Monday, October 31, 2011
I do not normally give room for debate on my blog, but I felt that this issue should be openly addressed and given a full and fair audience with my Christian readership. The topic in question is the issue of what the function of women in the church and the world is, according to the Bible. This was a debate hed between a gentleman who owns the blog "El Shaddai Reigns." While both he and I agree that women are not meant to lead the church or the home our view quickly branched off from one another at this point and we began a lively but unfruitful debate about the matter. One of the reasons I have, after consideration, chosen to air this on my blog is due to the fact that for reasons of his own choosing Alex has refrained from printing my comments so a reader could only see what he was saying to me. I shall post the article that began the debate and then preface each remark so the reader may know who is speaking. I will not otherwise alter any commentary between Alex and myself. Judge for yourselves what the truth of the matter is. I apologize for the length. God bless.
Friday, October 28, 2011
This prayer request was sent to me via email from Understand The Times International; the organization that Roger Oakland heads, if you know the name. He is a minister, speaker and author who penned books such as Another Jesus? regarding the Eucharist. I am a prayer supporter of his ministry and as such bring forth his prayer requests to my fellow Christians. I hope you will hold Mr. Oakland up in your prayers.
Monday, October 24, 2011
The church only holds what its Lord has passed on to us in terms of truth regarding the person and work of Jesus Christ. He claimed that He alone, being Lord of Heaven, was capable of bringing sinful men and women to His Father. He alone knew the way because He alone is the way, John 14:6.
Friday, October 21, 2011
What does the Christian Church teach regarding its exclusivity? Do we covet a dogmatic “our way alone” mentality that denies everyone else? Is there a particular denomination in today’s rank and file of the church that is the main gate by which the saints must enter?
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Matthew 5:19 also hints at our answer. There will be genuine believers saved by God’s grace in Heaven, but they shall be least. Leaders who teach their disciples that obedience is not synonymous with faith are of this type; that teach men to break God’s commandments. James tells us such faith is dead, having no works; that is, a life of faith where said faith NEVER manifests in humble obedience to the indwelling Holy Spirit as He expounds Scripture to us.
Sunday, October 16, 2011
In Revelation 19:8 we read that the bride of Christ (which is the church) is granted to be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright, which are the righteous acts of the saints. Our righteous acts do not merit our entrance into Heaven, but they are to be our adornments, if they were done in God, to magnify our heavenly Husband, Jesus. It is only through the Holy Spirit that a Christian may serve God, and that God should find such service acceptable, Ephesians 2:10; Titus 2:14; Romans 6:19; 12:1-2. We are saved solely by grace through faith in Jesus Christ; works do not enter the equation, Ephesians 2:8-9; Romans 6:23; 11:5-6; John 3:18, 36; 6:37; 10:28-29; Titus 3:5-7; 1st Peter 1:5; 2nd Timothy 1:9-10; etc. What are these righteous acts the Holy Spirit is speaking of, and will every saint at the throne of God have them?
Monday, October 10, 2011
Sunday, October 9, 2011
What does this have to do with Mark 13:32 and the fact that Jesus’ audience was Jewish? Does this have any relevance to whether or not Jesus was omniscient or not? Actually yes, because the context of a passage determines how we understand what is being taught. Aside from the section of Matthew that we have addressed it is useful to also look at one more piece of Scripture to get a clearer picture of the Rapture and Jesus’ soon return to take His own to be with Him forever.
Friday, October 7, 2011
“But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father,” Mark 13:32.
Here is a confession that has been sand in the eyes of many Christian apologists over the centuries. This verse has been tugged out from the Bible by cults and anti-Christian sects for so many years because it is commonly believed to be a death-knell to the claims of deity Jesus made. There is a common argument made by opponents of Christianity concerning this verse, regarding the truth about Jesus Christ’s Second Coming to this earth.