Tag: new testament

Cessationism – The Signs and Wonders (Apostles and Prophets) have Ceased

Yes. I am a Cessationist. What is Cessationism? At the core, Cessationism is a Christian doctrine that certain spiritual gifts, as attributed to the twelve Apostles, such as miraculous signs and wonders, has ceased. These gifts were things like the Tongues we see in Acts 2, spontaneous healings and prophetic […]

Out of Context: Where Two or Three Are Gathered

Recently my mind hovered on this verse, Matthew 18:20, “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” and a question came to mind…Is Jesus not around if I’m by myself? Is my faith ineffective if I pray to the Lord […]

Keeping Christ’s Commandments

So far, a lot of my writing has been pretty heavily focused on legalism and my escape from it. I’ve written titles like The Commandments of Men and Are Spiritual Leaders requiring Too Much?, but I also want to recognize and focus on the fact that Christ does indeed have […]

The Commandments of Men

But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men. – Matthew 15:9, KJV What are the ‘Commandments of Men‘ and why did Jesus come against this topic multiple times? Are we becoming dogmatic in our congregations and not pursuing the Commandments of God adequately, through Faith, or […]

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 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 […]

Is Tithing for New Testament Christians?

On Tithing & Offerings The purpose of this article is to take a flat (non-denominational) Biblical approach to the topic of Tithing and Offerings, and whether they are still applicable as a law or requirement for New Testament Christians. This article isn’t to discuss the value or principal of giving […]