A Biblical View of Music

I am in the process of studying the issue of music in detail and reading many books on the subject.  However, at this time I have not formalized a clear position statement that addresses all the issues.  However, this paper contains some basic principles that would be...

An Overview of New Covenant Theology

Where is Theology Going? INTRODUCTION Many people falsely believe that Systematic Theology dates back to Augustine in the fourth century.  The system of theology, called “Covenant Theology”, most often thought of as dating back that far.  However, the history of...

Can you Lose your Salvation?

4 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, 5 and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, 6 and then have fallen away, to...

Ecclesia – The Church

ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía) The term most often translated “church” is ἐκκλησία (ekklēsía) in the Greek. This term has the meaning of an assembly or congregation. The term appears over 100 times in the New Testament. The Greek translation of the Hebrew Old Testament, called...

The Simple Gospel Message

1. All people are sinners (Romans 3:10, 23) You must see yourself as a sinner (Romans 3:10; 23) before a holy God (Isaiah 6:3). 2. The penalty of your sin is death (Romans 6:23; Genesis 2:17)  spiritual death (Ephesians 2:15) – separation from the physical birth from...

Authority in Roman Catholicism

The Roman Catholic Church understands three sources of authority: Tradition Scripture The Church It is clear therefore that, in the supremely wise arrangement of God, sacred Tradition, Sacred Scripture and the Magisterium of the Church are so connected and associated...

What is Salvation in Roman Catholicism?

The RCC believes that there are two elements necessary for justification before God (i.e. salvation): faith and works.  This was the issue during the reformation when the reformers argued that salvation was by “faith alone” and not by works.  The RCC believes both are...