Some believers say that Christians have no business mixing with the world. They argue that we should separate ourselves because the Israelis were prohibited from mixing with the inhabitants of the Promised Land. In some cases separation is a good idea, “evil company corrupts good habits.” Vulnerable people like new converts, recovering addicts and any … Continue reading Isolationism, separation and secterianism : You are wrong, I am right and you must be like me.
Many English sayings are quoted as gospel when in fact they are not. Some are harmless and even useful while others distort scripture and produce contrary results. “A fool and his money are soon parted.” Not in scripture. “Adam and Eve’s apple.” Not in scripture. Adam and Eve ate fruit from the tree of the … Continue reading Its not in the Bible. Sayings and other stuff that seem biblical.
Dispensationalism is very common in both Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. But what is it? Is it a problem? Read more to find out. Dispensationalists believe that God will rapture the Church before the great tribulation. They believe that Jesus will return twice, once for His Church and again with His Church. They believe Bible history … Continue reading You might be a dispensationalist and not know it.
Biblical submission is not unquestioned obedience. Biblical submission is best described as mutual cooperation and team work (Hypotassō). Church hierarchies emerged from Roman militancy. Elders managed the first Churches, they shared responsibility, there was no senior pastor. The early Church had a common Spirit, not a common vision because they lived by The Spirit. The … Continue reading Submission or Subservience?
86% of the human race believes in God. This does not prove God's existence. It makes it statistically irrational to deny human spirituality. Studies show human spirituality exists and persists outside cultural bias. Why? Modernist insists that "if you can't measure it, it doesn't exist." Post-modernists answer "just because it's not measurable, doesn't mean it's … Continue reading 86% of the human race believes in God.
Can you believe in evolution and be a Christian? Of course you can, it’s actually quite easy. The conflict between evolution and creation resulted in three types of people – Evolutionists, Creationists and much confusion in-between. To cut the confusion, we must first understand that people read the book of Genesis differently. Those blessed … Continue reading Evolution or Creation? – Less words.
Here is the nutshell version of how people think – (non-exhaustive, without the nuts). Many Churches teach us to think the way the denomination or the leadership thinks. We are expected to submit without question. Those that question have "submission issues", or have a Jezebel spirit and are "divisive". I am not promoting arrogance or … Continue reading Is Christian thinking an oxymoron? – the nutshell version of how people think – I think?
What's the difference between a Charismatic and an Evangelical? How is it relevant? Three main Christian types: which one are you? Until recently I was vague about the difference between Evangelical and Charismatic churches. This topic seemed like a snore fest to me (yawn), however, the more I learned the more I realized how important … Continue reading Are you Charismatic or Evangelical? self test included.
Someone I know sent the post teachings and trends that limit Christians and Christianity to the Joy magazine in South Africa. The magazine kindly printed it. The following point precipitated a response from a dear sister in Christ. Dispensationalism – divides the bible into 7 arbitrary dispensations. Fatalists that believe they qualify for an additional … Continue reading Response to Dispensationalist response.
Do you think the physical and spiritual are separate? If you do, you may have a Trojan horse in your brain. If you want to retire rich and join the leisure classes (like me), you may be a Hellenist and not know it. Christianity started off as Jewish thing. The thinking and believing was essentially … Continue reading Do you have a Trojan horse in your brain? Hellinism