Category Archive: Theological issues - Page 5

One, Holy, Apostolic, and Catholic – the Marks of the Early Church
Posted March 13th, 2014 by Mike Hubbard

On Sunday we read the Nicene Creed together as a prayer.  This ancient confession of faith that flowed from the Council of Nicea in the fourth century has been used by churches throughout history as an accurate explanation of the central truths of the Christian faith.  But I did see a few eyebrows raised and […]

Learn what Cults & World Religions Really Believe – NAMB Belief Bulletins and Apologetics Website
Posted March 8th, 2014 by Mike Hubbard

Our sermon tomorrow morning will look at the false teaching contained in some cults and demonstrate how all they have done is repackage ancient heresies that have been rejected by early Christians.  I will be referencing a terrific website full of great information on this topic.  One of the incredible resources provided by the North […]

Some Steps Toward Discernment – How to Prepare Yourself for the Danger of False Teachers
Posted February 23rd, 2014 by Mike Hubbard

We are spending a few weeks walking through the implications of 2 Peter 2.  This chapter is a stern warning about the danger of false teachers.  Peter is loving the church by sharing hard words.  Sometimes the most loving thing a person can do is to warn and the most positive thing a person can […]

Old Testament in 10 Minutes, New Testament in 10 Minutes
Posted February 10th, 2014 by Mike Hubbard

Reading and understanding the Bible can be challenging.  The Bible is telling one grand narrative about God’s redemption and rescue of His people.  But that grand story is filled with a number of smaller stories along with other literature and teaching.  There are laws, poems, prophetic writings and sermons, wisdom sayings, and commentary wrapped into […]

Jesus and the New Testament Writers – What is the Basis of their Authority to Write Scripture
Posted January 28th, 2014 by Mike Hubbard

I recently had a conversation with a friend about the Canon of the New Testament and the authority of the writers who wrote the New Testament documents.  In our conversation I said that the Apostles had a commission from Jesus to write His Word, but that authority ended with their death.  My friend asked me […]