Doctrine Archive

A Brief Affirmation of Watchman Nee and Witness Lee

Hank affirms the orthodoxy of Watchman Nee, Witness Lee, and Living Stream Ministry, as well as their practices, and how

Why I Am a Calvinist

Here are the two most important things you need to know about the rise of the New Calvinism: it’s not new and it’s not about Calvin. Of course, some of the conferences are new. The John Piper–packed iPods are new. The neo-reformed blog blitz is new. The ideas, however, are not. “Please God, don’t let […]

Are Women Saved by Faith Plus Works?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 28, number 5 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Salvation by faith alone is one of the most important Christian doctrines. It also is a doctrine that is discarded by every […]

The Divine Sovereignty/Human Responsibility Debate (Part One)

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 23, number 4 (2001). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Soli Deo Gloria by James R. White Soli Deo Gloria—“to God alone be the glory.” This was one of the “solas” of the Reformation. Like sola scriptura, […]

Do Works Contribute to or Confirm Salvation?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume31, number1 (2008). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org “Don’t Mormons believe that we have to earn our salvation?” Mary asked the young missionary who stood at her door. “No, we don’t earn […]

What Does It Mean to Say that God Is Omnipresent?

This article first appeared in the Ask Hank column of the Christian Research Journal, volume 29, number 4 (2006). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org The Bible clearly portrays God’s omnipresence, but what exactly does that mean? Is God dispersed throughout the universe? Or does omnipresence refer […]

Is there Salvation after Death?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 4 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS The view that belief in Jesus is necessary for salvation is known as exclusivism. It should be noted, however, that some exclusivists contend that those who […]

Is Belief in Jesus Necessary?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 3 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Proponents of a view known as inclusivism argue that while no one is saved apart from the redemptive work of Jesus, it is not necessary either […]

Is Jesus the Only Savior?

This article first appeared in the Christian Research Journal, volume 27, number 2 (2004). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org SYNOPSIS Historic Christianity says Jesus is the only Savior and belief in Him is the only hope for salvation (John 14:6). This exclusive view has been challenged […]

Is the Holy Spirit a Personification?

This article first appeared in the Practical Hermeneutics column of the Christian Research Journal, volume28, number6 (2005). For further information or to subscribe to the Christian Research Journal go to: http://www.equip.org Personification—ascribing personal action or characteristics to a nonpersonal thing—is a prevalent figure of speech in the Bible. From the blood of Abel that cries […]

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