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Black Lives Matter Movement: The Anathema of a Different Gospel

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By Matt Auxt
Imagine for a moment that you are back in the good old days of 1912. It’s early April and you decide to take a well-earned vacation to feel the cool breeze of the North Atlantic. You step onto the most advanced luxury ship of the century, the RMS Titanic. In the early hours of the morning, you suddenly wake up in your cabin due to a loud crashing sound and blood curdling screams of passengers and crew members shouting abandon ship! As you head to the life boats, hundreds of people flock ahead of you, scrambling to save themselves. Panic and chaos grow increasingly. Fear takes hold of every soul as the ship slowly sinks into the cold black sea. You know that not everyone will make it off the ship. You know that people will die today. What do you do? Do you clean the handrails? Do you start preparing meals for the passengers? Do you give someone your job? No! You point the people who are perishing to the lifeboats. In this post, my goal is to show you that the world is sinki…

Unequally Yoked: The Church and Black Lives Matter

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By Ryan Itzel
            Chaos. With every passing day we wake with anticipation to learn of the latest testimony of turmoil. It seems that chaos has overrun our world, and there appears to be no end in sight. The church has been given the answer to the problems we see dominating headlines, and yet there are very few fighting for the message of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18-20). The true gospel message is in danger of being supplanted by secular ideologies that at best distract with temporal solutions, and at worst, condemn souls to hell. Critical race theory and intersectionality, though outwardly promoted to fight injustice and restore the unity of mankind, in reality foster unforgiveness, pride, disunity, and hate. They assume a “systemic racism” of which one cannot repent, cannot be resolved, and can only be thwarted by a complete dismantling of the system. Karl Marx, who’s teachings are the inspiration and foundation of these godless beliefs, sought not only the destruction …

Critical Race Theory: Is your Church Embracing the Doctrine of Demons?

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By Bill Itzel
One of the most stunning confrontations in scripture comes in Galatians 2:11-14, where Paul confronted and challenged the Apostle Peter to his face: “But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.  For before certain men came from James, he was eating with the Gentiles; but when they came he drew back and separated himself, fearing the circumcision party.  And the rest of the Jews acted hypocritically along with him, so that even Barnabas was led astray by their hypocrisy.  But when I saw that their conduct was not in step with the truth of the gospel, I said to Cephas before them all, “If you, though a Jew, live like a Gentile and not like a Jew, how can you force the Gentiles to live like Jews?”
At first glance, we see Peter’s hypocrisy and legalism, but is such a small act, a seemingly trivial move from one table to another, worth this public confrontation?  What was behind Paul’s outrage?  Was it Peter’s change of food, or his s…

The Doctrine of Inerrancy

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By Ryan Itzel
            Bibliology, the study of the Word of God, is often the first doctrine taught in Systematic Theology. The reason for this is that without a proper understanding of the Scriptures, we are hopeless to come to right Biblical conclusions. One of the major aspects of an orthodox Bibliology is known as the inerrancy of Scripture. In this brief post, the importance of the doctrine of inerrancy will be demonstrated, revealing the devastating effects of rejecting this teaching.
The Doctrine of Inerrancy
The inerrancy of Scripture is not a topic that should be given to compromise. Some doctrinal beliefs Christians can agree to disagree, being secondary or tertiary, and not salvific in nature. Inerrancy, however, is not a negotiable truth. The very foundation of all that we believe as Christians is dependent upon a correct understanding of the issue. I believe the Holy Bible to be completely inerrant, inspired by God, and kept from contradiction or flaw. John MacArthur and …