Bullfrogs and Butterflies 3: What About Those Who Have Never Heard?

To conclude our study of the New Birth, I wanted to address a question that almost always comes up when this subject is discussed. It is a question that most thinking Christians, myself included,have struggled with at one point or another. The question is this: How will God deal with people who have,for whatever reason,never … Continue reading Bullfrogs and Butterflies 3: What About Those Who Have Never Heard?

Clash Of The Kingdoms: A Biblical Response to 9/11 (by David Pope)

Like the rest of the nation, we were shocked and numbed by the surreal events of 11 September. How could this happen here? Why DID this happen here? What will happen now? These are all valid questions that we will address. We will look at this tragedy in three sections: where we have come from, … Continue reading Clash Of The Kingdoms: A Biblical Response to 9/11 (by David Pope)

The Hurricane’s Eye: A Message of Hope (with David Pope)

Four years ago, our Nation was rocked to its very core as we sat transfixed on the image of the mighty World Trade Center crumbling to the ground, killing thousands of people and doing millions in economic loss. In recent weeks, we have faced a similar crisis as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have devastated the … Continue reading The Hurricane’s Eye: A Message of Hope (with David Pope)

Equality Must Go Both Ways

The notion of equality is a very noble one. Every right guaranteed by our Constitution is equally available to every law abiding American citizen. This is at the very core of the American experience. Many of these rights are specifically enumerated, such as freedom of speech, press, religion, etc. Other, non-enumerated rights can be more … Continue reading Equality Must Go Both Ways

Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

  I want to know one thing, the way to Heaven. God Himself has condescended to teach the Way. He has written it down in a Book. O give me that Book!"-John Wesley   God's Word changes lives! I, as well as multitudes of others, know this from personal experience. In the pages of the … Continue reading Biblical Inerrancy and Alleged Bible Contradictions

My Pentecostal Journey

Like many of you, I am hesitant to adopt labels and the limitations (or "boxes") that tend to go along with them. I generally describe myself as simply an inner-denominational Christian who respects and learns from all the diverse branches of the Body of Christ. My personal journey has certainly had its share of peaks … Continue reading My Pentecostal Journey

Expositional Thoughts On The The Trinity Part 2 (By David Pope)

Last time, we looked at the Trinity in light of the Old Testament. Today, we will look at the New Testament on this important teaching; first exploring the Gospels. The first incident we will review is Jesus' baptism at Jordan. "And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and … Continue reading Expositional Thoughts On The The Trinity Part 2 (By David Pope)

Expositional Thoughts On The Trinity Part 1 (By David Pope)

Today, we will start a two part study on the Bible Doctrine of the Trinity. Misconceptions of this important teaching have even split certain denominations in the past. However, when we look to Scripture, this teaching is no more difficult to understand than any other. -Common Misconceptions. 1) The Trinity is 'not understandable', some sort … Continue reading Expositional Thoughts On The Trinity Part 1 (By David Pope)