Grace received, but grace despised

In the early church history a man named Marcion made an attempt to canonise the Bible - this means he tried to work out which books should be seen as authoritative and which not. Marcion was a man who measured everything by love and grace - which led him to believe that all of the … Continue reading Grace received, but grace despised

God’s call to be trouble in times of unbridled sin

Those of you who come from an agricultural background will understand that some animals are just stubborn. We had a good friend in the town where we lived back in country Western Transvaal. This man contracted meningitis as a nine year old  and had to make a living by chopping wood.  He became very strong.  … Continue reading God’s call to be trouble in times of unbridled sin

God’s call to step up in times of unbridled sin and rebellion

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord, Today the Lord calls us to be faithful witnesses; He puts before us the tests to remain faithful, more so when circumstances change.  The way, the time and places we served in the past might call us to step up as the battle becomes more fierce. Looking at … Continue reading God’s call to step up in times of unbridled sin and rebellion

God’s providence and care in times of unbridled sin

Well-known theologian Dr R.C. Sproul records this anecdote in one of his books: There was a mountain climber who slipped on a ledge and was about to plummet thousands of feet to his death, but as he started to fall, he grabbed a branch of a tiny, scraggly tree that was growing out of a … Continue reading God’s providence and care in times of unbridled sin

God’s Word and witness in times of unbridled sin

Morally and spiritually we live in what might be a very low watermark.  However, there most probably were times when things looked somewhat worse.  What we might think is that the scale of moral decline is perhaps more widespread now that in most recent times.  The churches of the West have been in decline to … Continue reading God’s Word and witness in times of unbridled sin