Questions of Theology
Having a proper understanding of God and His relation to creation is one of the most important points for those who believe as well as those who don't. In order to either defend or refute a position, you must first understand it properly. In this section, we look at various topics to better grasp what historic Christianity really is and what that means for each of us.
Contents of Questions of Theology
- What To Look For In Choosing A Church
Given there are so many choices in churches out there, how can you tell which churches are good ones? Here Lenny looks at the essentials of Christianity and what to look for when choosing a church.
- Can You Lose Your Salvation?
We are taught that we must choose Jesus to be saved. But, does that mean we can "unchoose" Him? Can we lose our salvation once we've gained it? Lenny doesn't think so and here's why.
- If You're Born Again, Do You Still Sin?
Christian doctrine holds that once Christians are saved they are considered righteous by God and indwelt with His power. If Christians have God in them, can they still sin? Here Lenny looks at the importance of grace in the believer's life.
- A Small Pop Quiz on the Bible
What's the best Bible to read? Did Jesus die on Thursday or Friday? What about water baptism or the rapture? Read this list of seven question and Lenny's answer to each.
- Was There Death Before Adam Fell?
Some have taught that before Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden, there was no death. Is this truly Biblical? What other implications would this have? Read on to see what the Bible says about death.
- Is the King James the Only "True" Bible?
The King James Version of the Bible has been around for about 400 years. However, is this the only version we can trust? Are the newer versions corrupted? Do they omit Scripture? Read why these claims are faulty in this article.
- How Could Jesus be Punished as a Sinner When He's Pure?
If Jesus was completely without sin, isn't it unfair of God to punish Him as a sinner? How does the atonement work? Here Lenny explores how great a salvation we have in Christ.
- Did the Father Turn Away From the Son?
In many sermons we here that there was a time where God the Father was separated from the Son because of the sin of the world. Just how far does this "separation" go and is it Biblical at all? Read on for a surprising answer.
- Did Jonah die in the belly of the Fish?
Jonah 2:2 says Jonah prayed from inside the fish and he called to the Lord from the depths of the grave. Does this mean Jonah died and was resurrected? Here's a study of an interesting twist to the Jonah tale.
- Should Christians Hold To A Saturday Sabbath?
Some Christian denominations, such as the Seventh-Day Adventists and Seventh-Day Baptists claim that the Saturday Sabbath precedes the Mosaic law and therefore should be honored by Christians. Is this true? Read on for Lenny's reply.
- Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?
Throughout various passages of the New Testament we read that those who will repent and be baptized will be saved. Does this mean that baptism is a neccessary condition for salvation? Lenny answers this perplexing question.
- On Tongues and the Baptism of the Holy Spirit
Is speaking in tongues a mandatory sign of salvation? What's the baptism of the Holy Spirit and what's the filling of the Spirit? How do all these things work together? Separate fact from error and understand the Spirit and salvation better by reading this article.
- Understanding the Gift of Tongues
The influence of modern Pentecostalism on Christianity is nowhere more evident than in the debate over exercising the gift of tongues. Many congregations expect this spiritual manifestation in order to feel the service is complete. But is this right?
- Can Men Speak in a Heavenly Language?
In exercising the gift of tongues, is it possible to speak a non-human language? Doesn't the Bible speak of an angelic language that we can utter? What is it that Paul meant in 1 Cor. 13? Read on to find out more.
- Do Babies Go To Heaven When They Die?
As Christians, we maintain that the only way for people to be saved is to trust in Jesus Christ and his finished work. But what about babies and those who don't have that ability? Are they condemned as well? Read Lenny's reply to this probing question.
- The Problems Found In Christianity
In apologetics, we frequently challenge others to examine their beliefs and worldviews. What happens when we examine Christianity? Does it hold up? And what are the problems with the church today? Find out as Lenny examines the church today.
- The Difference Between Soul & Spirit
In looking at the Bible, we read about man's soul and man's spirit. Is there a difference? Look here to examine these terms more closely.
- How is Man Created in God's Image?
The book of Genesis says "God created man in his own image." Just what does this mean? Is man somehow like a god? How can this be? Here Lenny explains the similarities and differences between God and man.
- Does God Speak To Us Audibly?
Many people have wondered how it is God communicates to us, if at all. Can people hear God speaking to them with a human voice? In this article we find that the answer has ramifications when dealing with the Cults.