Thesis: Those who criticise the use of theological books in favour of reading only the Word are, under a false aura of humility, demonstrating their arrogance and ignoring the work of the Holy Spirit who they 'seek' to honour. Explanation: People have been criticised for reading theological books on top of the Bible. This occurs … Continue reading A Thesis on the value of Theological Books.
Text: Θαυμάζω ὅτι οὕτως ταχέως μετατίθεσθε ἀπὸ τοῦ καλέσαντος ὑμᾶς ἐν χάριτι [Χριστοῦ] εἰς ἕτερον εὐαγγέλιον, Translation: I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting from the one who called you, in the grace of Christ, for another gospel... Explanation: Paul begins his argument by expressing his astonishment - his amazement - at the … Continue reading Galatians 1:6
Text: ...καὶ οἱ σὺν ἐμοὶ πάντες ἀδελφοὶ ταῖς ἐκκλησίαις τῆς Γαλατίας, Translation: ...and those with me - all the brothers, to the churches of Galatia: Explanation: Paul outlined his authority for claiming apostleship in v.1. Now as part of his greeting to the churches, he implies that his is not a mere 'mystical' authority (that … Continue reading Galatians 1:2
Text: Παῦλος ἀπόστολος οὐκ ἀπ᾿ ἀνθρώπων οὐδὲ δι᾿ ἀνθρώπου ἀλλὰ διὰ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ καὶ θεοῦ πατρὸς τοῦ ἐγείραντος αὐτὸν ἐκ νεκρῶν... Translation Paul an apostle - not from men, nor through man, but through Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised Him from the dead... Explanation The apostle Paul is asserting his right to … Continue reading Galatians 1:1
Thesis Any Christian minister who actually thinks that Scripture can be used to support homosexuality (and thus SSM) should probably become a creative writer because he certainly has the gift of twisting truth!
Thesis Any Christian minister that makes an issue out of being encouraged (by his denomination) to recommend to his congregation to vote 'no' in the Australian Marriage Plebiscite, should consider his call to ministry. If the minister does not have the right to encourage a 'no' vote based on not having the authority to urge … Continue reading Really?