Doctrine, Theology and Apologetics
Apologetics, hermeneutics, and the Trinity are a few of the topics covered here by Ministrymaker’s church leaders, teachers, and contributors.
“As grace perfects nature, Christian theology turns the water of pagan philosophical learning into the wine of Christian theology.” – Thomas Aquinas
- A Christian’s Responsibilities Under the New Covenant
The old covenant was between God and man – Man failed to live up to his side. The new covenant is between the Father and the Son – Both lived up to it. Does man have any responsibilities under this covenant?
- A Place Called Heaven and A Place Called Hell
There is a place called heaven and a place called hell. Everyone will spend eternity in one or the other.
- Apologetics: An Introduction
Denying the inerrancy of scripture is the first step in theological liberalism. Once we begin doubting the infallibility of the Bible, it’s a slippery slope. We are to contend earnestly for the faith.
- Arguments for the Existence of God
This study was written to enlighten genuine seekers, strengthen the faith of those who believe, enrich the knowledge of God, and provide ammunition to soldiers of the cross.
- Attributes of God: Essence and Substance
It’s difficult for a finite mind to comprehend an infinite God. Trying to understand God with a finite mind is like trying to put the Atlantic ocean in glass.
- Attributes of God: Moral Attributes
In this study we will be dealing with God’s moral attributes. His holiness, righteousness, goodness, mercy, grace, and faithfulness.
- Attributes of God: Non-Moral Attributes
The attributes of God are the inherent characteristics closely associated with God. In this study Dr. Linton will be discussing God’s non-moral attributes.
- Authenticity of Scripture: Evidentiary Support
How do we know the Bible is authentic? We don’t have to take a blind leap of faith to believe the Bible is the Word of God.
- Benefits of the Blood of Jesus
The purpose of Jesus’ incarnation was to shed His blood for the sins of the world. Without the shedding of His blood there can be no remission of sins.
- Chosen By God
God sought after us, not us after Him. It was only by His will that we are living for Him today.
- Defending the Christian Faith
Apologetics is a branch of theology concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.
- Differences Between the Old and New Covenants
The Old Covenant was between a holy God and sinful man. The New Covenant is between the Father and the Son, leaving man out of the equation.
- Does the Holy Spirit Ever Leave Us?
Is there a point in which God’s Spirit ceases to deal with man? Does the Holy Spirit ever stop working in our life and leave us to our own devices?
- Existence of God: Assumed in Scripture
The Bible assumes the existence of God without attempting to prove it. Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning, God.” God is simply there! The Bible is God’s letter to us revealing Himself to us.
- Guidelines to Proper Interpretation of Scripture
Biblical exegesis is a systematic process by which a person arrives at a reasonable and coherent sense of a biblical passage.
- Heaven is for Real: Truth or Hoax?
In the 2010 best-selling Christian book, Heaven is for Real, Colton Burpo tells the story of an amazing heavenly experience.
- How to Recognize a False Teacher
The Bible provides clear guidelines to help us recognize false prophets and teachers.
- How to Study the Bible
One of the best ways to study the Bible is by using the inductive method.
- Lack of Conviction in a Christian’s Life
There are six basic definitions or categories that sin falls under. As born again children of God, we should feel deep conviction when we transgress any of these areas.
- Opposing Views to the Existence of God
America was founded on Biblical principles. In recent time we’ve seen a growing opposition to the things of God. Here we will be studying the two most dominant views opposing God’s existence.
- Questions About Speaking in Tongues
Questions and answers regarding speaking in tongues and being baptized (filled) with the Holy Spirit.
- Should Christians Keep the Sabbath?
The sabbath was set apart by God to give people a day to rest from their labors. They turned it into legalism which bound Christians instead of giving them rest.
- Signs of Jesus’ Return
We can’t know exactly when Jesus will return, but we can tell when the time is near.
- Study Guide: The Book of Revelation
Many Christians find it hard to study the book of Revelation, while others believe it is impossible to interpret.
- The Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit for believers today? Is speaking in tongues the initial evidence of the Spirit’s baptism? Can believers receive this experience today?
- The Canonicity of the Bible
The canon is a list of books included in the Bible officially accepted as inspired of God.
- The Deity of Jesus Christ
Jesus was and is more than a great teacher, prophet or priest – He is the living Son of God, God incarnate, God Almighty! If He is not God we have the wrong Jesus.
- The Divinity of Jesus Christ
Regardless of religious affiliation or denomination, people who claim to be believers and followers of Jesus Christ must agree on who He is.
- The Four Beasts of Revelation
What are the four beasts or living creatures in Revelation? Are they cherubims or seraphims or an entirely different type of heavenly being?
- The Ministry of the Holy Spirit
There are two extremes regarding the ministry of the Holy Spirit. One over emphasizes manifestations, while the other denies their existence.
- The Names of God
Those who know His name, God promises to deliver, set us securely on high, answer when we call, be with us in trouble, protect, rescue, honor, satisfy and save us.
- The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The resurrection of Jesus separates Christianity from all other religions. Without it, faith in Christ would be meaningless.
- The Trinity: Illustrations and Examples
Below are several scriptural and non-scriptural illustrations and examples of the Trinity. No illustration is perfect, but they help us understand who God is.
- The Trinity: One God, Three Persons
There is only one God. This fact is made clear throughout scripture. However, there are three persons eternally existent in the one God.
- The Trinity: The Unity and Oneness of God
It is extremely important that we be well equipped and versed in what we believe concerning the trinity.
- The “I AM’s” of Jesus Christ
Jesus wants to be more than an historical figure. He desires to be personally meaningful to us.
- Theories of Inspiration of Scripture
The Bible is the most unique literary work in all of history, containing the very revelation of God. In this study, we will explore the various views of inspiration and to what degree inspiration permeates its pages.
- What the Bible Says About Mediums
When we seek guidance from mediums we are trusting in the spirits they are consulting instead of God.
- When Will the Rapture Happen?
When Jesus returns for us is not nearly as important as the fact He will return. Our personal view of the rapture is peripheral theology, we don’t have to agree.