ANOINTING IN THE CHURCH TODAY

(Article from “DESIRING GOD” – https://www.desiringgod.org) Recently, the elders of our church gathered after the Sunday morning service to pray over a member who had received a difficult medical diagnosis. Complicating her condition was her upcoming travel to Haiti to work as a nurse on a short-term mission. After hearing the heavy word from the … [Read more…]

Are the 10 Commandments Upheld in the New Testament?

Are all of the TEN COMMANDMENTS upheld in the New Testament? The answer is yes, most definitely. To prove this, consider what Jesus Christ taught concerning the commandments and see the chart at the bottom showing where each of the 10 Commandments is addressed in the New Testament. Jesus Christ consistently upheld the 10 Commandments as given in the Old … [Read more…]

Eskatologie deur Gerhard Ebeling

Artikel deur: Ignatius W.C. van Wyk (Department of Church History, University of Pretoria, South Africa – http://www.scielo.org.za/pdf/hts/v72n4/93.pdf) This article presents the eschatology of the German theologian Gerhard Ebeling (1912–2001). Concentration falls on his views on death and life after death. Only a selection of his writings has been used for this article (originally a paper … [Read more…]

Peter’s First Letter to Christians in a Pagan Society – 12 (“The Resurrection Triumph”)

  SCRIPTURE READING 1 Pet 3:19-22 ‘’ 19 in which[a] he went and proclaimed[b] to the spirits in prison, 20 because[c] they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of … [Read more…]

Calvinism and Evangelism

One of the joyful challenges I face in maintaining this blog is answering the questions of Christians who are wrestling with issues related to Reformed theology. I receive many questions from people who are new to the doctrines of grace or who are fighting through them for the first time. I try to answer as … [Read more…]