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Baptismal Regeneration Explored

As we study the Bible concerning the subject of baptism, there are some points of consideration that we must make. To most of us, when we think of baptism we think of a pastor taking us to a body of water, perhaps a baptismal pool inside a church building, and immersing us into that water. Some imagine being sprinkled with water, yet others think of water being poured over their heads. Because of these varying ideas, it is important to explain some key points about what Scriptural baptism actually is. As we read the Bible and come to the word baptism we should not have a pre-conceived idea of what this actually entails. The word Baptism was not translated into the English language. It is the same word that was used in the original Greek. The translators of Scripture simply transliterated this word, meaning they left the word as it was in the original texts rather than translating it into English. The word baptism means to immerse and to identify. It does not always carr…

Changes to Guided By Truth

This blog was started as a website about 15 years ago. We were made of up 4  people who just wanted to share the truth about doctrines that have infiltrated the church and were not only causing division but sometimes offering a false salvation leaving many to perish. Eventually our lives just got busy and we could not keep up the posts but we wanted to keep the content up as we could see many were still visiting the site. We later made it into a blog so we could easily utilize ad-sense so it would at least supplement our contribution to the annual server and domain fees.

Unfortunately most of our contributors left the project completely and updates became non-existent. It is my hope that this year I can edit and update the content. The key factor that I want to convey when moving forward is the need to be respectful and gentle to those with whom we disagree. Not all doctrines are true but all people are made in the image of God and are therefore worthy of respect. We are also commanded…

Daily Bible Reading and Prayer Time

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We have started a new year and that is always a great time to remind ourselves that we should be in God's Word daily.

 This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Joshua 1:8 
To meditate on it day and night we need to be in it every day. There are many ways to do that. I find that following a Bible reading plan helps to keep me consistent. There are several out there.

Ligonier Minstries has several to choose from.
The Navigators has one I really enjoy.
Bible Gateway has even more.

Most of these plans have you read through the Bible in a year. While it is good to try to get the entire Bible read in a year you also want to focus on depth. So while this is great for your quiet time/devotional reading you will also want to be studying it more in depth. Sometimes the reading will rev…

Islam Vs Christianity discussed by Nabeel Qureshi

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As terrorism begins to touch our soil again there is much discussion about Islam and its relation to Christianity. Does it teach peace? Do they worship the same God as Christians? While it may seem that these answers are obvious, we must address them with both truth and tact. We are commanded to love our enemies and bless those who curse us. We can not reach others with the gospel if we are not revealing our love for others. Nabeel Qureshi is a former Muslim who has a heart for his people to know the truth. Here is his take on these issues.

Q&A Does Islam Really Teach Peace?


He also answers the question Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God in his article at RZIM. You will find it very enlightening and full of both truth and love.

His book Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells the story of his conversion from Islam to Christianity.

Francis Chan Simple Truth About Baptism

Below is a video clip of Francis Chan trying to address the confusion about his teaching on the Holy Spirit and baptism. In it, he makes a several errors with this explanation of his exegesis of Acts 2:38.


His first mistake is on quoting only one scripture for his defense. Chan acts as if the only passage that discusses the issue is Acts 2:38. If that were true, it would indeed be simple. But it is not. Not only do other Scriptures address the same questions and events, the order and answer are not always the same. We will discuss that later.

The second mistake is making a straw man for his argument. He acts as if those who question the passage automatically assume that these events are somehow not important. He says he got questions that ask can you be a Christian without being baptized, repenting, or having the Holy Spirit? I actually know of very few denominations, if any, that teach you can be a Christian without having the Holy Spirit. In fact, even those who like us teach that…

Bill Nye to Debate Ken Ham

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Were you aware that on February 4th Bill Nye "the science guy" has agreed to debate Ken Ham, the founder and CEO of Answers in Genesis and the Creation Museum?  I have heard statements from Bill Nye and I am amazed that he has no idea who or what he is even debating.  He seems to be under the impression that creationists don't "believe in science."  That, however, couldn't be further from the truth.  It will be interesting to see who actually uses more scientific evidence during the debate.

You can watch this debate live online for free.  It will also be available on YouTube shortly after it has aired live.  They are not sure how long that will last so if you can't watch live, tune in soon.  A few days after the debate digital downloads and DVD copies will be available for purchase.  They can also be pre-ordered now.  Be sure to check out debatelive.org for more details. 


Evolution Vs. God

Today Living Waters released their new video Evolution Vs. God which does an excellent job displaying how evolution requires faith.  Interviewing both university students and professors Ray Comfort can not seem to find any proof of evolution. In fact, most end up admitting that they believe based upon faith.  Companion guides are also available and if you want to purchase the DVD for evangelism purposes the price is even lower.  You pay only $2.00 for 10 or more, $1.50 if you purchase 500 and only $1.00 each.  Another way to spread the word is share the video which is free on Youtube.  Watch it below and get inspired to stand up for the truth of God's Word which speak truth from the first verse until the very last.