does not have a biblical worldview.
"...[A]ll the fundamental doctrines related to the
incarnation--the Virgin Birth of Christ, His deity, His humanity, and His
sinlessness--are part and parcel of who He is. To deny any of those doctrines is
to attack Christ Himself..." Full text:
How can we determine what doctrines are essential and what are they?
Grace To You
Great Swelling Words by Henry Morris, Ph.D.
"These are murmurers, complainers,
walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh
great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration
because of advantage." (Jude
This picturesque phrase, "great swelling
words," is the King James Version translation of huperonkos,
which literally means "super-massive," with the implied noun
"words" added because of the context.
The word is used only one other time
in the New Testament, in the parallel passage in
2 Peter 2:18:
"For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they
allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much
wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live
Both apostles, in context, are warning
against false teachers who, after somehow obtaining
positions of influence among the spiritually immature
believers in the body, would then seek to lead them back
into worldly ways of thinking and acting. Peter compares
those who heed such words to washed sows going back to
wallow in the mire (2
Such teachers may appear very
intellectual and charismatic, with their "feigned words" (2
Peter 2:3), promises of
Peter 2:16), and flatteries
(see text above), but it is a deadly mistake to follow them.
Both Peter and Jude give various ways by which to recognize
them. They may actually deny the redemptive work of Christ (2
Peter 2:1), or seek to
undermine those whom God has placed in authority (2:10).
Perhaps most commonly, they are interested in worldly gain
or prestige for themselves (2
They also may practice and encourage carnal lifestyles (Jude
Other characteristics of these
deceptive teachers are given in these two key chapters and,
by all means, young believers need to be alert to this
danger, staying close to God's Word and obedient to His
does not answer questions.
*discussions prompted by Godrulz' false claim
SD: “ Could he [Jesus] have sinned?
Godrulz: “I believe He could have, but did not…”
Godrulz rejects Jesus' full deity (Jn
He is a modalist. "All
of the Gnostics in the early church propounded the first heresy that He emptied
Himself of His deity..." Full text:
J. Vernon McGee
"…[T]here must be added to those conditions the inner and always unforced "yes"
or "no" by which the person responds to the situation..."
Understand the spirit of antichrist (1 Jn 4:2-6).
The Jesus test, the gospel test, and the fruit test
It is impossible for God to be tempted by sin (Jas 1:13). Jesus could not have
been tempted by sin (Heb 4:14, Jn 1:1). Men who sin are drawn away by their own
lust (Jas 1:14).
Sin requires external temptation and internal desire. It takes two to tango. The
child of lust is sin and the child of sin is death--the grandchild of sin is
death (Jn 10:10). There's the courtship, the consent, the conception and the
completion. Sin when it is finished brings forth death (Jas 1:15).
"Jesus didn't have an itch that the devil could scratch." Jas 1:13, Jn 1:1, Heb
4:14 ~ Adrian Rogers
The Blame Game by Adrian Rogers
Godrulz rejects the doctrine of imputed sin (Ro 5:12).
"...Sin is not genetic, inherited (Godrulz)."
"Sin is not a thing that can be imputed (Godrulz)."
Godrulz rejects the doctrine of
"...Physical depravity is [inherited], but not moral depravity (Godrulz)."
depravity - is it biblical?
[15 Words of Hope 2 Corinthians 5:21 by John
MacArthur] "The Bible makes it clear, first of all, that all people are
sinners by nature and by action. In fact, all people are sinners from birth.
And thus all people are born alienated from God who is holy, cannot look
upon sin, cannot fellowship with sinners. That alienation because of sin
prevents us from knowing God. He is too perfectly holy to have anything to
do with sinners, except to reject them.
Now the result of that rejection, the result of
that alienation in time is Godlessness. The result of it in eternity is hell. So
this alienation in to which every human being is born is indeed a serious issue.
It means that everybody lives their life without God and if they die in that
condition, will spend their eternity without God in torment..." Full text:
15 Words of Hope 2
"...(1) We are sinners because we commit acts of sin. Also, (2)
we’re sinners by nature (sin doesn’t make us sinners, but we sin because we have
that nature). (3) We are in the state of sin. God has declared the entire human
family under sin. (4) Finally, you and I are also sinners by imputation. That
is, Adam acted for the human race because he was the head of it..." Full text:
J. Vernon McGee
Sin entered into the world by Adam (Ge
Ro 5:12). All men are conceived and born in sin
Ps 51:5). All men are shaped in sin (Ps
51:5). Scripture concludes all under sin (Ga
3:22). No man is without sin (1
Ec 7:20). Christ alone was without sin (2
1 Jn 3:5).
Godrulz attempts to undermine the gospel of Jesus Christ (Ps
"You cannot understand the solution to the problem unless you understand the
problem. You can't understand the cure unless you understand the diagnosis. You
will never be able to understand God's remedy for this world if you don't
understand the malady under which this world lives and functions..." Full text:
What is Sin? by John MacArthur
"...If he was sinful as you are, there could be no blood atonement because a
holy God would not accept an unholy sacrifice. No blood atonement, no salvation.
No salvation, no regeneration. No regeneration, no heaven for you..." Full text:
The Portrait of an Apostate
Jesus' sinlessness is essential Christianity (Heb 4:15).
His gospel includes his holiness (Isa 35:8). He is the satisfactory solution to
our sin problem (Rom. 3:25, 26). Jesus died for our sin (1 Pet. 1:18, 19). He
has reconciled God and man (2 Cor. 5:18, 19). He offers the sinner perfect
righteousness (2 Cor. 5:20, 21).
Snakes in the Garden by Adrian Rogers (mp3 right click, open)
[Edited notes Nothing but the Blood by Adrian Rogers] "We inherited from Adam a
sinful nature from Adam (1
Cor 15:22). Had it not been for Adam, I would have sinned myself and
so would you. Don't say that Adam had nothing to do with you. We are in Adam.
Had Jesus not been born of a virgin, had the Lord Jesus Christ been born as you
and I were born--as the decendancy of Adam--we could have died for no one's sin
but our own. In Adam all die and the wages of sin is death. The soul that sin;
it shall surely die. That's the reason Jesus had to be born of a virgin. The
virgin birth is not incidental. It's not folklore. It's not mythology. Without
the virgin birth the house of Christianity collapses like a house of cards.
There's no hope apart from the virgin birth of the Lord Jesus Christ. Why? He
came as he did--virgin born--to be what he was. Not the son of Adam but the Son
His blood was different from any other blood. The blood of Jesus and the blood
of Mary are not the same. Don't get the idea that when a little baby is there in
his mother's womb that the mother's blood circulates through the baby's body.
That is not so. That is an error. None of the mother's blood circulates through
that baby's body. None of the baby's blood circulates through that mother's
body. That baby is a separate individual from the mother. That blood is
determined by the father not by the mother and that's the reason why sometimes
they can pin a paternity suit on a man by giving a blood test. It's the father
that determines all of that.
Jesus is born of a virgin--that is--he is the Son of God and the blood that
flowed through the veins of Jesus Christ was not the blood of Mary, it was the
blood of God. You say, now wait a minute. God doesn't have blood. Well, he did
when Jesus was here. You read Acts chapter 20. Paul says to the Ephesian elders
feed the church of God which he hath purchased with his own blood. No wonder the
Bible calls the blood of Jesus Christ that precious blood. And this man after he
had offered one sacrifice for sins forever sat down on the right hand of God.
For in Adam all die. Even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
How many people died when Adam died? Did Adam just affect some of human kind?
No, all of human kind. Did you know that there are some people who want to tell
you that Jesus died only for the elect? Now, listen to this verse (v 22) As in
Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. Now friend, you can
make all mean one thing over here and something else over there.
Jesus died for all and I am glad that I can look at any man in the face and say
that Jesus died for you. Jesus died for you. Jesus paid your sin debt. Yes, in
Adam all die. In Christ, we have redemption and he died for all. That's the
reason way back in the Garden of Eden when Satan crawled his slimy, corroding
path into the pages of history and did what he did and tempted Eve to sin and
then beguiled Adam."
Nothing But the Blood by Adrian Rogers (right click,
The Blame Game by Adrian Rogers
Three Miracle Births by Adrian Rogers
When Jesus was Tempted by J. Vernon McGee