Tag: David Kowalski
Articles written by David Kowalski, who has worked as an English teacher, an Associate Pastor, Senior Pastor, and Bible College Professor.
David grew up in New Orleans, LA and has lived in various parts of Florida and Missouri.
A keen researcher, David supplies articles and background research to Apologetics Index.
Since Christ's sacrifice for believers is said to suffice for our cleansing for sin, making animal sacrifices unnecessary, some people see the description of millennial sacrifices in Ezekiel 40-48 as contradicting New Testament teaching about the finality and sufficiency of Christ's sacrifice on the cross.
Though it is an unscriptural act to divorce without cause and subsequently remarry, the act involved does not result in an ongoing, sinful state.
God's confusion of mankind's previously unified language at Babel (Genesis 11:1-9) is regularly criticized by skeptics. However, there is nothing in history or linguistics that genuinely contradicts the account.
It is helpful for Christians to know the signs of possible problems when assessing a minister or ministry.
The Bible clearly commands us to change our sinful ways but also makes clear that we must rely on God's strength to do so.
Lust for a feeling of spiritual superiority can be exploited by dishonest or abusive leaders.
When we encounter tribulation and distress, the promise contained in Romans 8;28 is by no means defeated because it is not a promise to keep us from those things. We take heart and rejoice in these tribulations because we know that God is using all things to bring about our eternal welfare as we become increasingly conformed to the image of Christ on our way to heavenly glory.
Using the straw man fallacy is irresponsible at best and dishonest at worst. Yet I find that this fallacy is used with alarming frequency in religious and theological debates.
Having been recently asked about what I may have written on the subject of the Word-Faith movement, I replied largely by giving what I consider the best resources for understanding and responding to the movement. I have reproduced that reply in this article.
Both relativists and Antinomians will specifically speak against some things as wrong. It seems they only object when issues related to sexual morality are openly addressed.
Misrepresenting the meaning of the original languages of Scripture is one of the easiest ways to mislead those with little if any training in those languages.Even if one Is not a scholar trained in biblical languages, however, there are simple ways to test what is being alleged about the Greek or Hebrew.
Submission to leadership is conditional. If a leader is leading well we should follow. Even if they diverge from the path just a bit we should be respectful, but we must always reserve the right to respectfully disagree if they say or do things we think are not in harmony with Scripture.
The absurdities we see in the avant garde will eventually lead to serious social and religious consequences.
Not everything that looks like revival is revival. A group of people can learn to act in the manner they think revival looks like and then claim to be "in revival."
Christians should be aware of the growing phenomenon of affinity fraud, through which Christians are being swindled out of exponentially growing amounts of money each year.