For it is written in the book of 2Timothy 3:16 it says All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. It goes on to say in chapter 4:1 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.
Development of Liberal Theology: An Overview (Part 3)
As senior pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New York, Fosdick preached a sermon one Sunday in 1922 that aroused the righteous indignation of fundamentalists and he suddenly found himself at the center of a heated theological controversy. In order to understand the tension that existed between fundamentalism and modernism, it is necessary that I briefly delineate the fundamentalist position at that time.
Gods Armorbearer & The Ministry of Details
And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. -1 Corinthians 12:28 KJV.
The Armorbearer Coach & The Character of Christ In You
And even though Jesus was God's Son, He had to learn from experience what it was like to obey, when obeying meant problems and difficulties. -Hebrews 5:8 TLB paraphrased by authorRecently, an actor with a career spanning over half a century told of his humble beginnings and one of his character choices that changed his life forever, "I was newly married and a new father.
Behold: The Prince of Persia. . . the War in Iran has begun!
DÉJŔ VU (Where have I heard this before?)(Note: May I warn you from the outset . .
Does Society Need a St. Bernard?
You all know the big dogs that carry rum to save Swiss or alpine skiers caught in a storm or some other trouble. That is not the St.
Holy Communion: Key to Spiritual Healing
Chronically-ill Christians who do not believe in spiritual healing of the sick today should examine their participation in Holy Communion as to why they remain sick.The Lord's Supper (Eucharist or Holy Communion according
to your tradition) consists of two elements: The cup representing Jesus' shed blood, and the bread representing His broken body (I Corinthians 11:23-26).
The Gospel Of Convenience
The subject of this document is so unpleasing to the 21st century American Christian, I believe that by writing it, I will step across a threshold of "Main stream evangelical Christian", to a "radical", a "dissenter", "out there" and even "lost" in the eyes of some folks who read these words. So be it.
Reconstrictionism + Dominionism = Warfare Theology
The Christian Church believes that at the close of the age, prior to the coming of the Lord, that Satan and his principalities will mount a full frontal assault on the Church of Jesus Christ, and will make his final bid to bring them into perdition. We have always known that these deceptions will be aimed NOT AT THE WORLD, CULTS, OR FALSE RELIGIONS, but at the true Church of Jesus Christ.
The Blessings Of God
As discussed in the "The Gospel of Convenience", and "Investing Christian" articles here on this site, American Christianity teaches that money, possessions, stock market holdings, "toys" and all manner of material possessions are "the blessings of God". We too used to accept this as truth.
Spiritual Healing: Jesus Christ in the Flesh
Does Jesus Christ live in heaven today in the flesh as a man?
And if so, how does His living in the flesh relate to the physical reality of spiritual healing today?Christians live in faith that Jesus Christ is the Word that became a human being (John1:1,14). We believe that just as death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man (I Corinthians 15:21).
Recognizing Apostasy and Deception
PREFACE TO UNDERSTANDING APOSTASY AND DECEPTIONIn the "last days" the greatest deception ever perpetrated on mankind will beguile mankind, including Christians. One great nation, headed by the antichrist, will subdue the nations of the earth and dominate the world.
Ark of the Covenant - Purpose
Hold on to your hat! Here comes one of the most, incredible stories of ancient technology, which ranks alongside the use of atomic forces and the 'Lost Chord'. Needless to say the editors of Scientific American who denied the Wright brothers had achieved airborne flight for months after Kitty Hawk won't or wouldn't believe this 'doozy'.
Lutheran or Catholic Church; Choosing the Religion that is Best for You?
Many cities have large Catholic Church presence and well-established Lutheran Churches too. In choosing which church would be best for you, you will have to do some research.
Organized Religion is Great for Humanity; Rants from Lance
Organized Religion has served mankind well, by uniting civilization and societies for thousands of years. God bless organized religion indeed.
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Why we need Robert Bellah's civil religion todayReligion News Service(RNS) â€” This year is the 50th anniversary of Robert Bellah's essay â€śCivil Religion in America.â€ť I read it shortly after it appeared, and it clarified my thinking about â€śGod and countryâ€ť talk. As a Christian whose views about politics were shaped ...
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The impact of religion on Robert MugabeThe Economist (blog)ANY student of religion will soon be struck by this paradox: a single set of beliefs and practices can either inspire people to great acts of altruism and courage, or else be harnessed by the strong and scurrilous as a way of justifying themselves and ...
What Did I Do To Deserve This?
"You must have done something awful for this to happen to you." Has anyone ever said that to you? Have you said it to yourself?Job had been through a lot.
The Holy Spirit is our Teacher
Now that we know God and Jesus want to release Their knowledge direct to us from Their throne room in heaven - how is this knowledge actually transmitted to us? This will now bring us into the next set of Scripture verses.These next three verses will tell us that this knowledge is given to the Holy Spirit - and then the Holy Spirit, who is already living on the inside of us, will be the one to transmit all of this knowledge to us! The Holy Spirit will thus become your personal guide and personal teacher in this life.
Sexual Deviants and the Catholic Church
It is unfortunate that the Catholic Church seems to continue their abuse and molestation of our youth and children. Yet it is not all that surprising, since they are sworn to celibacy and there are known and documented physiological needs of man.
The Purpose of Creation: the Kabbalah of Transformation
"I want to know how God created this world. I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element.
The Reign of Insanity
I know you want to kill me, and I wish to do all I can to help you succeed.
Well? that would be insane, but what about this?I know you want to kill my children, destroy my country, and erase all historical evidence of our existence, and I want to do everything I can to help you achieve your goals.
Mahavira | 24th Tirthankara of Jainism His Teachings and Essence
Vardhamana Mahavira, the 24th Tirthankara of Jainism was the last of the series of 24th Tirthankars in Jainism Dharma. Jainism as we understand today is primarily focused on the teachings and essence of Bhagwan Mahavira.
7 Seal Judgements Continued
These 7 judgments will more than likely occur during the first three and half years of the Tribulation. Here is a description of each of these judgments and the Scripture verses to back it all up.
Is Christianity Losing America?
2 Thessalonians 1:3-1:4Is Christianity Losing America? The apostasy of the professing church. (2Th 1:3); (Luke 18:8); (2Ti 3:1-8).
This Article is the result of another hard night of realizing the fact that the Church is falling into deception. This was a particularly hard night for me.
Treachery in the Midst of the Land
The term Scripture uses to describe the activities of those who attempt to sell-out Israel comes to mind. "Treacherous!"Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is being underhanded, deceptive, manipulative, and threatening.
Facing Our Fears
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
White Sun - Tao of Heaven
Tao exists before Heaven and Earth. It will still exist after the destruction of everything.
Jesus is Lord: Lets Stop Usurping His Roles
In five words Paul enunciates the basic principle of the Christian life: "You are not your own" (1 Cor. 6:19).
Christian Universalism, Calvinism, and Arminianism: Where Do You Fit In?
All of the various denominations of professing Christians may be classified as either Calvinists, Arminianists, or Universalists. While fancy titles are very impressive, the bottom-line behind these titles is unveiling the details of what these groups actually believe about the gospel of Jesus Christ.
White Sun - Tao of Heaven. Showers of Wisdom ( Part 3 of 3 )
Everything one does in his life, irrespective of whether he remembers or not, is recorded in one's soul just like a memory bank of a computer. The images of these records create spiritual waves which resonate the spiritual waves of the others, irrespective of whether the others know that it is caused by you.
The Basics of the Christian Walk
Now that I am saved, what do I do next? That is a very common question for people who have just recently got saved. I recently read that 50% of all people who get saved drop out within the first year or two.
Be Careful How You Live -- Ephesians 5:15-20
There is a sharp contrast in Ephesians between the "light" and the "dark" (cf. 5:8).
The 7 Seal Judgements
These next 3 articles are going to be extremely HARD HITTING. I am not going to pull any punches on what will be discussed in these articles.
Heroes & Villains in the Quest for Spirituality: 100 Significant Characters of the Hebrew Bible
There are hundreds of named men and women in the Old Testament. Merely to list all of their names would fill many pages and be of little profit.
Keep on Singing
The prisoners of Sing Sing, one of the most repressive, oppressive and dehumanizing penal institutions ever erected on the grounds of New York, were prohibited from singing during their incareration. The authorities felt that it would contribute to prison disturbance and ultimately, chaotic discord.