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 Books that did not make it into the Bible

The beginning of Wesley Huff’s lecture (see the video at the end of this post) was a condensation of the opening of the book, “The Heresy of Orthodoxy” by Andreas Kostenberger and Michael Kruger – very important to see the … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Bart Ehrman, Canon of Scripture, church history, early church history, History, Islam, Muslims | Leave a comment

Exegesis of Genesis 1-11, Dr. William Barrick

Go to the side bar at You Tube for the rest of the lectures. (Total of 16 lectures)

Posted in Evolution and Creation, Genesis, Hebrew, Old Testament book study, OT Hebrew | Leave a comment

John Henry Newman’s confession – early church is different than later church in history

Cardinal John Henry Newman admitted that the early church (“catholic” / universal -first 500 years) is different than the later church (later = Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox). It does not seem possible, then, to avoid the conclusion that, whatever … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, church history, Development of Doctrine, early church history, Protestantism / Evangelicalism, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholic false practices, Roman Catholicism

Balancing the common claim that the Copts and Miaphysites welcomed the Arab Muslim Invaders

Always treated with immense suspicion the narrative of Miaphysites of Egypt and Syria welcoming Arab imperialism in lieu of Byzantium. Akin to the bs of the supposed “tolerant cosmopolitanism” in Arab/Maghrebi occupied Iberian peninsula. https://t.co/lsLTz07STp — Romanos I Lekapenos (@Lekapenos) … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Balance, church history, History, Islam, Muslims

Jerome’s Latin translation of “repent” as “do penance”, leading to unBiblical practices for centuries

Jerome’s Latin translation of the Greek metanoeo / μετανοεω was a mistake. The Latin was “do penance” and developed into doing external deeds that the priest said, like crawl up steps and say 100 hail Mary’s or give money to … Continue reading

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

The Arrogance of liberal scholarship

An old Dividing Line podcast from 2005, with Dr. James R. White​ where the late Dr. Robert Funk, one of founders of the hyper-liberal, skeptical “Jesus Seminar” (with other liberal scholars like John Dominic Crossan and Marcus Borg), played clips … Continue reading

Posted in Liberal Theology, Pride and Arrogance

The Real Issue About Roman Catholicism

Posted in Apologetics, Justification, Peace with God, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholicism, Salvation