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July 23, 2010

WELCOME TO THIS UNIQUE SEGMENT OF THE CHRISTIAN BLOGOSPHERE!

The TOPICAL INDEX for the "Blog Archive" is located at the end of this post!  There are currently more than 80 posts available for your research, inspiration, reading, and listening pleasure. Thanks for stopping by and please return when you find more time to read. This blog will have many new posts in the weeks, months, and years ahead. Some continued features will include direct links to various websites, uplifting gems, special music links, devotionals, extraordinary and/or historic sermons, special guest commentary, apologetics,  Google and Yahoo instant messaging, questions and answers (Ask the Chaplain), basic theological glossary, worldwide chaplaincy services, computer-generated phone calls around the world, phone consultations by appointment, book reviews, historical nuggets, devotionals, book reviews, current events, and religious news reports.  

This Christian cybergram, modeled after my initial evangelism newsletter in the late 1990s, is designed so that many people can find something helpful, inspirational, and relevant for their Christian journey. Collectively, my wife Sylvia and I have more than 100 years of active experience in Seventh-day Adventism. Therefore, many current and former Adventists, plus concerned and inquiring Christians from many persuasions, will find a wealth of factual information about SDA teachings within this blog. Moreover, various other "Christian" and non-Christian views are also carefully examined to expose their lack of biblical support and rational thought. Culturally and theologically, cults and/or sects typically have a lot in common with each other.

However, a far greater intent and purpose of this blog is to help meet the spiritual needs of many people without regard to their religious background or preferred label. After all, everyone has a religion of some sort. This quickly translates into reaching many countries and cultures around the world in more than 60 languages and dialects (powered by Google Translate technology). Your comments, questions, and suggestions are always welcome, simply send your e-mail message to: dfministries@gmail.com . Your comment or inquiry will be addressed in a timely manner (usually  within 24 hours). Best of all, my online chaplaincy services are entirely FREE to you and your family, and I never ask for money nor try to sell you anything. 

Occasionally, to further augment my chaplaincy services, I will recommend various resources (i.e.,  books, DVDs, MP3s, online links, charts, videos, and pamphlets) that best fit your interest and need that can be purchased through your favorite bookstore or directly from the publisher. Please be fully assured that I receive no commissions, fees, nor any royalties from my recommendations. Also, on the right-hand side of this page, under Blog Archive, you will find an informative and interesting assortment of  posts listed in chronological order of the published date since 2010. Likewise, for your added convenience, the TOPICAL INDEX below is in chronological order as well. Periodically, some older posts are updated and/or revised with new content. Happy reading and thanks for stopping by!


In awe of the guilt-removing, sin-atoning sacrifice of Jesus,



Dennis J. Fischer, Web Chaplain
DENNIS FISCHER MINISTRIES
Worldwide Chaplaincy Services
E-mail: dfministries@gmail.com
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UPDATE (September, 2016):  With an ever growing number of posts to read, study, and listen to in more than 60 languages and dialects (powered by Google Translate technology), the accumulative stats and responses reveal a steadily growing worldwide audience. For example, the blog stats from just the last month report readers from Russia, Latvia, Sweden, Ireland, St. Lucia, Philippines, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Romania, Republic of Trinidad & Tobago, United Kingdom, Haiti, Canada, Poland, Ghana, France, Brazil, United States, China, Puerto Rico, Israel, and the Netherlands. Last July marked the sixth anniversary of this blog. Check out your favorite topics in the listing provided below. Simply click on a hyberlinked post, under Blog Archive Topical Indexto access the article of your choice

Reader response by an e-mail message is always welcome. I try to respond to e-mail messages within a few hours. Due to the different time zones around the world, I can often be found working at unusual hours in my office.  Answers to probing, salvific questions cannot always wait for further rotations of this rebellious planet. Moreover, I have recently enabled a moderated comment feature to bring added encouragement to other readers. Please remember that your published comments can be read by the public around the world, and they should represent the highest ethical standards. As you would expect from a Christian blog, comments containing personal attacks, foul language, or rudeness will not be published. 

Not surprisingly, I have noticed that visitors to this blog usually prefer sending me an e-mail message directly for a quick and confidential response. Due to the private nature of leaving and/or questioning a cult, I fully understand and respect the emailing preference. Sometimes personal identity could result in early termination of denominational employment, family discord, etc. Furthermore, emailing is generally more personal as well (although anonymity is respected). It is most amazing, yet humbling, that our awesome, sovereign God is using this imperfect blog for His glory in reaching as many as are called to eternal life and to bring them to maturity in Christ. Sound doctrine is taught here daily.  Stop by often!  To God alone belongs all the honor, glory, and praise! 


Dennis Fischer, Web Chaplain
Lincoln, Nebraska USA






BLOG ARCHIVE TOPICAL INDEX



Notes from Dennis Fischer (Dec. 13, 2010)

Antinomianism (Jan. 2, 2011)




Praying for Uncle Henry (Feb. 7, 2011)

Satan the Sin-bearer?  (Feb. 15, 2011)

Three Kinds of Death  (Feb. 15, 2011)


The Doctrines of Grace (Feb. 15, 2011)

The Five Solas (Feb. 15, 2011)




Wisdom from Here and There  (Feb. 25, 2011)

Ask the Chaplain (Feb. 27, 2011)

The Body of Moses (March 12, 2011)

Post-Pentecost  (April 6, 2011)

What about SDA Soteriology?  (April 16, 2011)




Trinitarian Heresies  (May 8, 2011)






Amyraldianism (Oct. 9, 2011)

The Great Hoax (Oct. 22, 2011)






Why the Law was Given (Nov. 17, 2011)

Christmas Wish List (Nov. 26, 2011)

Gems of Grace (Dec. 17, 2011)


The Urantia Book (Jan. 7, 2012)





The Original "Jerry Springer" Family (March 12, 2012)


Salvation is a Gift (April 16, 2012)


Some Thoughts on Matthew 16:18  (April 22, 2012)

WHAT WOULD I DO IF MY DAUGHTER TOLD ME SHE WAS GAY? (July, 2012)



What should you do when you ask Jesus to come into your heart but He doesn't stick around?  (August 2, 2012)


Divine Election (August 4, 2012)

How We Come to Know Sin (August 12, 2012)

THE CHALLENGE OF SAME-SEX UNIONS (August 18, 2012)

THE BIBLICAL DOCTRINE OF HELL (August 27, 2012)

Does the Doctrine of Unconditional Election make God a "respecter of persons"?  (September 15, 2012)

GOD ON THE MOUNTAIN (September 23, 2012)

HAVE THINE OWN WAY LORD (September 26, 2012)

THE TRUTH ABOUT TONGUES (October 15, 2012)

HAPPY REFORMATION DAY (October 31, 2012)

FREE GRACE OR FREE WILL (November 4, 2012)

THE EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL CALL (November 10, 2012)

The Salvation of the 'Little Ones': Do Infants who Die Go to Heaven?      (December 15, 2012)

How Could a Loving God Send Someone to Hell? (Dec. 30, 2012)

WHEN GOD TURNS OFF  THE LIGHTS (January 6, 2013)

BASIC THEOLOGICAL GLOSSARY (January 26, 2013)

THERE ARE ONLY TWO RELIGIONS IN THE WHOLE WORLD (April 28, 2013)

WHY I AM NOT AN ATHEIST (April 30, 2013)

WHY I NO LONGER ACCEPT THE PRE-MILLENNIAL INTERPRETATION OF THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST (May 16, 2013)

EFFECTUAL CALLING AND REGENERATION (May 28, 2013)

INSIGHTS ON IMPUTATION (June 12, 2013)

THE SUFFICIENCY OF FAITH (June 15, 2013)

HOW CAN GOD BE FAIR IF MAN HAS NO CHOICE? (June 19, 2013)

DOMA and the Rock  (July 12,2013)

IS THERE A BABY IN THE CHARISMATIC BATHWATER?  (November 23, 2013)

HUMAN INABILITY (December15, 2013)

BORN TO BELIEVE:  A Study of God's Initiative in Salvation (January 11, 2014)

INTRODUCTION: On Covenant Theology (March 19, 2014)

DOES MONERGISM ROB HUMANITY OF FREE WILL? (May 10, 2014)

LAW OR SPIRIT?  Galatians between legalism and antinomianism (June 5, 2014)

WHY WOULD GOD CHOOSE ME? (June 20, 2015)

What is the Eye of the Needle? (September 14, 2015)

Merry Christmas!  (December 19, 2015)

Do Christians and Muslims Worship the Same God? (January 7, 2016)

How do I know that I can trust the Bible? (March 21,2016)

When to Leave a Church (May 4, 2016)

Christ Fulfills the Law (June 20, 2016)

CAN FREE WILL EXPLAIN THE CONVERSION OF SINNERS? (November 5, 2016)

DOES DEFINITE ATONEMENT UNDERMINE OUR ZEAL FOR EVANGELISM? (February 11, 2017)



More posts coming soon!


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      • 1 comment:

        1. Greetings from Nebraskaland, the good life!

          Minutes ago, I watched a CNN report about the removal and disposal of the deep snow on Times Square in preparation for the New Year's Eve celebration. The CNN reporter photographed and told about the huge machine that is very hot inside that is used to melt the many truckloads of snow from Times Square and other streets. Then the reporter added: "The snow is actually annihilated." Since scientists tell us that no two snowflakes are identical, this mechanical melting (annihilation) does not allow any single snowflake to be somehow re-created and/or resurrected in any manner. Those New York City snowflakes are forever GONE once incinerated in that huge melting machine.

          This news report reminded me of the strange SDA view of death (extinction/re-creation) that claims no continuation of personhood nor life in any way. Seventh-day Adventists and Jehovah's Witnesses insist the dead are actually "gone, gone" and only remain in the memory of God like a fallen sparrow. No part of them is alive to AWAIT anything--much less a resurrection. The advocates of the extinction/re-creation view do not claim to be able to prove continuity of personhood between the person who dies and the one who is raised; the best they can do is argue for the possibility of continuity of personal identity or the memory of the deceased. There is a distinct, etymological difference of "resurrection" versus "re-creation." The very word "resurrection" denotes being bodily resurrected or raise from a state of sleep. Jesus used the apt analogy of death being as sleep. Indeed, when we daily fall asleep we do not enter a state of nonexistence. Whereas, the word "re-creation" cannot possibly denote being the same as the original person. Not even God can "resurrect" someone who doesn't exist. Truly, the resurrection is not some kind of cloning process.

          If Jesus, the God-man, was somehow nonexistent for three days, then the Trinity would have been reduced to a Binity, or the resurrection of Jesus meant the re-creation of the second person of the Trinity. In that case, the second person of the Trinity would be a created being. Such conclusions are ruinous for the Christian faith because they compromise the doctrine of the Trinity.

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