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)

The Dangers of the Word of Faith Movement: Positive Confession

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Martin Hengel and R. T. France on the Gospel titles, κατα Μαθθαιον, κατα Μαρκον, κατα Λυκαν, κατα Ιωαννην

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
Ibn Issam wrote: Sorry but Jesus did not “predict His own arrest, trials, crucifixion, death and resurrection several times.” The Gospels were written by unknown pseudepigraphal authors who were writing about the events after…

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Since they started learning our language, and challenging us in our mother tongue . . .

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
Ahmed Deedat explains why he started his own Islamic Da’wa (Invitation) – his work of debating Christians and inviting people to Islam. Deedat recounts the author of the book, “Izharul Haqq”, ( اظهار الحق…

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Historical Evidence for the Gospels, Dr. Timothy McGrew

Posted in Apologetics, Bart Ehrman, Bible is not corrupted, church history, early church history, Gospel according to John, Gospel according to Luke, Gospel according to Mark, Historical reliability of the Bible

What scholars and other skeptics and Muslim “apologists” (those who give Da’wa and defend Islam) ignore

As you listen, please open the Bible, and stop and read the passages and think about them: John 1:1-5 John 1:14 John 20:28 Dr. White makes a great point – “he said to him” – εἶπεν αὐτῷ – clearly “My … Continue reading

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Response to Catholic Nick on Imputation as part of Justification by Faith Alone

http://thessalonians516.blogspot.com/search/label/Imputation Joey Henry wrote an excellent 8 part response that I hope to write more about later.

Posted in Justification, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholic false practices, Roman Catholicism

Cyprian vs. Stephen, Bishop of Rome, 257-258 AD

From the web-Archive Originally posted on Jan. 19, 2015 Third Century Opposition to Claims of Primacy by Stephen (d. 257) especially by Cyprian (d. 258) On Catholic Answers, episode #6796, Dr. David Anders argued that in the third century Pope Stephen … Continue reading

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