Tag: theology

  • He who Overcomes, Part 4: Background Information

    He who Overcomes, Part 4: Background Information

    The seven churches mentioned in turn through Revelation Chapters 2 & 3 are all situated in a small geographic area in south west Turkey. The letters that John wrote to them were given to him using Jesus’ own words which makes them quite special among all the New Testament writings.  Apart from some sentences in Acts to Paul, […]

  • Different View Points

    Different View Points

    The role of the Holy Spirit Grasping God’s Word Assignment 12-1 John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (NIV) A learned intellectual interprets John 3:16 A man with 2 Ph.Ds specialising in […]

  • Cursing while praying

    Cursing while praying

    The Imprecatory Psalms Psalm 12 What is wrong?  Liars on every side, no faithful men to be found, people using powerful and clever words to achieve their own ends.  Sounds like a normal day in the business world. What is the curse? May the LORD cut off all flattering lips and every boastful tongue. V.3 […]

  • Why Egypt welcomed Islam – a bit of church history

    Why Egypt welcomed Islam – a bit of church history

    Or this could be titled “One of the reasons I hate religion”. Until the 4th Century AD it often cost your life to be a Christian.  There were 10 severe persecutions of Christians all over the Roman Empire starting with Nero in AD 60 and ending with Diocletian.  You thought twice before becoming a Christian […]

  • Loving the Greek…..

    Loving the Greek…..

    The New Testament was originally written in Greek since that was the “English” or “lingua Franca” of the the first century.  So I thought it would be a good idea to learn the NT or Koine Greek some years ago.  I must admit though that the vast range of English translations we have seem to […]

  • Changing God’s mind

    Changing God’s mind

    From Acts 27 it is clear that you should always listen to someone who is in communion with God. But even if you don’t God can still be merciful if that godly man (or woman) intercedes on your behalf.  This passage is one of the few in Scripture which shows an example of a man […]