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November 2016

Are Catholic Confessions Biblical?

CATHOLIC CONFESSION Definition: In Catholic teaching, the Sacrament of Penance is the method of the Church by which individual men and women may confess sins committed after baptism and have them absolved by a priest. A priest who hears a confession is absolutely forbidden to reveal this... Continue Reading →

Does Abortion Show Respect for Life?

“Pro-life groups are optimistic about the effectiveness of ultrasound technology in persuading pregnant women to choose giving birth over having an abortion. Ultrasound technology has played an important role in helping pregnant women realize that the fetuses they carry are... Continue Reading →

Review of Rolf J. Furuli, The Role of Theology and Bias in Bible Translation

Review of Rolf J. Furuli: With a Special Look at the New World Translation of Jehovah’s Witnesses (Second Edition; Stavern, Norway: Awatu Publishers, 2011). Reviewed by Dr. Mark A. House Dr. Rolf Furuli lectures in Semitic languages at the University... Continue Reading →

Review of 2013 Revision of the Jehovah’s Witnesses New World Translation

INTRODUCTION REVIEWING 2013 New World Translation of Jehovah’s Witnesses is going to challenge your objectivity. Being objective means that personal feelings or opinions do not influence you in considering and representing facts. Being subjective means that your understanding is based... Continue Reading →

Gender-Inclusive Language in Bible Translation

The reader of CPH blog has continuously read interpretive and translation principles that are not only sound but also aid the Christian in understanding the Bible more fully. One such interpretive principle is about the meaning that we are after, what... Continue Reading →

The Truth About the Conscience

1 Peter 3:16 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 16 having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. What does s sailor or navigator of vessels at... Continue Reading →

Walking In the Truth

2 John 4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 I rejoiced greatly to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as we received commandment from the Father. 3 John 4 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 4 No greater joy... Continue Reading →

The Next Generation Bible Reading / Study Program

There has long been a trend for pastors and religious leaders to recommend a one-year Bible reading program, which we would not recommend for the serious student of God’s Word. At best, a one-year reading program will help its reader... Continue Reading →

What Is Truth?

John 18:38 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 38 Pilate said to him, “What is truth?” In the United States, there are 350,000 churches, making up hundreds of denominations. Eighty percent of these are stagnant, with nineteen percent growing only through childbirth,... Continue Reading →

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