Bible Translation / KJV / NLT / etc.

Vetting the New Living Translation (NLT)

As many of my readers know, I come from a King James Only background (KJVO). It took me several years to build up the courage to actually read another version, much less actually buy one. Now, I have many different translations – print and electronic – and enjoy nearly everyone of them and from time to time will read one just to read it.

Religion and Politics / Society and Religion

UPCI General Superintendent Joins Pentecostals, Charismatics Preparing for Commission on Holy Spirit Empowerment in the 21st Century

According the Apostolic Report, the General Superintendent of the UPCI is about to capitulate to Charismatics and Trinitarian Pentecostals in a bid for a piece of the national spotlight. Bro. Kenneth Haney, General Superintendent of the United Pentecostal Church International, recently met with other Pentecostal and Charismatic leaders in Newport Beach, California as part of preliminary meetings leading up to the 2010 Commission on Holy Spirit Empowerment in the 21st Century, a Pentecostal/Charismatic congress slated for 2010 on the campus of Oral Roberts University. The Commission, which is chaired by Rev. Billy Wilson, executive director fo the International Center

Controversial / Religion and Politics

Bruce Wilson: Sarah Palin Linked to Second Witch Hunter

Remember, this is the same group that has spawned Todd Bentley: First, some videos: I don’t much care about the anti-catholic stuff, except for the voodoo priestess who claims to have killed Mother Theresa by prayer. Notice Muthee’s last words…the more violent you become… What exactly o you think that means? These people are nothing more than ‘Christian’ terrorists. Warning: The Video below is disturbing. Pray this nation into the Kingdom? Seriously? Does this not disturb you? [below: video with audio excerpts from Mary Glazier’s July 13, 2008 address in which Glazier stated that Sarah Palin had joined Glazier’s

Debate/Discussion / Trinity

A Common Dialog: Is God a substance?

The ‘divine riddle’ of classic Trinitarians is ‘three substances; one essence’ to which many Modalists (many not knowing exactly what that particular name implies) rebut that God is not a substance, as substance is an element, and God is a Spirit. God is a substance, but not the human-minded elemental substance of material. Is this blasphemy for an Economist to state such things? Let us briefly examine the issue with reason. Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by

Church History / Gregory of Nazianzus / Trinity

Gregory Nazianzen on Doctrinal Development

Many of the readers of this blog know that I disagree with the idea that Doctrine has developed over time. My basis for this belief is that idea that many times the New Testament writers spoke about the Faith that was once for all delivered unto the Saints. In Acts 2, on the Day of Pentecost, we read that the new Christians continued steadfastly in the doctrine of the Apostles. If the Church is to continue in the Doctrine of the Apostles then that Doctrine must not change. You might call it Doctrinal Procession or Development, but I do

Acts / Debate/Discussion / Irenaeus / etc.

Who were the Pentecostals?

A mere thought, leading to a larger one… “The LORD our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: “You have dwelt long enough at this mountain. Turn and take your journey, and go to the mountains of the Amorites, to all the neighboring places in the plain, in the mountains and in the lowland, in the South and on the seacoast, to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon, as far as the great river, the River Euphrates. See, I have set the land before you; go in and possess the land which the LORD swore to your

Church History / Debate/Discussion / Trinity

Acts 20.28 from the Economic Perspective: Whose blood is it?

I have not had the chance to write about one of the topics that has interested me, the Godhead, but since there is a current discussion concerning this verse, I feel that it might a time to interject a bit. Therefore take heed to yourselves and to all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God[3] which He purchased with His own blood.  (Acts 20:28 NKJV) Watch out for yourselves and for all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God