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GROWING BIBLICAL ILLITERACY: Why Do 90%+ of All Christians Lack the Ability to Correctly Interpret and Defend the Bible?

Deeper Bible study is no guarantee that spiritual maturity will result but a lack thereof is a guarantee that spiritual immaturity will result. Having a basic knowledge of how to study the Bible and how to correctly interpret the Bible... Continue Reading →

ISLAMIC ESCHATOLOGY: Muhammad al-Mahdi (The 12h Imām of the Twelve Imams)

Muḥammad ibn Al-Ḥasan al-Mahdī (Arabic: مُـحَـمَّـد ابْـن ٱلْـحَـسَـن ٱلْـمَـهْـدِي‎), also known as Imām Zamān (امام زمان), is believed by Shia Twelver Muslims to be the Mahdī, an eschatological redeemer of Islam and ultimate savior of humankind and the final Imām of the Twelve Imams who will emerge with Isa (Jesus Christ) in order to fulfill their... Continue Reading →

Sin and Salvation in Islam: Works Alone or Grace Alone?

Today the Muslim concept of salvation is drastically different from the Christian view. Perhaps the best statement to frame the Islamic view of salvation is from Ron Rhodes: “A weak view of sin will always lead to a weak view of salvation.”[1] In other... Continue Reading →

Sharia Law: External Laws or Internal Sanctification

When Westerners think of Sharia law, their concept is usually centered on excessive punishments, such as being stoned for adultery or having hands cut off for stealing. However, Islam presents Sharia not just as a legal system but as an integral... Continue Reading →

Islamic Doctrine: Five versus Three Equals One?

In some ways, Islam is a complex, multi-layered religion that mixes politics, economics, and social dynamics within a religious structure. The structure itself is based on the Qur’an’s pronouncements from Allah, the words of the prophet Muhammad recorded in the Hadith and a complicated... Continue Reading →

Islamic Golden Age and Expansion: Path of Peace or Trail of Blood?

In a traditional history of Islam, one major chapter is usually dedicated to the Islamic empires, which lasted from the early medieval period to, technically, the fall of the Ottoman Empire after World War I. The details of the rapid conquests, the general... Continue Reading →

Why Is Mary the Mother of God [Theotokos] in Catholicism Not Biblical?

When Mary Gave Birth to Jesus Was She Truly a Virgin? Luke 1:26-31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) Jesus’ Birth Foretold by Gabriel 26 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called... Continue Reading →

CHRISTIANS ARGUING WITH CHRISTIANS ON SOCIAL MEDIA: A Real Interest In the Salvation of the Lost?

"Christians" on social media spend more time arguing with each other than evangelizing unbelievers. How are we fulfilling the command to proclaim God's Word, teach, and make disciples (Matt. 24:14; 28:19-20; Ac 1:8), while we are sitting alone at our... Continue Reading →

Theological Development of Islam: The Opening of the Gates of Heaven or the “Closing of the Muslim Mind”?

After a religion is introduced to a culture or to an empire, often a period of theological debates will follow, fine-tuning the details and implications of general religious tenets. Certainly, this was the case during the decades following Muhammad’s death... Continue Reading →

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