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The Biblical Toolman: Three Biblical Doctrines in One Handy Passage

© Copyright 2003 by Bob Passantino Next time you’re frustrated trying to share with your Jehovah’s Witness friend about how he’s been taught false doctrine by the Watchtower, don’t give up in frustration because there are too many issues to cover at one time. Instead, do what I do and ask your friend a simple […]

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Revelation, Inspiration, and Illumination

A summary of information from Norm. F. Geisler and William E. Nix’s A General Introduction to the Bible. © 2003 by Bob and Gretchen Passantino Revelation:  From God to man (man hears what God wants written) Inspiration:  From man to paper (man writes that which God wants written) Illumination:  From paper to heart (man receives that which God has […]

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Free Will/Determinism Glossary

by Bob and Gretchen Passantino, © 1998 antinomy — The mutual contradiction of two principles or inferences founded on equally valid premises. apostasy — In Christian theology, the personal, knowledgeable, willful total rejection of one’s Christian faith, after which repentance is impossible. Arminianism — In Christian theology, the label attached to proponents of the view of salvation that […]

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Faith in the Face of Evil

© 2005 by Gretchen Passantino Be self-controlled & alert, your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are going through the same kind of sufferings – 1 Peter 5:8-9. Disadvantaged, ignorant, oppressed, immature, […]

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