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)

John 1:1 “. . . and the Word was God”

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
A person who goes by “patrobin” over at a Muslim blog (Paul Williams) asked: “Where does John 1:1 say Jesus is God?” Answer: in the third clause, “In the beginning was the Word, and…

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Hebrew Verb Tenses in relation to Isaiah 53

https://jewsforjesus.org/answers/are-the-messianic-prophecies-in-the-past-tense-so-not-about-a-future-messiah-at-all/  

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Having Biblical faith, prayer, and “speaking to the Mountain”

20 As they were passing by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots up. 21 Being reminded, Peter *said to Him, “Rabbi, look, the fig tree which You cursed has withered.” 22 And Jesus *answered saying to them, “Have faith in God. 23 Truly … Continue reading

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The Resurrection of Jesus from the dead

An excellent debate / discussion by William Lane Craig with the conservative Jewish political and cultural commentator Ben Shapiro (who is great on political and cultural issues) – demonstrates the historical facts of the resurrection of Jesus from the dead.  … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Historical Jesus, Historical reliability of the Bible, History, The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

Did Jesus Rise from the Dead?

Posted in Historical Jesus, Historical reliability of the Bible, History, The Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Theology

Missions Issues

To read and study later: http://www.9marks.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/9Marks-Journal-Fall-2015.pdf https://www.9marks.org/article/stop-sending-missionaries-why-more-isnt-always-better/ https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/rethinking-unreached-peoples  

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The only full and revealed answer to suffering in this life

Originally posted on Apologetics and Agape:
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…

Posted in Incarnation of Jesus Christ, Spiritual growth, Suffering and God's Sovereignty, The doctrine of the Trinity, Theology, Theology of God, Truth