A Meditation on Psalm 103

The one hundred and third psalm is a beautiful evangelical hymn that is personal, abounding in steadfast love that gives thanks for God’s compassion and mercy. The deliverance of Israel, coupled with God not dealing with them according to their sin, gives cause for this praise hymn to repeat the magnificent phrase of countless blessing….

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Calvin’s Doctrine of Predestination

The French theologian John Calvin is commonly associated with the doctrine of predestination especially in his famous treatise, Institutes of the Christian Religion, though admittingly this was not the centerpiece of his theological framework. According to Calvin, it can be summarized as: “Predestination we call the eternal decree of God, by which He has determined…

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The Suffering Servant: An Exposition on Isaiah 52:13-53:12

The fourth Servant Song (52:13-53:12) is poetic in its literary structure, characterized by figurative language, wordplay and rhythm which purpose is to extrapolate an emotional response from its reader. This oracle or prophetic announcement is Yahweh’s intent and power to redeem and restore Israel. The song can be divided into three sections: 52:13-15, the first…

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A Rebuttal Response: Can A Christian Lose Thier Salvation?

First, allow me to preface this rebuttal post with a few concerns on the subject of eternal security. The writer of the blog (Click Here To Read The Blog) mentioned is a personal friend of mine for many years, attended the same theological institute and share the historical cardinal doctrines as put forth in scripture….

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Incarnation​ and The Biblical Canon: A Closer look At Athanasius on The Incarnation & His Thirty-Ninth Festal Letter

Incarnation The brilliant and indefatigable St. Athanasius presents the Patristic and Nicene theology on the incarnation in order to expound on its central mystery that embraces all aspects of Christ’s work from creation to recreation. His first treatise on the Incarnation lays out a number of structural elements which focuses on the Gentile nation and…

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The Flight to Freedom: The Story of Hagar and The Promise Received.​

The Egyptian handmaid Hagar carry’s a certain stigma about her persona as someone who is fleeing the scene of the first ever recorded biblical instance of domestic strife. Sarai deals harshly with her (Gen. 16:6), constantly nagging, pointing the finger which causes Hagar to feel ostracized and run away. Though Hagar became disrespectful towards Sarai…

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The Forgotten​ God

The Holy Spirit has been considered to depict a Cinderella story in association with the Father and Son that has a particular anonymity to its person and works. The forgotten God has been deprecated since the early church councils but has come to see a resurgence within the past century, especially in Eastern Orthodoxy and…

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A Nonviolent Love Affair

A research paper I submitted for Christian Ethics that addresses the need for social reform through the means of nonviolence and love. The proposed research paper will set out to accomplish that by the ethical variable of love and through nonviolent tactics can the invisible walls of racial segregation be removed as taught within the…

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A Textual Analysis on Christus Victor by Gustaf Aulén

  The doctrine of the atonement can be divided into three main motifs or schools of thought in which Gustaf Aulen in his book Christus Victor, articulates each model in comparison to its historical roots and theological understanding. The ideas that are presented in each account are viewed with a fine ontological lens that evaluates…

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