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)

Moses wrote about Jesus the Messiah

This article claims that John 5:46 is wrong and that Jesus did not say it and that Moses did not write about the coming Messiah Jesus. Yet Jesus Himself said that Moses DID write and predict Him. John 5:46 If … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Atonement for sin, Genesis, Gospel according to John, Islam, Messiah in OT in work of atonement, Muslims, OT Prophecies, Prophesy Fulfilled | 19 Comments

The Qur’an misunderstands the Trinity

“Does the Qur’an misunderstand the Trinity?   [Analysis of Sūrat al-ikhlāṣ] (Surah 112) Surah 112 (Al-Ikhlas =  الاخلاص ، “The Purity”) does not show knowledge or understanding of the Trinity nor the eternal Sonship of Christ, nor the Deity of Christ, … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, church history, Council of Nicea, Deity of Christ, early church history, Islam, Muslims, Nicea, The doctrine of the Trinity

More Substitutionary atonement in Islamic sources

For more see: Why did Allah substitute an innocent ram in the place of Abraham’s son? Islam could not get rid of the concept of substitutionary atonement.

Posted in Apologetics, Islam, Muslims, Substitutionary Atonement | 21 Comments

Refutation of Bart Ehrman

Refutation of Bart Ehrman’s charge that the Gospel of John contradicts the Synoptics on the matter of the day of the crucifixion of Christ. Key Historical background truths that help us understand the issue:  The Jews started counting when a … Continue reading

Posted in Answering apparent contradictions in the Bible, Apologetics, Bart Ehrman, Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Death of Jesus on the cross, Gospel according to John, Historical reliability of the Bible

Response to Paul Williams on the Gospel according to Matthew

Muslims have to spend their energy trying to make the New Testament contradict within itself and use liberal scholarship like Bart Ehrman, James D. G. Dunn, Dale Martin, John Dominic Crossan, Christopher Tuckett, etc. – who are mostly warmed over … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Gospel according to Matthew, Gospel Truth, Islam, Muslims, Paul Bilal Williams | 7 Comments

Insightful comments on Philippians 4:5

John MacArthur has some very insightful comments on the verse in Philippians 4:5 – Let your forbearing / reasonable / content / gracious / gentle spirit be evident to all men, the Lord is near”. “Rejoice in the Lord always; … Continue reading

Posted in Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual growth

Praise the Father, Praise the Son, Praise the Spirit, three in One.

 

Posted in Music, Spiritual growth, Spiritual songs, worship