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February 6, 2016

The Passing of Dr. Robert Martin

Dr. Robert Paul Martin Departed to the Rest Above (February 4, 2016) Since 1989 and its first publication the essay of Bob Martin on “The Legitimacy and Use of Confessions” has stood at the front of my A Modern Exposition of … Continue reading

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January 28, 2016

The Slick-Waldron Debate:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (part 5)

One or two more matters should come up for discussion before I finish my post-game analysis of the Slick-Waldron debate over the gifts of prophecy, tongues, and healing.  Here, I think, we pass from the good things I learned and … Continue reading

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January 27, 2016

The Slick-Waldron Debate:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (part 4)

Another topic which I want to follow up on from my debate with Matt Slick has to do with my first assertion that the apostles of Christ are the first and greatest of the gifts Christ gave to His church.  … Continue reading

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January 26, 2016

The Slick-Waldron Debate:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (part 3)

In my last blog post I promised to share the word studies that have confirmed for me that Matt Slick’s distinction between charisma gifts and doma gifts was overdrawn.  Remember that his assertion was that Apostles of Christ were a … Continue reading

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January 25, 2016

The Slick-Waldron Debate:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (part 2)

I said in my first blog post that debates for me are about truth—not about winning.  I do, of course, hope the truth will win.  I also hope to do a good job for the sake of the truth and … Continue reading

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January 21, 2016

The Slick-Waldron Debate:  The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (part 1)

I have not previously blogged about debates I have been asked to participate in.  But since this was a social media event of sorts, and some things worthy of comment happened, I have decided to write some blog posts about … Continue reading

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November 13, 2015

“21 Misunderstandings of Calvinism”—The Twentieth and Twenty-First Misunderstandings of Calvinism

A little apology is due here.  I estimated that this blog series would number about 20, but this post is the twelfth in this series, and will be the last.  I now deal with two misunderstandings related to the Perseverance … Continue reading

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November 11, 2015

“21 Misunderstandings of Calvinism”—The Eighteenth and Nineteenth Misunderstandings

In this blog post, I’ll take up misunderstandings related to the fourth of the five points of Calvinism: Irresistible Grace. IV. Misunderstandings related to Irresistible Grace (1)     Irresistible grace means that God saves men against their will! Exactly not!  Irresistible … Continue reading

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November 9, 2015

“21 Misunderstandings of Calvinism”—The Fourteenth, Fifteenth , Sixteenth, and Seventeenth Misunderstandings

In past blog posts I’ve dealt with misunderstandings related to total depravity and unconditional election, in this post we come to the “L” in TULIP, Limited Atonement.  The following treatment of four misunderstandings of limited atonement serve to illustrate why … Continue reading

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November 6, 2015

“21 Misunderstandings of Calvinism”: The Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Misunderstandings

I’ve dealt with four misunderstandings of Calvinism related to the doctrine of total depravity. Now I am dealing with a number of misunderstandings related to the doctrine of unconditional election. Here are the seventh, eighth, and ninth of those (numbers … Continue reading

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