Author: Mike Boling

Collected Writings on Scripture

Hermeneutics: The Art and Science of Biblical Interpretation Ever since the time of Adam and Eve, the Word of God has been under attack. These attacks not only come from outside the walls of the church, they also seem to creep into and rear their ugly head from inside the Church as well. Thus, it is vital for believers to make a concerted effort to stand on the doctrine of the authority and inspiration of Scripture as being the Word of God, provided to His people. Noted author and theologian, D. A. Carson, in his excellent book, Collected Writings...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 30 April – 6 May 2017

Apologetics Erik Raymond – Am I Sinning When I’m Not Content? Jon Bloom – Judge Not? What the Bible Really Says About Love “It’s not wrong to lovingly help our brother remove a harmful speck from his eye. It’s wrong to self-righteously point out a speck in our brother’s eye when we ignore, as no big deal, the ridiculous log protruding from our own.” Marshall Segal – Kill Pride Before It Kills You “True humility does not refuse affirmation. It refuses to keep it for ourselves.” Matthew Holst – A New Frame of Mind “If our mental diet consists...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 23-29 April 2017

Current Issues Joe Carter – 5 Facts About Sexual Assault “In the United States, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, an observance to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to educate communities on how to prevent it.” Apologetics Joel Beeke – Should We Preach like the Puritans? Yes “Only the Holy Spirit can imbue our preaching with such lasting, converting power. If you want to preach like the Puritans, or want your pastor to preach like the Puritans, then pray! “God will give His grace and Holy Spirit to those only, who with sincere desires continually ask them...

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Rebellion: Brought to You by the Letter “I”

1 Samuel 15:23 – “For rebellion is as the sin of divination, and presumption is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has also rejected you from being king.” Most are familiar with King Saul, the first King of Israel. He was a man who at first glance would have seemed to be a perfect fit for this position. He came from a wealthy family, was a man of high stature, and apparently good looks. Perhaps he was the Kennedy of his day. Despite all those outward qualities, his life was full...

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Weekly Dose of Apologetics – 16-22 April 2017

Current Issues Joe Carter – Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Major Religious Liberty Case “The outcome of the case will determine whether the government can discriminate against religious organizations and exclude them from receiving a generally available public benefit simply because they are religious.” Bible Study/Preaching/Family Issues/Apologetics Thomas Schreiner – Do Paul and James Disagree on Justification by Faith Alone? “Why do Paul and James sound so different? Why does it appear at first glance they contradict? We need to remember that letters were written to specific situations facing specific churches. Paul wrote to churches where people were...

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