Did Jesus’ Authority to Forgive Sins Indicate He Was God?

The following is an excerpt from my book, The Restitution of Jesus Christ (2008):During antiquity, both rabbinical theologians and Greek theistic philosophers taught that God possesses certain prerogatives that belong only to Him. Rabbis insisted that one of those prerogatives is the forgiveness of sins, and Christian traditionalists later accepted this axiom. They therefore asserted that since Jesus claimed the authority to forgive sins, and only God can forgive sins, this indicates that … [Read more...]

A Pastor Lists His Favorite Books–Mine Included

Today, Pastor Mike Sublett of Pampa, Texas, posted this on his Facebook page:If God said that you had to get rid of all of your books, whether on a shelf or a device, except 10, which 10 would you keep? Here are mine:1- my Bible 2- The Chronological Life of Christ by Mark Moore 3- Moments With The Savior by Ken Gire 4- The Gospels Interwoven by Kermit Zarley  5- E. M. Bounds on Prayer 6- Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill 7- Victory Through Surrender by E. Stanley Jones 8- The P … [Read more...]

My Next New Book Will Be About Spirit Baptism

I would have never thought I would write a book about Spirit baptism. My next book about this is finished and has been accepted for publication by Wipf and Stock Publishers. They are a print-on-demand house that specializes in publishing and reprinting theological books. They are only about twenty years old, yet they now have the largest booth each year at the Book Exhibit Hall of the combined Annual Meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) and the American Academy of Religion (AAR). … [Read more...]