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The Fallacies of Appearance and Manner

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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...

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God’s Gift of holy spirit—a “He” or an “It”?

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[This article was taken from our book “The Gift of Holy Spirit: The Power to be like Christ.”] One of the major reasons that holy spirit has not been recognized by Christians to be a gift from God is that personal and masculine pronouns such...

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Reasons “Holy Spirit” is one of the names of God or the Gift of God

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[This article was taken from our book “The Gift of Holy Spirit: The Power to be like Christ.”] In every verse of Scripture in which pneuma hagion, holy spirit, is used, it can refer either to (a) one of the names of God, one which emphasizes...

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Gnosticism

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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...

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A New Holy Spirit: The Power to be like Christ

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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...

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Modern Trends and Final Thoughts

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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...

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What is a Cult?

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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...

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BibleWorks

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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...

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Is too much knowledge a bad thing?

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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...

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Is Jesus the “Lord” in the Old Testament?

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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...

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Who Do You Say That He Is?

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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...

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When Jesus Became God

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The Struggle to Define Christianity During the Last Days of Rome By 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...

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The Gospel of John: Great Scott! He’s Back From the Future

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The Gospel of John: Great Scott! He’s Back From the Future [This article was taken from chapter 8 of our book “One God & One Lord.”] We have by now clearly established the significance of the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the great...

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Textual Corruptions Favoring the Trinitarian Position

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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...

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Can we really “know” God?

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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 support...

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Becoming a Christian: Why? What? How?

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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 their...

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Beyond A Reasonable Doubt

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  Beyond A Reasonable Doubt: 23 Arguments for the Historical Validity of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ Reasons Why the Resurrection is Believable If true, the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the single most important event...

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A Debate Between a Former Unitarian and the Authors of “One God & One Lord”

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[What follows is a lively exchange between a former “Biblical Unitarian” (the belief in one God, and that Jesus is not “God the Son,” but the Son of God) who has now become a Trinitarian (the belief in a “three-in-one” God), and the...

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What is the definition of the Trinity?

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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;...

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Safety in Numbers

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The Ad Populum Fallacy This fallacy involves appealing “to the people” rather than to reason. Assent to a conclusion is won not by giving valid arguments, but by arousing the feelings and sentiments of the multitude. In modern life, the...

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