At times, I’ve had people come to commend me on “being a good person”. It may have been after seeing me serve in church, going the extra yard in work, or just helping out in general day to day life. Sure, if that’s your definition of good then I can tick those boxes I guess. … Continue reading I’m not a good person
A surgeon's scalpel can cause as much injury as a murderer's knife yet we do not consider the scalpel an instrument of violence. When you look at the motives, you begin to see the difference.
Welcome back to week 4 in our series on the modified Baptist Catechism. So far, we’ve addressed the first eight questions of this document. Today, we pick up we left off last week – on what God is. Question 9: Are there more gods than one? Answer 9: There is only one living and true … Continue reading Week 4 in the Catechism
I came from a background where prayer was a silent and personal action that you just kept between God and yourself. Kneel at the pew, and in a ritualistic manner pray to God - your needs, problems and grievances. Silently. There was no discussion of what we prayed about either really, or whether God answered … Continue reading The power of prayer
Hello, and welcome back to our guided tour through the modified Baptist catechism. This week we’re focussing on questions 6, 7, and 8. By now, we have hopefully memorised questions 1-5. If this is your first week with us, please click here to get started. Without further ado, let’s begin. Question 6: May all … Continue reading Week 3 in the Catechism
Apology: This article is 1 week and 1 day late. There were some technical issues last week when I was supposed to post this article, and by the time posting became possible there would not have been sufficient time for memorisation. Then, again, yesterday when I was supposed to post again, I was further hindered. … Continue reading Week 2 in the Catechism
This week we saw that, according to the modified Baptist Catechism: “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever”. This has some further implications for us, and I would like to go into them here. First, allow me to explain why I didn’t include this as part of Tuesday’s ‘guided tour … Continue reading Catechism supplement 1: Glorifying God in our weakness