It is not uncommon to hear preachers say, "Your prayer was not answered because you didn't have enough faith!" or "He was not healed because he did not have enough faith!" or "That happened because you doubted!" Have you heard such teachings or accusations? We'll examine this teaching by comparing it with what the Bible says.
There is a common false teaching so rampant in Christianity today, which teaches that you have power within you - or that God has given you that power - to imagine, speak and make things happen through words. Is it really what the Bible teaches?
What if I told you that what millions of Christians believe about faith is totally wrong and no different from new age teachings? What if you got it wrong all along? Have you ever examined what the Bible teaches about faith?
I mostly write about what's in the Bible. But this time, I'm writing about my Bible - a specific Bible that I now own and cherish. I love to read the Bible because it has turned my whole life upside-down, for better. And I also collect Bibles (my wife knows my obsession with Bibles -… Continue reading My New Bible
Reflecting on our Facebook "friendiversary"
Few weeks ago, my wife and I were having a discussion about Christian life in general. In the middle of our conversation, my wife popped up this question - "So what is actually a victorious Christian life?". I paused for a moment and said, "Keeping the faith- as simple as that!". Though my answer was… Continue reading Keeping The Faith
Jesus confronts us with a calling that challenges us to give up pursuits that we hold dear. Luke 14:26-27 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not… Continue reading “Welcome to life!”
We need the following to truly and rightly know God: Word of God. Church History. Guidance of the Holy Spirit. You will agree with me on number one - our idea of God must come from the inspired Word of God - the sixty six books of Canon containing the Old and New testaments. You… Continue reading Why is Church History important?
If you would ask me one word that today's popular prosperity preachers hate, I would immediately say, "repentance". They hate it and its meaning and its implications to the core. They abhor it so much that they twist it into something light, easy and less-important, eventually making it of no effect so that that average,… Continue reading Why Repent Everyday?
Few weeks ago, at our Bible study, our pastor brought up this question. We were challenged as to how often we think about this glorious truth - and its implications. We had this discussion as we were beginning a study on the Gospel of John - simply amazing! I did not stop there. I went… Continue reading “What does it mean to be a child of God?”