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Category Archive: Salvation

Salvation - Soteriology

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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Apr 08 2010

To Believe or Not Believe

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  I was at my co-op market yesterday.  Since it’s a co-op and only open on Wednesdays, the line long  I always bring something to read to pass the time.  The man in front of me was very talkative so I did not have much of a chance to read.  Actually, I gave up on …

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