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)

Former EO priest gives reasons for leaving Eastern Orthodoxy

Former Eastern Orthodox (Joshua Shooping) priest who returned to Protestant Faith explains some key reasons and his book, “Disillusioned”- icons in worship context and the EO demand that one has to venerate them with affection; the over-exalting of Mary in … Continue reading

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A Delightful Reformed Anglican – Australian Anglican

One of the highlights for me of attending Together for the Gospel (T4G) in April (11-13, 2016), was hearing this man, Phillip Jensen here.  Mark Dever interviews Phillip Jensen, the author of the gospel tract, “Two Ways to Live” and also one of the … Continue reading

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Anthony Rogers continues to pound Roman Catholicism

It is actually the text of the book of Galatians that pounds Roman Catholicism! (by application, Eastern Orthodoxy and other ritualistic and external-oriented churches also.) Anthony Rogers continues in his series on Galatians and the last 5 have been especially … Continue reading

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Gregg Allison on Roman Catholicism

https://triablogue.blogspot.com/2015/03/whats-wrong-with-romes-christ-church.html John Bugay at Triablogue, back in 2015 did a series of excellent articles on Gregg Allison’s book, “Roman Catholic Theology and Practice” I remember seeing them at the time and reading some of them, but I must have forgotten. … Continue reading

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The Canon Argument by Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox

Just a friendly push back on a common meme from Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodox folks: They say since the early church did not have all the NT books in one place or list, until either Origen’s list (around 250 … Continue reading

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Reformation, Missions, & Church History

(Photo of ancient church ruins in Philadelphia of Revelation 3:7-13 & a Mosque in between) Even Philadelphia eventually left it’s first love. (see Rev. 2:4-5) The ruins of columns of an ancient Byzantine church in the ancient city of Philadelphia, now … Continue reading

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A cry for Justice: A Time for praying the imprecatory Psalms

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
By the group “sons of Korah” from Australia.   They have done a lot of the Psalms and their music is excellent and they keep very close to the text of Scripture.  This song…

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Are Icons Idols ? The Iconoclast Controversy

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The Psychology of Catholic Converts Examined (and Eastern Orthodox)

This is an excellent examination of some of the aspects of what drives Evangelical Protestants to convert to Roman Catholicism (and I would add that conversions to EO have similar aspects.) Basically the root of this Psychology is the demand … Continue reading

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False Doctrines of 2 of the churches that claim to be “Apostolic”

Two excellent series by Dr. Jordan Cooper, a Lutheran minister. As a committed Protestant, Evangelical, Reformed Baptist, I agree with him on these issues. Excellent analaysis. I am making my own comments here and there, but please listen to Dr. … Continue reading

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