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)

Purgatory

Debate on Purgatory and focus on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, between Tim Staples and James White. (from January of 2010)     Review of that debate on the Dividing Line: A Good Article on Purgatory: Purgatory – a good article with … Continue reading

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On Depression and Suicide

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/anthony-bourdain-and-reckoning-with-depression/ Be sure to read the whole article.  If you are depressed and have suicidal thoughts, get help please. Tell your pastor, tell a friend, get counseling, see the information at the bottom of the article. The illustration of the … Continue reading

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The struggle of prayer

The struggle of prayer is not our wrestling with God to convince Him to give us what we desire, but our wrestling with His Word until we are illuminated and subdued by it, saying, “Not my will, but Your will … Continue reading

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The righteous shall live by faith alone!

Romans 1:16-17 Romans 3:28 Luther added the word “alone” (sola) to Romans 3:28? Scripture is superior to relics, statues, crucifixes, icons. The words of Scripture bring us to God because the words are “God-breathed” (2 Timothy 3:16-17), when the Spirit … Continue reading

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Luther, the 95 theses in 1517, then Diet of Worms famous speech in 1521

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A Reformation Day Summary

Luther’s Reformation Breakthrough (by Church History, Historical Theology Professor Ryan Reeves, Gordon-Conwell Seminary) Dr. Reeves summarizes Luther’s Breakthrough on Justification by Faith Alone: The Importance of the Reformation: Dr. Reeves then goes back to explain the 95 Theses: I wanted … Continue reading

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Revelation 5:9 – Daily Dose of Greek

Revelation 5.9 from Daily Dose of Greek on Vimeo.

Posted in Atonement for sin, Greek, missions, Substitutionary Atonement, worship