From some of the emails I receive, there are a number of people who are uncomfortable about looking into and even questioning their faith. One of the more frequent criticisms this site receives is that there's no end-to-end, underlying theology. I never set out to create a grand Unified Theory of Christianity, so if you're looking for a contained theology, seek out the … [Read more...]
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Every now and then, I receive email from people who are absolutely convinced that the Bible (sometimes they specify the KJV) is the only authoritative source one should use when discussing Christianity. If you've read anything on my website, you can probably figure out that I disagree. I've written a bit about the historical approach rather than a theological approach I try to … [Read more...]
When we look back over the course of history, there are many groups that claim to have held the correct view of Christianity. Some examples include early Gnostic sects of the first few centuries, groups like the Waldensian or Cathars of the 11th-12th centuries, reformists like Martin Luther and John Calvin, and even scientific intellectuals like Copernicus. I'll be talking … [Read more...]
I can't understand why you should want to separate Jesus the man, from his role as the Christ. It doesn't make sense. 'Christ' means the 'anointed one' and Jesus (the man) became anointed with holy spirit at his baptism. His role as the Christ, started then. Yet, you say that the role of the Christ didn't start until after his death and resurrection. Occasionally, I receive … [Read more...]
A reader asks: I am a person who looks for information on the types of things that are on your site. I like to know the real truths and origins of things like this but, where do you get this type of information from. Like for instance, about things that are not in the bible. God had man create the bible so we can know the truth but I see more information about all these people … [Read more...]