This blog comes from a seminary paper Ryan completed in June of 2016. Introduction Colossians 1:9-14 issues Paul’s prayer for the believers in Colossae and gives insight into the nature of the Gospel and the Christian life for all believers. Paul addresses spiritual learning, the believers’ way of life, perseverance in the journey … Continue reading Practical Application of Colossians 1:9-14 in the Christian Life
The following comes from a paper on Gnosticism that Ryan wrote in seminary. It will be a good introduction to the dangers of the false doctrine the Apostle John was combatting in 1 John and its continued proliferation through the centuries. 1 John surely has a timely message. Introduction Gnosticism comes from the … Continue reading Gnostic Tendencies Through the Centuries
-This article comes from a paper Ryan wrote in seminary in 2016- Introduction Divine sovereignty and humanity’s free will work together in soteriology (the doctrine of salvation); and Calvinism and Arminianism are not the only choices one has in approaching soteriology, for the Scripture teaches that salvation is a mystery of God (Col. 4:3; 1 … Continue reading Harmonized Soteriology: Do Divine Sovereignty and Free Will Work Together?