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

The liberal ‘gevaar’

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In many evangelical circles, and certainly amongst most fundamentalists, the world ‘liberal’ carries with it a definite emotional and theological charge. Liberals are seen as threatening the Faith and undermining true Christian theology. Liberals have a nefarious agenda; they are wolves in sheep’s clothing, and so on. Liberal theologians, on the other hand, are

Jesus Deficit Disorder: The Evidence

Ever since I have known him Len Sweet has boldly declared that the church is suffering from a ‘Jesus deficit disorder’ I met up with him again a few weeks ago and asked him if this was still the case. His response was, “It’s even worse now than it was two decades ago”. Is

The Sin of Suicide

Over one million people worldwide commit suicide every year, and for every one of those, there are another 25 people who attempted suicide but failed. But surely, you say, this problem does not exist in the Christian community to anything like the same extent. Well, according to an article in Christianity Today ‘suicide

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

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

The sexy, sozzled, soothing snake

  Each of the seven letters to the church dictated by Jesus and faithfully transcribed by John contain so much for us to absorb and take to heart. The letter to Pergamum is particularly fascinating. The Lord Jesus identifies an astonishing reality with the words: “I know where you

New Revelation Series about to start

  The book of Revelation has fascinated so many yet been misunderstood by most. Thousands of earnest scholars have written weighty tomes about it and far too many unlearned men and women have also tried to explain it. Current titles include “Revelation explained’, ‘Revelation make clear’, and ‘The book of Revelation Unveiled’.

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