What is Holiness (Section)
Holiness There is little or no emphasis on sin in the modern church. It lies breathing it’s last, buried below mega star preachers, flamboyant preaching, worship teams that could find work in many Broadway productions, large "crusades", exciting "revivals", one manmade creative program after the other. Glitz and glamour that Hollywood could be proud of. Yet the Bible says "Without Holiness, No Man Shall See God!" (Hebrews 12:14)
The Myth of Faith Alone Perhaps one of the all time greatest delusions in the Christian world, is the innumerable number of people who are under the impression that in order to be forgiven their sins and inherit eternal life, all they have to do is believe Jesus died for their sins on the cross. In fact, the suggestion that anything other than faith is required for salvation, is not only militantly opposed by most of Christendom, but denounced as an unbiblical and works based false teaching. But is this true? While the Bible certainly teaches that faith is an essential ingredient, without which it is impossible to please God, it never ever teaches that faith is the only requirement for salvation. In fact the Scriptures point to a number of things by which a person is saved.
The Christian and Knowledge (Section)
The Christian and Knowledge In part, because the two words are widely misunderstood, all too many Christians seem to be under the impression that "theology" and "doctrine" are of minimal importance. The problem is that, whether the average Christian realizes it or not, all Christians are theologians since, based on however much study they have done, they have some knowledge and thoughts about God. And, when it comes to their faith, all Christians believe something, which means all Christians have doctrine. The New Testament is replete with stern warnings about pursuing sound doctrine, which means doctrine can be true or false.. Therefore the question is not whether or not we have theology and doctrine, but whether or not we have good theology, resulting in good doctrine, or whether we have we have bad theology, resulting in bad doctrine.
Growth: How do you grow in Christian Faith and Life? In this day of instant coffee, instant pudding, instant replays and instant loans, some Christians want to skip the growth process. Do you have to have ‘daily devotions’ to be a good Christian? Are You Emotionally Mature? In this age, people have been programmed to act according to their feelings. Are you controlling your emotions? Do You Need Spiritual Exercise? sufficient spiritual nourishment does not come from sitting in church one hour per week. God’s Tests. Trust must be earned. Because God only promotes those whom He can trust, He will test us to see if we can be trusted.
Money and Finances
Biblical Perspective on Money, Giving, Debt etc. It may surprise you to learnt that Jesus had more to say about money and possessions than virtually anything else. Biblical teaching about money is very clear, very consistent, and quite radical. . Given how much of our time is spent earning, spending, giving, saving or worrying about money, we need to know exactly what he said
Dark Night Of The Soul
No connection with John of The Cross. The phrase well describes some difficult times in our lives.
The Everlasting Rock Several attitudes toward God and toward ourselves, which prevent us from seeing God as the rock he is.
Walking in Darkness This is something that will happen to every single Christian who wants to be involved in the work of God, or to any Christian who has truly set his heart on pleasing God.
Confrontation, Forgiveness and Reconciliation and Love
Forgiveness Does God expect us to forgive everyone who sins against us, even those who don't humble themselves, admit their sin, and request forgiveness? As we study Scripture closely, we discover that the answer is "No." To the surprise of many Christians, Scripture clearly states that, although we are commanded to love everyone, we are not required to forgive everyone.
What is "Agape" and How Did It Work? We tend to assume at once that "love" means what it does to us in modern times -- in this case, a mushy sentimentality that never says a harsh word and never steps on the toes of others. But conceptually, it is certainly possible to love one's enemies, and yet also attack them.
Entertainment and The Media
Entertainment and The Media In our world something has gone terribly wrong. Tv, Video Games, Movies, Fantasy Games and The Media are all a major part of the problem and possibly dangerous influences that can conform us to the world. But there are usually two or more sides to an issue. To either categorically declare all entertainment "evil" or accept all of them uncritically as "harmless" would both be simplistic and erroneous. How can a Christian make an intelligent assessment of these major influences, remembering that As Christians we are to live a pure lifestyle, even in private.
The Unforgivable Sin
To those who are troubled: the surest sign that you have not committed the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is the very fact that you are worried about it, because that shows that the Holy Spirit is very definitely on speaking terms with you!
The Will of God No other concern commands more interest or arouses more anxiety among Evangelicals than discovering the will of God.
100% God/100% Man When we're seeking counsel on a problem, the response, "Just let God do it," leaves something to be desired. Does this common phrase reflect bad doctrine? Or should we, as Lee Ezell said, "Pray toward Heaven...row toward shore."?
How Do You Determine Your Spiritual Gift?
A spiritual gifts inventory that some have found helpful. These are limited to the ministry gifts and do not include the foundational gifts of apostleship or prophet, nor the sign gifts of tongues, interpretation of tongues, healings or miracles.
It’s not hard to notice that the environmental issue receives very little attention in Christian circles. There are so many other significant issues that occupy our attention that we seem to think of the environment as somebody else's issue.
The Christian and Social Action
Christians love to try and “change the world” However the Bible calls Christians to reach out first to their own family, than the family of believers, and then the outside world. The logic is plain enough to see: If you cannot manage the church, what on earth are you doing inserting yourself and your views outside the church?
The Christian and Personal Resolutions
As Christians, a usually miserable ratio of success to failure should cause us to examine the whole concept of the new year's resolution from a Biblical perspective. When we do this, we are immediately confronted with several obvious problems:
Corrosive Christianity (Salt of The Earth) Since Jesus told us that we were salt (not honey) it is a good idea to study the function of salt... and figure out exactly what salt does?