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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 … 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

Chuck Smith died (dead) at age 86, founder of the Calvary Chapel Movement

Chuck Smith, founder of the Calvary Chapel movement which began some 58 years ago in 1965 in Costa Mesa, California has died and went to be with the Lord Jesus today at the age of 86.  Chuck Smith, known for having a “come as you are” approach to ministry and evangelism began with sharing the … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Email blues with Patrick Madrid from the Open Line Show through EWTN Catholic Radio Station

I would like to share a story with you.  See, over the last 20 years I have been a studious researcher in various areas of Christianity, Theology, Cults, and Religions.  I really do not want to toot my own horn but sometimes you need to say things as they need to be said, despite those … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Examining the Doctrine of 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

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