Posts Tagged "Jesus Christ"

Watchtower Memorial Meal 2017

Every year the Jehovah’s Witnesses celebrate Jesus’ death with what they term, the Memorial Meal. This year (2017) it will be held after sundown on Tuesday 11 April. The Watchtower of 15 March 2004 (pp.4-7) carries an article designed to prepare people for this evening. It explains what happens at the Memorial Meal and shows the correct procedures to be…read more →

Why Jehovah’s Witnesses Don’t Celebrate Easter

  If you have encountered Jehovah’s Witnesses at all in the run up to Easter they may well have been eager to explain to you why they don’t celebrate Easter. The Watchtower JW.ORG carries a piece explaining why Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t celebrate Easter. There is also a link to an article explaining what the Bible says about Easter. Their explanations might, at first…read more →

Communion: At the Right Communion Table

The Church I Go To (and the church I don’t) We too often identify our selves, define ourselves, by what we are not rather than by what we are. Our religion is often swathed in controversy simply because we will insist on living it in opposition to the way others live it, rather than on its own merits. Of course,…read more →

The Memorial Meal and Communion: An Outsider’s Perspective

It’s known by different names in different traditions; the Lord’s Table, the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist, the Breaking of Bread, Holy Communion. Mormons call it ‘the sacrament’ which seems strange since it is a sacrament. Even in Mormonism, however, it isn’t the only sacrament since they also have baptism, as well as rituals of anointing. In my church we call…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: False prophets, Testing the Spirits

1 John 4:1-6: Testing Prophets by Outcome and Teaching Christ’s Spirit leads us into holiness and guides us in his ways (John.16:13) but what do we do when false teachers claim to be led by the same Spirit? It isn’t simply about what we agree with, or otherwise. People make life-changing decisions based on what they are taught, who they…read more →

The Mormon Godhead and ‘Modern Revelation’

Mormonism is a ‘restorationist’ religion with its own peculiar dispensationalist model. It is, therefore, in the nature of Mormon thinking to consider the ‘modern revelation’ of their latter-day prophets as most relevant to our day and age, giving insights for the latest dispensation. From the Bible Code to the Davinci Code, from James Frazer to Von Daniken and Colin Wilson,…read more →

Christian Fundamentals: Abiding in Truth-1 John 2:24-29

Contrary to what some would have us believe, the Christian life is not a series of mountaintop experiences. Many disappointments may be avoided if we would grasp this one truth; much of our Christian experience is daily routine and in that pattern of life we are called upon to remain faithful. How are we to stay on course and grow…read more →

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: Love Marks Christian Reality

We have considered God’s love in us from a negative perspective in a previous post, Walking in God’s Light, and found: “Whoever hates his brother…walks in the darkness.” (1 Jn.2:9) In the Christian life we don’t refuse fellowship with others. “If we claim to be without sin we deceive ourselves…” (1 Jn.1:8) In the Christian life we don’t deny our sinful nature….read more →

LDS General Conference October 2016: Only Believe

As we listen in on the 2016 semi-annual General Conference of the Mormon Church we remember how Mormons sound like us but believe very differently. When you are listening in on a group to which you don’t belong it is important you hear what group members hear. The temptation is to import the language of their world into your own,…read more →

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