Defending the Inerrancy of Scripture with Skeptics

How would I defend the doctrine of biblical inerrancy to either a skeptic or a non-evangelical Christian? Although the aim of my discussion with either party would be the same, the approaches would need to be different. However, there would be some overlap in my method of debating either persuasion. For example, you should practice … Continue reading Defending the Inerrancy of Scripture with Skeptics

Table Manners: Coming ‘Together’ for the Lord’s Supper

Text: 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 Summary of the Text:  In this passage, the Apostle Paul rebukes the Corinthian congregation for having divisions and factions, which were becoming obvious during the Lord's Supper; a meal which should reflect the selfless attitude of Christ and the unity of the believers. The thesis of the Sermon:  How should the church behave … Continue reading Table Manners: Coming ‘Together’ for the Lord’s Supper

Expelled: A Case for Excommunication in 1 Corinthian 5

  Should a person be expelled from a church communion? Often, in the minds of modernity, the word “excommunication” conjures up disparaging images of a bygone puritanical society ostracizing an individual for a simple mistake or even false allegations. The idea that an individual can be removed from their place of fellowship is downright repugnant … Continue reading Expelled: A Case for Excommunication in 1 Corinthian 5

A Dynamic Faith: A Glimpse at Salvation in James

Introduction             Is the Apostle James guilty of propagating a rogue soteriology of works? Many biblical scholars, especially since Reformation, have wrestled with the content of the epistle he penned to the twelve dispersed tribes centuries ago. Allen Cabaniss writes, “Because of Luther’s flippant remark that it was ‘an epistle of straw’ in comparison with … Continue reading A Dynamic Faith: A Glimpse at Salvation in James