Dispensationalism is very common in both Evangelical and Pentecostal churches. But what is it and 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 … 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.