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White Papers on Important Subjects|
"White Papers" are detailed Biblical studies on specific topics of interest to the growing Christian. The following Biblical Papers are presented:
Disqualification from Spiritual Leadership
With a growing number of spiritual leaders becoming involved in major sins, trust is waning. It is therefore important to see how the Lord Himself handled His human leaders when they made choices to immerse themselves into areas of major sin. If Biblical Christianity is going to prosper, then the leadership must stand to the Biblical tests and meet the Lord's qualifications. This is where our "white papers" begin.
This paper was originally prepared for a 1996 Pastor's Conference. It was set in a two column format that had the points presented in the left column and the scriptures from which they were derived in the right column. To place this on the "web," the formatting was changed to place the scriptures under the points.
Forgiveness - Forgiveness among Believers
One of the most misunderstood areas of Christian Living is our relationship with other Believers in when and how to forgive or what to do in seeking forgiveness. This critical study of Scripture seeks to give some specific answers to those questions.
This paper was originally prepared for a 1997 Pastor's Conference and subsequently published in the Journal of Chafer Theological Seminary.
The Days of Debra - the Abdication of Men from Headship
One of the problems with the church of our day is that men have retreated from their God-given position of "Headship." This was clearly evident during the days of Debra, a judge in Israel. This paper is strongly based upon the excellent treatment of this subject by John Piper and Wayne Grudem in their book Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
The paper was originally prepared for a 1992 pastors conference on the subject of Evangelical Feminism.
Balancing the Use of the Old Testament
Prepared for the 2001 National Teaching Pastor's Conference, the subject of listening to "all Scripture" is addressed head on. God's Word - all of it - is to be taught to the believer. It is all profitable for "doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction in righteousness." Unfortunately, sometimes New Testament Christians have a very weak understanding of the value of the Old Testament including its Law. The extremes are to place us under the Law or to completely ignor it. This paper seeks to strike a balance.
The Use of "Law" and "Law of" in the New Testament
A "technical" paper prepared for the 2003 National Teaching Pastor's Conference on defining the various uses of "Law" as used in the New Testament. Particular attention is paid to the 17 "Law of" phrases such as "Law of God," Law of Christ," "Law of Liberty," etc.. This paper seeks to overview and define these phrases. The paper is an extension of the Balancing the Use of the Old Testament paper above.