Tag: christian

The Marks of Spiritual Leadership

Recently I was introduced (by a follower of this blog) to a list of Scriptures that does a wonderful job of displaying what Jesus’ disciples were meant to look like, how they were to behave and how they modeled Christianity to the flock – the saints of Christ. It is […]

The Gospel++

The idea that the Gospel (The death, burial and resurrection of the Lord) is enough to save you and I, as New Testament believers, is something of a foreign concept – to me. Looking at the Gospel, how it was defined in Scripture, by the Apostles, most notably Paul, shows that […]

Does your worship have Joy?

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost. – Romans 14:7, KJV Just a simple and short observation. I have begun to reflect on my past Church and the worship that was practically mandatory at every service. I don’t mean […]

What is Defiling the Temple?

My Christian Friends…I want your feedback. In I Corinthians 3:16-18 we hear Paul saying that if you ‘destroy the temple, God will destroy you’. In I Corinthians 6:19, after Paul commands us to flee sexual immorality, he declares that our Body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. In II […]

The Gospel Transition from Jews to Gentiles – Part 3 – The Gentiles

In part 1 and part 2 of this study, we have come to realize that indeed Jesus (God) came for His people, the Israelite/Jewish nation, and through the Apostles, his Gospel was preached to the Jews only. But later, due to the final rejection of the Gospel by the Jewish people, […]

The Gospel Transition from Jews to Gentiles – Part 1 – Explanation

The primary goal of this blog is to rightly divide the Word of God – meaning to rightly interpret the Word based on the writers context, audience and social/cultural setting. (Hermeneutics) There are an estimated 22,000 – 33,000+ Christian denominations throughout the world right now, some of which share the vision […]

The Gospel Transition from Jews to Gentiles – Part 2 – The Jews

In Part 1 of this study, The Gospel Transition from Jews to Gentiles – Part 1 – Explanation we spoke about using Hermeneutics and the difference between pulling the meaning out of Scripture or attempting to force our views into Scripture. We got an example of using Scripture for our denominations […]

What is a Spiritually Abusive Church?

Ask yourself one question… “If I left my church, would that cause problems with my family, work, friends? Would I be considered an outcast, a ‘backslider’, would I be shunned or avoided, thought less of, considered lost or in Satan’s snare?” If you can answer yes, read this article!

Men & Women’s Apparel in Ancient Days and Today

A much contested topic is the difference between men and women’s apparel, or dress styles and how it applies to the New Testament believer. One of the hallmarks of the ‘Holiness‘ movement which began in the early 19th century and has carried many names since, is a strict conformity to laws/codes aimed at […]

Leaving Pentecostalism/Charismatic Faith & Legalism

Rigid. Legalistic. Strict. Hardcore. Shunning. Members Only. Elitist. These are words I have heard used to describe the Pentecostal/Charismatic movement, of which I was apart of for 15 years, and I fervently rejected those labels as false while there. We weren’t rigid, we were Holy. We aren’t legalistic, we are […]