• Walter Scott and the Five-Finger Exercise
  • Who Was the Cross For?
  • Constantine the Great: Christian or Pagan? (Paper)
  • Melchizedek, a Type of Christ
  • The Age of Accountability
  • Principles of Conversion: Ownership Brings Activation
  • The Angry God of the Old Testament
  • Why the Death of Jesus?

     

Archives For Writings

For those in or familiar with the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement tradition, there is perhaps no figure who is more important yet less known than Walter Scott. Scott is considered to be one of the Stone-Campbell Restoration Movement’s four founding fathers. He is most famous for systematizing what he claimed was the restoration of the ancient gospel: faith, repentance, baptism, remission of sins, the Holy Spirit, and eternal life. For his evangelistic purposes, he condensed his doctrine into the methodology that became known as the five-finger exercise.

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Open Theism argues that God does not know the future, but learns as he experiences the unfolding of events. But does the Bible support the argument that God does not have foreknowledge? Come explore the different facets of Open Theism and compare it to what the Bible says about God’s foreknowledge.

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Was Constantine the Great a Christian or a pagan? Explore his conversion to Christianity as well as his Christian and pagan fruits. Was he the hero and champion of Christianity, or its ultimate corrupter?

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Perhaps there is no biblical figure more mysterious than Melchizedek. Mentioned less than a handful of times in the Bible, Melchizedek has fascinated Bible readers for centuries. Who is he, exactly, and why is he so significant? How does he foreshadow Jesus’ ministry, a “typology” of Christ?

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I hope you will enjoy this paper on “An Exegesis of 1 John 1:5-10.” Decoding the theology-speak, the word “exegesis” simply refers to trying to understand the original, intended meaning of a written text. My goal therefore is to look at and understand this critical passage of Scripture in light of its first century context. Why was it written, and to whom? With this we can understand what John originally meant when he wrote it, and also how it applies to us today. Also, 1 John 1:9 is of some controversy as it deals with confession of sin: does it refer to the Christian’s need to acknowledge having sin in general, or is it a decree for the Christian to confess everyday sins as they occur in order to stay forgiven?

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