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 Overwhelming Historical Evidence defeats Islam

Excellent article by Dr. Mike Licona on the historical evidence for the crucifixion and death of Jesus, which defeats Islam and proves it is a false religion. https://www.risenjesus.com/the-death-of-jesus-the-defeat-of-islam Advertisements

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Bart Ehrman: “The Doctrine of the Trinity is not based on one verse”. Muslim: “It’s not?!!”

A Muslim interviews Dr. Bart Ehrman.  The Muslim guy is shocked to learn from Bart Ehrman that the doctrine of the Trinity is not based on just one verse.   Ehrman says, “the doctrine of the Trinity is not based … Continue reading

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The “I am” statements in the Gospel according to John

A good defense of the “I am” statements in the Gospel of John as historically true and reliable. https://robertbowman.net/2017/10/04/top-10-reasons-for-accepting-jesus-i-am-sayings-in-john-as-historically-reliable/#_edn11

Posted in Apologetics, Bible is not corrupted, Gospel according to John, Historical reliability of the Bible, Truth | 1 Comment

Answer for Matthew 2:23

23 and came and lived in a city called Nazareth. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophets: “He shall be called a Nazarene.” (Matthew 2:23, NASB) Muslims ask about Matthew 2:23 – “where is it written in the prophets that Messiah would … Continue reading

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Hebrew Refresh

One of my regrets is that after learning Hebrew and Aramaic in my last year in seminary in 1987-1988 (Columbia International University, Columbia, SC), I did not keep up with it as I should have and I forgot a lot … Continue reading

Posted in Bible Study, Hebrew, OT Hebrew, Relationship with Jesus Christ, Suffering and God's Sovereignty | 3 Comments

Purgatory

Debate on Purgatory and focus on 1 Corinthians 3:10-15, between Tim Staples and James White. (from January of 2010)     Review of that debate on the Dividing Line: A Good Article on Purgatory: Purgatory – a good article with … Continue reading

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On Depression and Suicide

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/anthony-bourdain-and-reckoning-with-depression/ Be sure to read the whole article.  If you are depressed and have suicidal thoughts, get help please. Tell your pastor, tell a friend, get counseling, see the information at the bottom of the article. The illustration of the … Continue reading

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