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Category Archive: Hamartiology (Sin)

The branch of theology which studies sin; the doctrine of sin.

May 13 2012

Saturday Reblog: God’s Standards


Christians have taken God’s standards and lowered them to fit their own standards. This is a dangerous and precarious position to take. If we take a different standard other than God’s standard and apply it to our lives, we will not be in a position to repent of particular sins in our lives for we …

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Mar 13 2012

Hell and Who Goes There

I was reading an article the other day regarding hell.  The author of the article holds to the theology that God predestines (Romans 8:30) or chose  for adoption (Ephesians 1:4-5).  Clearly, this is what the Scriptures teach.  The article was discussing who is going to hell. The author correctly pointed out what Scripture has to …

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Feb 26 2012

Christian Terminology


I was reading an article where an Indiana pastor did not like the word “saved” or “born again” to describe Christians.  He felt it was an “insider” term that can be uninviting or confusing to non-Christians or even can ostracize those that may be searching.  He states that he likes to “substitute the word ‘saved’ …

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Oct 02 2011

How much repentance is necessary for salvation?


This post is a companion to my last post title “How Much Must We Believe?” I had a conversation late last year and it has stuck with me.  It is a conversation that I have thought about on and off since then.  While I don’t recall how the conversation started or how the conversation turned …

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Apr 13 2010

Abortion or Murder? Well It Depends

newborn infant

I was watching the news and one of the reports was that a man was arrested for the murder of a couple.  The couple’s two children managed to escape.  They went on to state that the man is being charged with three counts of murder.  What??  Turns out the woman was pregnant.  He was being …

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