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Deconstruction: The Postmodern Cult of Hermes

February 25, 2016

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Deconstructionism (D) is a powerful postmodern movement currently in vogue on major college campuses and among the intellectual elite. Its influence, permeates every area of our culture. This movement has given rise to tribalism, political correctness, re-imaging, multiculturalism, and culture wars. It has become a hammer for smashing traditional values.

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Postmodern Politics

February 18, 2016

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Postmodernism is the prevailing paradigm today and it affects every area of our culture, and in particular, politics. For postmodernists all life is politics. We will explain why this is so, and why it must be so.

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The Biblical Doctrine of Hell

September 17, 2014

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The Current Controversy: For most of 2000 years of church history men of faith have held to the teaching of the eternal punishment of the wicked. Currently, among evangelical Christians, some scholars of renown are espousing the position known as annihilationism. This is the belief that the wicked ultimately cease to exist, i.e. punishment is […]

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The Biblical Flood: New Thoughts, New Questions

March 26, 2014

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I. Introduction (Note: This Briefing Paper updates and supplements #27: Facts About the Flood) A flood of great proportions is described in Genesis 6-9. The text never indicates that it was anything other than a historical event. The Flood, and, or Noah, the builder of the Ark, are mentioned 7 more times in the OT. These passages […]

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The Chronology of Passion Week

April 1, 2013

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The Importance 1. Due to the release of the Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of The Christ, understanding the events surrounding the death of Christ is of supreme importance to believers who endeavor to understand a fuller meaning of Christ’s death and to share that meaning with unbelievers. 2. Understanding the chronological elements of Christ’s death enables us […]

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Angels

December 10, 2012

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I. Introduction Angelic beings have been a major (we mean major!) subject of art, architecture, music and literature in Western Civilization, especially during the Medieval and Renaissance periods. Currently, angels are making a comeback. A. The Current Popularity of Angels According to Time Magazine (12\27\93) 69% of Americans believe in angels. 46% believe in personal guardian angels. 32% […]

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The Star of Bethlehem: What Was It?

December 10, 2012

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Introduction One of the most important aspects of the Christmas story is the Star which lured the Wise Men from their homeland to visit the Christ Child. The emblem overwhelms us; it appears on Christmas trees, cards, decorations, at nativities, and is the subject of carols. It is a prominent feature in the story of Christ’s birth. Was the […]

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The Gift of Tongues

October 9, 2012

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INTRODUCTION In a list of the Evangelical church’s greatest controversies of the 20th Century, the gift of tongues would have to be near the top. This conflict abated somewhat during the mid-eighties when some leaders of the charismatic movement downplayed the importance of the gift. The controversy arose over three main questions: Was it a […]

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The Preterist View of New Testament Prophecy

October 9, 2012

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INTRODUCTION A. Interest in Biblical prophecy intensifies as we near the end of the millennium. (If Christ was born in the spring of 4 B.C. it is already 2002!). Along with an increase in sensationalism we are also witnessing a revival of a view of Biblical prophecy that was popular in previous centuries but almost […]

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Miracles

September 24, 2012

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I. Introduction A. The miraculous assumptions of Christianity are a major stumbling block to its critics. This anti-supernatural view was pretty well summarized by the philosopher, Spinoza in the 17th century: Miracles are violations of natural laws. Natural laws are immutable. It is impossible for immutable laws to be violated. Therefore, miracles are impossible. B. […]

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