Bible, Culture & Christian Ethics


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Debt Free in Christ
“He canceled the record of debt that stood against us with its legal demands. This he set aside, nailing it to the cross.” –Colossians 2:14 Black Friday has just passed us by. It is the busiest...
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Joy Restored
Last Tuesday morning, as I was walking into work from the seven-story parking structure where I park my car, I noticed a police officer and deputy sheriff conversing on the north-east side of the building...
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Baptism With the Holy Spirit
Some well-meaning Wesleyan scholars say that baptism with the Holy Spirit is a later event in the Christian life that is synonymous with or simultaneous with entire sanctification. From my perspective,...
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The Three Phases of Sanctification
Sanctification is the means by which God makes us holy, and holiness is the state of having been perfected, purified, and set apart for the purpose of serving and worshiping God. There are three phases...
Scripture Alone
There is an idea among Wesleyan theologians that is widely attributed to John Wesley but is not actually something that he taught. It is called the “Wesleyan Quadrilateral” and has been inappropriately...
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Sinful Flesh
The Biblical concept of ‘sinful flesh’ can be confusing in that it often doesn’t necessarily refer to the physical body alone. The flesh is certainly and nearly always a reference to the body or members...
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Truth in love
“For Jesus is the one referred to in the Scriptures, where it says, ‘The stone that you builders rejected has now become the cornerstone.’ There is salvation in no one else! God has given no other...
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“Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing...