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Pentecostal Turned Catholic Ulf Ekman Illustrates in His Conversion the Role Of Authority

Posted on Mar 13, 2014 in Epistemology, News | 4 comments

by Christopher Cone – In a Christianity Today article entitled, “Sweden’s Pentecostal Megapastor Converts to Catholicism,” Ruth Moon provides several recent quotes from pastor Ulf Ekman as he informed the 3,300 members of Word of Life Church in Uppsala, Sweden, that he had converted to Catholicism. Ekman’s announcement included one particularly insightful comment, that is worth noting here:   “We have seen a great love for Jesus and a sound theology, founded on the Bible and classic dogma. We have experienced the richness of sacramental life. We have seen the logic in having a solid structure for priesthood, that keeps the faith of the church and passes it on from one generation to the next. We have met an ethical and moral strength and consistency that dare to face up to the general opinion, and a kindness towards the...

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God Particle: Is It The End Of Theism?

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 in Education, News, Science | 15 comments

by Johnson C. Philip – The recent announcement that Peter Higgs and Francois Englert have been awarded the Noble Prize for the discovery of the so-called God Particle has created much commotion and discussion worldwide on God-particle. I counted not less than 5 million probable entries in the search engines today on this topic. Critics and opponents of theism were quick to seize upon the news that the so-called God Particle has been discovered at CERN, Geneva and that as a result the proponents of this particle were awarded the Noble Prize in 2013. They then went on to claim that man has finally discovered the particle of all particles, the one that has given birth to the Universe – thus labelled the God Particle, according to them. They declared that the materialistic origin of the Universe has finally...

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1024 Project Welcomes Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum

Posted on Dec 4, 2013 in News | 3 comments

The 1024 Project’s membership increased today, as Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum will now be participating as a contributing member. Dr. Fruchtenbaum was born September 26, 1943, in Siberia, Russia, after his father was released from a Communist prison.  Even though he is Jewish, his father was accused of being a Nazi spy when he fled Poland from Hitler. The Fruchtenbaum family escaped from behind the Iron Curtain with the help of the Israeli underground.  They resided in Germany from 1946 to 1951, where Arnold received orthodox Jewish training. The Fruchtenbaum family immigrated to Brooklyn in 1951.  In that year they first came in contact with the American Board of Missions to the Jews (now Chosen People Ministries). Shortly after that, at the age of 13, Arnold G. Fruchtenbaum became a believer in the Messiahship of Jesus. Although his father strongly opposed Arnold’s beliefs,...

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Book Review: The Harbinger

Posted on Oct 23, 2013 in Books/Reviews, News | 0 comments

by Tommy Ice – The Harbinger [1] is a fictional account of what its author, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn believes is a scenario that is on the verge of happening to America, unless there is national repentance. This New York Times bestseller, though written as a work of fiction, it is clear that Cahn believes his nine harbingers are truly a pronouncement of impending judgment against the United States. At the beginning of the book it says, “What you are about to read is presented in the form of a story, but what is contained within the story is real.” If this was not clear from the book, it is made very clear when one views any number of the one-hour presentations of this material by Cahn on the internet’s YouTube. There is even a two-hour DVD movie entitled:...

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Hermeneutics, Spiritual Gifts, and Strange Fire

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 in Bible Exegesis/Exposition, Hermeneutics, History, Holy Spirit, News, Spiritual Gifts, Theology | 0 comments

by Christopher Cone – Presented to the 2013 Council on Dispensational Hermeneutics as “Dispensationalism’s Feet of Iron Mixed With Clay: How We Arrived at an “Open-But-Cautious” View on Non-Cessationism   ABSTRACT  We owe a tremendous debt to many traditional dispensationalists who labored to blaze trails more Biblical than those of their forefathers. Still, we must refine the system for an increasingly more Biblical understanding. To that end, this paper has three concerns. First, it explores dispensationalism’s concurrent dissatisfaction with non–literal eschatology and contentment with thomistic and reformed (hereafter, TR) platforms in soteriology and ecclesiology. Due to historical sympathy toward these platforms, we have failed to fully deconstruct our theology and reconstruct from a hermeneutically sound Biblical perspective. Consequently, our systematic theology is not univocally systematic or Biblical, but rather is an amalgamation of broadly informed historical systems. Second, as...

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What to Expect From the 1024 Project

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 in News | 0 comments

by Christopher Cone – Why is it that churches focused heavily on the teaching of the Bible can often seem so isolated from other like-minded churches? Perhaps it is due in part to many of them being denominationally unconnected (though, of course, many Bible-teaching churches do indeed have denominational ties). Maybe another factor is the reality that pastors often lack the time and resources to move beyond the needs of the immediate body and community. Another consideration might be concern that collaboration can lead to “sheepstealing.” In that sense, I suppose it is normal to try to protect people in our care, but the all-too-common spirit of competition and empire-building that can sometimes exist in churches and among pastors is unhealthy at best and has no place in the church. Certainly, if we don’t leave off of those selfish...

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