Copyright 1990 by Bob Passantino. Many times Christians will explain the deity of Christ regarding worship by appealing to those few verses in which the word “worship” (Greek proskuneo) is attributed to Jesus (VERSES). However, another way to approach the subject is to look at how the early church assumed that worship of Jesus was […]Read More "The Worship of Jesus"
By Bob Passantino, © 1992 As a member of the historic Christian Church, I answer this resolution in the affirmative: Yes, the creedal doctrine of the Trinity is biblical. Affirming this resolution means the doctrine of the Trinity represents the uniform and consistant teaching of the historic Christian church from the original revelations contained in […]Read More "Is The Creedal Doctrine Of The Trinity Biblical?"
Bob and Gretchen Passantino, ©Copyright 1997 Each of us has watched a loved one die, been the victim of a crime, lived among the poverty-stricken, or in some way been confronted with the reality of suffering. Human history sometimes seems like one long chronicle of suffering and despair. In the midst of suffering we cry […]Read More "If God Is Good, Why Is There So Much Suffering in the World?"
By Bob Passantino Copyright 1994 by Bob Passantino. 1 John 5:16-17: “Sin unto death” and Sin not unto death” The Theme of 1 John In one sense, the Christian does not sin (1 John 3:9; 5:18). In another sense, the Christian does sin (1 John 1:8; 2:1; 5:16). Interpretations Concerning the Relationship of Sin […]Read More "“Sin unto death” and “Sin not unto death”"
By Bob Passantino, © 1992 As a member of the historic Christian Church, I answer this resolution in the affirmative: Yes, salvation is accomplished wholly without human effort. I will prove that salvation is escape from the bondage of sin and the deserved judgment of God, through no human effort, but wholly on the basis […]Read More "Is Salvation Accomplished Wholly Without Human Effort?"
By John Baskette, ©Copyright 1994 by John Baskette. That old objection to the doctrine of the omnipotence of God was raised recently on USENET in the newsgroup soc.religion.christian. USENET is an enormous collection of electronic discussion groups distributed as “network news” through a world wide computer network known as the internet. Many of you may […]Read More "“Can God create a stone so heavy that He cannot move it?”"
by Bob and Gretchen Passantino, © 2003 The night Jesus was arrested, before his trial and crucifixion, he prayed alone in the Garden of Gethsemane, having asked three of his disciples to wait nearby, praying for him. Luke tells us, “He withdrew about a stone’s throw and prayed, ‘Father, if you are willing, take this […]Read More "Not My Will, but Yours Be Done: Did Jesus Want to Avoid the Cross?"
By Kurt Van Gorden, © 1992 The Christian panel takes the negative position on the question before us, “Can man progress to godhood?” As with any sound presentation, one needs to define the terms of the resolution. The term man carries its normal and natural sense. By this I mean human beings, homo sapiens, both […]Read More "Can Man Progress To Godhood?"
By Michael Martin, AIA research associate, © 1995 What’s the difference between the Kingdom of God and the Kingdom of Heaven? Many people, who believe that there are two people of God, Israel and the Church (a dispensational distinctive), the Kingdom of God refers to Israel while the Kingdom of Heaven refers to the Church. However, […]Read More "Thoughts on the Kingdom"
I am considering joining a Lutheran church and have read extensively on their theology. I find that it closely corresponds with my own but I have a question about the above passage. The Lutherans say that the “power of the Keys” gives the catholic (little c) church certain rights and responsibilities (such as pronouncing that […]Read More "The Theology of the Keys"