The Rapture? We have not written on the rapture before, although we have often spoken on the subject. But recently we have met many people who do not understand how to teach others concerning this great subject. Controversy surrounds the doctrine. Fellowship is broken based on the doctrine. There are fractures within those who do … More Rapture? Rubbish! Part 3
For many American fundamentalist Christians, the Rapture forms part of the scenario of events that will happen at the end of the world. Read about Catholic teaching on the Rapture, the meaning and origin of the Rapture doctrine and the problems this teaching presents. Raptured or Not? A Catholic Understanding “What is the Catholic teaching … More Rapture? Rubbish! Part 2
Does the Bible really teach ‘The Rapture’, as the world believes it? 1. Does the Bible anywhere contain the word ‘Rapture?’ No. This word is not contained in any standard historical edition of any Bible. 2. Where did the ‘Rapture’ concept come from? The concept of ‘The Rapture’ was construed from a dream that one Margaret … More Rapture? Rubbish! Part 1
OK so there’s an interesting debate taking place on whether Christians should be tolerant. In some ways we should, of course, but there are other areas of our faith where we cannot be, simply because it goes against the mandate we have to win souls and make disciples, and also because there is a revealed … More Should Christians be tolerant?
From an article in the BBC News, this story of a survivor of the Holocaust. We should never forget the horrors inflicted on Jews and other groups in the concentration death camps of World War 2. To forget or deny that these atrocities happened is a step towards repetition. Holocaust survivor Henia Bryer: Prisoner number A26188 … More Prisoner number A26188
God works in mysterious ways — and in the eyes of Katy Perry‘s parents, her recent divorce from Russell Brand is one of the ways, because God used to the divorce to fill the rafters of their church. Pastors Keith and Mary Hudson preached to the congregation at Church On The Rise in Westlake, OH … More God can use sin to fill churches
July 2012 By Christian Piatt We Christians have a remarkable talent for sticking our feet in our mouths. When searching the words most commonly associated with “Christian,” the list ain’t pretty. I think part of this can be attributed to a handful of phrases that, if stricken from our vocabulary, might make us a little … More 40 Cliches Christians Should Never Use
read Post 1 HERE By scotmcknight In a previous post we looked at what Jesus taught about hell. The traditionalists contend the rest of the authors of the New Testament tow the line alongside Jesus. Today we want to sketch what Edward Fudge, in Hell: A Final Word, summarizes about James, Acts, Peter, Paul, Hebrews, and … More Post 2: Hell: From James to John
Scot McKnightThe traditional view of hell rests on four pillars: that the OT says nothing; that the Jewish view at the time of Jesus was one of eternal conscious punishment; that Jesus’ view was thoroughly Jewish; and that the NT authors follow Jesus. Edward Fudge, in Hell: A Final Word , subjects each of these to … More Post 1: What Did Jesus Teach (about hell)?
A RESPONSE TO MARK DRISCOLL”S TWEET by Rev. Emily C. Heath I pastor a church of strong political opinions, both Republican and Democrat. I have parishioners who support the Tea Party, and parishioners for whom the Democrats are far too conservative. But every Sunday morning, when we pass the peace of Christ in worship, they cross … More Mark Driscoll, Barack Obama and the Jealous Disciples