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The Path to Christian Perfection

J. Oliver Jones  As most of you know I am very committed to the idea that every believer, regardless of age or length of time as a Christian, should be involved in a formal, conservative, systematic, and progressive Christian Education program such as The Wesley Institute of Bible and Ministry Training. Now please do not [...]

Once Saved Always Saved

The Danger of False Assurance  By J. Oliver Jones  Anyone who has known me for very long knows that I often teach on the differences between what is known as Reformed Theology, often called Calvinism, and Arminian Theology. I personally am a very committed believer in what Dr. Robert Picirilli in his book, Grace, Faith, [...]

Jesus – The Passover Lamb of God

 By J. Oliver Jones.  You are strongly encouraged to read Exodus 12:1-36 as an introduction to this article!  For most Christians the term “Passover” has little meaning, and almost no significance. Most know that it was a festival that the Jews celebrated in Bible times. Some might recall that it was during the week of [...]

Is Methodism a “Dead Sect”?

By J. Oliver Jones December 2008 Many of you life-long Methodists have just had a mild coronary! “What do you mean by such a statement? Of course Methodism is not a dead sect. Why would you even ask such a thing?”  Now, before you write me off entirely let me state that I, too, am [...]

The Question of Infant Salvation

by J. Oliver Jones             How does the atonement of Jesus Christ affect salvation for those of tender age or those who are mentally infirm? What are the possibilities, and can we know the answer for sure? While the Bible does not address the concept of Infant Salvation directly, these possibilities will give you a [...]

If Everyone Was Like Me

J. Oliver Jones  Several years ago in a publication I believe to be the Guidepost there was a short story of a middle aged man who was called to appear for jury duty. He was a hard working, self-employed man who owned a small business with his only employee being his son. Having arrived at [...]

Ides of March – Soothsayers

By J. Oliver Jones The 15th of March is referred to as "the Ides of March," derived from the time of the Roman Empire.  The word Ides comes from the Latin word "Idus" and means "half division" especially in relation to a month.  It is a word that was used widely in the Roman calendar [...]

The Bible on Homosexuality

J. Oliver Jones Earlier this year I sent out to my email contacts a web-address for what I considered to be a very worthwhile article on the subject of homosexuality. The article can be viewed by putting the following into your web search: It’s not about Sex Rev. Dr. Frank Larisey. I received a reply [...]

Homosexuality – Response to Inquiry by DC

Jim Jones ARTICLE: January 30, 2013 Jim, I read the article with interest. I’m still torn about this issue. The Bible is less than explicit on the precise issue of sexual orientation, but to the extent it does directly address homosexual activity, I will readily agree the references – particularly from the Old Testament [...]

The Gap Theory

By J. Oliver Jones Genesis 1:1 - In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:2 - Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. Definition:  The Gap Theory proposes a time gap between Genesis [...]