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Is the Bible preserved?

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Original Languages of the Bible God’s word, the Bible, was originally written in Old Testament Hebrew (with Daniel, Ezra and a few other places written in Aramaic). And, although Jesus and the Apostles primarily spoke Aramaic, the common language of…

Sovereign Salvation

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Man’s Free Will vs. God’s Sovereign Election How are we saved? Through our free-will acceptance of the Gospel and God’s ratification, or through God’s sovereign appointment? Preconditions Before we begin, it’s important to acknowledge Isaiah 55:8-9: “Indeed, my plans are…

Election or Ratification – part II

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Does the Holy Spirit Leave after the Rapture, after which salvation is no  longer offered? The question then is that after the church age, thus after the rapture, does salvation continue to be offered, and of course, does God through…

How did God design leadership?

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Leadership is “Influence by Example! God’s leadership design for us, involves three (3) institutions: Government – Romans 13:1 “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities.” (…render unto Caesar) Family – Ephesians 6:1-2 “Children, obey your parents in the Lord…

"It wasn't a potential atonement actuated by the sinner, it was an actual atonement initiated by the savior."

John MacArthur