And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” (Acts 7:60). The above text captures the very last words of Stephen as he was martyred for his faith. He was one of the leaders appointed over the affairs of the church in Acts 6 … Continue reading Gracious in Suffering
As Christians we need to guard ourselves against deception. We must examine ourselves constantly, to see whether we are living in deception.
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
Who do I marry? What work or profession must I take on? Where should I live? etc. are some of the legitimate questions Christians ask. Believers must seek to please God in all they do and hence these questions are commendable. However, these questions tend to be answered in ways that I believe are dangerous … Continue reading Divine Guidance
And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring … Continue reading While Shepherds Watch Their Flocks By Night
Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus , called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God (Romans 1:1) Paul introduces himself as a servant of Christ. He goes on further to say why he is a servant of Christ; he was set apart to proclaim the gospel of God. And as a … Continue reading The Gospel: God’s Message To Humankind.
In the previous article, we established that not all conversions are genuine -- not all that glitters is gold. In this second part, we will go on to see the permanent characteristics of genuine conversion as we can glean from Scriptures. Counterfeit Conversions In dealing with non-genuine conversions, one can distinguish between two kinds: temporal … Continue reading Fake vs Genuine Conversion II