It depends on the degree and nature of the division compared with the degree of seriousness to the theology mistaken.
If you're already a pastor, I wouldn't get a PhD. It's a lot of work, and the payoff is really small. Really small.
I sense a lot of young guys who don't want to be legalistic and want to spread their wings and know gospel freedom are just not very realistic about the world in which we live.
God wants you happy. But he doesn't do it with circumstance. He does it with himself.
If a person drinks or smokes, does that mean they're not a Christian?
It's important that every sermon from a Christian preacher be a Christian sermon, that is, a sermon that, if a Jewish or Muslim person heard it, they wouldn't like.
If by "accept" you mean, "Are there people on our counsel of elders who hold to the old earth theory?" then, Yes.
What's the difference between confidence and presumption when it comes to God's provision in risk-taking?
Should local churches support and equip young men in their congregation who feel called to ministry, or should they be sent to seminary?
You can come at the truth of Christianity through several angles of apologetics and reasoning. One would be historical.
All of our wants are either toward something or away from something, aren't they? In other words, I don't want pain and I do want pleasure.
If mere external conformity to God's commands (like don't lie) is hypocritical and spiritually defective, then why should parents require obedience from their unregenerate children?
My fallen human nature — redeemed and adopted and loved and forgiven as I am — my fallen human nature that remains and that must be put to death day after day inclines me to like the approval of man.
In our culture the governments have defined pastors as legally able to sign marriage certificates. I can marry anybody I want.
Christian conversion is the act or process of being changed (without coercion but through our own volition) into a person who believes and treasures Jesus Christ, his saving work, and his promises above everything else, including all that we were believing or treasuring before conversion.
"Did he have the brain and the natural capacities to discern a temptation and choose it," then yes.
In the end I'm going to say that there are times when I think it is appropriate, but I want to go there cautiously and slowly, with warnings.
The book of Ecclesiastes is a difficult book to interpret. It's like Job. Job has 29 chapters of bad theology, inspired by God to be known as bad theology.
I believe my husband loves the Lord, but he has accepted the prosperity gospel. Can a true believer be fooled into believing these doctrines?
I've only done a few funerals for unbelievers that I know were unbelievers. They are way worse than anything.
There's a view of church life that says we should only do what the Bible commands us to do in worship
I think the use of video and drama largely is a token of unbelief in the power of preaching.
How would you share a reformed understanding of the gospel with a nominal or modern American evangelical Christian?
My first advice is, up front, make crystal clear where you stand on issues that look like the others in leadership don't have them.
If our sins are punished by eternal separation from God, why did Jesus only have to suffer momentary separation?