Politicians

May 26, 2017

Politicians. Pray for them. Thank God for them when they make right decisions, all the time knowing that the best politician will always be a mere politician, not a representative of the Kingdom of God.

If that’s what you want

May 26, 2017

Jesus Christ can change you from weak to strong, if that’s what you want.

Trying to stretch the truth

May 26, 2017

The truth of God’s word is not elastic, it can’t be stretched to fit your own ideas, for when truth is stretched it’s no longer the truth.

All the aspects of the nature of God

May 24, 2017

The true Christian draws immense comfort, courage, assurance and confidence from contemplating all the aspects of the nature of God.

Fallacious argument

May 24, 2017

In discussing Scripture, if one begins to use a fallacious argument then the topic is no longer what you were discussing, but shifts to discussing the nature of the fallacious argument.

Grace

May 24, 2017

Grace means we can do things humanly impossible, beyond human resources.

Polar opposites

May 23, 2017

These are polar opposites, looking to man for help, or looking to God for help.

Our time

May 23, 2017

Our time belongs to God, believe it or not.

God’s “control”?

May 22, 2017

My response to someone suggesting that God is not in control of the world:

 

It would hinge entirely on what one means by “control”. Take an earthly government, for example. Is the Australian government in “control” of the nation and the state of affairs, law and order etc? Yes. Does this mean that every crime committed, therefore, can be blamed on the Australian government? No. Then, compare this with God’s rule.

Nothing can compare

May 22, 2017

Nothing can compare with Jesus Christ.

Flowing

May 22, 2017

Flowing with the Spirit is a different kind of life to resisting the Spirit.

Allegiance?

May 22, 2017

A comment i made to someone who doesn’t believe Christians can join the armed forces:

The Jehovah’s Witnesses also say that anyone who joins the police, army or government, by swearing allegiance to such cannot therefore have allegiance to God.

Jesus demolished this false dichotomy by saying, “Render unto Caesar that which is Caesar’s, and unto God that which is God’s”.

A Christian can join the police or armed forces and render to Caesar what is Caesars, and at the same time, render to God what is God’s.

Jesus Himself said there need be no contradiction between the two, and by rendering to Caesar what is due him he can still render to God what is due Him.

And it’s the same for everyone, we cannot put any allegiance above our allegiance to Jesus, but it’s nonsense to say that allegiance to Jesus means you can have no allegiance to anything else.

The first argument that usually comes up is, “You can’t serve two masters!”


Yes, spiritually, you cannot serve two masters, but not in the secular world, when the Bible says explicitly to obey secular authorities and even for slaves to obey their masters.

Nothing more

May 22, 2017

As far as this world and this life is concerned, there is nothing more than Jesus Christ.

The greatest question

May 20, 2017

To love God is the greatest command, therefore the greatest question is, do we love Him?

Teaching religion in schools

May 19, 2017

What is the harm if schools were to teach the basic tenets or beliefs of the main belief systems: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Occultism and Atheism? What kind of an education is it if kids are ignorant of what these religions believe? Talk about the dumbing-down of a society!

In my opinion the reason teaching religion has been banned in western societies is so that the claims of Jesus Christ can never be mentioned. This is the great fear.

Christians have no fear of learning what other religions believe, in fact, they know they must learn it.

But much of the world would be terrified for their kids to hear what Jesus Christ claimed about Himself.

When church unity fails to meet the NT standard

May 19, 2017
 
 
 
The subject of church unity across the body of Christ often comes up, in my circle, anyway. The simple answer is that the first century church also had to tackle with this issue regularly, and the NT is explicit as to what the issues concerning unity were: which things were granted flexibility under individual conscience, and which things were not tolerated under any circumstance, and how they dealt with dissenters. There’s nothing mysterious about their approach to church unity, contrary to popular opinion.
 
 
Here’s an example, I come across people who say they are in the “Anglican Communion”. They admit that perhaps, at a wild guess, half of the “Anglican Communion” are full-blown apostate Liberals, and can’t be called Christian. They say that the condition of these apostates does not affect them, and they don’t endorse them. But if half of your organization is corrupt, then you will be held accountable on Judgment Day for being a member of it, as being a member of the “Anglican Communion” causes you to be responsible for the state of it.
 
For a start, it is a lie. The Bible says there is no communion between light and darkness. So, if half of the “Anglican Communion” is darkness and the other half light, where’s the communion?
 
 
And the same could be said of many other denominations.

I heard you

May 19, 2017

If we are talking to God, and He’s talking with us, that’s a conversation.

Now, if you ask someone for something, then five minutes later ask them for the same thing, then again and again keep asking them for the same thing they may say to you, “I heard you the first time!” There’s nothing wrong with repeating requests to God just as long as we acknowledge He heard us the first time. That would be polite. Excessive repetitions indicate lack of relationship and a lack of faith, as Jesus said, the heathen use such repetitions.

Who can the Lord lift up?

May 18, 2017

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.”

(James 4:10)

So pride is the thing which prevents the Lord lifting us up, He can only lift up the humble.

Chosen

May 18, 2017

Jesus said, “Many are called, few are chosen”.

If you want to know you are chosen then answer the call.

When life passes you by

May 17, 2017

A life where we don’t have time to wait on God is a life that is passing us by.