There is a “New Creation” teaching that is gaining popularity in mainstream Christianity in Africa today which claims that we are “Gods” (yes, capital G). Among many claims to this absurd assertion, there are two that seem to me to stand out as the root. First, the belief that God is Spirit, and therefore His … Continue reading In Response To The “We Are Gods” Theology: Part I: Are You A Spirit?
A brother recently recounted an experience he had when he visited his former church in one African country. Having been a part of a healthy gospel-centered church in Dubai, he had come to understand the doctrine of God’s sovereignty – how God controls everything in the whole world for his own glory. As he attempted … Continue reading Is God Sovereign in Africa?
For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake (Titus 1:10-11). AD. 62-64: the Church in Crete is threathened by false teachers, "teaching things which they ought not for filthy … Continue reading The Mouths of False Teachers Must Be Stopped
In the final part of this article series, we consider the teaching on what is termed as the age of responsibility and its application to our subject of discussion. The age of accountability It is not as if children don’t sin. Much as we would love to deny it, we see quite early in the … Continue reading On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part III
In the previous article, we considered some oppositions to infants who die in their infancy going to heaven, proposed the contrary view, and set out to resolve the bottlenecks from the Biblical standpoint. We begin part II of this series by considering Adam’s sin and its effect on his posterity. Adam’s sin The relevant passage … Continue reading On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part II
As Christians we need to guard ourselves against deception. We must examine ourselves constantly, to see whether we are living in deception.
Paul's epistle to the Philippians is one exuding with great joy, praise and adoration. In this epistle, you encounter words like "rejoice in the Lord" (3:1); "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice" (4:4). What is most fascinating is that Paul wrote these words while in prison. The epistle to the Philippians, … Continue reading Philippians 4:13: What Did Paul Really Mean?
Recently, I read an online article on a Facebook contact’s wall with a captivating title, “How to Preach the Gospel: The ‘Blessing’ Outreach.” I was exhilarated as I opened to read. But was disappointed. In the article, the author sought to provide some tips for effective evangelism. In summary, the article suggested that for effective … Continue reading How Not To Preach The Gospel
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you (Matt. 6:33 ESV) First, a key observation from this verse. Do you realise Jesus never said "all other things" shall be added unto you? If you didn't notice; read the text again. If you are still not … Continue reading Misquoting Jesus
It has become common phenomenon recently. Pictures of preachers or handkerchiefs from them or better still ‘holy water’ or anointing oil they have "blessed" are sold at exorbitant prices to congregants with the assertion that purchasing such items constitutes an act of faith. The believers in these "anointed" items consequently keep them close to their … Continue reading Christianity or Superstition?