What Do Puritans Believe? What Is Their History?

What differences are there between the majority of Christians and Puritans?  Are there major doctrinal differences?  Where did they come from and what are their origins?The Origins of the Puritans The Puritans had a considerably large church in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries in Europe and are still around to this day.  This group included but was not limited to English Calvinists.  They were so named because they were seen as extremists as they were an irritant to the Church of England.  … [Read more...]

What Do Quakers Believe? What Are Their Beliefs on Jesus?

The Quakers call themselves Quakers but also “Friends”

What do Quakers believe about God and the Bible?  Do they believe differently about Jesus than mainstream Christianity does?How the Quakers Got their Name The Quakers were founded in the 1600’s by George Fox and according to his biography, he was brought before England’s magistrates Nathaniel Barton and Gervase Bennet on charges of religious heresy.  One of those magistrates, Gervase Bennet, is responsible for the name Quakers. The Quakers call themselves Quakers but also “Friends” becau … [Read more...]

What Is Progressive Christianity? What Do They Believe? Is It Biblical?

Those that hold to progressive Christianity do not like to state that there is only one way to God, or that all other beliefs or faiths are in error and they are repulsed by exclusivist claims that only through repentance, confession, and trust in Christ can a person be saved and that there is no other way.

If someone told you that they were a “progressive Christian” what would you think that meant?  What do so called progressive Christians believe and does it follow what the Bible teaches for believers?Progressive Christianity What are the core beliefs of those who believe in “progressive Christianity?”  What does it mean to be progressive?  Progressive Christianity seeks to change the world for the better.  Many, but not all, are trying to effectually change the world through social justice p … [Read more...]

What Are The Best Bible Commentaries?

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I am of the belief that the best Bible commentary that anyone can have is the one that they have done themselves. That is to say, when you study the Bible and take notes you will be amazed at what you have written when you come back to look at those notes later. There are many, many Bible commentaries on the market today. They range from individual books of the Bibles to topical and even exhaustive commentaries. When you study the Bible it is sometimes helpful to refer to some of these … [Read more...]

5 Christian New Year’s Resolutions For 2014

Have you made New Year’s resolutions before?  Have you kept them?  What ones would you like to keep in the new year of 2014?Set the Alarm Clock 10 Minutes Earlier I hate when I set the alarm clock with just enough time to take a shower, slam down some toast and chug a cup of coffee just before running out the door.  I did that for so many years before I finally started setting the alarm clock back to 10 minutes earlier than before.  Now, I get up and the first thing I do is to pray to God an … [Read more...]

5 Crucial Reasons to Teach Creationism in Public Schools

I believe that students should have the option of stating their own beliefs and base them upon what findings they gain in their education.  Former President George Bush once said that "Both sides ought to be properly taught so people can understand what the debate is about. Part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought [and] people ought to be exposed to different ideas.”

Should creationism be taught alongside evolution?  Is it fair to give students only one theory to believe?  Is it legal to do so in the public schools?There are No Criticisms of Evolution There are no criticisms of the theory of evolution in any of the textbooks or course materials, despite the fact that evolution cannot be stated as a scientific law and remains, for well over a century, a theory.  For one thing, evolution cannot be validated to be factual because it cannot be proven th … [Read more...]


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