We depart from Biblical teaching when we think that today’s so-called gospel rock, gospel clowns, gospel magicians, and other forms of gospel entertainment can legitimately be employed to communicate spiritual truth. The Scriptures teach that the world is on its own, “without hope and without God” (Ephesians 2:12). Therefore, instead of borrowing worldly methods to reach the world, Christians are sent forth like the apostle Paul, “to open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God”
Is your church a cult?
With the explosion of different sects that claim to honour and follow Jesus, how does one differentiate between true Biblical Christianity and an aberrant religious movement? Just what are “the marks of a cult?”
“The wicked who borrow money but then fail to repay it”
Jesus took these notions another radical step when he challenged his followers to examine their way of living: “And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back” (Luke 6:34–35).
Are other religions good?
Christians, by definition, believe Christ to be God- made-man, God-in-the-flesh. His claims cannot be amended, watered down, relativised, negotiated away or nuanced into acceptability. But this exclusivism is not an exclusivism of Christian culture, of Christian ethics or of Christians as the only candidates for heaven.
Should Christians Participate in Practices of Other Faiths?
Should a Christian use some Zen Buddhist meditation techniques? Should Chinese Christians use Confucius as their teacher of social ethics? Should Christian pacifists learn from Gandhi’s methods? Should Jewish Christians celebrate the Jewish holidays? Such questions should be addressed with great care, for religion is the active, actual service of God, gods, spirits or demons.
The Sanctity of life must be matched by Concern
The Bible as a whole clearly states that life comes from God as His gift and that we are answerable to him for what we do with our own and other people’s lives. Such responsibility means that we shall all answer before the judgment seat for our actions and failures to act. Thus, any and every taking of life is a most serious business and requires justification to God.
Does God exist?
If God exists, then we are accountable to Him for our actions. If God does not exist, then we can do whatever we want, without having to worry about God judging us. That is why many of those who deny the existence of God cling strongly to the theory of naturalistic evolution—it gives them an alternative to believing in a Creator God.
Your kingdom come the doctrine of eschatology – Lesson 1
Looks at how God’s plan for history leads to the ultimate goal of completing his kingdom.
Your kingdom come the doctrine of eschatology – Lesson 2
Considers how individual human beings experience the events of the last days.
Your kingdom come the doctrine of eschatology – Lesson 3
Explores what the Bible says about Christ’s “second coming” and its relationship to events that lead to the end of the age.
What Is man – Lesson 1
Explores what human beings were like when God first created us and placed us in the Garden of Eden.
What Is Man – Lesson 3
Examines what the Bible says about human sin, and especially its negative effects on humanity.
Making biblical decisions – Lesson 1
Establish a definition of Christian ethics, examine the threefold criteria of good works and present a biblical threefold process for making ethical decisions.
Making biblical decisions – Lesson 2
Explore the authority of God and his word in ethics.
Making biblical decisions – Lesson 3
Explore the proper standards for ethical decisions by investigating the divine authorship and the attributes of Scripture.
Making biblical decisions – Lesson 5
Focuses on how a proper understanding of situations can help us understand God’s revelation.
Making Biblical Decisions – Lesson 6
Focuses on the overarching goal that God has laid before us, namely, the success and triumph of his kingdom as it spreads from heaven to cover the whole earth.
Making biblical decisions – Lesson 7
Identifies the major components of the ethical situation we encounter in the modern world, and to explain how each component bears on the ethical decisions we must make.
Making biblical decisions – Lesson 8
Explores the existential perspective by looking at the relationship between goodness and our being, focusing on how goodness relates to who we are.
Making biblical decisions – Lesson 9
Investigates the existential perspective on ethics by looking at the ways our motives and intentions affect the morality of our decisions.
The primeval history – Lesson 1
Gives an overview of the primeval history, the literary structure, original meaning and modern application of Genesis 1-11.
The epistle of James – Lesson 1
Introduces the epistle of James as the New Testament book of wisdom, and examines the author, audience, occasion of writing, and the letter’s structure and content.
The book of Revelation – Lesson 1
Explains how Revelation’s context and setting can help us understand its original meaning and apply its message to our own lives in the modern world.
The book of Revelation – Lesson 2
Explores the literary composition of Revelation and explains the significance of its outline and major arguments.
The book of Hebrews – Lesson 1
Introduces perspectives on the author, audience, date and purpose of the book of Hebrews that can help us interpret the original meaning and apply this book to our modern world.
The book of Hebrews – Lesson 2
Explores the rhetorical tools the author of Hebrews used to exhort his original audience to remain faithful to Jesus, and explains how the author wove recurring elements into persuasive presentations.
The Primeval History – Lesson 2
Examines Genesis 2:4-3:24, the story of Adam and Eve’s sin in the garden.
The primeval history – Lesson 3
Examines Genesis 4:1-6:8, describing how human beings began to fill the world with violence, and how God reacted to those troubles.
The primeval history – Lesson 4
Examines Genesis 6:9-11:9, describing the direction God established for his people to follow after the great flood in the days of Noah.
He gave us Prophets – Lesson 1
Explores the confusion about prophecy, a prophet’s experience, original meaning and New Testament perspectives on Old Testament prophecy.