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.
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?
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.
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
Dear evolutionist friend. Please forgive us for alienating you and pushing you away from God. I am happy to tell you that many Christians believe in evolution. They even have a name; they are called Theistic Evolutionists. Like evolutionists, Creationists are divided about how the universe was made. There are three main groups (with sub-divisions). … Continue reading Apology to Evolutionists.