The modern church teaches that you can’t love your neighbour until you love yourself. The Bible teaches the opposite. The Bible teaches that if you want to be a genuine disciple you have to hate yourself (Luke 14:26,27,33).
The twelve disciples served Jesus in love with themselves. They proved this when they told the children to go away; they proved it when they asked for thrones next to Jesus, they proved it when they wanted to call fire down from heaven; and they proved it when they deserted Jesus at the inquisition.
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Q. What’s faith?
In simple terms … faith is relying on God no matter what is going on around you or to you.
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Without faith it’s impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6). The defining quality of a genuine Christian is faith. Most church-goers assume they have it, but few do. Faith cannot be manufactured; it’s born of God. Faith is initiated at the point of
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Q. Why did God remove King Saul from the throne? 1 Samuel 15
King David deliberately plotted murder against one of his loyal subjects in order to cover-up his sin of adultery, yet God forgave him. How come God didn’t forgive King Saul? Read the rest of this entry »
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Q. How would you describe a mature Christian?
Many would describe maturity as sensitive, caring, empathetic and listens to my needs. The truth is these are all feeling measurements. Real Godly maturity is Read the rest of this entry »
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Recently I read a book that stated that the evidence of your salvation is the level at which you willingly give. Is that the truth? Read the rest of this entry »
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God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble, 1 Peter 5:5
Most people think humility is being nice, polite and not being proud about yourself, but humility is not a human trait, it’s a Read the rest of this entry »
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If a child says to their father “I appreciate what you’ve done for me”, and then chooses to truant from school, speaks rudely to their mother, or practices sexual promiscuity behind the parent’s back, that’s a contradiction. How can you say you appreciate the parent and at the same time disrespect and defame the parent’s principles or your father’s wife?
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A humanist in the church started a concept that’s not endorsed by the Word of God. Unconditional love sounds right but it’s not. Unconditional love means that God will love me no matter what I do. That’s a lie! God’s love is conditional. His ten commandments are conditions for His love (Exodus 20). Repentance with the right attitude is a condition for His love; Peter was forgiven, but Judas was cursed; David was forgiven, but King Saul was cursed; Jacob was forgiven, but Esau was hated, Romans 9:13. If you sin, knowingly or unknowingly, there is a consequential punishment; and if you resist correction you can lose your Read the rest of this entry »
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