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Should We Let Our Good Works Be Seen?

Some argue that the Bible is contradictory concerning whether we should let our good works be seen. The argument is that Matthew 6:1-4 and 23:3-5 say that we should not let our good works be seen, but Matthew 5:16 and 1 Peter 2:12 say that we should let our good works be seen. However, the […]

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1 Peter 3:21 – Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

Some argue that 1 Peter 3:21 teaches that baptism is necessary for salvation. However, clearer Scripture passages definitively teach that baptism is ”not” necessary for salvation—since justification is by faith alone—and there is a very reasonable interpretation of 1 Peter 3:21 that does not contradict with the doctrine of justification by faith alone. 1 Peter […]

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Calvinism and Foreknowledge – Romans 8:29, 1 Peter 1:2

Some argue that Calvinism is unbiblical, using the argument that foreknowledge in the Bible refers to God passively knowing who would freely choose to have faith in Christ. The particular passages that reference God’s foreknowledge are Romans 8:29 and 1 Peter 1:2. However, upon examining what the Bible truly teaches about “foreknowledge,” it is clear […]

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