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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...

Textual Corruptions Favoring the Trinitarian Position

Through the centuries, changes were made to the Greek text that skewed it in favor of the Trinitarian position. Today, Trinitarian scholars recognize these changes, and therefore they are not included in the modern Greek texts produced by the United Bible Society and...

Can we really “know” God?

https://youtu.be/vXrG-JKsw38 Can we really know God? It is a sad commentary on Christian teachers and preachers that many of them, and the people they teach, believe that God and the Bible are mysterious and unknowable. Well-meaning Christians often quote Isaiah to...

Becoming a Christian: Why? What? How?

https://youtu.be/ChUCWNbDSbg Why should I care? There is a very common statement that only two things are certain—death and taxes. Though death is unavoidable, people instinctively fear it and are always in pursuit of a way around it. Some wealthy people are freezing...

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