As usual I hesitate to ask you more questions but here goes! Ã‚Â it says in Acts 24 v 17 that Paul after several years brought alms to the nation and presented offerings in the temple, it would seem that this happened after his conversion, why would he present offerings when the Lord Jesus had been the final sacrifice as the Passover lamb, Ã‚Â I understand the offerings still went on until the temple was destroyed in 70 AD but didn't think believers would do that.
By James Smith "“ Sheffield UK
Since processing this article I have discovered that here in Brisbane, Nexus Church (alias Northside Christian Church (AoG), former senior pastor John Lewis, currently pastored by Murray and Jane Averill - http://nexuschurch.com.au/about-us/senior-pastors ) is an associate Church using Johnson's 'bible college' modules "“ (http://nexuschurch.com.au/encounter-ministry-training/1st-year-modules ), which only goes to show how rapidly and far error spreads. I find this particularly disappointing as the father of Murray, the late Lloyd Averill (1913-2010) lectured me in Bible College (1957-1959) and John Lewis was a good friend. How alert we must be in these days of deception and departure:
by Andrew Strom
January 23, 2013
I am really hoping to make this the last of this type of article for awhile. Some people think I "love" putting out this stuff. But I honestly wish it would all go away, so we could get on with the 'real' work of building the kingdom.
Thank God For Israel
Stephen Sizer, Colin Chapman & Gary Burge - the trio of hypocrisy whose bogus theology is eclipsed only by their astounding hypocrisy.
As the following two secular reports show conclusively, Israel is the only bastion of Christian survival, freedom, and safety in The Middle East. At the Christ At The Checkpoints Conference Colin Chapman refused to reply to a question about the human rights record in the Islamic nations that surround Israel. Stephen Sizer did his back slapping TV denunciation of Israel in Iran at the invitation of the Iranian regime at the same time Iran was martyring Evangelical pastors and uttered not a syllable in protest. The pseudo academic Gary Burge ignores the persecution of Christians in Arab countries, preferring instead his factually distorted and doctrinally convoluted rampages against Israel and Christians supportive of Israel. Alex Awad, Naim Ateek, Salim MunyanerÃ‚Â and the Sabeel movement ignore that Israel accepted Christian refugees from Lebanon when Hezbollah backed by Syria and Iran drove the out of their ancient home. As the Saudis fund the expanse of extremist Sharia based Wahabist Islam all over the Western world but do not allow a single church to be built in Saudi Arabia or a New Testament to be bought into that country, as the fate of Christians in Egypt isÃ‚Â sealed afdtyer 3.4 million Christians suffered genocidal extermination in Sudan at the hands of Islam - Sizer, Burge, Lyn Hybels, and Chapman only rant about Israel with the best human rights record, the best women's rights record, and the best Christian rights record in The Middle East.Ã‚Â
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Reformed theologyÃ‚Â is associated with the Institutes of John Calvin and the definition and even redefinition of Calvin's ideas by his later followers led by Theodore Beza at The Remonstrance of Dort in Holland. It is a theology of the 16th century reformers who recognized the evils of Rome and attempted to remove the unbiblical rituals and traditions from Christianity. They adopted the state church system, including infant baptism, thus replacing a Roman Catholic state church with a Protestant one. As with Roman Catholicism, Calvin followed the Latin Vulgate more than the original Greek and Hebrew and like the papacy he subscribed to patristic as well as apostolic authority. He saw the church fathers, especially Augustine, as a source of doctrinal authority in addition to the New Testament. Philosophically, Reformed theology has more in common with Islam than with Judeo-Christian thought because of its European version of the Muslim belief "Inja allah" - everything that happens is the perfect will of the creator. Thus in Calvinism, as opposed to scriptural Christianity, God creates certain people to go to hell to be eternally tortured and thus God, not Satan, becomes the author of death and evil.
We are adding this to our LinksÃ‚Â page but thought to post it here as well. They have a web page called "Ministry Watch" which is an excellent resource for finding out the financial condition of many ministries. On the front page is a list of "30 Shining Light Ministries" who do the best job of getting as close to 100% of donations out to the field, and "30 Donor Alert Ministries" which is a kind of financial hall of shame. They provide this report which briefly states the problem with each "winner".
CMFI affirms the prophetic purposes of God for Israel & The Jews including the restoration of national Israel and Jerusalem as its capital to facilitate the return of Christ (Luke 21:24, Zechariah 12:1-10, Matthew 23:39 etc.).
CMFI denounces both replacement theology (supercessionism) on one extreme and dual covenant theology on the opposite extreme as fundamentally unscriptural and false. We accept that spiritually and theologically scriptural Christianity is a Hebraic faith that is the messianic successor to the Torah yet a better covenant, as it is described in the book of Hebrews.
I had a quick question in Matthew 27:9 it says the prophecy of that the prophecy about the 30 pieces of silver and the purchase of the potter's field is found Jeremiah. In the old testament is found in the prophet Zechariah.
How do we reconcile that from a Jewish perspective?
The only thing I can think of is that Jeremiah is the first book in the section of the prophets. Not sure if there is another explanation.
Atheistic attacks on Christianity
Real Christianity is nothing if not Biblical. The Bible & its teaching, laws and gospel is the very basis of our faith, and all attacks on Christianity boil down to one thing: an attack on the reliability of the written word of God, and a consequent undermining of Christian liberty.