501 years ago today (31st Oct 1517), Martin Luther posted his 95 theses to the church door at Wittenberg Germany. Essentially, Luther was protesting against the selling of forgiveness through the Roman Catholic church's indulgence system. That is not grace, that is not free, Luther was saying, that is NOT God's way! Enjoy the day … Continue reading Happy Reformation Day!
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: “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:3–5 ESV) Thesis: The one … Continue reading Romans 5:3-5
Text: “Then his wife said to him, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die.” But he said to her, “You speak as one of the foolish women would speak. Shall we receive good from God, and shall we not receive evil?” In all this Job did not sin with his lips.” … Continue reading Job 2:9-10
Thesis: Evil only becomes an unexplainable problem when we delude ourselves into thinking that we ourselves are not evil. Or, only sinners deny the existence of sin.
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?
Thesis Any civilisation that promotes abortion and supports euthanasia, should stop hypocritically pretending to care about suicide rates. Any wonder the rates are high when we devalue the young and the old - why not allow the middle age group to do what we are supporting already in the young and old?