Category Archives: Doctrine

Why Don’t All Christians Believe the Same Way?

People wonder how sincere Christians can come to such different opinions in regards to what the Bible teaches. Why are there so many denominations? Why are there so many Christian groups? Why are there so many offshoots? Why are there … Continue reading

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The Separation Over Wrong Doctrine

“Right Doctrine For Right Living” series: (post #6) Let’s say that your pastor goes to the pulpit one Sunday morning and announces that he no longer believes that Jesus died on the cross. Or let’s say that he preaches a … Continue reading

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The Sensibility Required Regarding Doctrine

“Right Doctrine For Right Living” series: (post #5) There are certain doctrinal teachings that are absolutely fundamental to authentic Christianity. Stating the matter bluntly, if you don’t believe these doctrines you can’t be a Christian. The hard part, however, is … Continue reading

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The Scope of Wrong Doctrine

“Right Doctrine for Right Living” series: (post #4) How wide is the scope of wrong doctrine? Phrasing the question another way, just how prevalent is wrong doctrine? The answer is that scripture indicates that wrong doctrine is everywhere. The Bible … Continue reading

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The Significance of Right Doctrine

“Right Doctrine for Right Living” series (post #3) The Christian realm today is dominated by an attitude known as ecumenicalism. Since I realize that’s a big, scary word, let me define it for you. Ecumenicalism is the attitude that says … Continue reading

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The Singularity of Right Doctrine

“Right Doctrine for Right Living” series (post #1) Denominational differences have long been the norm in the ranks of Christianity. Even among sincere Christians the same passage of scripture can produce starkly different interpretations and applications. Typically, we file such … Continue reading

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Behind the Times

A devout old Christian was visited by his grandson who was on Spring Break from college. “How are you doing, Gramps?” asked the grandson. “Fine, just fine,” said the old man. “How is school going?” the old man asked. Are … Continue reading

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What is TULIP Theology?

“Calvinism” series: (post #1) I am an ordained minister in the Southern Baptist Convention denomination. Even though some Baptists actually resent being called Protestant, the S.B.C., with its 15 million members, gets categorized as the largest Protestant denomination in America. … Continue reading

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Jesus: The Cosmic Santa Claus

“The Jesus You Know” series (post #5) I was licensed to preach in October of 1992 and formally ordained into the ministry in February of 1993. Upon my ordination, I began my first pastorate. This means that I’m in my … Continue reading

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Worship Wars

Some years ago I met with the pulpit committee of a certain church about the possibility of me becoming that church’s next pastor. I don’t normally take Tonya along for such meetings, but this committee wanted to meet her as … Continue reading

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