Archives for June 2008

Conservative Anglican bishops boycott compromising Archbishop of Canterbury’s conference

I refer to this article which informs us that a signficant number of Anglican bishops are boycotting the Lambeth conference, which is a conference of bishops called by the Archbishop of Canterbury, who is traditionally regarded as the leader of the Anglican communion.

The Identity of Jesus Christ – Romans 1:3

Romans 1:3 … concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh,

People have all kinds of opinions about the identity of Jesus Christ. Even anti-Christian people have views acknowledging Jesus as a prophet, an enlightened master, a guru or a wise man. But Paul here gets straight to the point and tells us that:

1. Jesus is God’s Son. This does not mean that God had sex with Mary, the mother of Jesus, as some muslims suppose Christians believe, to produce an offspring. Jesus is the eternal Son of God.

The Gospel was Promised in the Old Testament Scriptures

Commentary on the Book of Romans

Romans 1:2
… separated to the gospel of God, (vs 1)

vs2 which He promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures,

Gospel means good news. What is the good news from God? It is simply this: that God would make a way to save people from sin and its consequences, and restore what we had lost through disobedience and rebellion towards GOd.
This promised was fulfilled through the death and resurrection of the Son of God, Jesus Christ, in our place.

Christian titles and the example of Paul

Commentary on the Book of Romans

Romans 1:1

1 Paul, a bondservant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated to the gospel of God

Even though Paul was and is probably the most influential apostle in the history of the church, notice the humility with which he writes this letter to the Romans. Even the name “Paul” means “little”. His name was changed by the Lord from Saul to Paul.

Paul, describes himself firstly as a bondservant, which in the greek really means “slave”. Paul is saying he is a slave of Jesus Christ.

Do not be decieved brethren

I am increasingly filled with an urge to try and bring people to an understanding of the reality of what is happening with the new age and new world order movements.

Constance Cumbey wrote what had been proven to be a seminal work entitled “The hidden dangers of the rainbow” in 1982
This shocking expose of the new age reveals its sinister motives and goals and proves that the new age “messiah” actually fills the criteria for the biblical antichrist.

Constance is still around and you can check out her blog on this link.
http://cumbey.blogspot.com/

for those who may be interested in f

Another believer from central Illinois says Hello!!!

New to the Christian-Faith web site and so far I like what I see (read). Looking forward to getting to know some of y’all.

How People Become False Prophets

Jesus told us to watch out for false prophets. If they were powerless to deceive born again Christians, I don’t think Jesus would have told us to “take heed”.

In this article, I show how true Christians can become false prophets. The Bible clearly shows that there are men who start off hearing and obeying the LORD God, who end up as soothsayers and destroyers of God’s people.

The New Testament warns us in 2 Peter 2 and the Book of Jude to watch out for arrogant, money loving preachers. Paul warned us against the times when people would heap up teachers who tell them what their itching ears want to hear. You won’t hear too many expositions of these passages on Christian TV today. What a pity, they were never more needed.

The fruit of the Spirit is self control, not being out of control

Here is a video showing some of the bizarre things that can happen when “strange fire” is allowed to predominate in a service.

Different Spheres of Authority

In a previous post I made reference to the problems that can occur when people step beyond the limits of the authority God has given them and try to assert authority over matters which do not belong to them.

Jesus never delegates his Lordship but he does appoint people – both Christian and non-Christian, to have areas of authority in different spheres. What are these spheres?

1. Civil Government. See Romans 13. Christians are called to submit to civil government in matters of public administration.

2. The Family. See Ephesians 5 and 6.

Encountering the Love of God

My first encounter with our loving God was in March of 1994 while we were living in Ankeny, Iowa. I had recently accepted new employment as an Engineering Tech.2 with a Consulting Engineering firm after the manufacturing company in Osceola, Iowa closed ending my employment as Engineering Project Coordinator. Osceola had been good to me, I had experienced rapid success and was very fortunate to have worked with an extremely talented and experienced group of people.

Osceola was also my wife’s home town and we had both attended high school there.

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