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1 Corinthians 12: A simple explanation on Spiritual gifts, love, tongues, and unity.

A brief Guide to understanding 1 Corinthians 12 and the Gifts of the Spirit.   1 Corinthians 12 is one of the most important texts in understanding how we move and act as the Church. It is an important one to understand so I want to try to explain in here as simply and as straightforwardly as I can.   Context and what is Paul talking about:   When Paul writes in his lette ...

Sanctification: How does it work?

So, what is sanctification. I may have turned you off from reading further simply by using the word “sanctification” however, this is vitally important to understanding your relationship with Jesus Christ. Sanctification is the process by which you became “made righteous”. That was an awkward way of saying it, but you’ll see why I say “by which you became ‘made righteous’. Fir ...

Saved by works?...explaining James chapter 2.

I want to look at James 2, what does James 2 mean and does it contradict what Paul wrote in Romans and Ephesians about the place of works? First off, a question… What makes you exist? If I were to dissect a body, and take out the parts of that body, would it be the heart, the brain, the liver, the spine, would any of those things define existence? The answer would be “no”. Lik ...

Dangerous Doctrine: Sepratism

Dangerous Doctrine #2: Separatism and seclusionism: “It’s just me and God and that’s all that matters”. Ok so this one is a fair bit shorter than my last instalment and a bit less formal and academic. This is because this is something that to me get’s a bit more personal, as the Christians around me don’t generally fall into the trap of Shepherding or being overly controlled, ...

Dangerous Doctrine: Shepherding

Dangerous Doctrines: Shepherding.I want to do a series on Dangerous doctrines. It may take a while between blogs as this one has taken me a month to write.. This isn’t to bash churches with different worship styles or even those that disagree on theological subjects. Jesus’ warning in Matthew 7 is about the danger of deception. While there are times when people get things wrong ...

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