Notes on Daniel 2:1-49 Pondering about what the future holds has long exercised the mind of man. Nebuchadnezzar had just become King and in the wake of an extraordinary/meteoric rise to super-power status, he wondered what the future would hold. Cp v29. In a most dramatic and unexpected fashion he got his desire to know
The apostasy of the Anglican Church in Canada continues to evidence itself. At its recent tri-annual General Synod in Halifax it was resolved to continue to “engage in theological and scriptural study of human sexuality” and to include the “voices of gays and lesbians” in that process. Since the last Synod in 2007, two parishes
I have just read an article that highlights the gross ignorance of Scripture that prevails among professing Christians today. The following is a quotation from the article: “ Americans love their Bibles. So much so that they keep them in pristine, unopened condition. Or, as George Gallup Jr. and Jim Castelli said in a widely
“Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?” (Matthew 17:19 AV) These are words that highlight the devastating lack of spiritual power experienced by the disciples on this occasion. It is a question I believe must be asked by the people of God everywhere today.
“What I mean by evangelistic: we’d go for an hour and a half of head-bangin’ music; I’d get up, preach, and give an invitation.” Franklin Graham interviewed by Canadian Christianity, April 8th, 2010. Rock the river is a ‘ministry’ of the Billy Graham Organisation aimed at young people. In the Fall of 2010 Rock the
The ancient and tragic history of the life of Jehoshaphat, King ofJudah, that is a lesson to every Christian in this modern age of ecumenical compromise. “…Whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning” (Romans 15:4). King Jehoshaphat came to the throne ofJudah in the fourth year of King Ahab’s reign in Israel.
The question of attendance at public worship is one that few of God’s people consider with the serious thought that it deserves. To many, whether to be present at a place of worship or not is a matter of personal convenience rather than a duty that God has laid upon them. In Hebrews10:19 the Apostle
In the minds of many of God’s people there is confusion on this subject. Part of the reason for this is that the Bible does not pronounce clearly on the matter of abstinence. It is often alleged that a stand against Christians drinking alcoholic beverage is unscriptural and is an improper binding of the conscience
The writings of C.S. Lewis have again come into prominence with the release of the Hollywood version of The Lion, the witch and the wardrobe. Many evangelicals see this as a tremendous opportunity to present gospel truth. The claim is made that C.S. Lewis’ fictional writings are saturated with Biblical truth and even are a
The prevailing climate in the professing Church of Christ today is one of accommodating everyone and their various beliefs. Important differences are set aside in order that unity of sorts may be had. Many go along with this idea because it is popular, easy and may at first seem advantageous. It may be argued that by being a little less strict on doctrinal positions and a little more tolerant of diverse opinions, the church will be more popular and so more people will come under its influence. The end therefore will justify the means. Such reasoning may be popular and pleasing to many, but IS IT RIGHT?
An examination of the Greek terms psalmos, humnos and ode as they are used in the Septuagint version of the Scriptures to see if the practice of the LXX lends support to the concept of exclusive psalmody. The Septuagint, or LXX (so called because of the story that it was the work of 70 translators),
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. Col 3:16 It is insisted by some that the only legitimate and acceptable way for the Christian Church to worship God in
This modem age is one of ecumenical activity and spiritual compromise. The old truths of the Word of God have been jettisoned in order to maintain a false and unscriptural unity in professing Christendom. Many who profess to belong to Christ are caught up in this wicked movement. Most are involved because they are ignorant of what the Bible has to say about such things. What does the Bible say about ecclesiastical separation?
The Free Presbyterian Church has through its history opposed ecumenism and apostacy and has vociferously stood for the historic Scriptural position of being separated unto the gospel of God, Romans 1:1. It is the God-given duty of every faithful gospel minister and of the Church of Christ to sound a note of alarm…