Legalism or Cheap Grace? An Exegetical Examination of Romans 7:7-25

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Introduction Profusely permeating the Christian church in America, biblical illiteracy and poor hermeneutical techniques actively subvert sound Scriptural doctrines. Accordingly, Christians must become proficient in proper exegetical methodologies, diligently examining the Scriptures and actively seeking to apply the tenets faithfully. … Continued

Destructive Heresies: Modalism

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Introduction Contesting traditional Trinitarian doctrines, Modalistic Monarchianism (i.e., Modalism) offers a Unitarian theological framework, seeking to maintain a strict monotheism and eliminate any model postulating intra-Trinitarian distinctions within the Godhead. Despite receiving acceptance among contemporary organizations, modalistic interpretations represent a … Continued

New Testament Figures: A Biographical Study of Pontius Pilate

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Introduction Unfortunately, casual readers often overlook minor biblical characters, yet the manner in which these individuals are depicted can often provide valuable insight into appropriate Christian conduct, ethics, and morality. Seeking to underscore this point, this biographical study will examine … Continued

A Select Issue in Soteriology: The Ordo Salutis

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Introduction Despite centuries of contention, various Christian denominations continue to debate the logical or pedagogical sequence of soteriological elements, noting significant theological ramifications resulting from the affirmation of each.  Far-removed from an inconsequential academic debate, the Ordo Salutis (order of … Continued

The Importance of Community: An Exegetical Examination of Ephesians 4:7-16

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Introduction Rampantly pervading the Christian church, biblical illiteracy and poor hermeneutical methodologies actively undermine the sound teachings of Scripture. Accordingly, the Christian must become proficient in exegetical techniques, diligently studying the Scriptures and seeking to apply the doctrines faithfully. Serving … Continued

Worldview in Question: Testing Secular Humanism

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Introduction Rampantly proliferating throughout academia, metaphysical naturalism presents a significant challenge to Christianity, as the mainstream culture blindly embraces naturalistic assumptions under the authority of science. Consequently, American society increasingly identifies traditional religions as outdated and culturally irrelevant, sparking an … Continued

A Select Issue in Anthropology and Hamartiology: Traducianism

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Introduction Despite centuries of deliberation, the origination of the human soul remains a point of contention among theologians, as the Scriptures seem to support either the creationism or the traducianism hypothesis. Espousing either ontological commitment produces many theological ramifications when … Continued