Andy Stanley: Unhitched, Unhinged, or Misunderstood?

  In this article, I respond to a challenge to comment on Andy Stanley’s ‘Aftermath’ series of sermons. I recently wrote an article about the five preliminary questions we need to answer before censuring a preacher. As an example, I used the recent flood of criticisms aimed at Andy Stanley’s contention that it

Judgement Day

The prospect of a Final Judgement should not threaten any true Christian, for it is the final earthly act in God’s redemptive plan for all who believe. Judgement Day completes the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the Cross; The Day of Atonement resolves Passover. In my last article, I wrote about the Feast of

What religion says about Jesus

I have found that a good way to determine the integrity and truth of religious, sectarian, or cultic teachings is to first determine what they say about Jesus. The teachers of many religious systems claim that they worship the same God as the God of the Bible, and that their system of belief is

Redemption and Eviction

There is a 180-degree difference between ‘come’ and ‘go’ yet one little Greek word can be translated as either. Come with me into Chapter Six of the book of Revelation to discover the profound difference. The depiction in Revelation of the heavenly throne-room starts with God the Father sitting on the throne

Let whoever has an ear, hear

  Our love for Jesus must be first in priority, just as it was when we first came to know Him. At last we have come to the end of the letters to the seven churches of Revelation. In an earlier post in this series I gave a summary

Jesus loves the church

It is easy to be critical of the church and to sometimes want to stop attending and being involved – but never give up on church for it is much loved by the Lord Jesus. In Christian parlance we often hear the church of our age referred to as ‘laodicean’. Those who

The Remnant

Consumerism and apathy are endemic diseases in the church of our day but this is not new for the church of Sardis suffered from this same malady nearly 2,000 years ago. There are some very cool facets to the letters to the seven churches. One of them is the way the names

Satan’s Deep Secrets

  In the early days of the church Satan’s deep secrets came in the form of pagan idolatry, in later years he promoted his lies through the philosophical gnostic (knowledge) cults, but today they come better disguised. In the last few posts I have picked up some points from

Healing under the scalpel

I am painfully aware that as I take a surgical knife to the subject of healing I will be cutting into a number of sensibilities and run the risk of being carved up myself. Yes, healing is a gift of God, but it can also be a satanic present that carries bondage and distress under

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