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Covenants defined – and what they mean for you

Very often, Christians substitute the word ‘agreement’ for ‘covenant’. They present the idea that a covenant is some sort of agreement between God and us. But God’s Covenants are not like ‘agreements’. The word ‘agreement’ carries with it the idea that two groups or the representatives of such groups come together to negotiate an agreement. They, as it were, sit around the table and thrash out a deal. Various proposals, points or clauses are debated, argued over, refined, modified and eventually agreed upon such that a final Agreement is then drawn up. So in this interpretation, a Covenant becomes a sort ratified and signed final negotiated agreement, a sort of ‘contract’ that is signed up to by both parties. But this is not the Biblical idea of a Covenant as presented by God. God’s Covenants are much more one-sided than this. Continue reading

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How do I live my Christian life?

How do you live the Christian life? It sounds like an easy question doesn’t it, but in giving an answer to it, most people go on to talk about WHAT they consider they should be doing as a Christian – … Continue reading

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Statements of faith

Why is the ‘Statement of faith’ concerning this blog (under the tab ‘About this blog’ above) quite short and general in tone? Sometimes you may have found that you have had to move to a new location, perhaps as part … Continue reading

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Following Jesus versus teaching, doctrine and theology

I sometimes find myself getting a bit annoyed. Many professing Christians that I meet these days seem to say something like: ‘I don’t bother much with doctrine, teaching and labels – I just follow Jesus’. When you are busy studying as I … Continue reading

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The authority of the Bible – Lecture by Tom Wright

The status or authority of the Bible is a very important topic that many Christians seem to have gone somewhat astray with regard to. Here some valid and important considerations by Tom Wright on this theme….  How Can The Bible Be … Continue reading

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