• ~Genesis 1:26-27

    "Then God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness... So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."

WHAT WENT WRONG? ALBRECHT RITSCHL AND LIBERAL THEOLOGY

In the early 1800’s the increase of higher criticism of the Bible and modern scientific ideas gave way to the rise of liberal theology.  Liberal theology is difficult to define; however, its popular use in the mass media often refers to theologies that deny traditional beliefs such as the inspiration of the Bible and the … Continue reading

What is the “image” of God in mankind?

“Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness… So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” ~Genesis 1:26-27 ESV The Hebrew word ” image” is Selem and carries the significant sense of “image” ( Genesis 1:26, … Continue reading

The Foundation of Orthodoxy and the Canon

Both Christians and pagans were shocked by the heretical ideas that were developing by the late second-century.  Irenaeus, a Christian author who symbolized the conventional, non-Gnostic Christianity, wrote a book attacking Gnosticism for the reason that it defamed the material world, removing the ability for God’s active interest from being expressed, and separated the God … Continue reading

The Destiny of the Unevangelized and the Nature of Hell

“But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15 And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are … Continue reading

The Righteousness of God

The Apostle Paul’s letter to the Romans reveals “a righteousness of God” (Romans 1:17)[1].  The NIV translation says, “a righteousness from God,” however; it is more interpretive, a more literal translation is “a righteousness of God.”  The NIV assumes that Paul is speaking about righteousness as the “right status” that God gives to the sinner … Continue reading

Grace, Peace, & the Bible

Ironically enough, as a student of the Bible I sometimes find myself reading and overloading myself with more books, journals, and articles about the Bible than actually reading the Bible. Apart from the required reading for classes, it seems that we easily put our trust in man (who is corrupt and sinful) than with our … Continue reading

And We Begin…

Set Apart for the Gospel of Christ is a blog designed to proclaim and promote the truth of the Gospel.  It is a place to share what Christ is doing in the life of the believer. It is a community to fellowship and share in the journey of our sanctification.  Let this site be a … Continue reading

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