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Category Archive: Soteriology

Soteriology is the branch of theology that deals with salvation.

Mar 30 2012

What or Who is a Christian?

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I was reading an article the other day titled “Are Mormons Christians?” The author, a Mormon, stated that the “core Mormon beliefs regarding Jesus Christ are that he was born of God the Father and the virgin Mary, that he ministered to Jews in and around Jerusalem and American Indians in North or Central America, …

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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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Jul 01 2011

How Much Must We Believe?


I was reading a Christian book recently about Christian beliefs. The author, a Pastor, shared a question that someone asked him about Christian beliefs. The question was “how much of the Bible do I have to believe and still be a Christian?” What a sad question. You see, this person wanted to be a Christian. …

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