Archive for December, 2011

Q. Assuming that you agree with Christmas, why should it be celebrated?
A. To celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ

Q. Why was Jesus born?
A. To save us from our sins and the consequences of sin, namely God’s wrath which will eventually lead us to hell. (Romans 5:8-9, Romans 6:23, 1 Timothy 1:15)

Q. What exactly is sin?
A. Sin is the breaking of God’s law. e.g lying, stealing, adultery (1 John 3:4)

Q. How does Jesus save us from our sins?
A. By dying on the cross and taking the punishment that should have been ours (1 Peter 2:24)

Q. In that case, is everyone saved?
A. No, only those who have repented (said sorry to God and turned from their sins) and put their trust in Jesus alone for their salvation (Acts 20:21)

Q. How then can I be saved?
A. As stated above, through repentance and faith in Jesus. For a more in depth explanation of this, click here or go to www.needgod.com. If you like hip hop, go to www.readthisbeforeyoudie.com and if you don’t like hip hop, you can still go to this site and click STOP and flip through the pages and read them.

Hopefully this is clear. No need to be a ‘dummy’ anymore.

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If like me you are a black Christian, the chances are that you have either come from a black pentecostal type background or you are still part of it. You can read a bit of my background from my About Me section and from my post ‘Black church, White church : The dangers of being in a single-raced church’.  I left that style of church some time ago now and would say that I am more in the reformed camp now. As a person, my goal was one thing and one thing only. I just wanted to hear truth. Period.

The interview below is very enlightening and addresses some of the challenges between historically black churches and gospel-centered theology. Take a listen