Author Archives: Ken Temple

About Ken Temple

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I am a sinner who has been saved by the grace of God alone (Ephesians 2:8-9), through faith alone (Galatians 2:16; Romans 3:28; 4:1-16), in Christ alone (John 14:6). But a true faith does not stay alone, it should result in change, fruit, good works, and deeper levels of repentance and hatred of my own sins of selfishness and pride. I am not better than you! I still make mistakes and sin, but the Lord is working on me, conforming me to His character. (Romans 8:28-29; 2 Corinthians 3:16-18) When I do sin, I hate the sin as it is an affront to God, and seek His forgiveness in repentance. (Mark 1:15; 2 Corinthians 7:7-10; Colossians 3:5-16 ) Praise God for His love for sinners (Romans 5:8), shown by the voluntary coming of Christ and His freely laying down His life for us (John 10:18), becoming flesh/human (John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8), dying for sins of people from all nations, tribes, and cultures (Revelation 5:9), on the cross, in history, rising from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 28, Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24; John 20-21; 1 Corinthians chapter 15). His resurrection from the dead proved that Jesus is the Messiah, the eternal Son of God, the word of God from eternity past; and that He was all the gospels say He was and that He is truth and the life and the way to salvation. (John 14:6)

Discussion on Allan Ruhl’s channel about Protestant Faith vs. Roman Catholic Faith

I want to thank Allan Ruhl for having me on his You Tube channel. The sound quality was not good at times, but hopefully, Lord willing, we can do more of these in the future. Basically, I mentioned the major … Continue reading

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“Christ’s incarnation sanctified matter”?

Can physical matter (water, bread, relics, icons, statues, rituals, pilgrimages) cause regeneration or increase in sanctifying grace to come into our souls? My comments here are responses to Jay Dyer’s Response to Vocab Malone’s criticism of Eastern Orthodoxy and Chrismation. … Continue reading

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“Justified” means different things in different contexts

When Protestants quote 1 Clement 32 to demonstrate “Sola Fide” in the early church, the Roman Catholic apologist answers back with 1 Clement 30. But see the context! When he says in I Clement 30, “being justified by works and … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Catholic Converts Examined

The same application of this video and my arguments can be made to Evangelicals who are tempted to convert to Eastern Orthodoxy or Oriental Orthodoxy or the Assyrian Church of the East. This is an excellent analysis of how Roman … Continue reading

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Physical water does not cleanse the soul

In Roman Catholic Apologetics, (and also Eastern Orthodoxy), in defending “Baptismal Regeneration”, a lot is made of Justin Martyr’s section on baptism in his First Apology, 61. My friend Rod Bennett made a lot of his argument on that in … Continue reading

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Hatun Tash explains why she was attacked

See the previous post on the attack.

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Trinity vs. Tawheed

This was an excellent debate where James White explains and defends the doctrine of the Trinity vs. a Muslim named Jake Brancatella, who uses worldly human philosophy over God’s Revelation (the New Testament). God has revealed Himself in history through … Continue reading

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Hatun Tash is a brave woman.

Please watch the video below. Pray for our sister in Christ, Hatun Tash, who was brutally attacked and stabbed with a knife by a Muslim. Thank God for freedom of speech in the west and pray that God Almighty would … Continue reading

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“It is not the intensity of faith that saves, rather it is object of faith that saves.”

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-ground-of-all-human-assurance-before-god/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJRz5fLCmM8

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What is faith?

“I do believe! Help my unbelief!” (Mark 9:24) Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Hebrews 11:1 is not a definition of faith, rather, in context, it is communicating what happens when we have … Continue reading

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