Edmond Macaraeg

Did Christ REALLY Die on Friday and Rise on Sunday?

Share734Share1TweetEmailPin14749 SharesDid Christ lie about His death and resurrection? How does one fit “three days and three nights” into the Friday to Sunday tradition? It is popularly believed and taught by most Christians that Christ died on a Friday afternoon, was buried just before sunset, and was resurrected early on a Sunday morning. However, Christ …

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Just What Do You Mean “Works of the Law”?

Share212Share1TweetEmailPin213 SharesOne of the most hotly and lengthily debated topics among theologians and preachers for centuries now (and in recent decades surprisingly influencing even some Bible translators, as reflected in their modern versions) — centers on the apostle Paul’s statement, “works of the law.” It is therefore very important that we take the time to systematically …

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Just What Was “Nailed to the Cross”?

Share220ShareTweet2EmailPin1223 SharesApart from Christ Himself, and Pilate’s inscription (John 19:19, 20) — both of which have been nailed to the cross — most Christians believe that there is another invisible thing that has also been “nailed to the cross.” This is due to the apostle Paul’s statement in Colossians 2:14. To this day, there is great controversy as …

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What Was Really “Finished”?

Share178ShareTweet3EmailPin181 SharesHow biblically accurate is the common interpretation of Christ’s statement, “It is finished!”? Some Christians frequently quote Christ’s words on the cross, “It is finished,” when referring to the salvation process. To reinforce this interpretation, they also support it with the statement, “It is done.” In using these two short sentences (“It is finished” and “It …

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Why Does a Good and Powerful God Allow Terrible Calamities?

Share562ShareTweetEmailPin562 SharesTheologians say that God is omniscient (all-knowing), omnipotent (all-powerful), and omnipresent (present everywhere simultaneously). With these unequaled superlative qualities, there is absolutely no reason why we humans should ever suffer even a single accident, death, or calamity! But when we look into our present world and consider the history of humanity, we find a litany of …

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If Love Is Good, What Is Wrong With Valentine’s Day?

Share319Share1Tweet3EmailPin323 SharesSince God is love, most people assume that Valentine’s Day celebrations are OK. After all, its various popular and customary practices focuses on “LOVE.” Moreover, Valentine’s Day is a Christianization of a pagan festival accepted and adopted by the Roman Catholic Pope Gelasius I, in A.D. 496. But is this assumption correct? Was their interpretation of …

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Why Is God Seemingly Losing the Battle in Saving Humanity?

Share611Share1TweetEmailPin612 SharesAny thinking person can clearly observe that there are very much more non-Christians than Christians in our world today. Where is God in all these? Is there really such a good, loving, wise, and powerful God which Christians claim to believe in? If so, why is He not doing anything to correct this bad and unfavorable …

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How Does God’s Sovereignty Work With Man’s Free Will?

Share84Share1Tweet1EmailPin86 SharesDo we human beings really have free will? Some say no. They claim God is sovereign and is entirely responsible for our salvation. But does the Bible agree? This complex theological question is at the heart of two recent articles published on this website about “Universal Salvation” and “Once Saved, Always Saved.” What does the …

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What Does Born Again Mean? Is This Present or Future?

Share94Share2Tweet4EmailPin100 SharesWhat do you mean “born again?” Let’s not be too sure, but remain open-minded until we have carefully reviewed all the verses related to this teaching. Why? In several Bible versions, 1 John 3:9 says that one who is born of God “cannot sin because he has been born of God.” While there are …

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