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For starters:
Who is God, anyway?   Who is man, anyway?


The narrow way:
Loose Him, and Let Him Go - LazarusUnbound.com

How Diaprax Manifests Itself in the Church
Spirit-Led or Purpose Driven?   Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8 Part 9 Part 10
40 Days of Change through Transformational Leadership   Creating Community, Part 1
40 Days of Change through A New Way of Thinking   Creating Community, Part 2

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Changing Society
Religious Relativism
Repent!
The Manchurian Christian
The Church of Common Ground
Disaster, Deliverance & Deceiving Spirits
Gathering of Scattering?
Heretics and Hypocrites
Pimping for Jesus
Megashift?: More "Christian Happy-Talk"
Religious Enviornmentalism & the Moralizing of Mankind
The Wasteland of Willow Creek
Christian Leaders Betray Christ for World Peace
  The only disclaimer on this would be his mention of the "coming" antichrist. See the "Antichrist" section below.
Rick Warren Still Doesn't Get It
Willow Creek Wants A ‘Just’ Christmas?
  While we believe Christmas shouldn't be celebrated (see Why Not Christmas), there are some good points in this article, especially the following quote: "Sinners are not entitled to God’s love and blessing in their lives. It is death that we deserve for our sin. The justice of God toward rebellion is His wrath. If we were to have a “just” Christmas, which frankly, is an oxymoron, there would be no one left alive to celebrate it."


Tongues:
Charismatic Tongues Examined


Antichrist:
 
From the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith:
 
Chapter 26 - Of the Church, Point IV:   IV. The Lord Jesus Christ is the Head of the Church, in whom by the appointment of the Father, [1] all power for the calling, institution, order, or Government of the Church, is invested in a supreme & sovereign manner, neither can the Pope of Rome in any sense be head thereof, but is [2] that Antichrist, that Man of sin, and Son of perdition, that exalteth himself in the Church against Christ, and all that is called God; whom the Lord shall destroy with the brightness of his coming.

[1] Col 1:18 - "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."

Matt 28:18-20 - "18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen."

Eph 4:11-12 - "11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:"
 
[2] 2 Thess 2:3-9 - "3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things? 6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth will let, until he be taken out of the way. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,"
 
 
From the Westminster Confession of Faith:
 
Chapter 25 - Of the Church, Point VI:   VI. There is no other head of the Church but the Lord Jesus Christ.[1] Nor can the Pope of Rome, in any sense, be head thereof; but is that Antichrist, that man of sin, and son of perdition, that exalts himself, in the Church, against Christ and all that is called God.[2]

[1] Col 1:18 - "And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence."

Eph 1:22 - "And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church."
 
[2] Matt 23:8-10 - "But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ."

2 Thess 2:3-4,8-9 - "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition; 4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. 8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming: 9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders."

Rev 13:6 - "And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven."

Testimony of the Spirit Concerning Antichrist
The Doctrine of Papal Antichrist
The Testimony of History against Antichrist


Eschatology:
 
There are 3 traditional positions on the end-times:
- Futurism - The belief that most of the prophesies in the Bible concerning the end-times are still to come. It was first introduced by a Spanish Catholic Jesuit priest named Francisco Ribera in 1590.
- Preterism - The belief that most of the prophesies in the Bible concerning the end-times happened by 70 A.D. It was first introduced by a Spanish Catholic Jesuit priest named Luis De Alcazar posthumously in 1614.
- Historicism - The belief that most of the prophesies in the Bible concerning the end-times have been occuring over time. This was and has been the commonly held belief of Protestants during and after the Reformation.

Following is information regarding these positions in line with our Protestant fathers:
The Catholic Origins of Futurism & Preterism
Historicist.com


Personally prepared:
About Bible Translations
Election, Atonement, and Other Interesting Verse Sets
Does World Mean All the World If YOU Are in the World?
On God's Foreknowledge
The Law and the Sabbath - A Brief Discussion as to Why We Keep the Sabbath Day
Why Not Christmas
Why Not 'The Passion' Movie
Why We Left a Post-Modern, Purpose-Drive Church, and Why We Will not Support Intervarsity
Why Not the Real Presence in the Eucharist
Why Not Choirs and Today's "Worship"
Why Not Mercy Ships
Why Not Birthdays
Why Not Cremation
Notes on "Chosen But Free" by Normal Geisler

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