On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part III

In the final part of this article series, we consider the teaching on what is termed as the age of responsibility and its application to our subject of discussion. The age of accountability It is not as if children don’t sin. Much as we would love to deny it, we see quite early in the … Continue reading On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part III

On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part II

In the previous article, we considered some oppositions to infants who die in their infancy going to heaven, proposed the contrary view, and set out to resolve the bottlenecks from the Biblical standpoint. We begin part II of this series by considering Adam’s sin and its effect on his posterity. Adam’s sin The relevant passage … Continue reading On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part II

On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part I

The subject of whether infants who die in their infancy will go to heaven is one that is rarely taught from our pulpits. Albeit, it is one of much interest in theological circles across faiths. This three-part article attempts to consider what the Bible teaches on the subject. Immediate Oppositions The immediate opposition to infants … Continue reading On Infants, Heaven and Original Sin Part I

A COVENANT WITH THE EYE

In a place where I used to work few years back, there was a seller of DVDs who came by weekly to sell his wares to some of my colleagues. On one occasion, he brought along some “blue films”. I was with a senior colleague in our staff common room. He asked if I would … Continue reading A COVENANT WITH THE EYE

Take Up Your Bible And Read

"Tolle, lege! Tolle, lege!" ("Take up and read; take up and read"). These are the words of St. Augustine recounting his conversion in his most popular work, Confessions, where, in a state of weeping and brokenness of heart, he hears a voice echoing from the neighbouring house to pick up his Bible and read. Augustine would … Continue reading Take Up Your Bible And Read

Is This All There Is To Christmas?

The excitement is almost palpable. One can’t help but notice the jolly faces and the height of expectation as Christmas approaches. Christmas lights went up as early as mid-November where I live. Streets are sparkling when you go out at night. Christmas music everywhere. The line-up of entertainment activities is endless—from festive foods, to customised … Continue reading Is This All There Is To Christmas?

How Not To Preach The Gospel

Recently, I read an online article on a Facebook contact’s wall with a captivating title, “How to Preach the Gospel: The ‘Blessing’ Outreach.” I was exhilarated as I opened to read. But was disappointed.  In the article, the author sought to provide some tips for effective evangelism. In summary, the article suggested that for effective … Continue reading How Not To Preach The Gospel