1 & 2 Corinthians

I wrote this as a chapter in the book ‘A Student’s Guide to New Testament’ published by SATS Press in 2019. While 1 and 2 Corinthians are presented as two separate letters in the New Testament it is convenient to deal with them together in an overview of this nature; the two letters were

Perceiving God’s Voice: Divine Guidance for Everyday Believers

I co-authored this article with my M.Th student Hugh Goosen and we published it in the SATS Conspectus in May 2015. Vagueness exists amongst Christians with regards to what it is like to experience divine guidance practically. This problem is aggravated by conflicting perspectives on the will of God, whether or not His will

Retaining an Apostolic Approach to Church Life

I co-authored this article with my M.Th student Malcolm Black and we published it in the SATS Conspectus in March 2008. This article briefly examines the current return to apostolic Christianity in various parts of the world and references three earlier Christian movements that came into existence at approximately 100-year intervals, beginning with the

TruthTalks: Faulty Bible Interpretation

Ever find yourself arguing with another Christian about Biblical matters? Me too. In this TruthTalks episode on Faulty Bible Interpretations, Dr Christopher Peppler expands on THIS post about how we can sometimes misinterpret the Bible. Find out about how to establish: Whether you are misinterpreting the Bible, and

Faulty Bible Interpretation

Hardly a week goes by that I don’t come across an example of faulty bible interpretation. By this, I do not mean interpretation that differs from mine, but rather an interpretation produced by principles and practices generally regarded as being unsound. Sometimes I encounter faulty interpretation when discussing theology or passages of the bible

Gateways that go nowhere

Gateways usualy open into something, but every so often I come accross gateways that go nowhere. When something interesting, troubling, enlightening or important comes my way, I like to write a short article about it. Just the other day, someone sent me a booklet titled, ‘Gateways of the Threefold Nature of Man’. A quick

TruthTalks (Sermons): Connecting the dots

People who doubt the authenticity of the Old Testament or the divinity of Jesus should listen to this message. The Lord Jesus connects the dots between His life and key Old Testament events. By doing this He is in effect saying, “Yes, it is true, and I AM the one who did it!”

Easter Saturday

If Friday represents the death of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, and Sunday represents His glorious resurrection, then what does Easter Saturday represent? I dislike using the term ‘Easter’ because it derives from Ishtar the pagan demon Queen of Heaven. However, almost all societies and churches call it by this name, so for the sake

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

Two Beastly for words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and perhaps that is one of the reasons why John linked the book of Revelation to the star sign pictures in the heavens. For instance, look at this depiction of the constellations of Aries, Taurus, Cetus, and Orion; what a story it tells.

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