Month: February 2021

  • Romans 7 and 8: The Reality of the Christian Walk

    Romans 7 and 8: The Reality of the Christian Walk

    Some years ago I put myself under a form of holiness teaching that said, among other things, that a Spirit-filled, born again Christian had moved beyond Romans 7 to Romans 8, i.e. the experience of Paul in Romans 7 no longer applied. This is patent nonsense to anyone who is in any way alive but […]

  • Not by might or power

    Not by might or power

    For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. 1 Corinthians 8:5,6 […]

  • Seeing the Bigger Picture

    Seeing the Bigger Picture

    God moves at levels we have very little understanding of.  We have two lovely and intelligent dogs but they have no idea what I do when I go to work.  In fact they have no concept of what my work is nor even that there is such a thing as work.  All they are aware […]

  • Throwing Eve under the Bus

    Throwing Eve under the Bus

    One of my friends on Facebook asked a question on his feed one day: “Why did Adam do it?”  He didn’t answer the question but simply referred to Paul’s comments on the incident in 1 Timothy 2:13-14: 13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve. 14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into […]

  • Manna!

    Manna!

    Of all the things that a Christian needs to do once they are born again, nothing is more important than that they eat and drink spiritually. Just like eating food is critical for our bodily life so eating the word of God is crucial for our spiritual life. If we don’t eat spiritually we will […]

  • Obeying the Holy Spirit

    Obeying the Holy Spirit

    Over the 40 years that I have been reading the bible I’ve found it helpful to look at the Old Testament with New Testament eyes. The story of Exodus in particular lends itself to this kind of interpretation. It is not difficult to see an analogy between the way God through Moses & Aaron leads […]

  • A Problem with the Roman Catholic Church

    A Problem with the Roman Catholic Church

    If, as I do, you call yourself a Christian, it can be very hard to see the leaders of another institution that calls itself Christian behave in very unchristian ways.  That is the dilemma faced by anyone who has watched the self-serving and defensive approach of the Roman Catholic church world wide over the last […]

  • Testing Faith

    Testing Faith

    According to Peter, one of the reasons we go through difficulties is to strengthen our faith (1 Peter 1:6-9).  We all go through them.  Relative to the difficulties we can read about that our brothers and sisters in Syria and Iraq endure, our difficulties can seem minor in comparison. However whether it is saying you […]

  • Out of the heart

    Out of the heart

    “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? 10 I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:9-10 The Scripture clearly shows the connection between the heart and the mouth: “Out of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew […]

  • Logically

    Logically

    So Jesus died for all our sins past, present and future. Therefore there can be no law against anything any more if it is all forgiven. 23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.  1 Corinthians 10:23 Logical. But then […]