Doctrine (Page 10)
There have of course been those who have taken the story (of Mary MacKillop) as an opportunity to criticize the church and Christianity in general. They are always careful of course to praise MacKillop for the work that she did before seeking to undermine the very reason for which she served so faithfully and sacrificially, her faith and a desire to serve God.
“Personally, I find the Doctrine of the Sovereignty of God to be the most comforting and foundational teachings of all Scripture.” Johnny Ferese
MOST PEOPLE say that they believe in “free will.” Do you have any idea what that means? I believe that you will find a great deal of superstition on this subject. The will is saluted as the grand power of the human soul which is completely free to direct our lives. But from what is it free? And what is its power?
Asking Jesus into your heart is probably one of the most frequently used phrases by followers of Christ when evangelising. There’s only one problem – this term is never used in the Bible. Nowhere – zilch – in isn’t there!
I connect most with preachers who combine good theology and solid teaching with real life application and experiences
If we sweep our difference of opinion under the carpet for the sake of ‘peace’ and ‘unity’, in particular on key biblical teachings, this will lead to a false unity within the church…
This claim eliminates all other ‘religious’ pathways to God. It negates the validity of all other claims and indeed, excludes all other so called prophets and deities.
What do we say of those who have professed to be Christians, and even showed a lot of evidence in their lives, yet choose to go their own way, not ever appearing to ‘return’ to the Lord. How do we explain that?
“What is the Cross of Christ, then? Well, first, it is that doctrine which is the center of His holy religion, the Doctrine of the Atonement. “
When we grasp even an ounce of the incredible mercy of God in saving us, despite our rebellion towards Him, we will not place demands on God any more.