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)

Resources on the book of Revelation

These are all from an Amillennial perspective, which I am trying to grasp better.  I was taught the Pre-Millennial, Pre-tribulational view as a young Christian and in seminary, I came to the Post-Tribulational view of the Rapture (that the Rapture … Continue reading

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A Muslim says that God can sin and lie and fornicate!

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
Is Jesus God Almighty Most High? James White vs. Shadid Lewis Part 1 Part 2 The cross examination period of James White asking Shadid Lewis questions is not there. (yet ?) In part 2,…

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“We will not bow”( down) by John MacArthur

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
“We will not Bow” by John MacArthur https://www.gty.org/library/sermons-library/80-425/we-will-not-bow ?

Posted in Abortion, Homosexuality, The gay agenda

Make War against your own sin

The music in this makes it really dramatic and effective, in my opinion.  Whoever came up with the music to go with this section of Piper’s sermon, well . . . did a good job. This section of the above … Continue reading

Posted in Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual growth

How Christ’s Incarnation Differs from the Hindu Idea of Avatar

Originally posted on Reflections:
? The doctrine of the Incarnation (God became man in Jesus of Nazareth) lies at the heart of Christianity; it’s a truth-claim celebrated all over the world at Christmastime. Historic Christianity affirms that Jesus Christ is…

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Why the Qur’an cannot be the Word of God

An excellent article by Jonathan Mclatchie. Some of the Surah references don’t have the exact verse, but one can find them easily enough with google these days. https://crossexamined.org/simple-reason-quran-word-god/

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10 Mis-conceptions about the NT Canon

An excellent 10 part series, by Dr. Michael Kruger: https://www.michaeljkruger.com/the-complete-series-10-misconceptions-about-the-nt-canon/

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