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Letter to a Calvinist

Letter to a Calvinist   Dear Calvinist, Thank you for your wonderful letter. I am refreshed to find people still searching for answers from God’s Holy Word, so much so that they do not take a man’s word for it. I do not ask you to believe me, but believe […]

John Dewey: America’s Pied Piper

         John Dewey: America’s Pied Piper by John Doughty   John Dewey (1889-1951) is acknowledged today to be the chief architect of the modern American public school system.  The leading philosopher of his day, especially in the field of education, Dewey, an ardent evolutionist and founder of […]

That the body of sin might be destroyed

John Doughty, discussion with Professor Dan Dyke, 9/23/02 on “that the body of sin might be destroyed”   JD: The word KATARGETHE in Romans 6:6.  What does it mean that the body of sin “might” be destroyed? DD: KATARGETHE is a form of the word KATARGEO which means “to destroy, […]

The Body of Sin

The Body of Sin by Charles Doughty Jay Wilson says the “body of sin” (Romans 6:6) is a principle, a figure of speech, “the fleshly mindset.”  He mistakenly called it the SARX during our debate.  It is not SARX, it is SOMA.  I take it to be a literal body.  […]

Two Calvinism Debates Concluded: New Testament Christianity Set Forth

Two Calvinism Debates Concluded: New Testament Christianity Set Forth; Day of Pentecost is Key; Results in Several Immersions by John Doughty December 21, 1999 The Churches of Christ were founded in debate. The great debater of the faith was the apostle Paul, God’s chosen vessel in declaring His name before […]

The Holy Spirit in Conversion

Your inner man A few years back I went down to Bluefield State College and there debated Dr. Gerald Almstead from Harvard University. He covered Theistic Evolution and I covered creation. He is an Anthropologist. I asked him, “Are you an anthropologist of the inner man or are you an […]

Dispute & Persuade: New Testament Christianity Founded in Debate

Dispute & Persuade: New Testament Christianity Founded in Debate by John Doughty   The Churches of Christ were founded in debate. The great debater of the faith was the apostle Paul, God’s chosen vessel in declaring His name before Gentiles, kings, and the children of Israel. Paul “disputed” in the […]

The Hearing of Faith

The Hearing of Faith One of the most important teachings in the New Testament is the Parable of the Sower, (Matthew 13:1-23 and Luke 8:4-15.)  A farmer went forth to sow seeds.  As he scattered the seed, some of it fell by the wayside and was eaten by birds, other […]

Analysis of the Jay Wilson Debate

  “Thus, in order to fully become a partaker of the divine nature, we must understand the glory and excellence of the risen Christ; and correspondingly, if we do understand, we shall take on His glorious character!” Jay Wilson, Cleansing the Inside of the Cup, p. 32. “While here Christ […]