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 only full and revealed answer to suffering in this life

I wrote this several years ago at another blog that I write (James Swan’s Beggars All Reformation and Apologetics. We don’t know all the answers for our questions about pain and suffering in this life, the book of Job gives … Continue reading

Posted in Incarnation of Jesus Christ, Suffering and God's Sovereignty, The doctrine of the Trinity, Theology, Theology of God, Truth | 1 Comment

Holy Spirit, Living Breath of God, song by Keith and Kristyn Getty

As Kristyn Getty says at the beginning, make this a prayer as you sing and focus on the meaning of the words.  What a wonderful spiritual song, full of Scriptural words and concepts!  “Let the word of Christ richly dwell … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual songs, worship

Debate: The Qur’an’s view of the Previous Scriptures, Shabir Ally vs. David Wood

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
Besides the very clear presentation by David Wood that the Qur’an: Affirms/confirms مصدق the inspiration of the previous Scriptures – Surah 3:84, 2:136; 3:3-4 Affirms/confirms مصدق the preservation of the previous Scriptures – Surah…

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Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017)

Nabeel Qureshi passed away today and entered into the joy and fellowship with Jesus in heaven. His testimony and godly attitude all the while he was going through the cancer was a great testimony. I am sad; and happy at … Continue reading

Posted in Suffering and God's Sovereignty, Testimony, Truth

Clips of James White presenting the gospel in debates with Muslims

Posted in Apologetic Dialogue, Apologetics, Gospel Truth, Islam, Muslims, Truth

“The Love of Christ compels us . . . to keep you at arms length . . . “

I have been reaching out to Muslims in evangelism since 1983.  I was taught well in seminary in Greek, Hebrew, theology, hermeneutics, apologetics and evangelism, and I was also taught well in missions and missionary principles and the importance of … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetic Dialogue, Apologetics, Balance, Christian Attitudes toward others, Evangelism, Islam, Muslims, Truth

Muslims who ignore the context of a Bible book

Recently, Dr. White debated Zakir Hussein on the Crucifixion of Christ. See the video here at an earlier blog post. In the com boxes over at Paul Williams’ site, “Blogging Theology”, along with Zakir Hussein’s argument in his debate with … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Atonement for sin, Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Islam, Muslims, Paul Bilal Williams, Substitutionary Atonement, The Book of Hebrews | 2 Comments