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From the Pastor's Study

A collection of short articles on Biblical topics from Pastor Darrel Cline (darrelcline biblical-thinking.org)


  001  The Invisible King   147  The Necessity of Religious Deception
  002  You Shall Be As God   148  The Necessity of Opposition
  003  What You Want to Hear   149  Is Your Gospel Automatically Correct?
  004  So Much Death   150  Many Churches, One True God
  005  Resistance to Personal Study   151  God Sees and is Not Unmoved
  006  How Do We Know About Life After Death?   152  How Sure Are You of Going to Heaven?
  007  How Can We Know Anything?   153  Three Groups on a Scale of 0-100
  008  What is Knowing?   154  Christianity Makes People Better
  009  Ultimate Reality   155  Live and Let Live
  010  Just the Facts?   156  Let's Talk About Money
  011  Infallibility and Corruption   157  Is Material Abundance a Blessing?
  012  Does God Speak Clearly?   158  Accumulation's Difficulties
  013  Creative Giving   159  The Deception of God-Talk
  014  Significance of a New Year   160  Spare Tire
  015  Who Gets to Go to Heaven?   161  The Green God
  016  What Kind of Christians Get to Go to Heaven?   162  Whose Birthday is it?
  017  Mouth vs. Heart   163  The Third Millennium
  018  Qualifying for Heaven   164  Make a New Beginning
  019  What's Wrong with Doing Good?   165  The Truth is Not Hard to Find
  020  Why Hell Exists   166  Some Effort Required!
  021  I Never Knew You   167  The Assistance of Logic and Experience
  022  A Friend of Jesus   168  Cavalierly Dismissing Islam
  023  No Friendship, No Heaven   169  The Chaos of Paganism
  024  True Religion, Bent Religion   170  Judaism's Monotheism of Singular Personality
  025  Dangerous Religion   171  The Gazillion Forms of Christianity
  026  Why Do We Call it Easter?   172  Homosexuals, Politics and Ordaining Women
  027  Why Go to Church on Easter Sunday?   173  Authority, Priesthood and Tolerance
  028  History That was Once Prophecy   174  Wanting to Know What God Has Said
  029  Lying, Crazy Prophet   175  Is the Bible the Word of God?
  030  The Ethics of the Gods   176  Fulfilled Specific Prophecy
  031  Logic, Ethics, and History   177  Disobedient Religion
  032  Pain Without Answers is Hell   178  How to Read the Bible
  033  Not Done in a Corner   179  Elders
  034  God Changed the Jewish New Year   180  Local Leadership
  035  Tishri to Nisan   181  Doing Well at Home
  036  The Lamb   182  Married Leaders
  037  Jesus, The Lamb   183  Husbands of One Wife
  038  The Obedience of Faith   184  God Really Means What He Says
  039  Enemy or Friend?   185  Authority and Submission
  040  Unleavened Bread   186  Tolerance And Intolerance
  041  A Break with the Past   187  Uninvestigated Assumptions
  042  Eating Old Leaven   188  By Grace through Faith in Christ for God's Glory
  043  Three Kinds of Bread   189  Defining Grace
  044  FirstFruits   190  Unity and Disunity
  045  Life Through Death   191  Life vs. Warm Fuzzies
  046  Pentecost   192  Core Truths: A Concept
  047  The Sights and Sounds   193  Core Truths: A List
  048  The Threat of Death   194  Resolving Doctrinal Differences
  049  Trumpets   195  Integrity
  050  The Rapture   196  Catholicism and Protestantism: Oil and Water
  051  Are You Ready?   197  Beyond God's Grace
  052  Is This News to You?   198  Too Late for Repentance
  053  The Resurrection   199  What Are Your Chances?
  054  Kinds and Times of Resurrections   200  The Gospel is a Promise, Not a Law
  055  In the Blink of an Eye   201  Accepting Reproof
  056  The Rapture: Believe It   202  Roots of Religious Rage
  057  The Rapture: Restraint Removed   203  The Pope On Evolution
  059  Does It Matter?   205  Troublemaker Peacemakers
  060  The Bible and The Church   207  Sincerity Escape
  061  Is it Baptism?   208  Real Guilt, Real Penalties
  062  Jesus' Two Births   209  Bondage
  063  Resurrection Life   210  The Need to be Saved
  064  Flesh and Spirit   211  The Need to be Perfect
  065  The Critical Issue   212  Righteousness by Baptism
  066  A Way of Looking at Life   213  Confusion about Faith
  067  Where Did God Say That?   214  Making Faith an Empty Claim
  068  Ignorance: The Excuse   215  Conditional and Unconditional Promises
  069  Trust Your Bible   216  Conditions of Forgiveness
  070  Tradition and Inspired Interpreters   217  True Repentance
  071  How To Interpret the Bible   218  The Difference Between Faith and Repentance
  072  The Good and Bad Sides of Tradition   219  The Simple Gospel
  073  The New Birth: One on One   220  Generating Barriers
  074  The New Birth: Truth Based   221  Close to God
  075  The New Birth: Cash the Check   222  Finding the Gospel at Church
  076  The New Birth: One Man's Story   223  Finding the Gospel in the Bible
  077  Trust Me!   224  Finding the Gospel in Tradition
  078  Politics and Religion   225  He's Going to Ask You, Too
  079  Got Time?   226  Claiming to Believe in Jesus Christ
  080  That Old Time Religion   227  The Biblical Jesus
  081  Going Along with the Crowd?   228  Defining Jesus and Believing
  082  The Authority of Truth   229  Barnacles on the Gospel
  083  The Teachings That Divide Us   230  Doing the Law
  084  Truth and Harmony   231  Showing by Spending
  085  Why Is Harmony So Difficult?   232  How Important Is Eternity?
  086  I'm Secure, You're Secure   233  A Critique of the Day-Age Theory
  087  Truth: The First Priority   234  The True Significance of Christmas
  088  Truth-Seeking Basics   235  Does God Still Speak?
  089  The Bible's Picture of God   236  What Can We Give Him?
  090  The Bible: The Last Court of Appeal   237  What Are Your Plans for Christmas?
  091  Religious People   238  Do Clothes Make the Man?
  092  If I'm Saved, Can I Do Anything I Want?   239  Is the Bible the Word of God and How Do We Know?
  093  Trusting in Jesus Alone   240  Why Do We Have a Canon of Scripture?
  094  Where Faith Comes From   241  Why Does the Omniscient God Want to Hear What He Already Knows?
  095  Believers Still Sin   242  Does Prayer Really Change Anything?
  096  Faith as a Deterrent to Sin   243  The Genealogies in Matthew and Luke
  097  Believers Living Carelessly?   244  The Angel's Message
  098  Fire Escape Salvation   245  The Date and the Place of Jesus' Birth
  099  What Grace Is   246  The Virgin Birth Prophecy
  100  Saved Forever By Faith   247  Scepticism Regarding Other Prophecies
  101  Ticket to Heaven Mentality   248  Jesus and John the Baptist
  102  Free To Sin or Free From Sin?   249  The Last Supper and Judas Iscariot
  103  The Foundation for Doing Right   250  The "Contradiction" Between Mark 6:8 and Luke 9:3
  104  Where to Start   251  Miscellaneous Apparent Contradictions
  105  Isaiah's Level Road   252  False Expectations
  106  His Way, His Strength   253  Status Lust and Obsessive Guilt
  107  Coming to Repentance   254  Assurance of Salvation
  108  Living an Unexamined Life   255  The Believer and the Emotional Roller Coaster
  109  Consensus Subterfuge   256  Surviving the Harvest (Romans 8:28)
  110  Comfortable or Correct   257  Law Versus Grace
  111  Brainwashing   258  Receiving the Kingdom as a Child
  112  Tradition   259  Theological Preconditions to the Gospel - Part 1
  113  Too Much Christmas   260  Theological Preconditions to the Gospel - Part 2
  114  We Want What We Want   261  Perfectionism Vs. Muddling Through
  115  God's Personality Quirks   262  The Metaphor of Creation
  116  Truth and Authority   263  Did Christ Die Only for the Elect?
  117  Reconciliation   264  Local Church Membership
  118  Facing Power and Justice   265  The Myth Revisited
  119  Do I Have to Go to Church?   266  Rescinded Forgiveness
  120  Good Christians Go to Church   267  What Does 1 Peter 3:21 Mean?
  121  Reasons People Don't Go to Church   268  Why I am Not a Restorationist
  122  Reasons People Do Go to Church   269  Chief End of Man
  123  What to Expect from Church   300  Gasoline
  124  Choose Your Poison   301  In Pursuit of Feel-Good Religion
  125  True Worshipers   302  Abusing Jesus in the Name of Jesus
  126  The Church of Your Choice   303  The Problems of Unity at the End of the Age
  127  God's Tough Love   304  Epistemology
  128  God's Love Protects   305  Certainty
  129  God's Love Parents   306  The Myth that Forgiveness is a Solution to Bitterness
  130  God's Love Pursues   307  Am I Subject to Generational Sin? (Part 1)
  131  Love and Values   308  Generational Sin (Part 2)
  132  The Value of Suffering   309  Generational Sin (Part 3)
  133  Love, Power, and Evil   310  Generational Sin (Part 4)
  134  Why Should God Care?   311  The Deception of the Miraculous
  135  Pain Today for a Better Future   312  God as God
  136  Love and Integrity   313  The Biblical Apologetic
  137  Setting Priorities   314  Daniel's 173,880 Days
  138  Science and Religion: Power Trips   315  Caring Enough to Require Accountability
  139  The Bible and True Science   316  The Temperature of Hell
  140  Cheating on the Evidence   317  God As Good: Part 1
  141  Capitalizing on Deceit   318  God As Good: Part 2
  142  The Immorality of Theory As Fact   319  Biblical Faith
  143  More Basic than Faith: Truth   320  Creation/Evolution
  144  Where Do You Get Your Beliefs?   321  The Theological Setting of Mark's Picture of Jesus
  145  The True Church   322  Credentials
  146  Can't We Trust the Church Leaders?   

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