Why Was Jesus Filled with the Holy Spirit?

Why Was Jesus Filled with the Holy Spirit? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at 2:55pm QUESTION: Why was Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 3:22; 4:18; John 3:34)? Is it possible that Jesus received the … Continue reading

Did Jesus Go to Hell To Pay for Our Sins?

Did Jesus Go to Hell To Pay for Our Sins? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 3:37pm QUESTION: Recently I heard a man say, “Jesus went to hell so you wouldn’t have to.” Where does this … Continue reading

Does Col. 1:15 Say That Jesus Is a Created Being?

Does Colossians 1:15 Say That Jesus Is a Created Being? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 3:10pm QUESTION: Do NT references to Jesus as “firstborn” (e.g., Colossians 1:15) and “begotten” (e.g., Heb. 5:5) imply that he … Continue reading

What is the Age of Accountability?

What is the Age of Accountability? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Saturday, October 31, 2009 at 12:21pm QUERY: How can we tell when a child reaches the “age of accountability”? ANSWER: The word “accountability” raises two questions: a) Accountable FOR … Continue reading

The Wonders of Christmas: 1 Timothy 1:15

The Wonders of Christmas: 1 Timothy 1:15 by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 9:58am [This note sheds some light on a previous note, “Can Christians Be Called Sinners?” Also, this note is not addressing any specific … Continue reading

Why Demonic Works in a Christian Context?

Why Demonic Works in a Christian Context? by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Thursday, October 15, 2009 at 10:35am A SERIOUS QUESTION (edited), asked in a good spirit: “At the end of chapter 15 in “The Faith Once for All” you … Continue reading

Martin Luther on Immersion

Martin Luther on Immersion by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 at 8:43am A RECENT QUESTION: Was Martin Luther himself immersed? The question came up at church yesterday in a discussion about Martin Luther’s high view of baptism. … Continue reading

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Deity of Christ

Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Deity of Christ by Jack Cottrell (Notes) on Wednesday, September 16, 2009 at 3:40pm AN INQUIRER laid the following scenario before me, asking for some advice: “”I had a visit from a Jehovah’s Witness today. He … Continue reading