- Christians Must Not Allow Differences in Non-Essential Matters to Hinder Unity By:-Max Aplin
There are some Christians who regard all believers outside their own denomination as no more than half-brothers and half-sisters in Christ. However, even when we are convinced that professing Christians are quite seriously mistaken about something, there are many times when it is nevertheless right to regard them as full brothers and sisters in Christ. In fact, there is no such thing as a half-brother or half-sister in Christ. If someone says they are a Christian, we should treat that person as a full brother or sister unless they do or say something intolerable, in which case we should treat them as a false brother or sister.
- What Counts as True Success in Life? By:-Max Aplin
If someone does not know God and is not saved from their sins, their life can only be described as extremely unsuccessful, regardless of what else they experience. If somebody does know God and is saved from their sins, their life can only be described as comparatively very successful, regardless of how much they suffer.
- Blessings Follow in Serving God By:-Joseph B. Glosenger
Many blessings come to us, when we dedicate our lives wholly to the LORD God. In this article, I write on the nature of these blessings, and I go into what we need to be doing for God to receive them. God truly is our wonderful, loving Father, and he pays us well for dedicating ourselves to being his servants, as I show in this article, supported by biblical truth.
- THE DNA OF THE BODY OF CHRIST - PART 1 By:-Femi Omotoyinbo
Since the fall of humanity, there has been constant perspiration to be in one with reality for existence was void of life and therefore vague.
The gap between humanity and reality kept enlarging, engulfing lots and lots of souls until Christ [Agnus Dei] volunteered to bridge the gap.
Christ through the Good News is yet calling people into the eternal genetic structure of God.
This humanness of Jesus Christ is the first insight into His bodily image.
“Bodily image of Christ” hereby stands as a standard commutation for the “Body of Christ.”
Actually, it will be a misnomer if on a biologically view, a body will indeed be without genetic information, genetic codification or the DNA. It is by this DNA that all those who take part in the heavenly trait are recognized.
There is a DNA passed from the Father to Jesus (the Son) while the genuine co-heirs inherit it from the Son. The admonition is now for the DNA to be maintained. But what is the DNA? [Please read the Part two for more.]
- Laying on of Hands Is a Means, Not Just a Symbol By:-Max Aplin
Some Christians believe that the laying on of hands is a mere symbol of something that takes place spiritually, and that if the hands were omitted, the spiritual event would always take place anyway. In fact, laying on hands is a means by which God does various things, and it makes sense to think that omitting the hands when God wants them to be used will sometimes mean that He does not do the thing that He wants to do. All churches should include the laying on of hands in their practice.
- Every Christian Should Tell Others What They Have Seen God Do By:-Max Aplin
The theme of Christians telling others what they have seen God do is found frequently in Scripture. All of us should make a practice of telling others about our experiences of God. Christian testimony builds up fellow believers in the faith and can help lead people to Christ.
- Baptism in the Holy Spirit Is for New Christians By:-Max Aplin
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is intended for Christians from the time that they are first born again. The idea, found in some Pentecostal circles, that a Christian should aspire to reach a level of spirituality where they are ready for baptism in the Spirit, is a mistake. If someone is a Christian, then he or she is ready for Spirit baptism.
- For Christians to Say That There Is Only One True Faith Makes Perfect Sense By:-Max Aplin
Christians are often accused of being narrow-minded and arrogant for claiming that there is only one true faith. However, the incarnation, crucifixion and resurrection are events of such enormous significance, that every religion which does not acknowledge them has completely missed the point of God’s interactions with the world. There can be only one true faith.
- In the Early Church Was It Only Apostles Who Laid on Hands for Spirit Baptism? By:-Max Aplin
There are Christians who argue in this way: In the early church, only apostles laid on hands for baptism in the Holy Spirit; because there are no apostles today, there is no longer any place for the laying on of hands for Spirit baptism. However, firstly, even if it were the case that only apostles laid on hands for Spirit baptism in the early church, we would still expect others to take over this practice once they were dead. And, secondly, there is in fact substantial evidence that in the early church non-apostles often laid on hands for Spirit baptism.
- I am a Christian: Fact or Bluff? By:-Jenny Ann Cascante
“I go to church every Sunday. I always pray, read bible, give offerings and sing Gospel songs. I love Jesus! Do I need to do anything just to prove that I am a true Christian?”
Sometimes, this kind of line comes to our mind when our leaders in our church imparts to us that we need to do some activities that are different to the things we do usually in church. Like joining different ministries, undergo training, be present at cell group, do evangelism, etc.
- Imitation as a Principle of Christian Conduct By:-Max Aplin
Whether by imitating Jesus, God, biblical personalities, or Christians we know, or by one church imitating another, imitation should be a major principle in Christian conduct. Whenever we see things that are good, we should not just admire but always aim to follow suit. This is a very simple principle, but one that is so worth putting into practice.
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