Category Archives: Apologetics

Scripture over the Church

Scripture Over the Church and the Devastating Results of Not Following that Rule Originally written at James Swan’s excellent blog, “Beggar’s All Reformation and Apologetics”. An Evangelical Introduction to Church History, Part 4 Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Also … Continue reading

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Between Orange to Trent (An Evangelical Introduction to Church History, Part 3)

Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of the Reformation, by R. C. Sproul I originally wrote this over at Jame Swan’s blog, “Beggar’s All Reformation and Apologetics”, but have edited it and updated it some now. From the local, provincial Council … Continue reading

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To Be Deep in History

Keith Mathison, at Ligonier Ministries, and in the September 2010 issue of Talbletalk, has an excellent article on the Roman Catholic Cardinal, John Henry Newman’s (1801-1890) claim and he compares Newman’s take with another Anglican who converted to Roman Catholicism … Continue reading

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An Evangelical Introduction to Church History (Part 2)

In Modern Day “Konya”, known as “Iconium” in Acts 14 –  ” The Tomb of the Sufi Mystic known as “Mowlana” (Persian) or “Mevlana” (Turkish)  The Tomb of “Mevlana” (Turkish) or “Mowlana” ( مولانا – Farsi), the Sufi mystic, Jallal … Continue reading

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An Evangelical Introduction to Church History (Part 1)

A Short Summary View The Amplitheatre in Ephesus mentioned in Acts chapter 19   Photo by Ken Temple (Ephesus, Turkey) This article is by no means exhaustive, but here are some highlights from early church history with references and sources … Continue reading

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On the Bondage of the Human Will – slaves of sin

Originally written in 2013 at Beggar’s All Reformation and Apologetics. (James Swan’s web-blog) (here with some editing and additions) This debate reminds me of Luther’s famous statement at the end of his work, The bondage of the Will, in answering Erasmus’ The Freedom … Continue reading

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John Piper’s Excellent Response to the Muslim’s “A Common Word” (from 2008)

This was from 2008. When I have more time, I want to write more on this issue. Piper’s excellent response is still true today. Many Evangelical missionaries and mission board leaders surprised and confused and disappointed many of us in … Continue reading

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Contending for Our All, part 3

Contending for Our All Part 1 Contending for Our All Part 2 Where Biblical Truth, Theology, Church History, Missions, & proper Contextualization come together. We continue our series on Athanasius’ (lived from around 300-373 AD) statement “Contending For Our All”, … Continue reading

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Contending for Our All (Part 2)

For Part 1, see here.   I would encourage you to go back and read Part 1 and refresh the issue in your mind.  Piper shows how the things that Athanasius stood for in his day, are amazingly relevant for today’s … Continue reading

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Contending for Our All, Part 1

Contending for Our All, by John Piper This book is about three famous Christians who took Jude 3 “contend earnestly for the faith” seriously – about the Apologetic ministries of Athanasius (died in 373 AD – against the Arian heretics), … Continue reading

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