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The essays on this Web site fall into three categories:  (1) apologetics, (2) doctrinal, and (3) sermonettes/Bible studies. Let's describe each in turn:

1. "Apologetics" concerns the defense of Christianity as a worldview through rational and other means.  I maintain that a fundamentalist approach to Scripture, which maintains that the Bible has no contradictions or historical and scientific errors, is a perfectly reasonable belief system.  It does require faith, but the faith required is not blind.  God has given reasonable evidence for belief in the Bible and in His Son Jesus as mankind's atoning sacrifice, but not enough to overwhelm all skeptical counter-objections at this point in time.

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2.  The "doctrinal" essays concern certain controversial doctrinal subjects, such as:  Is Jesus Christ God?  Is the seventh-day Sabbath binding on Christians?  For that matter, is the Old Testament law binding on new covenant Christians?  If it is, what parts are still binding and which ones aren't?  Are Christians required to tithe?  Is the Passover on Nisan 14th or Nisan 15th according to the Jewish calendar?  What is the correct form of church government?  Should Christians vote?  Will the United States, Britain, and certain other nations of the Commonwealth be punished by God for their sins in the years ahead?  Do Christians have to use the name "Yahweh" or "Jehovah" to refer to God?

There is no pretense here of making a collection of articles for a systematic theology of all doctrinal subjects relevant to the Christian religion as a whole.  Rather, the subjects covered in my essays concern controversies that have arisen in my church and those with similar teachings.  However, many of these issues are of general concern to every thinking Christian.

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3.  The sermonettes/Bible studies are the notes I used for giving various sermonettes, Bible studies, and/or split sermons over the years in the church.  Often, because I over-prepared, there is decidedly more material in the notes than was spoken when I gave the material to a church.  I also inevitably ad-libbed to some degree, so what was actually spoken also would go beyond what was written down on paper.  Most of these messages were given in the Ann Arbor, Michigan congregations of the United Church of God, AIA..  I am not an ordained man but a laymember, it should be noted for the record, nor can these messages be cited as stating the official doctrinal messages of the UCG-IA.  I do believe, however, that they are almost always within its general doctrinal parameters.  

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"Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand."  (Ephesians 6:13, NKJV). 


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