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Articles with shadowBelow are articles which have been compiled from various sources, most of which were written by the leaders in our church as well as some of the congregation. All articles from other sources are appropriately referenced as such.

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About God:

Is God Sovereign?

Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?

Can God Murder?

 

Scripture:

Are the Scriptures Reliable?

 

False Doctrines:

Docetism and Gnosticism in the New Testament

The Danger of False Doctrine

One can put a thousand to flight…?

A few years ago someone in our church confronted me with a question about 2Chorn. 7:14 which says this…

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

The question they asked was a very honest one and though I do not remember the specific question it ran something like this…

“I know lots of Christian who have humbled themselves before God and prayed for our nation…that God would change or replace our current leadership and yet, he has been re-elected for another term. How many have to pray to get this prayer answered?”

I had thought for some time that this verse was wildly misused, but this question presented me with the incentive to dive into this passage and answer that question and others like it, once and for all.

The answers I arrived at are NOT popular for they reveal a total misunderstanding of the who, what , where & why questions presented in the passage as compared to the way this verse is most often used by the body of Christ at large.

If you are the sort of person who cares about truth and what the Bible actually says, then this series of articles is for you, if not, I suggest you just keep on praying the passage the way you always have, just don’t be surprised when you do not get what you wanted.

Faith:

What does it mean to Believe?

Believing for a Good Report

Faith: Tool or Relationship

 

Forgiveness:

 The Truth about 1 John 1:9

 

Grace:

Is the Law fulfilled FOR us or IN us? (The Believer’s relationship to the Law)

 

The Law:

Is the Law fulfilled FOR us or IN us? (The Believer’s relationship to the Law)

 

Relationship with God:

The Truth about 1 John 1:9

Acceptable & Pleasing

 

Shepherds (Pastors, Elders)

Sheep and their Shepherds

 

Spiritual Gifts, Ministries & Callings

God’s Grace and Spiritual Gifts

Spiritaul Gifts, Ministries & Callings

 

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