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)

Refuting the “Messianic Secret Argument” against the historicity of the gospel of John

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Posted in Apologetics, Gospel according to John, Gospel according to Mark, Historical Jesus, Historical reliability of the Bible, Inerrancy

Does the Bible teach that there is only one God or many gods?

One God or many gods? at Triablogue Steve Hays provided an excellent quote by Bruce Waltke that refuted Peter Enns’ comment and some liberal theologians/commentators about “many gods”. Then I added some comments: (edited here a little for smoothness) Was … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Demons / evil spirits, Monotheism vs. Polytheism, Mormonism, Psalms, Sam Shamoun, Theology, Theology of God

Reliability of the New Testament Text

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
Dr. James White teaches on the reliability of the New Testament Text.

Posted in Apologetics, Bible is not corrupted, Reliability of the Bible, Textual Variants

What can we learn from the Jordan Peterson phenomenon?

This is an excellent analysis of the Jordan Peterson phenomenon (the massive response, good and bad, from many on social media, his You Tube videos, interviews with left-wing journalists, and his best selling book, “12 Rules for Life”).  Alastair Roberts … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, moral corruption of culture, Morality and Ethics in Government, Truth, Western Universities and cultural Marxism

About the Canon of Scripture and church history

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
Canon Revisited, by Michael J. Kruger Michael J. Kruger has some excellent books and a very informative web-site on the issues on the New Testament canon. I recommend his book, Canon Revisited for people wanting…

Posted in Apologetics, Canon of Scripture, church history, Truth

How our suffering Glorifies God

  See the link where John Piper preached the same message at a different venue – see the written text of his message. https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/how-our-suffering-glorifies-the-greatness-of-the-grace-of-god

Posted in Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual growth, Suffering and God's Sovereignty

Make War on your own self-pity and temptation to sulk

“Make War on your urge to sulk” by John Piper One of the reasons John Piper is such a blessing to me (and to so many) is that he is so honest and real about his own sinful tendencies; and also … Continue reading

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