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Which Gospel Are You Trusting? Why The Gospel Matters In Galatians 1:6-9

Which Gospel Are You Trusting? Why The Gospel Matters In Galatians 1:6-9 The book of Galatians is one of the most apologetic books written by the apostle Paul in the defense of the gospel of Jesus Christ against works for salvation. Bible scholar Merrill F. Unger says Galatians has been called the, “Magna Charta of … Continue reading

Jesus is the True Meaning of Christmas! Why Should I Believe in Jesus? How Can I Become a Christians?

How can I become a Christian? What is the true meaning of Christmas? Jesus is the true meaning of Christmas! People ask why do we celebrate Christmas on December 25? Whether Jesus was born on December 25 is not the issue. The issue is that Jesus was born, Jesus lived, Jesus died on the cross … Continue reading

Do’s and Don’ts When Witnessing to Mormons and Mormon Missionaries – Are Mormons Christians? What do Mormons believe?

There are do’s and don’ts when witnessing to Mormon Missionaries and Mormons.  Are Mormons Christians? Mormons believe they are Christians, but sadly Mormons are not Christians.  Many Christians do not know how to witness to Mormons.  It is the call of a Christian to witness to Mormons and share the gospel message on how to … Continue reading

How to Share the Gospel in 3 Minutes! Best Bible Verse to talk with Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons

Christians ask what is the best Bible verse on how to talk, witness, and share the gospel with Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims, and other religions? How do I witness to a Mormon? How do I witness to a Jehovah’s Witness? How I do witness to a Muslim? These are common questions that Christians ask and … Continue reading

3 Things Christians Need to Know – How to Share Your Personal Testimony Your Faith, Spiritual Discernment, Be a Berean

  In this video we discuss 3 things that Christians need to know.  Christians need to know how to share their personal testimony, their faith with non Christians, and be able to answer questions when asked why they believe in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  Christians need to know what to be on … Continue reading

Explaining Water Baptism in Simple Terms – Is it Necessary to be Water Baptized to be Saved?

Do I need to be Water Baptized to be Saved? No you do not need to be water baptized to be saved, and I will explain that in the Bible. The Bible teaches that salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ, not by being water baptized. It is clear first that a person is saved … Continue reading

Truth on Joyce Meyer’s Gospel that Jesus went to hell died spiritually to atone for sin! Jesus was no longer the Son of God!

Joyce Meyer’s teaches that the gospel is that Jesus went to hell and died spiritually to atone for sin, and that Jesus was no longer the Son of God! That is not what the Bible teaches and is a false gospel! The apostle Paul would identify Joyce Meyer as a false teacher according to Galatians … Continue reading

Joyce Meyer and Kenneth Copeland False Teachings Jesus went to Hell | PCD Oneness Pentecostals

  Joyce Meyer falsely teaches that Jesus went to hell, that Jesus had to go to hell to die spiritually to make atonement for sin, and that Jesus was the first born again man. Joyce Meyer’s false teachings on the gospel the Bible need to be exposed, but many people do not know what Joyce … Continue reading

How to Witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses – Jesus is Jehovah God the Alpha and Omega the First and Last

The book of Revelation is clear that Jesus is Jehovah God, the One coming as the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last! The Jehovah’s Witnesses have been taught to believe that the Bible teaches that Jesus is not God, that Jesus is not Jehovah, but this is a false teaching by the … Continue reading

Response to a Calvinist on: Does Regeneration Precede Faith? Can An Unregenerate Person Freely Choose?

This is a response to Calvinist, a person who is of Reformed theology on can a person freely choose to believe in God (Jesus) without being regenerated?  Does regeneration precede faith?  Does the Bible teach free will, freely able to choose, or can a person only come to faith in God (Jesus) by being first … Continue reading

YouTube Video How to Witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses – Was Jesus created? Colossians 1:15 Firstborn Witnessing Tips

Welcome to How to Witness to Jehovah’s Witness – Was Jesus first to be created? Colossians 1:15 firstborn. This is a YouTube video from Berean Perspective Apologetics by Christian apologist Kelly Powers that examines the false teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses about Jesus being the first to be created, the firstborn from Colossians 1:15. What does … Continue reading

What is the Word Faith Movement? What is Oneness Pentecostalism? What is Mid Acts Dispensationalism? Are they true or false?

What is the Word Faith Movement? What is Oneness Pentecostalism? What is Mid Acts Dispensationalism? Are they true or false?  Hello out there friends and believers in Christ Jesus.  I was recently looking at what seems to be the more popular topics that people are interested in when they visit Berean Perspective. What I noticed … Continue reading

Berean Perspective Apologetics – Video series What is Apologetics? part 2 on Why Christian Apologetics is Important

  Welcome to Berean Perspective Apologetics. This youtube video is on Why is Christian Apologetics Important? This is part 2 of a series on What is Apologetics. Apologetics means to have a reason for what you believe, an answer for those who ask you the hope that is in you, which comes from 1 Peter … Continue reading

Berean Perspective Apologetics – Video Series Part 1 What is Christian Apologetics? 1 Peter 3:15

Welcome to Berean Perspective Apologetics. This is part 1 of a 3 part video series on Christian Apologetics. In this video teaching we will be looking in the Bible at 1 Peter 3:15 and explaining what Apologetics is and what Apologetics is not. Apologetics comes from the Greek word “apologia,” which has the meanings of: … Continue reading

Need Help on How to Witness to a Muslim? Evangelism 101 Basics

NEED HELP ON HOW TO WITNESS TO A MUSLIM?  EVANGELISM 101 BASICS      Need help on how to witness to a Muslim?  In today’s world sharing the gospel message of Jesus Christ with non-Christians is becoming more challenging, whether they are an atheist, Mormon, Jehovah’s Witness, Muslim, or of some of other religious belief.  … Continue reading

What’s The Problem of Evangelism?

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH EVANGELISM?      What’s the problem with Evangelism today?  In an age of changing cultures, worldviews, relevance and truth, Evangelism is becoming less and less practiced among Christians.  In fact it has been estimated that 97% of professing Christians do not share their faith, which is alarming.[1] I can recall years ago being involved in different … Continue reading

Youth Questions and Answers Survey

Youth Questions and Answers Survey In recent years I have had many young adults and youth ask various questions on the Christian faith, the Bible, what is Christianity, and what makes Jesus different?  If you are a teenager (youth), young adult, or maybe even older, you are welcome to share some questions you may have … Continue reading

Jesus and Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses – Jesus is God or Michael archangel?

Jesus and Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses takes prayer, patience, preparation, and persistence.  Many people just want to win a conversation or prove a point showing that the Jehovah’s Witnesses have been mislead by the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society organization.  That is not the right perspective or approach.  In any encounter, … Continue reading

Grace and Truth were realized through Jesus Christ, Son of God, Lord and Saviour for all

The message of the New Testament from Matthew to Revelation is that grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. The gospel of grace is that Jesus is the Son of God, Lord and Saviour for all to receive, to Jews and Gentiles. The message of truth is that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah’s coming, Jesus death and resurrection, and in that He offers salvation to the world to receive, by grace through faith and not of works. This is what John 1:14, John 1:16, and John 1:17 affirms Continue reading

Salvation is by Faith not Works: The Gospel According To Acts 15:7-11

Salvation is by faith not works is a discussion and debate that has been around for hundreds and hundreds of years. In Acts 15:7-11 we see that Peter stood up for the Gentiles in that they were saved by grace through putting their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, just as they did. (Jews) Some believe that salvation is not by faith alone but is accomplished through doing some type of works, whether being water baptized or keeping the 10 commandments or some other law keeping perspective. What does Acts 15:7-11 teach about being saved by faith? What does Peter demonstrate from Acts 15:7-11 that is relevant for today? Continue reading

Calvinism Dismantled? Day of Atonement and the doctrine of Limited Atonement

Have you ever heard a Calvinist/Reformer state that God is not a Saviour that fails?  Or a Calvinist/Reformer ask did Christ die for all the lost people in hell?  They state that if Jesus died for all and since all are not saved then Jesus must of have failed…etc.  I have heard these statements and … Continue reading

Questions and Answers on Mid Acts Dispensational Confusion – did Jesus preach the cross for salvation?

Many years ago, sometime in the mid 2000’s I came across a religious movement called “Mid Acts Dispensationalism”.  What grabbed me right away was their affirmation on the gospel of Jesus Christ in reference to His death and resurrection, and that were saved by faith.  This is great declaration of the Christian faith, yet the … Continue reading

True Christian is built upon the Rock Christ Jesus and False Christian is built upon the sand

Everyone in this world is either built on the Rock or sand. There are people who have been made alive in Jesus Christ and have had their sins forgiven, and there are people who are spiritually dead and are lost in their sins. Who is a true Christian and who is not? A true Christian … Continue reading

Who raised Jesus from the dead? Did Jesus raise Himself from the dead? Did God raise Jesus from the dead?

Who raised Jesus from the dead?  This is a question that gets asked a lot concerning the Trinity Doctrine and if Jesus is God.  Those who believe that Jesus is God affirm that Jesus raised Himself from the dead along with God the Father and the Holy Spirit.  Those who believe that Jesus is not … Continue reading

Witnessing to Mormon Missionaries – Joseph Smith’s testimony, the priesthood authority, false prophet or true prophet?

  Want to know how to be able to know how to witness to Mormon Missionaries? I would encourage you to look this information over, study it, and talk about it with others you know are knowledgable in the Christian faith.  When you are confident about this information I encourage you to share this information … Continue reading

Bill Nye the Science Guy debate with Ken Ham Answers in Genesis Guy – Origin of Life Model

Ken Ham Debate with Bill Nye on the Origin Model of Life  Recently I heard that there is up and coming debate with Bill Nye the Science Guy from TV with Ken Ham the founder of Answers in Genesis (AIG) and the Creation Museum.  The debate is to take place on February 4, 2014 in … Continue reading

Why I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior

Years ago I became a Christian at the age of 6 and though I was young I had a good understanding of who Jesus Christ was, why He came, and what He did for me.  The story is long but I will keep it simple and to the point.  Simply put both my parents were … Continue reading

How to witness to Mormon Missionaries – What is Mormonism? What do Mormons Missionaries teach?

I.  What is Mormonism? According to mormon.org, an official Mormon website of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints states the following: “What is Mormonism? OR What do Mormons believe? When Jesus Christ lived on the earth, He organized His Church so that all people could receive His gospel and return one day to live with … Continue reading

What do Mormons Believe – Irrefutable Proof Evidence Joseph Smith was a False Prophet from Mormon Resources and the Bible

Was Joseph Smith a true prophet? Was Joseph Smith a false prophet? The following information will be examining what the Mormon Church teaches about Joseph Smith’s priesthood and lineage. This information is not to insult, put down, or attack anyone. We are simply trying to accurately examine it for the truth. You decide for yourselves … Continue reading

Trinity Doctrine vs Oneness Pentecostalism Doctrine – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to the Berean Perspective Podcast hosted by Kelly Powers.  In this audio podcast we will be examining the Trinity Doctrine vs the Oneness Pentecostalism Doctrine on the nature of God and the gospel message for salvation.  There are many people today who oppose the Trinity Doctrine and claim that the Bible teaches against it. … Continue reading

Debate with Reformed Calvinist’s on the topic of Absolute Sovereignty of God and Open Theism

I was in a audio chat room (pal talk) recently and the discussion in the room (reformed room) was on the absolute sovereignty of God and how God is in control and wills all things, but God is not responsible for mankind’s sin and fallen state.  With that being said I listened and simply asked … Continue reading

How to Witness to Muslims and talk to Calvinists on Limited Atonement – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to another Berean Perspective Audio Podcast.  Today we will be discussing how to witness to Muslims, and how to interact with Calvinists on the doctrine of Limited Atonement, both in reference to salvation message in Christ Jesus.  Over the years I have had many discussions with various religious people, Christian and non Christian, and … Continue reading

How to Witness to the Jehovah’s Witnesses on Jesus and the Trinity Doctrine – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to another Berean Perspective Audio Podcast.  Today’s focus is on how to Witness to the Jehovah’s Witnesses, and addressing what the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has taught concerning Jesus and the doctrine of the Trinity.  The Jehovah’s Witnesses are one of the most dedicated groups when it comes to reading the Bible, sharing … Continue reading

Peter’s Gospel of Grace vs Mid Acts Dispensationalism – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to another Berean Perspective Audio Podcast.  In today’s discussion we will be looking a bit closer at Mid Acts Dispensationalism and the Epistles of Peter, and what Peter taught concerning the gospel of grace – heaven – the prophets – and the recipients of Peter and Paul.  Does the Epistles of Peter teach what … Continue reading

Renew Rebuild Revive your faith in Christ Jesus – Berean Perspective Podcast

Living for Christ Jesus can be tough at times, as it should be.  Through out the centuries Christians have struggled in their faith, at times persecuted, and they have been martyred.  Today’s Berean Perspective audio podcast focuses on things that hinder the Christian walk such as spiritual deception, laziness, backsliding, falling away, and worldly distractions. … Continue reading

Proof and Evidence from Old Testament Scriptures on the Trinity Doctrine – What does the Bible teach?

  One of the common objections to the Trinity Doctrine is the claim that the Bible teaches against it, but is that true?  When reading the Bible it is important to ask the right questions to get a proper perspective.   Does the Old Testament teach that there is only one personage whom is God? … Continue reading

Catholics Come Home p2 Faith Alone vs Faith Plus Works – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to part 2 of our response to Catholics Come Home website concerning the topic of Faith Alone for Salvation vs. Faith Plus Works for Salvation.  In todays’ Berean Perspective Podcast we focus on the specific verses cited from Catholics Come Home website in regards to one doing works for salvation.  In our last podcast we … Continue reading

Talking with Roman Catholics, Extreme Calvinists, Legalists, and Mormons – What is the true Gospel message?

I have had a lot of discussions with people lately whom believe that their version of the gospel is the true one, and in short all others are false gospels. To be more specific I have talked with people involved within Roman Catholicism, Mormonism, legalists, and with those whom hold to the more extreme views … Continue reading

Catholics Come Home P1 Salvation by Faith Alone or Faith Plus Works – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to another Berean Perspective Audio Podcast.  We are starting a new series on a very important topic, Roman Catholicism.  Lately there has been a huge media marketing push with television (tv) commercials and banners promoting the phrase, Catholics Come Home, attempting to bring Roman Catholics back to their church and to convert Protestants.  Thus, … Continue reading

Joel Osteen believes Mormons are Christians? The Billy Graham Association’s site takes down an article stating Mormonism is a cult? – The Berean Perspective

Today’s Berean Perspective audio podcast answers the question, are Mormons Christians?  Are Mormons our brothers and sisters in Christ?   Recently we found out that Joel Osteen, along with the Billy Graham Association seem to believe that Mormons are Christians, which is not accurate.  In today’s world Christianity is facing many challenges concerning genuine faith and … Continue reading

Bishop T. D. Jakes says he now embraces the Trinity Doctrine: T. D. Jakes was interviewed by pastor Mark Driscoll and pastor James MacDonald on January 27, 2012 at Harvest Bible Chapel

Recently I was informed that Bishop T. D. Jakes, pastor of the Potters House Church was interviewed by pastor Mark Driscoll of Mars Hill Church and pastor James MacDonald of Harvest Bible Chapel in regards to him now embracing the Trinity Doctrine. This was a live interview with T. D. Jakes, Mark Driscoll, and James … Continue reading

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society says the Bible teaches the Trinity Doctrine: What do Jehovah’s Witnesses believe?

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is the spiritual guidance and authority for Jehovah’s Witnesses.  In one of the Watchtower’s magazines they said the following: “They say that it is sufficient to read the Bible exclusively, either alone or in small groups at home.  But, strangely, through such ‘Bible reading,’ they have reverted right back … Continue reading

Roman Catholicism’s Gospel: What do Roman Catholics Believe

Discussing the Roman Catholic Church is a complex subject.  What do Romans Catholics believe? As far as history is concerned Roman Catholicism has always taught the Tri-Unity of God being the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Along with the Trinity being consistent the Roman Catholic Church teaches that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the … Continue reading

Evangelizing & Witnessing to those in non Christian Cults, Reaching the Lost: Are you willing?

What does it mean to be evangelizing & witnessing to those in Cults?  In simple terms that means that we obey the Biblical teachings for going into all the world with the message of salvation and witnessing to those involved in Cults.  There are many people who are involved in some form of a non … Continue reading

Roman Catholicism’s Gospel: Is it true or is it false?

Discussing the Roman Catholic Church is a complex subject.  What do Romans Catholics believe? As far as history is concerned Roman Catholicism has always taught the Tri-Unity of God being the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  Along with the Trinity being consistent the Roman Catholic Church teaches that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah, the … Continue reading

Exposing Joyce Meyer’s False Gospel Message on Salvation: Who is Joyce Meyer? What does Joyce Meyer believe? What does Joyce Meyer teach?

Examining and Exposing Joyce Meyer’s False Gospel on being born again Years ago I heard that Joyce Meyer had a false teaching concerning the gospel message of Jesus Christ.  I contacted the ministry in which I heard this from and I got the documentation, and from there I contacted Joyce Meyers Ministries to purchase the … Continue reading

Is Mary essential for salvation? A reply to Patrick Madrid from the Open Line show EWTN Catholic Radio

I would like to give a brief introduction on why I am writing this blog so that those of you whom read this can understand where I am coming from.  I have been listening to a show for some time while now called the “Open Line”, which is a sponsored program through the EWTN. (Eternal … Continue reading

Be Aware of Phillips, Craig and Dean (PCD) – United Pentecostal International Church (UPCI), Oneness Theology

Christian music today is very popular and there are lots of different artists and groups to choose from.  However, it seems that most people who listen to the music they buy don’t know much about the musicians background and beliefs.  It is important to know what backgrounds and beliefs the musicians have because music does … Continue reading

Examining Christianity Today’s Magazine Article about T. D. Jakes (2000)

UPDATE:  On January 27, 2012 T. D. Jakes was interviewed by pastor Mark Driscoll and pastor James MacDonald.  T. D. Jakes has stated he has some different views on the Trinity and now says he embraces the doctrine of the Trinity.  Has he really changed?  (Check out our updated post at T. D. Jakes now says … Continue reading

What Do Oneness Pentecostals Believe? Official Doctrines and Teachings Of The UPCI, United Pentecostal Church International

Many people do not know who Oneness Pentecostals are or what they believe.  Oneness Pentecostals are of the United Pentecostal Church International, and they have many unbiblical doctrines and teachings contrary to the Christian faith.  What are the main doctrines of the UPCI that are unbiblical?  The UPCI rejects the doctrine of the Trinity; rejects … Continue reading

What are the Essentials of Christianity? What do Christians believe about the Bible, God, the Trinity Doctrine, Jesus, Salvation, Heaven, Hell, Sin, Gospel, etc

The essentials of Christianity are the Trinity, Jesus is God, Salvation by grace and heaven and hell are real. Christianity was established through Jesus Christ. Christianity is faith in Jesus Christ who came to this earth some 2000 years ago, and fulfilled the prophecies of the Messiah to come. Jesus Christ established the Christian Church, … Continue reading

Examining the Doctrine of Limited Atonement – Is Limited Atonement true or false? What does the Bible teach? For Whom did Jesus die for?

The doctrine of Limited Atonement is a dividing issue within the body of Christ and the purpose of this information is to give a biblical response to the doctrine of Limited Atonement.  The doctrine of Limited Atonement comes from the five points of Calvinism (5 points of Calvinism) known as the TULIP.  The doctrine of … Continue reading

Examining the Doctrine of Unconditional Election and Predestination – Is it true or false? What does the Bible teach? Official quotes from John Calvin and Canons of Dordt

Have you ever heard of the doctrine of Unconditional Election? Have you ever heard of the doctrine of Predestination? You will not find the doctrine of  Unconditional Election in the Bible, however you will find the doctrine of Predestination.  The doctrine of Unconditional Election comes from the doctrines of Calvinism known as the “TULIP.” The … Continue reading

Examining the Doctrine of Total Depravity – is Total Depravity true or false? What does the Bible teach? Quotes from John Calvin and Canons of Dordt on TULIP, Free Will, No Free Will

Examining the doctrine of “Total Depravity” in Calvinism Total Depravity is a doctrine that stems from the TULIP.  The TULIP is also called the 5 points of Calvinism.  The TULIP stands for Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, and Perseverance of the saints. Total Depravity teaches man has no free will to choose … Continue reading

Jehovah’s Witnesses False Prophecies: The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society says Examine past publications

“We need to examine, not only what we personally believe, but also what is taught by any religious organization with which we may be associated.  Are its teachings in full harmony with God’s Word, or are they based on the traditions of men? If we are lovers of the truth, there is nothing to fear … Continue reading

What is the Trinity Doctrine? Is The Trinity Biblical? What does the Bible teach?

There are many people who are misinformed on what the doctrine of the Trinity is. There are people and movements that teach the Trinity Doctrine is false and against what the Bible teaches.  The Trinity Doctrine is true and based upon what the Bible teaches, and the purpose of this information is to give a … Continue reading

What is Apologetics? What does Apologetics mean?

  Many people ask, “What does Apologetics mean?” The Greek word for Apologetics is “Apologia” which means: “verbal defense, speech in defense a reasoned statement or argument”, according to the Strong’s Greek Dictionary. Apologetics gets its attention from Peter’s first epistle, which states: “…but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to … Continue reading

Can Christians Lose Their Salvation?  A Biblical Response to Hebrews 6:4-6

Can Christians lose their salvation? Many teach Christians can lose their salvation, but does the Bible teach that Christians can lose their salvation? Hebrews 6 is a popular chapter in which those who believe a Christian can lose their salvation use for their support, but Hebrews 6 in reality teaches the very opposite in which … Continue reading

What do the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe about the Trinity, Jesus and Salvation?

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is the religious organization that is in control of what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and what they are to teach others. The history of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has gone through many doctrinal changes and prophetical allusions. The founder of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society organization is … Continue reading

Why Be Concerned With Mid Acts Dispensationalism?

Some people are not aware of the dangers of this movement, and the purpose of this information is to share why people need to be concerned with Mid Acts Dispensationalism. What do I mean by Mid Acts Dispensationalism? There are different groups that people label Mid Acts Dispensationalism and I want to make it clear … Continue reading