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!
'The joy, the comfort, and the blessing of the New Testament is this: We learn the benefits Christ offers us and why we need him. Out of this root grow love and delight, praise and thanksgiving to Christ and to the Father of all mercy. This makes for free, joyful, and brave Christians, whose love … Continue reading Is Sin but a mere Weakness?
'It has been asked: Is an offence, committed in a moment of intoxication, therefore excusable? Most assuredly not; on the contrary, drunkenness aggravates the fault. Hidden sins unveil themselves when a man’s self-possession goes from him; that which the sober man keeps in his breast, the drunken man lets out at the lips. Astute people, … Continue reading On Drunkenness
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.