Posts Tagged "Doctrine"

Christian Fundamentals: The Battle For Truth

1 John 2:15-17 – What’s Wrong With The World? There is a battle for truth in our world today. We have, so far, seen that true fellowship with God is marked by: An increased consciousness of sin (1 John 1:6-10) A growing likeness to Christ (1 John 2:1-6) God’s light shines in God’s law and in Christian love and conviction…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: Walking in God’s Light

We begin a new series looking at the fundamentals of the gospel in John’s letters. This time we look at who is God and what is it to walk in God’s light? Introduction John’s message was always one of God’s love and God’s light, this can be seen throughout his writings. The New English Bible entitles John’s fist letter “A…read more →

The Four Spiritual Laws

People will often say that they don’t know what to say to a Jehovah’s Witness, or a Mormon, etc. They imagine it is necessary to have studied the cults for years and read every book going out there. It is important, however, to understand what we believe, and how to share what we believe, more than anything else. There is…read more →

Rob Bell: From Seminary to Operah

by Jon Taylor Background A decade ago, Zondervan published Rob Bell’s first book ‘Velvet Elvis’i which caused quite a stir amongst evangelicals although that was just a ripple compared with the tidal wave caused by his 2011 publication ‘Love Wins.’ii In particular, John Piper was deeply concerned about Bell’s thoughts on penal substitution and the atonement.iii Rob Bell usually writes…read more →

The Eternally Begotten-ness of Jesus – 1

Author: Andrew Harrison In the Book of Common Prayer we have the Creed of Athanasius which tell us; “The Father eternal, the Son eternal and the Holy Ghost eternal… yet they are… one eternal…TheSon is… not made, not created, but begotten – God, of the Substance of the Father, begotten before the worlds.”  

The Eternally Begotten-ness of Jesus – 2

Author: Andrew Harrison In Part 1 we established that Jesus is the Son of God, not only from the time of His incarnation, but from eternity – past, present and future. Jesus is the ‘firstborn of allcreation'(Colossians 1:15). By Him and in Him all things were created. All things in heaven and on earth, visible or invisible were created by…read more →

The Eternally Begotten-ness of Jesus – 3

Author: Andrew Harrison In this final article on the Eternal Begotten-Ness of Jesus we will be looking at the passage in Proverbs chapter 8 (verses 22-31) more analytically and see even more of God’seternalFather-Son relationship expressed in the original text. As Jesus says in John 17:24: “Father…you loved me before the creation/foundation of the world.” (See NIV, NRSV, NKJV, ESV)….read more →

Why Worship on a Sunday?

Author: Robin Brace See: (reproduced here with permission)     Why do Christians assemble for worship on a Sunday when the Old Testament clearlyendorsesobservation of the seventh day (Saturday)?     Many modern Christians have almost touch with the theology of their predecessors and therefore can easily fall prey to various seventh day theologies and lines of attack. They are sometimes…read more →

Vulcan, Krypton or Christian – What’s Your Theology?

It is one of the most moving moments in the Star Trek adventures. At the end of the Star Trek movie, The Wrath of Khan, the Enterprise is crippled and incapable of warp drive. A cosmic explosion is imminentadjacentto the ship but without full power they cannot escape and so their fate is sealed. In an act of incredible heroism…read more →

Why should you Believe in the Trinity?

In the minds of some people the Trinity is such an emotive subject that we need to make a few clear statements at the beginning. First, believing in the Trinity is not essential for salvation and so ‘proving’thedoctrine is not a vital step on the way to becoming a Christian. However, once someone has become a Christian and the Holy…read more →