ON THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST - Dr. Dan Hayden
not only suffered physical torment during "the passion"
but also humiliation and the weight of the sins of the world.
Mel Gibson's film does an powerful job in depicting the first
type of suffering, but the magnifying glass can be held closer
to see how deep the passion truly went...
AND BELIEFS - Dr. Herbert Samworth - How
should we respond to claims of belief and authority? How should
we perceive the belief of an individual in light of the beliefs
of an organization or a denomination?...
OF EVANGELICALS AND CATHOLICS TOGETHER - Dr. Herbert
Samworth - This
is one of the most pressing issues in the Christian community
today. What is at stake is not just a polemical argument where
one side seeks to triumph. This is a matter that deals with the
spiritual state of professing Christians...
AND THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION - Dr. Herbert Samworth
second statement issued by the joint committee was entitled The
Gift of Salvation and dealt with the doctrine of justification.
An understanding of this doctrine is critical for the Christian...
ECT's THE GIFT OF SALVATION - Dr. Herbert
Samworth - The
document The Gift of Salvation is an attempt by ECT to
reach agreement on certain differences between Protestants and
Roman Catholics. Let's evaluate this document...
SAVED, ALWAYS SAVED? - Dr. Herbert Samworth - Is
it possible for a Christian to lose their salvation? Is the promise
of being saved a license to live your life any way you desire?
What is 1 John 5:13 talking about when it says "I have written
to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, in order that
you may know that you have eternal life"?...
THE MANGER - Dr. Dan Hayden - Many unusual births
have taken place in the history of the world, but there has only
been one unique birth. Only One has ever been born as no other
has been born. Contrary to all natural law, Jesus Christ was born
of a virgin...
GOOD NEWS OF THE GOSPEL - Dr. Herbert Samworth
what is this good news? For whom is it good news? How can one
learn about this good news? These are extremely important questions.
The answers are found in the Scriptures, a revelation from God
ON A TREE - Dr. Dan Hayden - Have you ever wondered
why Jesus had to die on a cross? Why didn't the religious leaders
just stone Jesus to death, which was the means of capital punishment
in Israel? It seems that the cross was destined to be God's altar
IS JUSTIFICATION? - THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION, PART 1
- Dr. Herbert Samworth - In
the midst of a dialogue with his friends as he sorted through
what had taken place in his life, Job uttered these words, "But
how can a man be right with God?" (Job 9:2). They may be
the most poignant words that have ever been spoken because they
state the great problem of mankind...
HISTORICAL VEINS OF JUSTIFICATION - THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION,
PART 2 - Dr. Herbert Samworth - The doctrine of
justification, or how a person can have a right relationship with
God, has been scrutinized through the course of history under
the sights of individuals such as Augustine, the Bishop of Rome,
and Martin Luther...
ATTACKS AGAINST JUSTIFICATION - THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION,
PART 3 - Dr. Herbert Samworth - If the doctrine
of justification was opposed at the Reformation, we should not
be surprised that it has continually been attacked. While we will
not review all the disputes relating to this doctrine, we will
call the reader's attention to three attacks that are being made
at the present time...
DEBATE - THE OPENNESS OF GOD, PART 1 - Dr. Herbert
Samworth - The heart of "Openness theology" deals
with the understanding that one has of the Person of God Himself.
This portrayal has repercussions far beyond just individuals developing
a new way of studying theology...
OF OPENNESS THEOLOGIANS - THE OPENNESS OF GOD, PART 2
- Dr. Herbert Samworth - In this article we will note the
views of the Openness theologians, especially how they interpret
the text of Scripture. The Openness theologians are convinced
that the picture of God given by Classical theology is not the
one found in Scripture...
THOROUGH RESPONSE TO OPENNESS THEOLOGY - THE OPENNESS OF GOD,
PART 3 - Dr. Herbert Samworth - The classical doctrine
of God describes Him as sovereign over all His creation. In contrast,
Openness theology pictures a God who repents over many of His
actions and is willfully ignorant of what the future may bring.
What is to be our response to this new presentation of the doctrine