Adam And Eve Were Never Perfect

There’s a common misnomer applied to Adam and Eve regarding their pre-Fall nature, and you’ve probably heard it before.  The statement is that before the Fall, Adam and Eve were “perfect”.  Now, before you sharpen your heretic-probing pitchforks I’m not stating that Adam and Eve were created sinful or anything other than “good” (as GodContinue reading “Adam And Eve Were Never Perfect”

Ministry’s Not About You

Ministry’s dangerous.  If you google “pastor fired” you’ll see an endless stream of articles recounting the varied moral failures of former ministry leaders.  Adultery, embezzlement, abusive leadership, and addiction always top the list.  But as with everything in this fallen world, it isn’t always the glaring, blatant sins that cause all the damage.  Rather, it’sContinue reading “Ministry’s Not About You”

The Filioque: What it is and Why it Matters

The Trinity is everything. It’s the defining doctrine of Christianity which ties all others together.  The Trinity is not an inconsequential abstract thought. It is the nature of the One True God. We’re privileged to have the opportunity to study who God is and what He has revealed to us in His Word.  However, whenContinue reading “The Filioque: What it is and Why it Matters”

The Great Irony of Denying Human Depravity

The Biblical teaching of human depravity is in direct opposition to the postmodern view so prevalent in the West. Postmodernism teaches that man is the standard of right and wrong, and by logical extension, naturally good.  The argument is focused on whether our negative actions are the result of our genetic disposition or the environmentContinue reading “The Great Irony of Denying Human Depravity”

Why the Trinity is a Bad Argument for Trichotomy

Attempts to glean from Scripture what it means to be human has brought about two prominent views.  Dichotomy, which sees that man was created with two aspects of our nature, body and soul, and that soul and spirit are both Biblical terms given to explain our spiritual nature.  The other is Trichotomy, which holds thatContinue reading “Why the Trinity is a Bad Argument for Trichotomy”