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What Caused the Reformation?

Nathan Busenitz | October 31, 2017

In answer to the question, “What caused the Reformation?” many people might point to Martin Luther and his 95 Theses. But if you were to ask Luther himself, he would refuse to take any credit. Instead, he would put the focus entirely on God and His Word. Near the end of his life, Luther declared, “All […]

I Can Do All Things

Nathan Busenitz | October 2, 2017

Originally posted on April 29, 2015 In today’s post, I would like to briefly consider one of the most well-known and often-quoted verses in the New Testament. In fact, it is one of the most popular verses in American evangelical culture today. It has been printed on posters and inspirational wall art. A quick internet […]

Luther’s Personal Reformation

Nathan Busenitz | October 26, 2016

It was just over 500 years ago, in the fall of 1510, that a desperate Roman Catholic monk made what he thought would be the spiritual pilgrimage of a lifetime. He had become a monk five years earlier, much to the surprise and dismay of his father, who wanted him to become a lawyer. In […]

Did Jesus become a Sinner on the Cross?

Nathan Busenitz | July 27, 2016

Not long ago, as I was reading through portions of Martin Luther’s commentary on Galatians, I came across the following: “Christ took upon Himself our sins, not by constraint, but of His own good will, in order to bear the punishment and wrath of God: not for the sake of His own person (which was just and invincible, and was not […]

Upon This Rock

Nathan Busenitz | July 26, 2016

In Matthew 16:18, Jesus said to Simon, “I also say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church; and the gates of Hades will not overpower it.” Roman Catholics interpret Matt. 16:18 to mean that Peter is the rock upon which the church is built. That interpretation then becomes the basis […]

Christian Colleges, Religious Liberty, and SB 1146

Nathan Busenitz | July 1, 2016

This post is an update to yesterday’s article, An Imminent Attack on Religious Liberty. On June 30, a piece of proposed state legislation made its way to the California State Assembly Committee on Judiciary. The bill (SB 1146) has already passed in the state senate by a vote of 26–13. The next stop for the […]

Doctrine in Focus: The Trinity

Nathan Busenitz | May 25, 2016

Why do Christians believe in the doctrine of the Trinity? Although the term Trinity does not occur in Scripture, the concept is inherently biblical. The Trinitarian nature of God is revealed implicitly in the Old Testament and explicitly in the New Testament. The doctrine of the Trinity is founded on two fundamental theological realities: (1) […]

11 Reasons to Affirm the Deity of Christ

Nathan Busenitz | May 23, 2016

In early church history, one of the biggest theological debates centered on the deity of Jesus Christ. There are still groups that deny His deity today, from Muslims (who say Jesus was merely a prophet) to Jehovah’s Witnesses (who insist that He is not equal to the Father). By contrast, the Bible clearly teaches that […]

Denomination or Deformation?

Nathan Busenitz | May 17, 2016

Baptists, Mormons, and Jehovah’s Witnesses. All three claim to believe in Jesus. Yet, only one of these groups can be rightly classified as a denomination rather than a false religion. With that in mind, the question we are asking today might be stated as follows: What are the marks of cult groups and apostate forms […]

Speaking the Truth in Love

Nathan Busenitz | May 16, 2016

We live in a world where people love to talk. Studies suggest that the average American adult speaks approximately 16,000 words per day. Multiply that by a lifespan of 70 years, for a total of nearly 409 million words, and suddenly Christ’s warning in Matthew 12:36 takes on new significance: “I tell you that every […]

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