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John 1:14a

John 1:14a

The “Word” is the wisdom, plan or purpose of God (see John 1:1) and the Word “became flesh” as Jesus Christ.

The Fallacies of Appearance and Manner

The Fallacies of Appearance and Manner

One of the easiest ways to misjudge a person, place or thing is by its appearance. But what we often fail to recognize is that placing too much faith in appearances is fundamentally illogical. A handsome politician is more likely to be elected because of people's...

Gnosticism

Gnostic ideas have had an influence on Christianity It is good for all of us to know something about the first-century Gnostic controversy, because this controversy continues to this very day, though in a different form. Gnosticism, and its cousin Neoplatonism (or...

A New Holy Spirit: The Power to be like Christ

Christians enjoy the presence and power of holy spirit in a way never experienced before the Church Age, which began on the Day of Pentecost (Acts 2). The holy spirit we have now is what God had promised He would give to Israel in the Millennial Kingdom,...

Modern Trends and Final Thoughts

Ecumenism, Biblical Unitarianism and Trinitarian Renewal In this chapter, we will be looking at three great trends in the current Christian scene. First, we will consider the “ecumenical movement” that has been steadily gaining ground since its inception in the first...

What is a Cult?

Much controversy has arisen in recent years concerning “cults.” There has been much discussion attempting to clarify what a cult is and which groups are cults. These questions have become especially important in light of the loaded nature of the word “cult” and the...

BibleWorks

BibleWorks is the premier original languages Bible software program. It comes with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, and many other languages! BibleWorks is a tightly integrated collection of...

Is too much knowledge a bad thing?

FAQ: I have been a Christian for many years, and have frequently shared the Word I know with other Christians. When I sensed that they were not basing their beliefs on the written Word of God, I called them back to it as the only standard for faith and practice. Far...

Is Jesus the “Lord” in the Old Testament?

FAQ: I was taught that Jesus is the "Lord" (Yahweh) in the Old Testament. Do you have any teachings about this? Yes, in fact we deal with this in our book One God & One Lord. One of the primary reasons for believing this was that in the Old...

Who Do You Say That He Is?

One evening Jesus was in a boat with his disciples crossing the Sea of Galilee. A sudden, violent storm enveloped them, high waves filled the boat with water and the disciples were terrified. Jesus, however, remained asleep. They awakened him and said, “Don’t you care...

When Jesus Became God

The Struggle to Define Christianity During the Last Days of RomeBy Richard E. Rubenstein The following book review is provided by Matthew Johnson I just finished reading When Jesus Became God by Richard Rubenstein, and it is by far one of the best books I have read in...

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