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2016/07 WITNESSING TO MUSLIMS

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2016/07 Witnessing to Muslims All Christians will have a desire to share the gospel of Christ with people they meet. As we rub shoulders with others in this world we discover that they have their own faiths and world-views.  As such it is helpful to understand what they might think or believe in order to

2013/09 CHRISTIAN WORK ETHIC?

2013/09 Is there a Christian Work Ethic? The ‘Christian work ethic’ is often attributed to the teachings of Reformers like Martin Luther and John Calvin and is often styled the ‘Protestant Work Ethic’. God’s Word contains considerable teaching about work, and shows clearly that it is God’s will for an able bodied person to work

2016/09 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES

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2016/09 Witnessing to Jehovah's Witnesses For many Christians today, the idea of sharing the gospel with a Jehovah’s Witness is a daunting prospect. It seems like they are an unreachable, unbreakable group of people who doggedly defend and cling to their beliefs. They seem to have an answer for every argument a Christian may throw

2014/01 ORDAINED WOMEN?

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2014/01 Should Women be Ordained? The announcement was made on 20th September 2013: The Church of Ireland had chosen Rev Pat Storey to be Bishop of Meath and Kildare.    ‘Nothing unusual in that’, you might say – except that Pat is not an abbreviation for Patrick but Patricia! Mrs Storey, rector of St Augustine’s in

2014/01 WHAT CAN I DO ON A SUNDAY?

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2014/01 What can I do on a Sunday? The predominant view in society today, and sadly in some Christian circles, is that there should be no restrictions placed upon the Lord’s Day, the Christian Sabbath. In a world that is increasingly driven by secular and commercial interests, it is more important than ever for the

2014/05 APOSTASY

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2014/05 Apostasy - Investigating the Issues Now the spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils. (1Timothy 4:1) Paul’s solemn warning anticipates a series of awful departures from the faith. Certainly, in the life-time of the apostles, there was such

2014/09 DEMONISM

2014/09 Demonism Demonism is a subject which often arouses intense interest. The danger is that such interest can lead into an unhealthy, unbiblical infatuation with sensational stories of alleged demonic activity. That in turn can prompt gullibility and needless fears. Scripture affirms the reality and activity of demons. But does that mean these demons possess

2014/09 THE HEAD COVERING

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2014/09 The Head Covering This is a question that arises more frequently as other Christian denominations abandon the requirement. The short answer is: the Bible commands it. If we can show the truth of that assertion, we have an end of the matter as far as any true Christian is concerned because the Bible is

2015/01 ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH CHANGED?

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2015/01 Has the Roman Catholic Church Really Changed? Protestant stalwart Bishop JC Ryle famously stated: “Let us have no peace with Rome until Rome adjures her errors, and is at peace with Christ.” At first glance, this maxim presupposes two things: That Protestants recognize it is possible for the Roman Catholic Church to adjure her

2015/01 THE MAN CHRIST JESUS

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2015/01 The Man Christ Jesus Over the past 150 years, there have been numerous attacks on the deity of Christ from liberals and cults. The Bible teaches that the Word that was made flesh was very much the Word that was God before being made flesh (John 1:1,14).  This has not prevented the unbelieving from