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 →

Bible Translations and Texts

Author: Andrew Harrison Introduction English translations of the Bible have become an object of great debate which shows no sign of abating. There are many issues involved, and though I wish it weresimplyblack and white, I’m sorry to say it is not. The problems in fact arise when we oversimplify or overcomplicate the facts. Some would say the King James…read more →

Generational Curses

Introduction The more I read about the subject of “Generational Curses”, the more I realise just what a wide ranging subject it is, and how different groups have a different definition for the words.However,I hope that this article will deal with the basic concepts as I see them. If there are other issues not covered, please contact us with your…read more →

Manifest Sons of God

This belief is not held by one particular group but many individuals are influenced by the teaching. It has many names, such as, The Latter Rain Movement, Identity, Joel’s Army, Restoration and Reconstruction.Thepurpose of this article is not to highlight the differences between groups but look at the core beliefs and compare them with the revelation of Scripture. The Manifest…read more →