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)

Historical Testimony for Jesus’ Death and Deity

The Death of Jesus and the Defeat of Islam: The Early Church Fathers on Jesus:   Advertisements

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Irenaeus and the church at Rome in his day

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
Irenaeus was one of the most important church fathers of the second century, who was bishop of Lyon, France, and who wrote around 180-200 AD, his famous work, Against Heresies, that was against Gnosticism…

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Response to Dave Armstrong’s response to my article on his taking Irenaeus out of context

I begin with a link to an article by Anthony Lane, that David Waltz linked to at his blog.  (see at the very bottom of his side bar, right above the famous Newman quote)  This article by Anthony Lane is … Continue reading

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Michael Kruger and Andreas Kostenberger on Walter Bauer and his “lost Christianities” thesis

 Walter Bauer, The Heresy of Orthodoxy  –  The NT books and early Christian diversity. How and When was the New Testament Canon put together.   When was Earliest complete list of New Testament Books.   

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Scripture, Tradition, and Church, by Anthony Lane

Scripture, Tradition and Church: An Historical Survey, by Anthony N. S. Lane

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A one text sermon – John 1:12 and OT scholarship on Isaiah 7:14

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
This gentleman (J. A. Motyer, Old Testament scholar – pastor)  passed away today at the age of 91.  What a great message from John 1:12.  This was also the verse that was first told…

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John 1:1 “. . . and the Word was God”

A person who goes by “patrobin” over at a Muslim blog (Paul Williams) asked: “Where does John 1:1 say Jesus is God?” Answer: in the third clause, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Deity of Christ, Islam, Muslims, Paul Bilal Williams, Sola Scriptura, The doctrine of the Trinity, Theology