Archive for the ‘The Bible’ Category

If you are anything like me. I love the bible and I love reading it, trying to get some undertsanding. There are many questions that I have had and I love the Got Questions website because the answers are very balanced and biblically and doctrinally sound. It answers a wide variety of questions. Some crucial, some not so crucial

You can now have these answers in your pocket if you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android device as can be seen below.

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I love this app and more often than not, when I have a question about a christian topic, it is there. So what are you waiting for? Click here for info on how to download the app to your device

I saw this article on a website which seems to have gone now but I found very helpful and I hope you do too

1. In discussing the two covenants, we are not refering to the division of the Bible into two sections, but to the periods of the two covenants on ground.

2. The Old covenant is the same as the Law, and the New is the Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:1-18)

3. The Old Covenant was targeted at only one nation – Israel. No-one outside of Israel was/is bound by the Law (Ephesians 2:11-12)

4. The New is NOT a continuation or extension of the Old. It is a replacement. (Hebrews 8: 7-13). Why? The Old was never intended as a permanent solution (Galatians 3:19-25)

5. Under the Old God spoke to people by prophets; but under the New He has spoken by His Son (Hebrews 1: 1-2)

6. The person who accepts one aspect of the Law is under obligation to keep the whole Law. Not doing so is condemnation (Galatians 5:3)

7. Submission to any aspect of the Law removes a believer from under grace and back into death (Galatians 5:1-4). Submitting to the Letter (the Law) kills a person spiritually (2 Corinthians 3:6), while doing away with the Law and living under grace (the Spirit) gives life.

Looking at this subject in details revealed major flaws in the teachings and practices of a majority of professing believers, including but not limited to:

a. Observance of tithing

b. Observance of firstruits and the other myriads of offerings

c. Submission to guidance and revelation from prophets

d. Seeking and depending on extra-Biblical revelations

The most shocking thing about this is the huge number of professing believers who are clearly not under grace by their many practices and beliefs – yet their leaders keep giving them a false assurance of salvation. It is both sad and shocking.

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genisisAgain, the christian faith has been cheapened and the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow has invited people to deface the bible. As per BBC News, “Jane Clarke, herself a Christian, had said she wanted people who felt marginalised to be able to write their stories back into the Bible.”

As a result the Stop Defacing the Bible website  

came about as a result of and installation at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, which openly invite people to write on and in the Holy Bible (As seen left). All Christians of all denominations consider Holy Indeed we consider this the inspired Word of God and an insult to faith.

Ill Conceived idea
The exhibition was ill conceived idea. Collectively, Christians were not properly consulted on this issue, neither proper consideration given to the offense it would cause.

The Wide Issues
This in itself raises wider issues about our society:

• How can this form of expression be deemed as acceptable within a country which was built on Christian values?

• Is it ok to publically insult the Christian faith?

• What is the state of leadership that does not call an immediate stop to this particular ‘type’ of expression?

•Is there an underline agenda by the people who put on the exhibition, or a misjudged concept?

• What message does this send out wider public about how to treat people of faith who follow God?

What Next
We would like all Christians to join our petition. Once collated, we intend to put forward our collective disapproval to our countries leaders, for the immediate removal of this exhibition.”

If this was the Koran, we all know what the uproar would be from the muslim community. How much more should we stand up for the one and only true God?

As per the above, please sign the petition by clicking on THIS LINK and encourage others to do so also. Please dont feel obligated at all to give any money on the next page after signing the petition. You will see it says ‘Your signature has been recorded’ on the same page.

Paul Washer delivers a urgent appeal to the Christians and Churches in North America (and I believe in many other countries as well including the UK) that many have been believing a false gospel and have false assurance of their salvation. He lists 10 indictments against the modern Church system in America. This is a historical urgent message, tell others and spread the message. We need a reformation and revival of a biblical standard!

The indictments are as follows:

The first indictment: a practical denial of the sufficiency of Scripture

The second indictment: An ignorance of God.

The third indictment: A failure to address mans malady

The fourth indictment: An ignorance of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The fifth indictment: An ignorance of the doctrine of regeneration

The sixth indictment: An unbiblical gospel invitation.

The seventh indictment: Ignorance regarding the nature of the Church.

The eighth indictment: A lack of loving and compassionate Church discipline.

The ninth indictment: A silence on separation.

The tenth indictment: Psychology and sociology have replaced the Scriptures with regard to the family. 

 

If you cannot watch the video all in one go, click on the link below where you will find a link to download the mp3 version of the sermon

HT: Word and Verse and Young Calvinist

An illustration of disregard for the Bible between Sundays. Is Scripture a mere bookend, irrelevant to the realities of the world? Does Scripture really act as an authority for the life and practice of the average churchgoer?

I will let the video speak for itself

Why is it important to rely on objective truth instead of subjective opinion? The answer is because if you rely on the latter, quite literally all hell breaks loose. We need the objective truth of the Scriptures to be our standard as believers and not the subjective opinions of man

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