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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 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

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’s The Problem of Evangelism?

WHAT’S THE PROBLEM WITH EVANGELISM?      What’s the problem with Evangelism today?  In an age of changing cultures, worldviews, relevance and truth, Evangelism is becoming less and less practiced among Christians.  In fact it has been estimated that 97% of professing Christians do not share their faith, which is alarming.[1] I can recall years ago being involved in different … 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 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 do the Jehovah’s Witnesses believe about the Trinity, Jesus and Salvation?

The Watchtower Bible and Tract Society is the religious organization that is in control of what Jehovah’s Witnesses believe and what they are to teach others. The history of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society has gone through many doctrinal changes and prophetical allusions. The founder of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society organization is … Continue reading

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