Information

Briefing Outlines

Briefing Outlines

The Gift of Tongues

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…

read more

The Preterist View of New Testament Prophecy

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…

read more

Miracles

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…

read more

Fascism

Intro­duc­tion A. When most peo­ple think of fas­cism today they think of an ego­ma­ni­a­cal fuehrer, or pos­si­bly an ide­ol­o­gy that was defeat­ed in WWII and more recent­ly espoused by une­d­u­cat­ed skin­heads. The most com­mon, but large­ly false and sim­plis­tic answer giv­en to the…

read more

Mormonism

The cult of Mor­monism was found­ed by Joseph Smith on April 6, 1830 in Fayette, NY. It was known as The?Church of Christ. Lat­er, the church became offi­cial­ly known as The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day?Saints in 1834. Accord­ing to the LDS Church, Joseph Smith was…

read more

The Biblical Flood: New Thoughts, New Questions

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 are Gen.10:1,32; 11:10;…

read more

Existentialism

Exis­ten­tial­ism as a phi­los­o­phy, or world and life view, is large­ly a 20th cen­tu­ry phe­nom­e­non. It is the very antithe­sis of Chris­t­ian belief in that it asserts the total auton­o­my of man. Hence it is one of the most vir­u­lent forms of human­ism. It spread rapid­ly because…

read more

Demon Possession

There are many rea­sons why the sub­ject of demon pos­ses­sion is a rel­e­vant subject?of inter­est among Chris­tians. Some of these are: A. The pop­u­lar­i­ty of east­ern mys­ti­cism and reli­gions, i.e. the New Age Craze. B. The cur­rent roman­tic view of Native Amer­i­can Indi­an…

read more

Divine Election and Predestination

Divine elec­tion and pre­des­ti­na­tion are doc­trines taught in the Bible, yet?most believ­ers avoid these top­ics like last week’s left­over fish. It is?commonly believed that these sub­jects are bet­ter left to the­olo­gians with?too much time on their hands. The mere men­tion…

read more

Follow Bill Crouse on Facebook

CIM Blog Categories

CIM Archives

Subscribe

Get new posts by email