Category Archives: The New Birth

Seventh-day Adventists And The Trinity

I came across a website recently that released its tirade upon Seventh-day Adventists. It took some researching to find the author’s name. I thought I could at least engage with him on one of his many indictments. I eventually found … Continue reading

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US President Sings America’s Favourite Hymn “Amazing Grace”

Says Eric Metaxas on the Chuck Colson website, Breakpoint: ““Amazing Grace” is arguably the best-known and most-sung hymn in America—maybe the world. It has deep meaning for millions, across all races and backgrounds, and has long united and comforted our nation … Continue reading

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“Precious Lord, Take My Hand” Thomas Dorsey

Thinking about the previous post set me wondering about others who might have contributed richly to hymn writing through their own suffering or adversity, or through some traumatic unwelcome circumstance with which others can identify in some way in their own … Continue reading

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Detective Struggled With Faith – And Found Jesus

Following my previous post here is another case of struggling with faith. Says J. Warner Wallace. “I bought my first Bible. It was an inexpensive pew Bible; I think it cost me less than five dollars. As I read through … Continue reading

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Death Sentence For Woman Caught In Adultery

Amnesty International, and International and British media have drawn attention to the cause of a 27-year-old Sudanese woman, a doctor, who has been sentenced to death for adultery for being a Christian, and marrying a Christian, which is contrary to Islam’s … Continue reading

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Grace Has Arrived On The Scene

“God has given us good news. The good news is that grace has arrived on the scene. Grace has been given to desperate, fallen humanity. The gospel is the message of grace, which saves us when we first become a … Continue reading

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The N. T. On Faith And Works by Dr. Ben Witherington

“Yes, the Bible is clear enough that salvation is not a human self-help program. Yes, it makes clear that apart from God’s grace no one can be saved. Yes, it stresses that we are converted by grace through faith, and … Continue reading

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Hell, Heaven And The Second Advent Of Jesus

On pages 319-322 of TGD Richard Dawkins tells stories of people who either have been raised on the fear of hell, or preach hell in the secure knowledge they are not going there. It reminds me of a minister who having … Continue reading

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Justification and Sanctification: Both Are Acts Of God

Methodism has had its influence in early Adventism when it comes to Justification and Sanctification. What do those terms mean for the believer? Dr. Ben Witherington explains in 7 minutes in, ‘Why I’m A Wesleyan Evangelical’ 

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BEHOLD WHAT MANNER OF LOVE

When the Apostle John penned 1 John 3:1 he was not naive about the experiences of life. Christians facing the world in the Apostle John’s day would have been cruel and barbaric. John himself had been imprisoned on the Isle … Continue reading

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