FAITH

Faith as a word, brings us into the heart and core of Christianity. Indeed, it is the word which defines the followers of Jesus, our belonging to the Christian Faith. With faith as a word, being loosely employed, to describe all religions, however, it is important that we are biblically precise in our understanding of... Continue Reading →

THE RENDING OF HEARTS; Joel

There is a message of hope here, which must be transmitted from one generation to the next: “Tell ye your children...and let their children tell their children, and their children another generation” (1:3).

FROM THE CITY OF DESTRUCTION TO THE WICKET GATE; The Life and Literature of John Bunyan Part 2

Bunyan is the master of the Christian allegory.  An allegory is a metaphor, a means of communicating a message by the means of symbols, like our Saviour’s parables.  The author begins by presenting himself as falling asleep while walking “through the wilderness of this world” and in his dream, he sees a man, the pilgrim called “Christian”, who as he reveals later was initially known as “Graceless”.

PLAIN WORDS FOR A BACKSLIDING PEOPLE; Hosea

Intriguingly Hosea's prophecy begins with an account of a marriage that while commanded by God was at variance with our understanding of Biblical principles...It is clear from 1:2, however, that Hosea's marriage to this woman was intended to be a picture lesson to the nation of their apostasy.

GRACE ABUNDANT TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS; The Life and Literature of John Bunyan Part 1

GRACE ABUNDANT TO THE CHIEF OF SINNERS Seventeenth Century, English Baptist Preacher, John Bunyan, made his mark on history chiefly because of his book commonly called, “Pilgrim's Progress”.  Despite receiving no formal education John Bunyan was a most prodigious author with his personal testimony, “Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners” and “The Holy War”... Continue Reading →

BY THE RIVERS OF BABYLON; Ezekiel

No ordinary man, at such a time, was fitted anew to raise the standard of God's truth, and rally the prostrate forces of the kingdom. One was needed, who should be capable of living alike in the past and the future, and who could see, as with open eye, and grasp, as with giant's hand, the hidden realities of faith

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