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...

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...

What is the definition of the Trinity?

We think it is very important as Bible based Christians to define our terms and to verify those terms against the whole of Scripture. The orthodox definition of the Trinity is: “A three-fold personality existing in one divine being or substance; the union in one God...

Remarks on Creeds – Intolerance and Exclusion

[This article was taken from “Our Heavenly Father Has No Equals” by Don Snedeker.] Remarks on Creeds MY aversion to human creeds as bonds of Christian union, as conditions of Christian fellowship, as means of fastening chains on men’s minds, constantly gains...

The Book of Acts: “A Man Accredited by God”

[This article is Chapter 10 from our book One God & One Lord.] The book of Acts forms the biblical link between Jesus Christ coming to fulfill the Old Testament promises to Israel and his beginning the Church (the “Body of Christ”) on the Day of Pentecost. [1] It...