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Talking to a Jehovah’s Witness Elder for 2 Hours! Christian Gospel vs Jehovah’s Witnesses Gospel

Today I went looking to talk to some Jehovah’s Witnesses to do a live interview recording and I talked to a Jehovah’s Witness Elder for 2 hours! Now he did not agree to being recorded but the interview discussion went very good having a respectful conversation with him despite the differences of beliefs.  This was … Continue reading

WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS In CHURCHES?

ONE of the problems today with Christian churches in general and even Apologetic ministries is the lack of teaching Christians ‘the need and the how to witness’ to those in non-Christian cults like the Jehovah’s Witnesses, the Latter Day Saints, or whoever else that believes in a false God and a false gospel.   We have ministries … Continue reading

Mormon Missionaries Knock On My Door Get Shocked! 2 Christians Debate 5 Mormons

3 Mormon Missionaries asked us to talk with their Bishop and a lawyer on what are the differences of Mormonism and Christianity? The Mormons are shocked, stunned, and speechless to find out that Joseph Smith is not a true prophet! Have you ever asked what to say to Mormon Missionaries when they are knocking on … Continue reading

Exposing False Prophecies of Watchtower Organization Jehovah’s Witnesses 1878 1914 1918 1925 1941 1975

What you need to know about exposing the false prophecies of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society and the Jehovah’s Witnesses on 1878, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1941, and 1975. Founder Charles Taze Russell, Judge Rutherford, and the Watchtower have predicted and set many false dates for Armageddon, Jesus Christ second coming, the end of the … Continue reading

The Divine Inspiration of the New Testament Written by Eyewitnesses of Jesus Christ

The Testimony and Inspiration of the New Testament Scriptures The Bible is composed of the Old and New Testament, contains 66 books, written by over 40 authors, over a time frame of 1500 years, on 3 different continents, inspired by God written by men.[1]  The Old Testament is the first testament of the Bible, which contains … Continue reading

Don’t Assume Your Pastor is Right! You NEED to be a Biblical Berean Acts 17:11

What is a Berean and why does it matter?  The Bible teaches that those in Berea were listening to what Paul was teaching them about Jesus being the Christ, the Messiah, the Son of God, and that He died and rose again according to the Scriptures.  What is of interest is that they listened to Paul and … Continue reading

The Most Controversial Scriptures on Salvation – Hebrews 6:4-6 Does Not Teach Christians Can Lose Their Salvation

Can Christians lose their salvation? Many teach Christians can lose their salvation from Hebrews 6:4-6, but does the Hebrews 6:4-6 teach that Christians can lose their salvation? In the Bible there are differing views on what is called once saved always saved, eternal security, assurance of salvation, abide in Christ doctrine, faith plus works for … Continue reading

Does God Exist in a World of Evil and Suffering? Angry Atheist Becomes a Christian and is Miraculously Changed

What happens when an angry atheist comes to the reality that God exists and receives Jesus Christ personally and becomes a Christian? What happens is a transformed sinner is now forgiven of all sins, knows true peace and meaning, and this is all through humbling one’s self and trusting in Jesus Christ as Lord and … Continue reading

Do Jehovah’s Witnesses Believe They Must Preach Door to Door and Be Loyal to the Watchtower Organization for Eternal Life? Yes They Do!

For Christians who are familiar what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society literature, and have talked with Jehovah’s Witnesses this question is not that difficult to answer. Not too long ago I was invited to a Christian Apologetics Facebook group by a guy named Edward Andrews, who apparently has written books on … Continue reading

Why Are Christians So Judgmental? Are Homosexuals Going To Hell?

Why are Christians so judgmental and hateful at times? Are homosexuals going to hell? Why? How can we have normal, loving, person to person conversations with non Christians (atheists, anyone) about morality, homosexuality, sin, hell, Jesus, and what happens when we die? These are questions that Christians need to examine in their own lives in … Continue reading

Jesus Witnesses: 1 Peter 3:15 Everyday Apologetics

     The call to follow Jesus Christ is not an easy path, and those who follow Jesus will have opposition and at times be reviled slanderously for being a Christian. In the first century church Christians were accused of being “evil doers” because they did not follow and fulfill the duties of the gods of Rome under … Continue reading

What is a Christian Apologist? Discussing Christian Apologetics, Evangelism, and How to Witness to Cults

What is a Christian Apologist? A Christian Apologist is someone who defends the Christian faith, exposes false doctrines and teachings, evangelizes the lost, witnessing to those in non-Christian Cults, and teaches sound doctrine according to the Scriptures. There are many ways to share the gospel of Jesus Christ, and learning Christian Apologetics helps equip believers … Continue reading

What is Wrong with Mid Acts Dispensationalism? What do Mid Acts Believe about the Gospel? Why be Concerned?

What is Mid Acts Dispensationalism? What do Mid Acts Dispensationalists believe about the Gospel? Why be concerned? What is wrong with what Mid Acts Dispensationalists believe and teach about the Gospel? Mid Acts are not rightly dividing the Word of God, the Bible, by falsely teaching that Paul and Peter preached different gospels.  Mid Acts Dispensationalism … Continue reading

Leah Remini exposing church of Scientology and Jehovah’s Witnesses: Lies, Deception, and Pain

Leah Remini is a former Scientologist who left the church of Scientology organization some years ago and is now exposing them as a religious cult. Many people do not know what the church of Scientology believes or teaches, and Leah Remini started a tv series with Mike Rinder on A&E called church of Scientology and … Continue reading

What Makes Jesus Different? It is not about Religion or Church, but about a Personal Relationship with Jesus

What makes Jesus different from other religions is a personal relationship. What does a personal relationship with Jesus mean? Don’t all religions teach the same thing? No, not all religions teach the same thing, and Jesus is what is different in all of them. For those who have asked why should I believe in Jesus, … Continue reading

3 Important Things for Christians to Know When Witnessing and Sharing the Faith

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 guard … Continue reading

How to Witness to Jehovah’s Witnesses – Was Jesus created or the Creator? Colossians 1:15-17 Firstborn Witnessing Tips

Was Jesus first to be created? Colossians 1:15 firstborn.   Christian apologist Kelly Powers examines the false teachings of Jehovah’s Witnesses about Jesus being the first to be created, the firstborn from Colossians 1:15. What does the Bible really teach about who Jesus is? If you are wanting to talk with Jehovah’s Witnesses or you … 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 on What is Apologetics part 3 on How to Learn Christian Apologetics

Welcome to Berean Perspective Apologetics. This is part 3 of the series, What is Apologetics. In this youtube video we go over how to learn and apply Christian Apologetics in our lives. (audio not clear in first minute, sorry about the wind) Things Discussed: 1) We look at different Bible Scriptures on what the Bible … Continue reading

What is Christian Apologetics? 1 Peter 3:15 What does Apologetics mean?

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

Got a Question on the Bible, Doctrine, God, Jesus, Cults, Atheism, Islam, etc.?

Got a Question on the Bible, Doctrine, God, Jesus, Cults, Atheism, Islam, etc.? In today’s world Christianity can be confusing, somewhat disappointing, and at times seem irrelevant.  Some people believe there is no difference between Christianity and the world of Cults.  Others find the belief in a God or a Creator to be illogical, and … 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

Youth Apologetics with Questions and Answers on the Bible

Many young adults are seeking answers to various questions on the Bible, Christianity, Doctrines, Religions, Science, etc.  If you are a youth, teenager, older adult, feel free to ask questions or request for something to be written.  It is healthy to be a seeker of God’s Word, to learn Christian Apologetics, to grow in the … 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

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

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

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

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

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 with … 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

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

New Calvinism and the Southern Baptist Convention SBC Debate: Statement of the Traditional Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation document

For many years I have been involved with church ministry and in the Apologetics realm. Over the years I have had to address many controversial issues within and outside of the Christian faith, and Calvinism is definitely one of those issues within the Christian faith that is rising more and more. For those whom will … 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

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

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 being called a Universalist, Heretic, and a False Teacher because of his book Love Wins

Rob Bell, a liberal voice within the Emergent Church has written a new book called Love Wins that is soon be open for the public to purchase and read.  What is all the hype?  Why are so many Christians and non-Christians getting so emotional over this book? I have been reading various blogs and sites … Continue reading

A Postmodern Primer

~ by Robert Hogue …always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. ~ 2 Timothy 3:7 To begin to comprehend the mindset of a Postmodernist it is helpful to start with a basic understanding of what Modernism is and therefore what the Postmodernist has moved beyond.  The scientific method reigns … Continue reading

Rob Bell’s Velvet Elvis Repainting the Christian Faith: Biblical or Heretical?

I believe it is more difficult to address the issues within Christianity than outside of it.  The reason I believe this is because it is easier to identity the Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims, and other groups which deny the Deity of Jesus and other Biblical doctrines clearly held within Christian orthodoxy.  It may seem as … 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 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

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

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… 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

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

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 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

Do Christians Worship Three Gods?  Believe in Three Gods?

Christians are accused of things by various Religious groups which are not accurate.  Two things which Christians are accused of are:  Christians worship three Gods & Christians believe in three Gods.  However these statements are not accurate concerning what Christians believe concerning God, and they will be examined. Do Christians worship three Gods? The answer … Continue reading

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