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The Error

The failure to see the wholeness of a thing is the failure to see its essential character because it is its wholeness that defines it as the thing that it is. The failure to understand God’s holiness amounts to a failure to stand under His wholeness. People do this when they engage in compartmentalization, the unconscious psychological defense mechanism used to avoid the mental discomfort.

Wiles

(From In Christ–the Church at Ephesus, forthcoming.) The purpose of wearing the armor of God is to “stand against the schemes of the devil” (Eph. 6:11). Schemes (μεθοδεία) is translated wiles in the Authorized Version. It is a compound word…

Sex

(from In Christ–The Church in Ephesus, forthcoming.) And speaking of pheromones, Paul continues to address sexual issues. “But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints” (Ephesians 4:3). Paul’s…

Peter’s Vision of The End

Add To Cart Price $12.95 ISBN: 978-0-9820385-9-8 Publisher: Pilgrim Platform Copyright: ©2012 by Phillip A. Ross 195 pages 195 pages by Phillip A. Ross Introduction A couple of years ago a friend asked me about my interpretation of 2 Peter…

Marriage Fidelity

What’s wrong with current marriage laws? In a recent article (Marriage Equality, 12/21/2011) the following scenario was suggested: the person you love is injured in an auto accident and is barely clinging to life in the hospital, but you cannot…

New Christian Ethic

Guest review by A. T. Ross : Homosexuality: A New Christian Ethic (Cities of the Biblical World) by Elizabeth R Moberly This importance of this book cannot be overestimated. In it Dr. Moberly reassesses the Christian response to homosexuality. By…

Church Failure

Robert D. Putnam and David E. Campbell wrote an article, Walking away from church, for the LA Times (10/17/2010) summarizing their recent book, American Grace. It seems that churches might want to hear what their research has uncovered. “As recently…

Born or Made?

From a Christian perspective it doesn’t matter whether homosexual orientation is genetic or learned. Rather, there are only two considerations pertinent to the issue of sin—any sin: 1) Can it be forgiven? And 2) is the sinner repentant? Being a Christian requires that each question be answered with an unqualified yes.