Forgiveness and Eternal life

We must never think of the possession of eternal life unless we have first of all considered the forgiveness of sins. While Christian salvation does not end at forgiveness, it does start there; there is no short cut to eternal life except via grace, repentance, justification, and acceptance in the sight of God. Eternal life…… Continue reading Forgiveness and Eternal life

The Cross

“The Missionary among Moslems (to whom the Cross of Christ is a stumbling block and the atonement foolishness) is driven daily to deeper meditation on the mystery of redemption, and to a stronger conviction that here is the very heart of our message and our mission … The more unbelievers deny its crucial character, the…… Continue reading The Cross

The Inner room

Spiritual prosperity depends immensely on our private devotion, and private devotion cannot nourish unless we determine that by God’s help we will make time, whatever trouble it may cost us, for thought, for prayer, for the Bible, and for private communion with Christ. Alas! That saying of our Master is sadly overlooked: ‘Enter into your room and…… Continue reading The Inner room

Prosperity Theology – Biblical theology?

Joel Osteen: (in, “Become a better you”) “He [God] wants us to have a little heaven on earth, right where we are … You can accomplish your dries before you go to heaven!  How can you do that?  By tapping into God’s power inside of you… If you don’t appreciate and take advantage  of your freedom,…… Continue reading Prosperity Theology – Biblical theology?

Extreme Christianity?

Let us cast to the winds as idle talk the common notion that it is possible to be “extreme” and go “too far” in religion [Christian faith]. This is a favourite of the devil, and one which he circulates with vast industry. (J.C. Ryle in Holiness)

God knew our need

If God had perceived that our greatest need was economic, He would have sent us and economist. If He had perceived that our greatest need was entertainment, He would have sent us an comedian or an artist. If God had perceived that our greatest need was political stability, He would have sent us a politician. If…… Continue reading God knew our need