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  • What Does Repent Mean?

    What does repent mean? Does repent simply mean to change our mind or is some action required?   In both the Old and New Testaments, the word repent can mean - a) To be sorry about or regret something or b) To turn away from sin. In the OT, the KJV translates two Hebrew words as "repent" - ...
  • Speaking In Tongues – General Comments

    Speaking In Tongues – General Comments Comments on various points about speaking in tongues.   1) If tongues have ceased, why did Paul say not to forbid speaking in tongues (1 Cor. 14:39)? The simple reason is that when Paul wrote 1 Corinthians, about 55AD, tongues was still a gift and ...
  • Free Will

    Free Will "You must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil". (Gen. 2:17)   Man has always had the free will to choose right from wrong. When God told Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Gen. 2:17), Adam had the freedom to choose whether or not to...
  • Speaking In Tongues And Private Prayer

    Speaking In Tongues And Private Prayer Like all gifts, speaking in tongues was not for private use but for the common good.   Many believe that speaking in tongues is for private prayer, however, there is not one verse that supports the private use of tongues. The Bible tells us that - All...
  • Speaking In Tongues - A Sign

    Speaking In Tongues – A Sign “Tongues then are a sign, not for believers but for unbelievers” (1 Cor. 14:22).   It’s commonly believed that speaking in tongues is a private prayer language but that idea is read into the text. Not a single verse states that tongues is f...
  • Speaking In Tongues And Face To Face

    Speaking In Tongues And Face To Face What does face to face mean in 1 Cor. 13:12? Regarding 1 Cor. 13:12 and the term "face to face", in Ex. 33:11 we are told that God talked to Moses "face to face, as a man speaks with a friend". We know this is figurative language because Ex. 33:20 tells us that ...
  • Speaking In Tongues And The Perfect

    Speaking In Tongues And The Perfect What is “the perfect” in 1 Cor. 13:9-10? Many believe that 1 Cor. 13:9-10 say that tongues will cease when “the perfect” comes but that can’t be true as these verses don’t even mention tongues; they only say that prophecy and ...
  • Speaking in Tongues – Ceasing and Remaining

    Speaking in Tongues – Ceasing and Remaining In 1 Cor. 13:8, we are told that Tongues, Prophecy and Knowledge will cease at some point in time  and, after they cease, 1 Cor 13:13 says that Faith, Hope and Love will remain. We know that Love is eternal but our Faith and Hope are both fulfi...
  • Speaking in Tongues and 1 Cor. 13:11

    Speaking in Tongues and 1 Cor. 13:11 Regarding speaking in tongues, what is 1 Cor. 13:11 saying? The verse says, "When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me". In this verse, the putting away of the s...
  • Why The Spirit?

      Why The Spirit? “For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God” (Rom 8:14). What is the purpose of God sending the Holy Spirit to live within believers? Firstly, the Spirit gives us gifts, leads us, and empowers us for service but a vital activity of the Spirit, tha...
  • Christians and Christmas

      Christians And Christmas “The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it" (1 Cor. 10:26). It is often said that Christians should avoid Christmas and Easter because they have historical connections to pagan rituals. However, because 1 Cor. 8-10 tell us that it is OK to eat the meat t...
  • No Other Way

     No Other Way “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. (John 14:6) There are many religions in the world but Christianity has two very great differences which set it far above the rest. Firstly, in all other religions man is reach...
  • Creation and Evolution

    Creation and Evolution “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1:1).   Despite the clear evidence against Evolution, it dominates the classroom and society and has had a devastating effect on belief in the Bible. For many, faith in Evolution replaces the n...
  • Is The Bible To Be Taken Literally?

          Is The Bible To Be Taken Literally? “Thy word is true from the beginning”. (Psa. 119:160 KJV) Is the Bible to be taken literally? That is, do we take the text at face value whenever it's plain meaning makes sense? We all know that it makes no sense to believe t...
  • Is God's Love Unconditional?

      “But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him”. (Psa. 103:17)   It is often said that God's love for believers is unconditional, meaning that He will love us and take us to heaven no matter what we do. Is this true? It is true that God s...
  • Sanctification

    Sanctification “It is God's will the you should be sanctified”. 1 Thess. 4:3   When we repent of our sins and put our trust in Jesus, we are said to be justified. That is, our sins are totally forgiven and we are righteous in God's eyes. A good definition of justified is “...
  • Bullying

    “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.” (Phil. 2:3)   There are those within the church who love to be first, causing serious problems just like Diotrephes in 3 John 1:9-11. They bully weaker Christians with t...
  • THE WAY OF PEACE

    Hearing and following the Lord's voice - INTRODUCTION If someone asks you, “How do you know that you are saved?”, how will you answer them? You may say, “Oh, I believe in Jesus” … but the devil believes and he is going to hell. Or you may say, “I go to this ...
  • The Power Of Sin

    The Power Of Sin   All Christians know about the great spiritual struggle between their sinful nature and the Spirit of God. Galatians 5:17 tells us all about that struggle where it says, "the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinfu...
  • Sitting On The Fence

    Sitting On The Fence "Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God." (James 4:4 NIV) Some churchgoers are quite happy being in church and in sin at the same time. They are very comfortable, thinking that they can have the best of both worlds; they are enjoying the lust...
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  • Repentance – The Missing Link

    Repentance – The Missing Link   Many Christians say that leading a holy, repentant life is not necessary for salvation and others say that a person only has to believe. By this they mean that if someone just believes, just knows, that Jesus died for their sins then they are saved a...
  • Obedience

    Is obedience optional or necessary for salvation?   Is obedience necessary for salvation or is it an option that we can take or leave? What exactly is required of us to be eternally saved? Some say that we don't need to be obedient but only need to believe, just know, that Jesus died for us...
  • FAITH AND WORKS

    FAITH AND WORKS "As the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without deeds is dead" James 2:26. What is the connection between faith and works? Is there a conflict between what Paul and James say? In Eph. 2:8-9, Paul tells us that we are saved by faith and not by works, "For it is by grace ...
  • The Man And The Birds

    The Man And The Birds "The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us." (John 1:14)   This is a story of an average man, not a scrooge but a kind, decent and mostly good man. He was generous to his family and upright in his dealings with other men. However, he just didn't believe all ...
  • The Two Wolves

    "I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life." (Deu. 30:19) Whenever someone repents and accepts Jesus as Lord of their life, the Holy Spirit comes to live within them and, from that point on, a spiritual battle exists between their sinful nature and the Holy Spiri...
  • Christians And Judging

    Many Christians misinterpret what the Bible says about judging and say that we should never judge. In Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus did say not to judge. However, a close look at these verses will show that He is referring to unloving and unjust judging. It is wrong to make judgments about a person's motiv...
  • My View Of The End Times

    I have just completed a little series of blog/videos called My View Of The End Times. Each blog is only about one page long and in the series I give a brief explanation of my understanding of End Times and why I believe in a PreWrath Rapture. Part 1 IntroductionPart 2 Matthew 24Part 3 The Great ...
  • Freedom From Sin

    This blog is the first in a five part series called Freedom From Sin. The five parts are - Part 1 - Jesus came to set us free from our sin. Part 2 - How do we die and become free from sin? Part 3 - Living according the Spirit. Part 4 - Our security is in Christ. Part 5 - Repentance, justific...