The Rapture

A great many professing Christians dismiss the doctrine of the rapture as a fallacy of fundamentalism because the word rapture is not found in scripture, but neither is the word Trinity, yet they accept the doctrine of the Trinity as a valid scriptural teaching without any reservation whatsoever. It is not crucial to sound Christian doctrine that the word defining it is not in scripture. What is crucial is that the doctrine itself stresses its authority in scripture. Both the doctrines of the...

Sowing And Reaping

Just as surely as everything in nature reproduces after its kind, harvests being as sure as sowings, so every one of us will reap what we sow in this life and be solely responsible for our destiny in eternity (CP Ga 6 7-8). This is God's law of sowing and reaping and it applies to every aspect of our Christian walk - to the giving of ourselves, our finances and our time to others our financial support of the ministry our moral behaviour and our Christian service. V8 clearly teaches that anyone...

The Christian Calling Winning Souls To Christ

It is the responsibility of every believer in the New Testament Church to win souls to Christ. That is the Christian calling. It is not an option for believers, but a command that has to obeyed Christ has commanded it (CP Mt 28 18-20 Mk 16 15-16 Ac 1 6-8 10 42-43). Christ's directive to His followers in Mt 28 and Mk 16 has been termed the Great Commission in the contemporary Church, but that term is a misnomer. Christ's directive is more than a commission - it is a command. A commission can be...

Confessing Gods Word

The word confessing here means assenting to saying the same thing as. It is translated in the New Testament as both confession and profession (CP Ro 10 9-10 1Ti 6 12-13 He 3 1 4 14 10 23). When we confess or profess something we proclaim it to be true we are assenting to its truth. Confessing God's word means saying the same thing as God's word, the Bible, says. Holding fast our confession means continuously saying the same things as God's word says. Thus our confession is what we say all the...