Christmas and the celebration of Christ’s birth

Christmas and the celebration of Christ’s birth are two things that must always be kept separate in our thinking! However, this has become impossible for many Christians in this age because of the impression created by the erroneous but long-established traditions of men that Christmas IS all about Christ’s birth. It is the common misapprehension

The gospel is no longer enough

This thinking pervades much of modern Christianity. It has infected and poisoned the thinking of evangelical, fundamentalist Churches and preachers. It is this concept that lies behind the widespread use of gimmickry to lure an audience to hear the gospel. The idea is to use ‘bait and switch’ tactics to appeal to the worldly and

Rock the river

“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 high cost of compromise

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.

God’s call to public worship

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

Some things you should know about C. S. Lewis!

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

What should the Church sing, Pt2

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),

What should the Church sing? Pt1

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