Creating the Vacuum: The Road Through the Desert

In the past two articles I have asserted that New Age spirituality has infiltrated the Evangelical Church.  This study will continue to trace exactly how we have gotten to this point. Although the loss of the Church’s first love led to numerous issues within the young church, the slide towards mystical practices took a number […]

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Creating the Vacuum: New Age Spirituality in the Church

How is it that New Age Spirituality has found its way into the Evangelical church? There is a long and winding path that has been followed to get to where we find ourselves.  The answer begins early in the history of the Church, as very quickly she left her first love (Rev. 2:4).  Samuel Andrews […]

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New Age Spirituality and the Evangelical Church

New Age spirituality has infiltrated the Evangelical Church in America. Now that I have your attention allow me to take a step back and say that there are aspects of New Age spirituality that have taken root in many churches that were once evangelical, and continue to claim the moniker for themselves.  Then there are […]

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The Canon According to Jesus

The canon of Christian Scripture is the foundation of the Christian system. Therefore, it is the final authority for Christian thought, belief, and action.The question that must follow concerns authority … This paper will examine the testimony of Jesus Messiah, the second person of the triune godhead, in order to argue that Scripture’s own testimony settles the debate over canonicity.

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A Dispensational View of the Christian Life, Part 7

It has been some time since my last post.  I have been busy with teaching, pastoring, studying, and most importantly, being a husband and father.  Recent events in our nation have introduced changes to cherished, God-ordained patterns, as well as stealing individual freedoms once protected by our nation’s Bill of Rights, and overstepping the explicit […]

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A Dispensational View of the Christian Life, Part 6

As we continue to look at the Dispensational view of the Christian life, we are pleased to be able to begin to look at the more positive side of the issue.  That is not to say that the content of the teaching doesn’t have negative aspects, but the outcome of those is quite positive.  Having […]

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A Dispensational View of the Spiritual Life, or, Homage to He That Is Spiritual, Part 4

In this He That Is Spiritual article we will continue our discussion of the spiritual life from a Dispensational, therefore Scriptural viewpoint. I don’t say that simply to poke the nose of Reformed Covenantalists who believe Dispensationalism is wrong. I say that based on points made earlier in the previous three articles. Before anyone decides to […]

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A Dispensational View of the Spiritual Life, or Homage to He That Is Spiritual, part 2

Christ makes the distinction between the natural man of the flesh and the spiritual man who is born of the Holy Spirit. This is one of the many distinctions between Israel and the Church. The Old Testament saint did not have the blessing of being born of the Holy Spirit as the Church age saint does.

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