Jesus Christ Archive

Good Friday

As you know, last Friday we celebrated Good Friday. We celebrated the fatal suffering of Jesus Christ as recounted in the New Testament. This is one of the most well established facts of ancient history. The reason we can say we celebrate the brutal death of Jesus Christ is because, as we celebrated on Sunday, […]

Baptism Theology

The following is an excerpt from article DB055-1 by H. Wayne House. The full PDF can be viewed by following the link below the excerpt. The Christian church today is divided between Christians who believe that baptism is necessary for salvation and those who view it only as an ordinance symbolizing the inward work of […]

Baptism Formula

Not only do groups like the Boston Church of Christ movement mistakenly make baptism a necessary means of salvation, but they also prescribe a particular pattern for the baptism rite itself. In their case one must be baptized as a disciple (fully conscious of what that means) by the “true church” in order to be […]

Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

The following is an excerpt from article DB040 from the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. You can view the PDF of the full article by clicking on the link below the excerpt. The most critical mistake one can make with regard to baptism is to believe that it is necessary for salvation. Several aberrant […]

The History of Baptism

The following is an excerpt from article DB040 from the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. The full text of the article can be obtained by clicking on the link for the PDF below the excerpt. History of Baptism- The Background The background of baptism can be traced to Old Testament times. As far back […]

The Folly of Denying God

Beyond a doubt, the most significant question to ever penetrate the human mind is that of the existence of God. More consequences for humanity hinge on the denial or affirmation of God’s existence than any other issue. Countless numbers of Christian families have sent their children off to schools across America only to see them […]

Fulfilled Prophecy as an Apologetic

Perhaps the most significant question posed to believers in our “post­-Christian” culture revolves around the inspiration of Scripture. Is the Bible in fact divinely inspired or merely human in origin? Oftentimes when quoting Scripture in witnessing situations, I’ve been challenged with the words: “Who says the Bible is true or accurate in the first place?” […]

Does “The Son Can Do Nothing of Himself” Mean Jesus Is not God??

JESUS IS NOT GOD?!- Introduction Cultists who deny that Jesus Christ is God commonly quote John 5:19 as proof.  Jesus says, “the Son can do nothing of Himself.” JESUS IS NOT GOD?!- John 5:19 Ironically John 5:19, in reality is a powerful proof text that confirms Jesus Christ is, in fact, God. As always, a […]