'Doctrine' Tagged Posts

'Doctrine' Tagged Posts

Wrong Decisions  

Q.   When I’m cross I make bad decisions. But when I’m very happy I also make wrong decisions. How can I stop making wrong decisions? A.   As human beings we often make wrong decisions because: We’re selfish and mostly decide in favour of what we want; We’re influenced by our feelings, emotions; We’re influenced by the world’s norms and values. When we become Children of…

Water Baptism and Dedicating Babies

Q.   Why do we “Dedicate’ babies to the Lord; is there such a doctrine in the Bible? A.   Some hold that Dedication replaces Infant Baptism or Christening in evangelical churches. This is quite incorrect. Firstly, Infant Baptism is unscriptural and found nowhere in God’s Word. In fact it thwarts God’s teaching on Water Baptism. TheCatholic Encyclopaedia Vol. 2, page 261,…

Tongues the Essential Sign  

Q.   Is Speaking in Tongues an essential sign of being filled with the Holy Spirit? A.   One might ask, When frying eggs and bacon, will one hear the crackling in the pan and will the aroma fill the room? In this poor illustration, these are not essential to the meal; they just happen. We shall see that God has designed Speaking in Tongues for a number of reasons.…

Tongues Dying Out?

Q.    We used to receive a lot of Messages in Tongues long ago, but it seems to be dying out. What’s happened? Isn’t that important anymore? A.   A recent secular publication touched on this very subject! Even the world has noticed that Pentecostal Christians are changing. The article has some suggestions as to why this is happening: Speaking in Tongues is quite weird to…

Tithing in Tough Times

Q.   With times so tough, does God actually expect us to tithe? Are we being legalistic? What does the Bible teach? A.   Well, that’s quite a question. Sadly this Mag can’t give a full-length study on your subject; however, full notes are available upon request. For the serious enquirer, the main Scriptures to consider are Gen 14:15-24, Deut 26:1-4, Mal 3:8-12 and Heb…

Tithing and the Law

Q.   If we are no longer under the Law, why should I still tithe? A.    There are perhaps three major reasons why people don’t tithe. First, they may be selfish; they’re not concerned with ancient Theology, and consider God’s claim ridiculous. Second, some are fearful that their stretched finances couldn’t carry the load, and are afraid to take drastic steps of faith.…

Tithing and the Bible

Q.   With times being so tough, does God actually expect us to tithe? Are we being legalistic? What does the Bible teach? A.   Well, that’s quite an ask. Sadly this Mag can’t give a full-length study on your subject; however, full notes are available upon request. For the serious enquirer, the main Scriptures to consider are Gen 14:15-24, Deut 26:1-4, Mal 3:8-12 and Heb…

The Road Back  

Q.    I’ve had a serious moral failure and feel so bad that, though I’ve repented and the Elders and the Church have forgiven me, I can’t even get back to fellowship. What can I do? A.   Jesus told Peter that he would deny Him three times and even said that a rooster would crow to highlight his failure. Peter was offended that Jesus could even think such a thing of him,…

The Nephilim

Q.   Were the ‘sons of God’ (Nephilim) in Gen 6:1-4 fallen angels, and were their children from ‘the daughters of men’ demons? A.   While some would hold to these thoughts, there is no foundation in Scripture to validate the idea that fallen angels produced offspring with human women. Wild guesswork! Your Concordance will tell you that ‘nephilim’, the word used here,…

The Bible’s Direction for Water Baptism

Q.   Why do I need to be baptised in water? A.   The most important reason is that Jesus Himself commanded His disciples to be baptised in water. The Lord Jesus instructed Water Baptism personally. If you are committed to Him, do His bidding. Water Baptism is a believer’s step of faith producing an act of obedience born out of a heart of love for his Lord. John 14:15   If…