Walking in the Light

by Perry Hall What does walking in the light mean? On one side proponents claim walking in darkness happens when the Christian commits even one sin; “sin is darkness, after all.” The opposing side counters, walking in light describes a life-style, not each punctiliar action – “its a walk, not one step.” Contextually, “walking in light”…

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The New Gnosticism: Intellectualism

by Jeffery Kingry via Truth Magazine, March 22, 1979 The Gnosticism of the first century, which gave the apostles and teachers so much trouble, was a religion, not a philosophy. It was grounded in Dualism, a view that the state of man was divided; that only spiritual things were good, and anything of matter is essentially…

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Was Jesus married?

Question: Was Jesus married? Answer: “Do not add to His words, lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar” (Proverbs 30:6). Source: “Did Jesus have a wife?” The New York Times, September 19, 2012. Let’s start with the evidence: There is a fragment, measuring 4 x 8 centimeters, that contains the words “Jesus said to…

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Who Are the Gnostics?

by Ethan R. Longhenry In recent years a strong interest has arisen in “alternative” religions, and Gnosticism has received interest as an “alternative” to “orthodox Christianity”. The recent success of Dan Brown’s novel The Da Vinci Code has popularized this trend. The book speaks regarding “over eighty gospels” that were not chosen to be a part of…

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What was Paul referring to when he talked about endless genealogies?

Question: In reading Albert Barnes’ Notes on I Timothy, he talks about genealogies which are referring to the verse I Timothy 1:4 “nor to devote themselves to myths and endless genealogies, which promote speculations rather than the stewardship from God that is by faith.” Albert Barnes states that the Hebrews kept careful genealogical records because…

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Mary Magdalene and the Da Vinci Code

by Don Martin It appears that the time is ripe today in America for the further degradation of basic morality and to the introduction of all manner of false doctrines and cults. It is evident that there is presently an obsession with Mary Magdalene. Much of this focus has been gendered by Dan Brown’s bestseller,…

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Is there truth behind “The Da Vinci Code”?

Question: Have you heard of The Da Vinci Code? It’s a book written about Leonardo da Vinci, Opus Dei, and stuff like that? I’ve read the story and it was about hidden truths in Christianity: Jesus being married to Mary Magdalene, the Bible as a product of men, the books of the Bible are incomplete, the…

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