Book Review – Crossed Fingers: How the Liberals Captured the Presbyterian Church

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Though this is a work of historical non-fiction, it reads like gripping historical fiction. It fascinates with its presentation of the drama surrounding the takeover of the most theologically rigorous — and one of the most visibly successful — Christian churches in the history of the Western world.

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Adam’s Sin, contemplated: Did even Calvin make a mistake here?

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The doctrine of original sin has been debated since the earliest days of the Church. It was one of the battlegrounds on which the Reformation was fought. The split between Roman Catholicism and Protestantism led to two radically different interpretations of original sin and the sin by which all have become sinners. Having explored the Catholic doctrine, we now move into the classic Reformed understanding.  Continue reading

Adam’s Sin, Contemplated – Is sin transmitted from parent to child? (The Roman Catholic View)

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Is sin transmitted from parent to child? Is the Roman Catholic notion of original sin true? Continue reading

Mass price inflation coming soon?

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Is mass inflation on the horizon? Something remote is happening on June 5, 2014 that might have serious impacts to your daily life… Continue reading

Adam’s Sin, Contemplated – Do people die because of their own sins? (The Pelagian View)

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Do people die because of their own sins? This is a question that gets to the foundations of Christianity. Continue reading

The link between Jesus, Circumcision, and the Bloody Bridegroom

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In a previous article, we explored the strange event that happened as Moses and his family returned to Egypt: God attacking, and trying to kill, Moses’ firstborn son, Gershon. We inquired about the foreskin and the blood. We left the article on a cliffhanger: what did Zipporah mean by her statement “A bloody husband thou art, because of the circumcision.” We’ll try to resolve that mystery in this article. Continue reading

Why did God try to kill Moses’ son on his return to Egypt? And whose foreskin touched whose feet?

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There is a peculiar verse that commentators seem to have a hard time explaining. I think I can help clear things up. These are the three peculiar verses: Continue reading