Category: Theology For Life

Assurance and Perseverance in Hebrews 6:1-8

The controversy surrounding Hebrews 6:1-8 is many fold. From those who believe that it teaches that the salvation of God’s people is conditional to those who believe it doesn’t—over the history of the Church there has been a lot of various interpretations advanced. It is not in the scope of this article to address all of those interpretations, nor even to address all the various nuances and qualifications that readers may want. Rather, the scope of this article is to look briefly at Hebrews 6:1-8 and some of the issues it raises by going to the text and then...

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False Intimacy by Harry Schaumburg

As a counselor, I probably speak with more men about pornography and sexual addiction than I do any other subject. Porn addiction has become an epidemic in the church, and helping guys fight for sexual purity has become almost a full-time job. As a result, I am always on the lookout for more helpful resources. Several works I’ve read referenced this book and after picking it up I can appreciate why. False Intimacy: Understanding the Struggle of Sexual Addiction is a fantastic resource. Where many books tend to focus either on the science and addiction components, or on the Biblical...

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Jesus’ Growth in Knowledge and Wisdom

Orthodox Christians affirm that Jesus is God and possesses deity equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit. That is, the three persons of the Trinity share in the same divine essence and thus the same divine attributes. Some of these divine attribute are classified as incommunicable in that only the Godhead (the three persons of the Trinity) possess them and they cannot be shared with, or possessed by, non-deity (humans). These incommunicable attributes include omnipotence (all-powerful), omnipresent (all-present), eternality (with no beginning or end), unchangeableness (His essential nature does not change) and omniscience (all-knowing). Since Jesus shares the...

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Reading Your Bible: Building a Passion for God and His Glory

One of the greatest needs for Christians, today is open their Bible’s and read it. You may have decided that this was going to be the year when you read through all the Bible. You may even have been regularly reading your Bible and be at the point where you’ve gotten to Leviticus or one of the books of history and stopped. I understand how that is, and have been stopped there before. Let me ask you, “Do you feel discouraged? Do you feel like life is caving in all around you? Do you feel that no matter what...

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Standing for Life in a Culture of Death

Standing for Life in a Culture of Death Few issues are as volatile and as least understood as the issue of abortion. People today on the pro-choice side of the debate make two arguments. The first is that they are autonomous individuals, therefore, able to make choices that only impact their own lives. This view has many problems with it, but the second viewpoint, the emotional argument, is even more prevalent on this issue. In both views, people argue they have a choice to choose what is best for them. What this viewpoint fails to consider is that choices...

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