If Judaizers are Right, then they’re Wrong (Titus 1:15)

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In Titus 1:15, Paul is saying that if the Judaizers are right in teaching that impurity makes everything it touches impure, then the fact that they are Cretans and all Cretans are liars, evil, and lazy, means that according to the theology of these Judaizers, even their mind and conscience are defiled.

Are All Gentiles Depraved in the Mind? (Ephesians 4:17-19)

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Ephesians 4:17-19 is not teaching about Total Depravity or total inability, but about the devastating results of choosing sin over righteousness. Paul wants his readers to put off that old way of conduct, and live their new life in the Spirit with the new man which was created by God for righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:22-24).

Did Martha actually believe what Jesus said in John 11:25?

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We are all familiar with the story of Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead in John 11. But what exactly did Martha believe about Jesus in this event? When Martha said that she believed that Jesus was the Christ, was the same thing as believing that Jesus was the resurrection and the life?

6 Principles of Non-Violent Resistance

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When faced with the question of how to deal with violence, most people think there are only two options: either be violent in return, OR lay down and die as a pacifist. There is, however, a third way, which is called “Non-Violent Resistance.” It is what was practiced by Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., and so many other people throughout history. It is also the way of Jesus.

Is faith the gift of God in Ephesians 2:8-9?

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Some believe that Ephesians 2:8-9 teaches that faith is a gift of God. But the grammar and context of Ephesians 2 does not support this idea. This post looks at the context of Ephesians 2, and summarizes the five main views on what the gift of God is, before finally explaining what my view is and why.