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…

Don’t Soil The Oil

This is a guest article by my good friend Josh Roman.  We attended the same church for many years and he is a student of the word!  Hopefully I can convince him to do more of these in the future.  Thanks Josh! One of the scariest revelations I’ve ever come to understand is this: I can…

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…

New Year’s Resolution, Ezra Style

2019 is behind us now, and we are already half-way through January.  The new year has begun (but sorry y'all, the new decade doesn't start until 2021)!  At the end of an old year, we tend to make resolutions for the new one---we want to learn an instrument, learn a language, read more books, or…

Another Look At Three Passages: A Response to Michael Burgos

Earlier this year the trinitarian apologist Michael Burgos published an article on the website Biblical Trinitarian, titled "A Look at Three Passages Oneness Pentecostals Use to Demonstrate that Jesus is the Father."  In his article, Burgos attempts to refute the Oneness doctrine by challenging our exegesis of three key scriptural passages (viz., Isaiah 9:6, John…

Pronoun Problems: Judges 1:3

Our Trinitarian friends tell us that God is three divine persons who all share the same essence.  Therefore, they say, God can speak or be described with either singular or plural pronouns.  The Trinitarian's go-to example for this alleged phenomenon is Genesis 1:26-27, "And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our…

The TransPLANT Process

Another guest post by my wife Cheyanne.  As usual, she has some awesome spiritual insights about what most of us wouldn't stop to meditate about! In the process of writing what became last week’s post I got curious about how trees are transplanted and pruned. So I went to faithful Elder Google and asked him a…

Like A Tree

This article was a guest-post written by my wife Cheyanne.  She looks at the world through spiritual eyes, finding life-lessons in what most of us overlook as ordinary.  This post was inspired by our marriage, when she left her home and church in Florida and moved to the Midwest to be my wife.  Be sure to…

A (Mis)understood Verb

One of the most powerful verses in the whole Bible, to me at least, is Hebrews 1:8 But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom. (KJV)πρὸς δὲ τὸν υἱόν Ὁ θρόνος σου ὁ θεός εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα τοῦ…

Seeing Is Believing

Even before the crucifixion, there came a point in Jesus' ministry when the Jewish religious officials were desperate to have him out of the way.  During the feast of tabernacles the chief priests and Pharisees sent the officers of the temple guard to watch Jesus, and take him into custody at the first valid opportunity.…