In the previous article, we examined the first significant claim of “New Creation” teachers who hold that believers are gods. Namely, the wrong interpretation of the creation account. We saw that there is no basis whatsoever from Genesis 1&2 that God created man as a god. False teachers have always made too much of the … Continue reading In Response To The “We Are Gods” Theology: Part 2: Are You A Spirit?
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?
Now the apostles and the brothers who were throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcision party criticized him, saying, “You went to uncircumcised men and ate with them.”(Acts 11:1-3) The background of this text is Acts 10, where the apostle … Continue reading The Error Of Legalism
In the previous article, we considered three signs that could indicate that a Church is veering off the track of sound doctrine. In this concluding part, we discuss three more warning signs we are heading down the path of bewitchment. Dear Christian, Watch it if, The Pastor and Elders Avoid the Doctrine of Christian Suffering … Continue reading Warning Signs of Bewitchment II
It is crucial for us to come to an understanding that God’s blessings cannot be purchased. Everything we receive from God is a result of his grace and mercies. Whatever spiritual gifts we have has been freely given to us by God. Any minister that ties the blessings of God to money must be avoided. He is a false teacher teaching unsound words.
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
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?
The excitement is almost palpable. One can’t help but notice the jolly faces and the height of expectation as Christmas approaches. Christmas lights went up as early as mid-November where I live. Streets are sparkling when you go out at night. Christmas music everywhere. The line-up of entertainment activities is endless—from festive foods, to customised … Continue reading Is This All There Is To Christmas?
When our last article was shared on facebook, one of the followers of our page asked this same question: "Does God want us to be poor?" One of the main questions adherents of the ‘prosperity gospel’ ask whenever their theology of “come to Jesus and be rich and healthy” comes under scrutiny is, “do you … Continue reading Does God Want us to be Poor?
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