Showing blog posts containing "" from 2016

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Phillip Vanwinkle | December 16, 2016

Was Jesus A Socialist?

Many today claim that God and Jesus are socialists, and that Christianity is socialism. Is this true?

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Phillip Vanwinkle | December 2, 2016

Respect All Souls, Respect All Beliefs?

While God wants us to respect every soul, does God expect people to respect every single belief system that man devises? This blog post will answer that question.

Tags: Other Religions
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Phillip Vanwinkle | November 11, 2016

A Logical Answer to the Statement: "We Must Never Judge"

Many people tell us that "we must never judge anyone." Is that true? Does God really forbid any type of judgment? This is the first in a short series on judging as the Bible teaches.

Tags: The Bible, Judging
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Phillip Vanwinkle | October 21, 2016

Answering Common Muslim Claims: The Quran's Ultimate Test of Inspiration

When discussing the inspiration of scriptures with Muslims, they appeal to "the Quran's ultimate test of inspiration" to prove that it is inspired. What is that test? This blog post will answer that question and see whether "the ultimate test" is even reasonable.

Tags: Islam
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Phillip Vanwinkle | October 7, 2016

Straight Outta Context: 2 Peter 3:8

Do Peter's words in 2 Peter 3:8 discuss the original time period of the days of creation, as some would claim? Read this blog post to find out the context of this passage.

Tags: The Bible, Context
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Phillip Vanwinkle | September 17, 2016

Straight Outta Context: Matthew 24

We are beginning a series on passages of scripture that are often ripped from their actual context to teach things that they do not teach. Today we will study from Matthew 24 and the "End of Days."

Tags: The Bible, Context
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Phillip Vanwinkle | September 2, 2016

Erasing Arguments for Using Instrumental Music in Worship: The Heaven Argument

Are there literal instruments in the spiritual realm? Do these instruments give authority for people living in this physical realm? This blog post will help answer these questions.

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Phillip Vanwinkle | August 14, 2016

What Kind of Men Wrote the Bible?

Did good men write the Bible? Did evil men write the Bible? What kind of men penned the Bible?

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Phillip Vanwinkle | July 30, 2016

3 Verses from the Quran That Everyone Should Know

If you are a Christian, you might not think that you need to know any verses from the Quran. But if we want to convert Muslims to Christ, we need to know their scriptures and what they believe. These three are a good place to start.

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Phillip Vanwinkle | July 15, 2016

Erasing Arguments for Using Instrumental Music in Worship: Psalm & Psallo (Part 2)

Does the word "psallo" carry with it the idea of an instrument? Is the instrument named for us?

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Phillip Vanwinkle | July 1, 2016

Answering Common Muslim Claims: “The Facts of the Quran Attest to Its Authenticity”

We are told that the "facts" recorded in the Quran stand as evidence that it is from God. Is that the truth?

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Phillip Vanwinkle | June 17, 2016

Erasing Arguments for Using Instrumental Music in Worship: Psalm & Psallo

Does the language of the New Testament allow for a physical man-made instrument to accompany the command to sing? Some say yes—and this study will help you better understand why that is not the case.

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Phillip Vanwinkle | June 3, 2016

Christ: Sinner, or Sacrifice for Sin?

Some people place literal sin and guilt on Jesus upon the cross, making him a sinner. But is this what the Bible teaches?

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Phillip Vanwinkle | May 20, 2016

Water Salvation and Denominational Faith

Have you ever had a discussion with someone who accuses you of believing in "water salvation?" Have you ever had people irrationally explain that you believe that there is "magic in the water?" This blog post should help answer those silly ideas, by using God's Word and simple reasoning.

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Phillip Vanwinkle | May 6, 2016

Don't Tell Me Baptism Saves!

In discussing salvation with people in the religious world, they tend to have one rallying cry against Truth: The idea that baptism is not for salvation. Are they right? Are they consistent? Read and find out in today's blog post!

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Benjamin Bruce | April 19, 2016

Peru Mission Trip Report 2016

Benjamin Bruce is back from Peru! Read about what was accomplished on this recent mission trip.

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Phillip Vanwinkle | April 1, 2016

Is All of Christian Life Worship?

Is service to God the same as Worship to Him? May we choose how to serve, call it worship and satisfy our Lord? Some say "yes," God says "no."

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Phillip Vanwinkle | March 11, 2016

Erasing Arguments for Using Instrumental Music in Worship: The Old Testament Argument, Part 3

Does Miriam stand as an example authorizing musical instruments in the Lord's church today? Are the Psalms and Prophets included in "the Law" which was nailed to the cross? Are we authorized by the Law of Moses to use mechanical instruments to worship God today?

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Phillip Vanwinkle | February 26, 2016

Answering Common Muslim Claims: "Muhammad is Prophesied About in the Bible" (#2)

Jesus tells his apostles that He will send a comforter to them; Muslims claim that this is a reference to Muhammad. Did Jesus prophecy about Muhammad as Islam claims?

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Phillip Vanwinkle | February 12, 2016

The Death of Death

Because of Christ's work on the cross, we no longer need to fear death!

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Phillip Vanwinkle | January 22, 2016

A Kingdom or Not a Kingdom? That Is the Question

Has God's kingdom been established? The Premillennialist says "no!" How about the Bible, what does it teach? Did Jesus believe that God would establish His kingdom in the first century? Read today's blog post and find out!

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Phillip Vanwinkle | January 8, 2016

Dealing with the "Church Bully"

We all know that there are bullies in life. Unfortunately, some have pushed themselves into congregations of the Lord's church. How can we deal with them?

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