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)

Ten things about Eastern Orthodoxy

http://effectualgrace.com/2017/04/17/10-things-about-eastern-orthodoxy/ A very helpful summary of Eastern Orthodoxy, in light of the conversion of Hank Hanegraaff to Eastern Orthodoxy.  (by Sam Storms)  (Posted by Pastor John Samson at Effectual Grace. Samson links directly to Storms’ article.) See also: Causing Unbelievers … Continue reading

Posted in church history, early church history, Eastern Orthodoxy, Hank Hanegraaff, Tradition | Leave a comment

Why is Jesus called “the Son of God”?

Very good content by David Wood.  See also my article below on this issue. Bad Witness: Praying to and bowing down to Mary  See also here on Mary and the problems with Roman Catholicism   (from an older article I … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Islam, Muslims, Prayers to Mary, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholic false practices, Roman Catholicism

A Muslim’s question about the Canon of Scripture

Ijaz Ahmad’s “10 Questions Christians don’t like to answer” By the way, I love to answer these kinds of questions by Muslims, and have answered many questions by Muslims put to me personally since 1983, when I first started reaching … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Canon of Scripture, church history, Islam, Muslims | 3 Comments

An Excellent argument vs. Muslims on John 17:3

Denis Giron wrote: in combox of discussing with Muslims at Blogging Theology   “Regarding John 17:3, the Father bears the title μονος αληθινος θεος. I see the Son bearing nearly identical titles, such as μονογενης θεος in John 1:18, and … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Deity of Christ, Islam, Muslims, Theology

Debate: Is the cross necessary for salvation? (Adnan Rashid vs. James White) (and interaction with a Roman Catholic Response)

This was an excellent debate on the subject of the necessity of the work of redemption/ the atonement that Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross. Except Adnan spent a lot of time shifting the discussion from the cross/ sacrifice of … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Atonement for sin, Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, Islam, Justification, Martin Luther, Muslims, Roman Catholic False Doctrines, Roman Catholicism | 1 Comment

Faith and Repentance

https://www.ligonier.org/blog/faith-repentance/  

Posted in Faith, Repentance, Salvation, Sanctification/Holy living, Spiritual growth

Causing unbelievers to blaspheme God (Romans 2:24)

Note: In order to really understand this, the reader must do his best to read a lot of links provided.  Also, see the discussion with Perry Robinson in the comboxes. Triablogue has been linking to Perry Robinson’s blog where he … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Apologetics, Eastern Orthodoxy, Hank Hanegraaff, Local Church authority vs. Para-church accountability, Truth | 29 Comments