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Does the NT affirm a rapture of the church? – Brief 11

Question: Does the NT affirm a rapture of the church? Response: The New Testament does not affirm a rapture of the church. The rapture is a teaching that God will remove believers, i.e. the church, before the tribulation and the … Continue reading

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For whom did Jesus die?

Question: Did Jesus die for all the sins of all the people in all the world? Provide a clear basis for your defense. Why is your answer better than the alternative(s)? How does your answer apply in a ministerial setting? … Continue reading

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What are the implications of the fall? – Brief 3

Question: Discuss the full implications of the first episode of sin in Genesis, commonly referred to as original sin and/or “the fall.” How does the sin of Adam relate to humanity (re: sin, condemnation, and death)? Precisely: is humanity guilty … Continue reading

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What is the biblical view of the Sabbath? – Brief 1

Question: What is the biblical view of the Sabbath? Define and delineate the proper application, for Christians, of the Sabbath in today’s society. Specifically, should Christians: a. eat out; b. shop; c. mow the lawn? Response: In the Old Testament, … Continue reading

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What is the main purpose of the church? – Brief 6

Question: What is the main purpose and role of the church, as a collection of believers? And does this purpose affect the form and function of worship? Note the two sides of this issue are typically: 1) “edify the body” … Continue reading

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Views of the Lord’s Supper – Brief 7a

Question: Describe/summarize briefly the main views of the Eucharist (aka Mass, Lord ’s Supper, Communion). Defend why a particular interpretation explains best what Jesus meant when he said: “this is my body.” Is this an issue that churches should “split” … Continue reading

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