Belief Systems

What is an Elder?

Introduction What is an elder? On the Rapp Report, Andrew Rappaport recently concluded a podcast series on elders, biblical qualifications for an elder, hiring pastors, and encouraging pastors. His goal is to encourage churches to start looking at this role...

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History of Calvinism

When I was working on a message against sinless perfectionism, I decided to reach out to a well known sinless perfectionism to make sure that I was not misrepresenting the position. He went to our website and concluded that I was a Calvinist and stated that would I...

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Did Paul Know Jesus?

Introduction Did Paul know Jesus? Bill Kluck does not seem to think so. In his debate with Andrew Rappaport, he stated Paul did not seem to know Jesus.[1] Therefore, Kluck claimed Christianity is not true. Also, if Paul did not know Jesus, then the person who wrote a...

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Does God Choose or Man?

Text For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, (Ephesians 2:8, ESV). Introduction Does God choose man or does man choose God in salvation? This war has been going on for a long time in Christianity. Those...

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Is Calvinism Biblical?

Introduction Is Calvinism biblical? Many people ask this question when they run into the doctrines of grace. These doctrines run against the church teachings most people have been taught since childhood. Here are a few long held beliefs people have heard their entire...

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