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THE BIBLE & LOGIC IX

So what is the point of all this talk about “believing” and “obeying”? There is a particularly powerful OT passage about Abraham, so much that it is quoted three separate times in the NT (Rom. 4:3; Gal. 3:6; Jas. 2:23): “And [Abraham] believed in Jehovah, and [Jehovah] counted it to him as righteousness” (Gen. 15:6).

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BLOCKBUSTER BIBLE (PT. 3)

As mentioned at the conclusion of Part 2, we will now look at a few simple details that ruin the imaginary doctrine of “dispensational premillennialism.” MATTHEW 24:34 This verse is the coup de grace of premillennial dogma. Notice these words of our Lord: “Verily I say to you, ‘This generation shall not pass away, till

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BLOCKBUSTER BIBLE (PT.2)

THE LORD’S “SECOND” COMING (cont.) But there is more to this blockbuster epic than simply its supposed nearness. [Keep in mind that the items under this heading are the false claims of a false theology.] This “imminent” return (and all it includes) will be invisible/secret. A few verses are sufficient to break this one: “Then if

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BLOCKBUSTER BIBLE (PT. 1)

Isn’t it exciting when we read or hear something that boggles our minds, and, sometimes, even stretches our imaginations, leaving us in a sense of wonder and awe? Of course, it is. This is why we read books, watch movies or television, or play video games—it is a mental escape from the here and now;

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THE BIBLE & LOGIC V

One of the most popularly debated verses in the New Testament is Mark 16:16. After giving the great commission—that followers of Christ are to preach the gospel to all peoples as they go about in their everyday lives (15)—the Lord answers, as it were, an unspoken question: “OK, so as we are going and preaching the

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THE TEST OF A CHURCH

Did you know there are over 30,000 various “Christian” “churches” in the world today? Did you know that—in the New Testament (NT)—there is only ONE church (Matt. 16:18; Rom. 12:4,5; 1 Cor. 12:12,13,20; et al.)? That leads to this eternally important question: HOW DO I KNOW WHICH CHURCH IS THE CHURCH? In the New Testament—especially in the

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WHAT ABOUT “TONGUE-SPEAKING”? (PT. 1)

What does it mean to “speak in tongues”? Most would likely say “tongues” are languages that are unknown to the human race, and that only God (and perhaps angels) can understand. But they would be wrong. The first thing we must understand is that the word “tongue” is simply a synonym for “language.” Thus, to

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GOD’S 5-POINT CHECKLIST FOR RELIGIOUS UNITY

What is religious unity? Many would say that the essence of “religious unity” is “agreeing to disagree,” or getting along despite your differences. Well, God is certainly a proponent of “getting along” despite differences (cf. Rom. 12:18); but He is NOT a proponent of “agreeing to disagree” in matters of religion. In The Test of

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MEMBER OR CITIZEN?

Are you a member of the body, or a citizen of the kingdom? WAIT! Whew, that was close… Before you answer, we have to consider what these two designations mean. Just hold your little horses for a minute… MEMBER OF THE BODY In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul has an extended discussion on the body of

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