

| May 10, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt If you’ve ever listened to Ravi Zacharias, you’ve noticed he likes to quote from English journalist Malcolm Muggeridge.  One of my favorite quotes from Muggeridge has to do with his description of the frailty of nations and empires, with particular attention to those of the 20th century.  In a gripping message, […]

If Jesus Is God, Why Did He Get Tired?

| March 1, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt If Jesus is God, and God is uncaused, immaterial, omniscient, omnipotent, and eternal (and lots of other things), then don’t we have a problem with Jesus being a real man who lived in 1st century Palestine?  After all, Jesus grew tired, but God doesn’t get tired; Jesus sometimes didn’t know things, […]

Did Paul Invent Christianity? Part 2

| January 20, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt We pick up from part 1 of this post to see why Paul could not have invented a version of Christianity foreign to Jesus’ teachings. McFarland continues making his case: The point is this:  the key teachings of the Gospel (Jesus is the sinless Son of God; He died for our […]

Did Paul Invent Christianity? Part 1

| January 18, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt Recently I’ve run across people who believe that the apostle Paul effectively hijacked Jesus’ teachings and invented most of what we today call Christianity.  Even though this seems to be a view with few advocates, it is still an important charge that is being made.  How do we answer this question? […]

Did Jesus Say Baptism Is Required For Entrance Into Heaven? – #3 Post of 2009

| December 28, 2009

Post Author: Darrell The LDS Church teaches that Baptism is required for entrance into The Celestial Kingdom (Heaven).  They often cite Christ’s conversation with Nicodemus in John chapter 3 as evidence to support their position.  However, a closer look at this conversation does not in fact support the Mormon view.  Let’s go through this conversation verse by […]

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