Category: Other Theology

  • Are Socialism and Christianity Compatible?

    Recently I was encouraged to consider voting for Dr. Cornel West for president.  After looking him up online, I learned that he considers himself a Christian and a “non-Marxist socialist,” since he does not view Marxism and Christianity as compatible.  This brought the question to my mind whether any form of socialism is compatible with…

  • The Duration of Hell

    I present seven Biblical truths about the ultimate destiny of those who reject God. Then I examine seven challenges to the idea that hell is eternal.

  • Tongues

    This small booklet looks at the gift of tongues in the Bible and examines its nature and purpose. TONGUES

  • Church Judgments

    © 2007 Great Commission Churches Pastor David Bovenmyer, Ames, IA 1. What is a church judgment? A church judgment is what has often been called “church discipline.” According to Webster’s, the word “discipline” refers to training that develops self-control, character, or orderliness and efficiency.” It can also refer to “correction, chastisement, or punishment inflicted by…

  • Grace, Works, and Lordship

    In this paper I establish the scriptural teaching of salvation by grace apart from works and then discuss several issues concerning “lordship salvation”) 1) does a person have to acknowledge Jesus as his personal Lord, or can he first accept Jesus as Savior and later as Lord? 2) Is it necessary to “repent” to be…

  • An Evaluation of the Prosperity Gospel

    Prosperity theology is not confined to a denomination or a tradition, but is a many-faceted movement that has infiltrated much of modern-day Christianity. . .Advocates of the prosperity gospel claim that God wants all believers to be materially prosperous and free from sickness. Thus if a believer is poor or sick, he is outside the…

  • The Doctrine of Hell

    So, what of the doctrine of hell? Will hell be anywhere similar to Dante’s imagination of it? Does the Bible teach a literal hell with eternal torment, or is the idea of hell a fiction produced by the overzealous imagination of the medieval church? If the Bible teaches such a place of eternal torment, would…

  • God-Honoring Authority

    The Bible has much to say about authority—the authority of God, the authority of the Scripture, and human authority. In this paper we will primarily focus on what the Bible says about human authority. Because of limits in length, this will only be an introduction to the subject of human authority. Many of the more…