Death and Hades in the Book of RevelationIn the article “He descended into hell” I made the statement “Hades, hell, Sheol (is) described with the same attributes” which received the following criticism from someone who visited Apostles-Creed.Org. He sent me an email stating, I noticed that you have an error on your web site. You have conflated Hades/Sheol with Hell. If you... Read more »
Infographic: The Covenant of Grace looking forward and backward to ChristThe “Covenant of Grace” is a teaching within the Westminster confession of Faith and the Catechisms that systemetizes and explains core Christisn beliefs. The “Covenant of Grace” consists of the Old and New Testament. They are not two covenants but one. The Old Testament of “time of the law” and the New Testament or “time... Read more »
Infographic: Christ’s offices of Prophet, Priest, and King in the Westminster CatechismThe teaching in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Shorter and Larger Catechism on the offices of Christ help understand Christ ministry on earth and what He is doing in heaven. Christ fulfills three offices, the offices of Prophet, Priest, and King. His office as Mediator is his once offering himself a sacrifice without... Read more »
Infographic: The Humiliation and Exaltation of Christ – Westminster CatechismAn Integral part of understanding Jesus Christ and what He did in His earthly minister is found in the Westminster Confession of Faith Larger Catechism. It says: Our Mediator was called Christ, because he was anointed with the Holy Ghost above measure; and so set apart, and fully furnished with all authority and ability, to... Read more »
Infographic: The Trinity in Salvation, the Means of Grace, and Saving GracesThe understanding of the Trinity and how God saves us is critical. God the Father predestines us, The Son redeems us in His atonement, and the Holy Spirit regenerates us and causes us to persevere through sanctification. All aspects of the plan of salvation are controlled by God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The... Read more »
Below is an Inforgraphic chart that shows the comparison between general soteriological views taught in different Christian denominations. The chart is based off of the TULIP Calvinist theology. This is similar to the Order of Decrees chart made by B.B. Warfield in his book Plan of Salvation. The chart is built off the difference between... Read more »
Explanation of the Christian doctrine of the TrinityThe Trinity is one of the most controversial teachings in Christianity. There are many views that are incorrect and the analogies Christians come up with are not even close to accurate. While many believe the trinity cannot be explained, this article is dedicated to explaining the trinity in the most simple terms possible. Incorrect views... Read more »
Quotes from the Early Church Fathers: Man in God’s image and the TrinityThe Church Fathers, Tertullian and Augustine both explained the trinity in regards to man being created in the image of God. Their explanation was not like modern day explanations that teach man is body, soul, and spirit. This explanation of the Trinity and man being created in the image of God is not found in... Read more »
Quotes from the Early Church Fathers: The Holy SpiritThe Early church Fathers all taught that the Holy Spirit is God. The Holy Spirit’s Divinity is a subject that was always understood. To make a distinction between the nature of God the Father and the Holy Spirit from the Bible is an act of futility. Because of common sense, the early church understood God’s... Read more »
Quotes from the Early Church Fathers: The Word, Virgin birth, and  IncarnationThe early Christian Fathers all taught that Christ is God. They taught that Christ is the Word of God incarnate as a human born from the virgin Mary. Not only did they teach Christ was Christ begotten from eternity, they also taught that He became a man and lived on earth as the only begotten Son... Read more »
Quotes from the Early Church Fathers: Christ Begotten from EternityThe doctrine of the Trinity has a core teaching that was taught by the early church. The early church taught that Christ was begotten before eternity. This is a necessary and scriptural teaching of the nature of Christ. Christianity teaches that Christ is fully God and Fully man. When discussing Christs divinity, the early church... Read more »
Quotes from the Early Church Fathers: on the TrinityBefore we can come to a clear understanding of the doctrine of the trinity in Christianity, it is absolutely imperative to read what the early church fathers taught about God. The Trinity was expounded upon over time through the study and defense of the Apostolic and Old Testament teachings. The early church fathers originally only... Read more »
What is a Cult and a Non-Christian cult in Christianity?In todays debate between differing religious groups, it is inescapable to hear the “cult” label thrown around towards the opposing religious group. The word “cult” is used as an insult and is completely misused in today’s language. This leads religious groups to defend themselves against the epithet. It is important to know what the word... Read more »
12 types of the Visible Christian church: The Good, the Bad, the UglyIn discussing the Holy Catholic Church, the types of “visible” churches came into discussion. These churches have true believers in them, some have very few believers and some have many true believers. There can be more types drafted from the Bible; however, I was able to extract the below 12 different types of the “visible”... Read more »