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Why Are Christians Leaving Church? Pastors It’s Time To Wake Up!

Why do people stop going to church? Why are Christians or non-Christians fed up with church, the religious hypocrisy (hypocrites), and organized religion?  Over the years I have observed and talked with Christians and others who used to go to a church, but now they no longer do. Christians and non-Christians have either stopped believing in God … Continue reading

What Happens When I Die? Where Do You Go When You Die? Heaven or Hell?

What happens when I die? Where do I go? Will I go to heaven or hell? These are questions everyone asks at some point in life, and these are honest questions everyone should ask. For many people they go about their everyday lives wondering what is the meaning of life, what happens when I die, … 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

How to Witness to Atheist’s with Grace and Truth

Do you struggle when talking with atheist’s about your faith, Jesus, the Bible, the Gospel, etc? Sometimes it can be a challenge with witnessing to atheist’s, and how to share the faith with each person is not always the same. Not all atheists are like Richard Dawkins, but all atheists are like Richard Dawkins in … Continue reading

What is Wrong with Calvinism and John 3:16? Did Jesus die for the World or only the Elect?

What is wrong with Calvinism and John 3:16?  Calvinism teaches that Jesus only died for the elect upon the cross and only those who are regenerated by God can believe in Jesus.  Calvinism teaches a doctrine called Limited Atonement which means that Jesus died upon the cross only for God’s elect, and the gospel is … 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

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

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

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

Please Watch Video and Subscribe to Our YouTube Channel 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? … 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

Is it Required to be Water Baptized to be Saved? No! Explaining Acts 2:38, Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:21

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

Joyce Meyer’s False 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

Phillips Craig Dean are Oneness and Reject the Trinity – Exposing Joyce Meyer and Kenneth Copeland False Teachings Jesus went to Hell

Phillips Craig and Dean, PCD, are a very well known music group who are liked by many in various churches. However in much study, interacting with them directly, I have found out they are teaching false doctrines that are in opposition to the Christian faith. They reject the Trinity Doctrine, hold to what is called … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 with … 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 … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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