Body, Soul, and Spirit …An email from Dean VanDruff in response to a question about the difference between the soul and spirit. What is plain to men of every religion is that we are a body plus something else. This is called “dualism” and the “something else” is alternately termed soul or spirit. In dualism […]

On Witnessing and Truth …Extracted from an email from Dean VanDruff on evangelism and witnessing. Witnessing is a form of dying to ourselves to the instinct of pleasing of men–including ourselves–which goes to the root of the word witnessing in Greek: martus, from which we get martyr. 2 Cor 4:10-11 (Phi) Every day we experience […]

Repentance Religion vs. Repentance ┬┤├®├Ç Many think the word repent means “to get your act together” or to “get religion” or “fly straight”; as if we could. Repentance requires taking in a whole new point of view; looking at it God’s way. God simply asks us to turn. This is the way we accept His […]

Are You A Christian? ┬┤├®├Ç Going to church does not make you a Christian; nor does saying a prayer, going down an aisle, passing a catechism, telling yourself that you are, or trying to be a decent person. You can only be a Christian if Christ is in you, which can be tested and proven […]

Revelation Theology FAQ: Why Are Christians Always Quoting Scripture? The cornerstone of Christian belief is REVELATION. We believe that it is not really possible to figure God out “from below”, but that God in his love chose to “reveal” his nature. By “from below” we mean from down here–of the earth, or worse. By revelation […]

Faith Luke 18:8b (NIV)When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth? Believing The Truth ┬┤├®├Ç Faith is believing in what is true. Faith has two elements: 1) being convinced of the truth, being certain of reality, having evidence of unseen things, and 2) believing, hoping in, embracing, seizing the truth. […]

Consecration Phillippians 3:12 (Phi) …I keep going on, trying to grasp the purpose for which Christ Jesus grasped me. Matthew 13:44 (Phi) “The kingdom of heaven is like some treasure which has been buried in a field. A man finds it and buries it again, and goes off overjoyed to sell all his possessions to […]