Should Christians Celebrate Jewish Feasts? | 10/31/2014
The New Testament doesn't prescribe the celebration of the Jewish Feasts for the Church. The statement in 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 actually intends to say that since the Passover is over and we are the Unleavened Bread (1Cor.5:7), we must celebrate sincerity and truth in our daily life (a leaven-free life).
With regard to the Old, the Book of Hebrews states that it was ready to disappear before
Educating Your Church for Biblical Literacy | 10/30/2014
Forthcoming in ChristianTrends Magazine
ONE must be careful before making any blanket statement about the state of teaching ministry in the church;for certainly there are churches that emphasize on teaching and there are churches that emphasize other things such as evangelism, worship, holiness, or social service. So, let me take a more general approach and leave it to the reader to
Religion and Culture: Differences (Table) | 10/28/2014
NOTE: This is not a dogmatic stance, but only an hypothetical exploration attempting linguistic clarification.
Culture and Religion are not the same, though they are very close. There are various theories that suggest a model of relationship between them. One of them tries to see Religion as the soul of culture. This view doesn't consider the fact that there could also be non-religious
The Law of the Spirit of Life in Christ Jesus - Video Teaching | 10/28/2014
Rom 6-8 talkng about a root human problem that psychology alone cannot solve. The solution is the Law of the Spirit of Lifw
Rom. 7: One explanation: It is the state of the unredeemed.
Another (Keswick Theology): It is the state of the Carnal Christian.
++++The Mind Loves the Law
- I know that the Law is spiritual (Rom.7:14)
- I agree that the Law is good (Rom.7:16)
- I delight in the
The Purpose of the Lamp: To Help See Even If Noticed Never | 10/27/2014
It's not good if people keep gazing at a lamp rather than use its light to do the work they are supposed to do. A candle is not meant to be seen as much as it is meant to be in a place from which it helps things to be seen. A man of God is not placed on the stand for people to applaud and fawn over him; he is placed there by God in order to give light to the world that they be able to see the
Let Not the Honor of Man Prevent You From Experiencing the Power of God! | 10/17/2014
One of the greatest hindrances to faith is the fear of being rejected or of losing honor in the sight of men. Jesus said to the Jews, "How can you believe, who receive honor from one another, and do not seek the honor that comes from the only God?" (John 5:44).
Let's take the case of a young man who is being blessed by the simple truths regarding the things of God shared by a man of God who is
Dying to the Elemental Principles of the Universe (Col.2:20) | 10/15/2014
Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations-- "Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle," which all concern things which perish with the using-- according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility,
Recognizing Palestinian Statehood: How Essential Is It to the Peace Progress? | 10/14/2014
The State of Palestine is one of the states with limited international recognition. As of 27 September 2013, 134 (69.4%) of the 193 member states of the United Nations have recognised the State of Palestine. But, Israel doesn't recognize it. In fact, the recent UK MPs' vote on Palestinian State recognition was rejected by Israel as an hindrance to any prospects of peace between the two sides (
The Parables of Sadhu Sundar Singh | 10/13/2014
Sundar Singh (1889-?) was born into a Sikh family in Punjab. At that time, the British were ruling over India and Christian missionaries ran English medium schools into which many well-to-do families sent their children for education. Sundar Singh was sent into one such school.
Sundar hated reading lessons from the English New Testament which was read as a daily textbook in the Mission School
Few Characteristics of Mosaic Law | 10/13/2014
Few of the Characteristics of the Mosaic Law were as follows:
1. Ground: Love. It was based upon the Great Commandment: the Commandment of Love. (Matt.22:40)
2. Subjects: Sinners. The Law was given for the lawless (1Tim.1:9)
3. Function: To Expose Sin. The Law exposed sin, what it is. (Rom.3:20)
4. Internal Witness: Conscience. The human conscience bore witness to the justness of this Law (