Rates of depression have risen by more than 18 per cent since 2005, with 300 million people estimated to suffer from the condition. SBS NEWS: 31st March 2017 In a world that is becoming more and more detached from relationships with people face to face is it any wonder that we are getting more depressed? … Continue reading Depression in Zion
A common error in the translation of the Scriptures is to make many things mean sometime in the distant future when we die. Here is an example. Romans 6:8 (ASV) But if we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him; The translators want Paul to support their understanding which they … Continue reading Not future but now
Just as I wrote in the previous post on Romans 6:8 that we live with God now not in some distant future after we have died….so again I want to look at another verse which my brethren put off to “in heaven when we die.” 2Co 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be … Continue reading Righteous now by exchange
Listening to grace preachers has made me realise that they are leaving their sheep in Adam under a covering they call grace. They talk about God giving us grace that covers all our sin and shame and our past. The congregations sing these same ideas in worshipful ways to further embed the message of grace. … Continue reading You are Adam no more
I have been looking at Paul’s words in first Timothy for the last four posts. In the first verse he tells us that he was called according to the commandment of God.That charge or mandate from Jesus was to preach the Gospel of Grace in order to turn the hearts of the Gentiles from darkness … Continue reading A good conscience
First published 6th September 2016 - but added to for clarity Psa 110:1 A Psalm of David. The LORD said to my Lord,"Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool." Psa 110:2 The LORD shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! … Continue reading From the Womb of the morning
Could it be that those who insist on keeping the Law are the lawless ones? Many accusations are thrown at people who preach Grace by the Law keeper section of the church. They love to quote the anomia word as in Matthew 7:23 and other places. It is true that Grace is not a license … Continue reading Who are the lawless ones?
I heard a Christian song recently in which was sung “I will live my life for You.” It is this idea I want to investigate and preach on. Do we live our life for God? Almost all believers will say yes of course we do! Paul said in 2 Corinthians 5… 2Co 5:14 For the love of … Continue reading The just shall live by faith