Powers That Be: Church or State?

Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Romans 13. Most people agree that this passage is talking about obeying civil government; but recently, I’ve heard some say that this passage of scripture is actually about church government. Keep reading to find out why Romans 13 is NOT about church government. #Church #Government #Bible #Christian #ChristianAuthor #Blog

The Dreams of Salvation

As we read the gospel of Matthew, we notice that the atoning work of Jesus is bookended by providential dreams: five at the beginning of his life, and one at the end. The phrase κατ᾽ ὄναρ [in a dream] occurs in Matthew 1:20, 2:12, 2:13, 2:19, 2:22, and 27:19. In the first dream, the miracle…

The Trinity and Sharp’s Sixth Rule

Recently, someone on a Facebook group I am in tried to use a particular rule of Greek grammar (known as Sharp’s sixth rule) to prove that 2 Corinthians 13:14 and Matthew 28:19 teach the Trinity doctrine. His explanation sounds convincing if you don’t know Greek; but when you know Greek, you realize that things are…

Acts 2:38 and Greek: A Second Response To Damon Richardson

Recently I posted an article responding to Damon Richardson’s mishandling of the Greek text of Acts 2:38. In return Damon has offered a response in one of the most scholarly ways possible: on Facebook. I have provided screenshots of his social media diatribe below. In this present article I will be addressing Damon’s “worded response.”…

Acts 2:38 and Greek: A Response to Damon Richardson

On March 9th of this year Bishop Kevin L. Betton Sr., Elder Kevin L. Betton Jr., and Pastor Damon Richardson conducted a Facebook Live video "The Danger of False Doctrine."  The main purpose of this nearly two hour long video was to refute Oneness Pentecostalism; because of the length of this video, it would be…

Music Ministry?—A Clarification

Recently my friend Peyton Gurley read my article There Is No Such Thing As A Music Minister. Apparently it didn’t set too well with my friend, because he wrote a review of it on his own blog. Even before I saw Peyton’s response I had been studying this issue in greater depth, and had come…