To make complete disciples we must attend to the whole Word in scriptural proportion.
Category: Column: David Kowalski
The New testament is filled with reminders that sanctification is of the Holy Spirit and that the life we live is one of expressing what Christ has worked into us.
God relates to His people with the tenderness of a father toward his daughter.
Christ-like love is not seen in a momentary show of emotions.
What was once a time for teaching has largely become more of a time of fellowship falsely labelled teaching.
Princianism is a blend of semi-Calvinism, New Thought, Quietism, and Sandemanianism that falls outside the boundaries of biblical and historic orthodoxy.
The wording of the Nicene Creed has thus been a standard part of historical orthodoxy. To reject its wording is imprudent and leaves the door open for heresy. I believe the wording of the creed is both biblical and wise.
I find the portrayal of the meeting to be a microcosm of revival movements in particular and church life in general. Where would we place ourselves in the picture?
Luke's account of Jesus' baptism does not contradict the other Gospels which say John the Baptist does the baptizing.
One Sunday in 1855, Charles Spurgeon preached a sermon titled "The Power of the Holy Ghost." In the midst of the sermon, he speaks in a manner that can only be described as prophetic, as he speaks of a coming, latter-day outpouring of God's Spirit upon His people.
Though some people believe Genesis chapters one and two give contradictory accounts of creation, this is not a valid conclusion to draw from the biblical evidence.
Description is not necessarily prescription.
The issue of whether or not eating blood is permitted is admittedly complex but we can come to scriptural conclusions on this matter.
I have found that seeing how these distinct though interrelated parts of our inner being interact helps me in understanding people -- including myself -- and in helping others see saving and guiding truth.
Sometimes it helps to take a second look at what we think the Bible teaches. Even if you differ with the conclusions, you may find this article helpful.