How to tell if you are in cult #7 is another post on where repentance should dominate in the person of the pastor and in the environment of the local church.
FP: The Bad Fruit of a False Prophet part 2b will investigate what the fruit (life and ministry) of a false prophet.
Summary: This study will investigate what the fruit (life and ministry) of a false prophet. Part 2 of this series is simply an introduction and begins by contrasting a man of God’s fruit (piety and holiness) with the false prophet’s fruit (sin, not doing God’s will).
For an overview, see
False Prophets and Teachers Overview
Is Scripture Finalized, or is it still in a state of flux? I examine the question of religious leaders proclaiming new revelations that are contrary to Bible.
A Biblical Understanding of Lawlessness is a study of the concept of lawlessness in the Bible and in our community and world today.
A Cult versus the true Church is an article on discerning the difference between a cult like religious group and the true church as God presents it in Scripture.
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Calvinist’s Error with Covenants is a discussion of what is a covenant, and how Calvinists fail with the concept.
Having grown up under Calvinism now for about 50 years and having studied it for most of that time, I observe and study what they say with my Bible in hand. I find problems that I cannot accept in their statements, conclusions, and presumptions. One of these things is their use of the concept of “covenant”.
Basically all Calvinists, Reformed, and Presbyterians highly use the concept of the covenant. The Presbyterian side of things really make a great deal of the fact that “entering into the coventant with God”, you and your children are saved. How is that entering into this coventant “begun”? According to Calvinism, it is in eternity past in election, and you have nothing at all to do with it. Continue reading Calvinist’s Error with Covenants
Candlish The Atonement is a short 3 chapter work on the atonement or Christ paying the price for us to acceptable to God.
Candlish “The Atonement” (1861)
By Robert Candlish
Cult Exit: Problems, Detention, and How-Tos is an article by David Cox on identifying a cult through the difficulty in leaving it.
A cult is an organization that claims to be a good Christian church, but in reality it is a work of the Devil. One of the ways to recognize a cult is when what they claim to be isn’t the same as what they are. When their projection of themselves (“a work of God”) is revealed to have deception, lies, half-truths, twists and distortions of the truth, you know that it is time to head for the door.
Problems with Total Depravity or Inability examines the flaws and errors of Total Depravity (really total inability). Problems with Total Depravity or Inability
Introduction to Problems with Total Depravity or Inability
Let’s make this as simple as we can so that people can understand us. Calvinism wishes to totally remove all concepts of moral activity for Christians. Say what they may say about holiness, sanctification, and leaving off sinning, the truth of the matter is that their teachings (if believed and followed lead their followers) push people strongly down the road of moral inactivity to a state of spiritual bankruptcy. There is no other alternative if you follow Calvinism. You may not be as advanced as “a 5 pointer”, but you are on the same road, no matter what you say or think. Problems with Total Depravity or Inability Continue reading Problems with Total Depravity or Inability