How often, in a discussion, have you heard of a person being accused hating this or that group because they have disagreed with some aspect of what they say, do or consent to? Who hasn’t been accused of hating many different people because they argued against their lifestyle or theology? It is an invalid argument … More Disagreement does not equal hatred
The ABC reports on the first blessing of the new pope. Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina, delivered his first blessing and message to Rome and the world about an hour after his election as successor of Benedict XVI. Here is a transcript of his first words as Pope as translated from … More Mary, Mary…
What do you think the real issue with suggesting ‘You Need More Money’ is with religious people? Is it with the word ‘money’, or ‘more’, or ‘you need’? Here are a few questions for critics – those who oppose the notion of having enough finance to be able to meet the needs of our dependents, … More Do you need more money?
And now for something more edifying… I think this is now a golden oldie! I can’t say I’m personally that big on Hillsong worship. There are some extraordinarily wonderful songs and melodies alongside some that are instantly forgettable. But at least you know they are worshipping God and it is heart-felt, from Geoff Bullock and … More A light refreshment…
“Of course there will be no progression of the push for homosexual marriage rights to force ministers or churches to acquiesce to homosexual demands to marry them in their churches!” “All we want is the right to be married, that’s all!” Those seem to be the arguments made against the possibility of further demands being … More Gay Marriage • What slippery slope?
Something good is happening on our earth. Jesus is being glorified and the Father worshiped. Let the youth of the planet sing His praises! Let the generations of men and women sing glory to His name! There is revival in the air! Posted by Steve
How does a person become a saint? That is a valid question. The Bible speaks of saints – people who are sanctified, made holy by the blood of Jesus through faith in Him. Saints alive! Paul, in his letters, addresses the saints at various cities in the Asian regions he evangelised. An outstanding characteristic of … More Is Roman Catholic Doctrine Biblical? Canonising Saints
This is a basic understanding of the Roman Catholic Mass, from About Catholicism, called here the central form of worship in their world-wide church. Looking through its basic tenets, it contains several deviations from Jesus’ standards for taking Communion, and which is considered, by the Roman Catholic church to be part of the Sacraments of … More Is Roman Catholic Doctrine Biblical? The Mass
A recent flow of conversation on a Signposts02 thread raised an interesting question when a blogger, conveniently named ‘Anonymous’, gave a partial prophecy of impending doom from God for a well known Australian-based ministry with global connections. Since the blogger used the most common pseudonym it is appropriate to use it for this post, but … More How do you judge online prophecy?
The British PM impressively shows the way on Christian evangelism, reminding the Church of its mission and taking aim at the timidity of Christian leaders. David Cameron last night called on the Archbishop of Canterbury to lead a return to the ‘moral code’ of the Bible. In a highly personal speech about faith, the Prime … More UK PM slams Archbishop over PC values…