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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

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

Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:18-24 on Jesus Christ the Messiah According to the Scriptures

Bible Commentary Series on 1 John 2:18-24 by Kelly Powers, Berean Perspective Apologetics Welcome to Berean Perspective Apologetics, this is a Bible Commentary on 1 John 2:18-24 given for those wishing to understand these Scriptures better and in an understandable way by Kelly Powers.  Who is the Apostle John?  Who is Jesus Christ? What was … Continue reading

True Christianity vs. False Counterfeits – Essentials of Christianity, Cults, Liberalism, etc

Welcome to Berean Perspective Apologetics video on True Essentials of Christianity vs. False Counterfeits – Trinity Doctrine, Gospel, Bible, Cults, Word Faith etc. What are the essentials of Christianity? What is true Christianity? What is Christian Apologetics? What does the Bible teach? What does the Bible teach on the Gospel and Salvation? What is the … 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

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

Trinity Doctrine in the Bible: John 1:1-3 Jesus is God and Creator

The purpose of this information is to show from the Bible that the Trinity Doctrine is true and not false, and to do that from what the Bible teaches. In the Gospel of John we find many places where the apostle writes about and defends the Deity of Jesus Christ, that Jesus is God, that Jesus is Creator, that Jesus is the Son of God, and more. In the gospel of John 1:1-3 we see the following written concerning Jesus. Continue reading

Church of Scientology a Cult? Former Scientologist Leah Remini Comes Out on A&E TV

I don’t know much about Leah Remini’s life in general but from what I have seen recently on the A&E television series called Scientology and the Aftermath, it has shown me a lot about her genuine concern for those hurting and her wanting to inform people truthfully in regards to the Church of Scientology religion. The Church of Scientology religion which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard 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

Did Jesus die for Everyone? Did Jesus die for the Whole World?

Did Jesus die for everyone? This is a common question discussed and debated among those of Calvinist and Arminian camps. Another way to present this is to ask, when Jesus came to this world some 2000 years ago did He die for the sins for the whole world (all mankind) or a selected few known … Continue reading

It is Finished, Debt Paid in Full, John 19:30 Tetelestai in Greek

(Video from our YouTube Channel on why being a Christian is so important, how to share your faith, to learn discernment, and how to examine the Scriptures) It is Finished (John 19:30) It is finished, in John 19:30 Jesus Christ cried out and said, tetelestai in Greek. The phrase It is Finished means to have … Continue reading

Limited Atonement vs Day of Atonement – Calvinism, James White, Jesus Christ Savior that failed? Who did Jesus die for? Did Jesus die for the whole world or only for a select few?

Limited Atonement vs. Day of Atonement Who did Jesus die for?  Did Jesus die for the whole world or only for a select few? Is Jesus Christ a Savior that failed if He died for all but all are not saved? Whom did Jesus die for? Did Jesus succeed or fail in His mission to … 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

Examining Calvinism – Reformed Theology on Regeneration: True or False Does Regeneration Precede Faith? Who was regenerated in the Old Testament?

Examining Calvinism-Reformed Theology on Regeneration True or False:  Does Regeneration Precede Faith? There are many websites, blogs, articles, audios, etc. out there concerning Calvinism and the doctrine of Regeneration stating, “regeneration precedes faith”.  Calvinism teaches that a person must first be regenerated in order to put faith in Jesus Christ.   Calvinism teaches that after … Continue reading

The Lord Jesus Christ’s Omnipresence before the Cross and Resurrection & After – Hypostatic Union, Hypostasis, God-man

There is some confusion on the doctrine of the Lord Jesus Christ’s Omnipresence after His ascension to the heavenly realm at the right hand of God the Father.  Throughout the history of the Christian Church there has been discussions on theology and debates (i.e. Reformers, Reformation, Lutherans) on whether or not that the Lord Jesus Christ … 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

Gospel Focused Apologetics – People are saved by a genuine faith in Jesus Christ, not by their works or some church organization

Hello out there, how are you?  This is simply and to the point.  The true gospel message is that Jesus is the Christ, (Messiah) whom was prophesied to come from the Hebrew Scriptures, (Old Testament, Tanakh) and that He gave His life as a sacrifice for sins.  In simple terms Jesus died on the cross … Continue reading

Remembering Robin Williams and pondering Suicide – Why did he do it? Is there any hope in this world?

With the death of the comedian and actor Robin Williams, and his apparent suicide the world looks on and wonders why, what would cause this, why would he be depressed, how could someone like him do this, etc.? I cannot speak for Robin Williams or anyone else for that matter, of which they all have … 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

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

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

Reminded of the Dangers of Mid Acts False Theology and Doctrines

Sometimes it is hard to stay focused and on track in the Christian faith and the following reminds me of why we have the Berean Perspective site online:  “I remember I found your site when I was looking for information about ultra -dispensationalism.  I had attended a bible study for about a year, that had me so confused.  … 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

Witnessing to Cults and non Christians, and Door Step Evangelism – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to another Berean Perspective Audio Podcast.  Today’s audio podcast focuses on Witnessing to those in Cults and non Christians.  The late Dr. Walter Martin (the original Bible Answer Man) said on a number of occasions, “Are we willing to do for the truth what the Cults do everyday for a lie?”  This is a … 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

Happy New Year Rejoice in the Lord – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to this special audio podcast for the Berean Perspective.  Rejoice that you are born again, rejoice that you have a reservation in heaven, rejoice that you are protected by God, rejoice that you can get through your trials, rejoice that your Christian faith is not fictional but proven, and rejoice that it’s a new … Continue reading

Twisted Scriptures part 1 Was John an anti-Christ, Is Isaiah 53 is about Mary & Liberalism vs Sound Doctrine – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to today’s Berean Perspective Podcast.  In this episode we examine a few conservations that I have had recently that I believe fits what I call “Twisted Scriptures”.  One discussion was about John the apostle being accused of being an anti-Christ and false teacher;  another discussion was a person claiming that the emphasis of Isaiah … 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

Apologetics is relevant for today, Exposing False Doctrines, Importance of Discipleship – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to the Berean Perspective’s first audio podcast.  Today’s podcast has relevant information concerning the need for genuine Apologetics, exposing false doctrines, and sharing some of my testimony and why we have our online ministry. The focus is on various issues that are causing divisions and why it is important to be rooted in Christ … Continue reading

Berean Perspective Podcasts

The Berean Perspective will be starting a new podcast section soon.  It will be a collection of audio podcasts lead by Kelly Powers on topics such as Christian Apologetics, Christianity, Cults, Doctrine, and Religious Beliefs.  Our mission is to help Christians grow in the faith, and to help lead people to a genuine faith in Jesus … 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

Explaining the Trinity Doctrine: What is the Trinity Doctrine? What does the Bible teach?

Many people have asked the question, What does the Bible teach about the Trinity Doctrine?   Some people say the Bible does not teach the Trinity Doctrine, however with a proper understanding one will see that the Bible does teach the Trinity Doctrine.  The Bible teaches that there is only one God who has been revealed through 3 … 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

Mormonism is not a Cult according to Richard J. Mouw of Fuller Theological Seminary

According to Richard J. Mouw, Mormonism is not a Cult.  Richard Mouw has had his eyes blinded concerning Mormonism.  This is of great concern for the body of Christ and the message of the gospel because Richard J. Mouw is the president of Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena.  The reason why this is a concern is … Continue reading

Rob Bell is a Universalist claiming he is not a Universalist in Love Wins

For many years Rob Bell has been on edge with his liberal and eisegetical theological views concerning Christianity and the Bible.  In Rob Bell’s new book, “Love Wins”, he has presented the view that in the end love wins, which means that all people will be saved. (restored)  What may surprise some people is that this … Continue reading

Why do some Christians not accept the whole truth or the authority of God’s Word?

by Tim Colletti http://www.truthforchrist.com   From the moment it was penned by the Apostles, the scriptures have been copied and transmitted throughout the centuries maintaining the highest degree of accuracy compared to the original writings. That’s why I can say with confidence that the word of God (or the Bible) has stood the test of … 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 has Happened to the Christian Church?

Greetings brothers and sisters in the Lord, what you are going to be reading is my perspective of the Christian Church through the years to the current day, and the various attacks on the ‘truth’ of the Gospel. In the day of which we live today it is very complicated. The term ‘truth’ is more … Continue reading

What does Assurance of Salvation, Eternal Life, Once Saved Always Saved mean?

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.” (John 5:24 NASB) The question is asked, What does once saved always saved mean?  Once saved always saved is also known … Continue reading

Does It Really Matter What I Believe?

Does it really matter what you believe concerning who Jesus is? Can a person be sincere in their beliefs yet be deceived and lost? I believe the answer is yes, and God has given some guidelines to examining ourselves. Many claim to be followers of Jesus Christ. Some say He is a prophet, a good … 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

You can know you that all your sins are forgiven today!

Have you ever asked, “How can I know my sins are forgiven?”  The Bible teaches that you can know that your sins are forgiven!  Consider what the Apostle John wrote in his first epistle. “7 but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, … Continue reading

The Good News of Jesus Christ:  Is Jesus the Only Way?

“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me” (John 14:6 NASB) The good news of Jesus Christ is that God is real, God loves us, and God wants us to know Him personally.  Mankind is in a downward spiral of … Continue reading

What Must I do to be Saved?

“See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” (Colossians 2:8) It has been said that most people in general believe in a God of some sort and believe that they … Continue reading

Salvation: in the Roman Catholic Church and for Non-Catholics

Below are quotes on salvation from the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church.  These pertain to Salvation within the Catholic Church and for non-Catholics as official doctrine.  The numbers indicate the section where these quotes can be found in the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church.  The Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church contains official … Continue reading

Church Authority: Popes, Fathers, Bishops and Magisterium

Below are quotes on Popes, Fathers, Bishops and Magisterium from the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church.  These pertain to the Popes authority and how the Roman Catholic Church teaches official doctrine.  The numbers indicate the section where these quotes can be found in the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church.  The Catechism of the … Continue reading

Arminianism Examined: Matthew 7:13-29

Jesus said, “I never knew you” “13 “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. 14 “For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find … Continue reading

Does John 6:53-57 support the Roman Catholic teaching on the Eucharist?

– by Tim Colletti One of the many disagreements between Protestants and Roman Catholics is on the subject of the Lord’s Supper (referred to as the Eucharist by the Roman Catholics). In this article, I will be discussing what the differences are between these two views, why the Roman Catholic Church believes what they believe … Continue reading

What do Roman Catholics Believe About: Popes, Salvation, Mary, Sacraments, Purgatory, Tradition

What do Roman Catholics believe about the Pope or Popes?  Roman Catholics believe that the Pope is head over the Church in all authority and power, and is infallible when it comes to doctrine.  The following are quotes from the Catechism of the Catholic Church on Pope authority, power, Tradition, and infallibility. #882 The Pope, Bishop … 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

Examining Calvinism: There is None Righteous

An examination of Scripture on Calvinism concerning “there is none righteous” in response to what Calvinists insist on teaching from Romans 3:10.  Many Calvinists who insist that man is dead in their sins, evil from the sin inherited and many other things state that there is none righteous.  I will say this and make it … Continue reading

None Seek God?  How Does One Come to Christ? A look at Romans 3:10-18

I was asked “how do they seek God if the Scripture says “none seek God?” (from Romans 3:10-18) Romans 3:10-12 is a quote from Psalms 14:1-3:  “1 The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good.   2 … Continue reading

What is wrong with the teachings of Calvinism? Why respond to Calvinism?

Calvinism is a doctrine that came from the reformation, mainly through John Calvin.  What is wrong with the teachings of Calvinism? Why respond to Calvinism?  The purpose of responding to this doctrinal position (that many Christians have taken) is to show that this is not a true doctrine taught in the Bible.  For those who … Continue reading

What does the Bible teach about Calvinism and Arminianism?

This is a response to Calvinism, Arminianism and what the Bible truly teaches.  Calvinism and Arminianism for years has been a controversy within Christianity, and I do not claim to be the greatest scholar on this but I will say that I do believe there are clear Biblical answers to these views.  The purpose for … Continue reading

What does the Bible teach about… evangelism?

“19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”” (Matthew 28:19-20 NASB) “44 Now He … Continue reading

Are Mormons Christians?

Within the last two hundred years there have been many religious sects that have arisen claiming to be of the Christian faith but are not. The Mormon Church began in 1830 through a young man named Joseph Smith. Joseph Smith claimed to be a latter day prophet whom God called to restore His Church. According … 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

Can you Defend the Gospel of Jesus Christ?

“Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.” (Jude 1:3 NASB) What is the Gospel of Jesus Christ?  This is a question that … Continue reading

The Need for Sound Biblical Doctrine!

“2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction. 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, 4 and will … 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 does the Bible teach about… the Church?  Who is a part of the Church of Christ?

The following information is concerning what the Bible teaches about who and what the Church of Jesus Christ is, and giving definitions of words with Scripture references. What does the word “Assembly” mean? Assembly <1,,1577,ekklesia> from ek, “out of,” and klesis, “a calling” (kaleo, “to call”), was used among the Greeks of a body of … Continue reading

The Importance of Knowing God’s Word

“Why should I study the Bible?”  “What does it matter what I believe as long as I am sincere?”  “Why should I bother studying when I know what is true by my feelings?”  “What’s the big deal anyways, is there really one ‘truth’?”  These are questions that people ask everyday, maybe even ones that you … Continue reading

Evidence, Importance & Authority of the New Testament Scriptures

What is the New Testament?  What is important about what was written some 2,000 years ago about a man named Jesus the Christ?  Many people ask these questions and want answers.  Many people say that it does not matter what was said or written about Jesus because He did not truly exist.  Some say He … Continue reading

The Jesus of the Watchtower: firstborn? first created? a god? Michael?

Ever had a knock on the door from a Jehovah’s Witness? It is very probable that you have had an encounter with a Jehovah’s Witness but did not know what to say in response to what they had to share. Jehovah’s Witnesses go door to door sharing what they believe to be the Word of … Continue reading

Mid-Acts Dispensationalism:  Which Books are for Christians, the body of Christ? of God?

There is a theology that is worth taking some time to investigate.  This theology is called Mid-Acts Dispensationalism.  What is Mid-Acts Dispensationalism?  Mid-Acts Dispensationalists follow doctrines solely upon the Apostle Paul.  Some of the major beliefs of this movement are:  The 4 Gospels, Hebrews, James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1 & 2 & 3 John … Continue reading

Mid Acts Dispensationalist Movement: What Did Paul Preach? The Gospel or the Kingdom of God?

Within the Mid Acts Dispensationalist movement there many doctrines that are not Biblical and that need to be addressed and examined by looking at what the Bible teaches.  Those within this movement believe that Paul taught a different gospel message than what the other Apostles taught.  There are two terms that need to be defined … Continue reading

Hyper-Dispensationalism and the New Covenant: Dangers, False Doctrines, Truth!

Hyper-Dispensationalism (also known as Ultra-Dispensationalism, Mid Acts Dispensationalism) is a movement that sounds Biblical, but in essence have doctrines that are false and that are dangerous to the body of Christ.  The main doctrines of Hyper-Dispensationalism concerning the New Covenant are:  The Bible is written for us but not all of it is for us, … 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

Kenneth Copeland’s False Teachings and False Gospel Message

Examining and Exposing Kenneth Copeland False Gospel Kenneth Copeland is a popular faith movement teacher. Many say do not attack Kenneth Copeland. I wish to say that I am not attacking at all, but I am sharing information that is needed for the body of Christ to know concerning what Kenneth Copeland Ministries teaches concerning … Continue reading

Benny Hinn’s False Teachings and False Gospel Message

Examining and Exposing Benny Hinn’s False Teachings on the Gospel Benny Hinn is known by being on TV and his crusades around the world. Is Benny Hinn a true teacher? Is Benny Hinn a false teacher? Is Benny Hinn a false prophet? Is he a true prophet? The following will be actual statements and quotes … Continue reading