Author: Robert Alan King

The Cyrus Cylinder and God’s Message to Cyrus

The photo above of the Cyrus Cylinder is © The Trustees of the British Museum. Cyrus the Great was a famous Persian king and the founder of the Persian Empire under the Achaemenid dynasty that conquered Babylon and many other nations. He was born in 590 BC (or 580 BC) and died in 529 BC. He is looked back upon by some as an advocate of human rights, which has a lot to do with the discovery of the Cyrus Cylinder, though others have argued that this portrayal of him is overstated. Discovery of the Cyrus Cylinder In 1879,...

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The Doctrine of Total Depravity

Total Depravity is the erroneous teaching that man is born so totally depraved that he cannot have a desire to seek out God without the intervention of God. What this means is that we cannot chose to believe in God, but that God must first draw us by his Spirit in order to do so. However, there is not anywhere in the Bible that teaches this. Though there is a verse that says we cannot come to Christ unless God draws us (John 6:44), the teaching there is that if we are truly desiring to follow God that he...

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The Doctrine of Free Grace

“Free Grace” is a contemporary doctrine that claims salvation comes from simply a “change of mind” about Jesus. Proponents falsely argue that the Greek word for “repentance” does not mean anything other than this. They further erroneously assert that a true believer can fall away into a state of disbelief in Jesus, but will still be saved . Free Grace and the Bible The definitions of belief and repentance among the proponents of Free Grace have nothing to do with the definition of such in the Bible. For example, Jesus clarified the meaning of repentance when he said: Those...

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Deathbed Embodiment and the New Body

It is important to understand that through Christ, God will raise us all again from the dead. Unfortunately, some are teaching that we are immediately given a new body from God at the moment of death. They assert that our old body undergoes eventual decay, never to rise again. I have labeled this false teaching as “Deathbed Embodiment” since I have been unable to find an official title already in use. To further complicate this teaching, they often insist that we are all resurrected at the same time since they hold to the view that God dwells outside of...

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My Sun (fiction)

I am posting this fiction story about the close relationship between a sister and brother and how they are affected by their parents fighting because of the problems in marriage, but it was not written by me. The writer prefers to stay anonymous. I sit in my puddle. The puddle isn’t deep, barely an inch. Underneath it is the concrete of my driveway. My puddle is not even very big. Yet, it still is able to completely soak through my purple ruffled skirt. I’ve had a terrible day and now my best skirt is wet. But I’m happy. I’m...

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Bible Verse of the Day

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

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