Abstract: The form of spiritual decline that is occurring in Reformed (Calvinistic) churches in South Africa comprises the denial of fundamental Christian doctrines. The five doctrines involved are (1) a premillennial eschatology, (2) sanctification as a second work of grace, (3) salvation through regeneration, (4) the inerrancy of the Bible as God’s Word, and (5) the Deity of Jesus. Some denominations are in an early stage of decline while others have advanced much further. Continue reading “Spiritual Decline in Reformed Churches in SA”
The concept of a “lukewarm Christian” comes from Revelation 3, where Jesus criticizes a church for being full of believers who were neither hot nor cold—not cold, dead, or unbelieving, but not on fire for Jesus, either. He basically said, “I l like hot coffee and cold brew, but if it’s room temp, I want to spew it out of my mouth” (cf. Revelation 3:16). Continue reading “Are you a lukewarm Christian?”
Really? Is this what the Bible teaches?
In writing this analysis, it is important to note that the Pentecostal movement is diverse and heterogeneous. Some charismatic Christian groups are extremely adhoc and fluid in technique, such as the Wesley and quasi Pentecostal-Baptists churches, whilst other groups are more organized and rigid. For example, the United Pentecostal Church, other so-called independent “Oneness” Pentecostals and at times the Assemblies of God. And as a result, the diversity of Pentecostal movements must be taken into account when reading this analysis.
Perhaps the title of this article needs some definition. By “generation” I am speaking of that group of people from the mid-teens, to those who are around thirty years of age. Continue reading “The Shocking New “Christian” Generation”
The blog post below addresses the astonishing lack of discernment among self-professed Christians when it comes to contemporary Christian music (CCM).
The knowledge of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Pro 9:10). Contrary to this, the beginning of foolishness is to deny God and think and live according to one’s own, limited understanding. The natural knowledge and desires of human beings are perverted because of the Fall. A life without the knowledge of God is the breeding-ground for deception and wrong priorities. The Bible refers to the following ten kinds of spiritual foolishness, some of which even Christians may be guilty of: Continue reading “Ten Kinds of Spiritual Foolishness”
A house built on sand is a house without a proper foundation – it is bound to collapse when it is battered by heavy storms, despite its solid appearance Continue reading “Houses Built on Sand”
I actually had this little piece ‘fire of the Holy Spirit’ in another of my articles but felt very strongly I needed to put this into a separate article and expand on it a little, because this is something that no one ever talks about.
The problem is the Alpha course is NOT what it presents itself to be and is part of Vatican II’s Evangelization program.
Most follow along as they have been taught, assuming that what they believe and do is right. They take their beliefs for granted and never take time to PROVE them. Continue reading “Christians and Pagan holidays?”
An evil is in the professed camp of the Lord, so gross in its impudence, that the most shortsighted can hardly fail to notice it during the past few years. It has developed at an abnormal rate, even for evil. Continue reading “Feeding Sheep or Amusing Goats?”
In September 2006 a new religious movie premiered in South Africa, called Faith Like Potatoes. I say a religious movie rather than a truly Christian movie, because although it claims to be based on the life story of Continue reading “Faith Like Potatoes, or Biblical Faith?”
In there can be no doubt whatsoever that, within worldwide `Christendom’, the religious phenomenon of the twentieth century is the Pentecostal / Charismatic Movement. Continue reading “Charismatic Doctrine – Be Warned”
Nothing had done more damage to the people involved in Pentecostal and Charismatic churches than false teachings related to activities of the Holy Ghost. Continue reading “Arm yourself against False Teachings”
And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, Continue reading “18 Dangers of the Charismatic Movement”
Writing on such a controversial subject as speaking in tongues is certainly not the best way to make friends. On the contrary, it is the surest method of losing some of them. Continue reading “Today’s Speaking in Tongues”