doctrine

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Taking a Stand for the Trinity Doctrine – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to another Berean Perspective Audio Podcast.   For over 2000 years the Trinity Doctrine has been attacked, falsely slandered, and twisted by many religious sects and counterfeit cults.  The early church dealt with false sects like Gnosticis, Ebionites, Judaizers, Stoics, and others.  In the last few hundred years we have seen the rise of … 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

Jesus is God, Jesus is God’s Word to Mankind, Jehovah’s Witnesses Twist the Scriptures, Mid Acts Dispensationalism Deception – Berean Perspective Podcast

Welcome to another Berean Perspective Podcast.  Today’s audio podcast  highlights a couple people whom have shared their thoughts with us concerning Mid Acts Dispensationalism, and theTrinity Doctrine and Jehovah’s Witnesses.  The main discussion focused on God’s Word to Mankind, that being Jesus Christ whom was the LORD come in the flesh.  (Gospel of John chapter … 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

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

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

The Great Emergence or A Great Deception? Be careful of Phyllis Tickle’s Teachings and Beliefs

In the last couple of years I have become very familiar with the Emergent Church movement because those within it are influencing increasingly more people from the body of Christ and leading people away from sound doctrine.  On October 31, 2009, Phyllis Tickle came to Winnipeg to do a Great Emergence conference, which I and … 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

Examining Bishop T.D. Jakes Beliefs and Teachings: What does T. D. Jakes believe about the Trinity Doctrine? What does T. D. Jakes teach about the Trinity Doctrine?

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

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

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