PBC Brasil Onward and Upward!

Deans Ken and Glenda Malmin travel to Brazil to conduct a live class with online students from 15 different cities. Students unable to travel were able to stream the live lessons. This summer, Portland Bible College wrapped up its first online semester in Portuguese. With over 80 students from 15 different churches in Brazil participating, […]

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Ana in Cuba

Alumna, Ana Areli Moreno (ACM ’12) shares about her recent ministry trip to Cuba. This past summer, God gave me the opportunity to travel to Cuba along with a team from my home church in Monterrey, Mexico. We had heard of the difficulties the churches in Cuba are going through, so we wanted to support […]

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Eternal States

Kevin Conner is a world renowned Bible scholar and teacher; and he’s the former Dean of Portland Bible College. His book, The Foundations of Christian Doctrine has been the textbook of PBC’s “Basic Doctrine” class for decades. Here is a scanned PDF of the final chapter dealing with eternal states (i.e. heaven and hell).

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Striving vs. Resting

This Sunday at City Bible Church, we looked at the question, Am I good enough to get to heaven?  Quite simply, No.  This PBC lecture on Ephesians takes a look at what it means to trust in Christ’s completed work rather than trying to be good enough by our own effort.  Are you still striving […]

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The Marriage in Society Report

This is an eye opening report on how marriage contributes to society; and how the breakdown of marriage harms it. It is provided by Oregon Family Council. The Marriage in Society Report

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Why is the Bible so uptight about sex?

The following is an article by PBC alum John Adams. After completing his time at PBC, John studied further at Asbury Theological Seminary. Now he teaches God’s word at Institut Biblique l’Alliance de Grâce in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti. Until quite recently in human history, sex was risky business. The possibility of pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease […]

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Don’t People from All Religions Experience God?

Here is an excerpt from When God Goes to Starbucks by Paul Copan (pp 74-75). It can be purchased through Baker Books. This is a summary of his chapter entitled, “Don’t People from All Religions Experience God?” People can have genuine spiritual experiences and they can encounter God without being saved through faith in Christ. […]

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All Religions Lead to God

“If you are a Christian you do not have to believe that all the other religions are simply wrong all through. If you are an atheist you do have to believe that the main point in all the religions of the whole world is simply one huge mistake. If you are a Christian, you are […]

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Why do we tithe if we are free from the Law?

Here is a summary of the main arguments for and against Christian tithing (as I understand them). I conclude by affirming that Christians should tithe. Against Tithing: The Law of Moses has been fulfilled by Christ and believers are no longer under it (Rom 7:1-6; Eph 2:16; Col 2:14). We are rather told to rely […]

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The Bible and Justice

The media today has presented to the watching eyes of the public multitudes of images involving acts of social injustice taking place around the world. These images of starvation, mutilation, and genocide are shocking to many of the Western viewers. These disturbing images have generated an outcry in many people that declare “That is not […]

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