One of the major theological problems we have at present in Western mainstream Christian circles is the inability to reconcile two of the attributes of God – His ‘love’ and ‘wrath’. We often see these as mutually exclusive and conclude that they cannot simultaneously describe the character of God. As a result, churches will speak confidently of God’s love (which it should), but either become shy and awkward about God’s wrath or abandon any discussion of this altogether. This causes confusion, leaving many wondering is God a God of love or wrath?
This is not consistent with the teachings of the Bible. God has an array of attributes that describe… Continue reading
Jesus’ death and resurrection was the greatest demonstration of love the world has ever seen. We have a Father in heaven who wants a restored relationship with each of us and His Son was willing to make this possible by bridging the gap between us and our Creator – this gap exists because of sin.
To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved. In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace; (Ephesians 1:6-7)
Sin could only be defeated through the cross and death could only be defeated by the… Continue reading
How do you make sense of this crazy world?! Things are spiralling towards a terrifying climax, but we believe someone is coming to resolve the world’s problems – are you ready for the Coming King?
What is life all about? Why is the world so full of suffering? What happens when you die? There is clear evidence that shows God does exist and wants a relationship with you – click to read about the evidence!
What is your response to the prospect of the arrival of… Continue reading
Autumn time is a wonderful time of the year in the UK and we can be particularly conscious of how much we have to be thankful of to God our provider. It is very easy to be consumed with doom and gloom in the crazy times in which we live – however, despite all of this we must maintain an attitude of thankfulness for what God so clearly provides to sustain us. We have become used to a consumer-led society where we have rights and entitlements and the word ‘poverty’ is frequently used by politicians although very few people experience true poverty in this country. Our Lord provides and sustains… Continue reading
The short clip below presents a clear and concise summary of the gospel. We don’t need to add too much to this except to ask what will your response be? Will there be another tomorrow with God for you personally?
You see, God will tap on the heart of every individual and give them an opportunity to respond. If they choose to refuse to accept God’s forgiveness, God may well give up on them and hand them over to an eternity with the consequences of rebellion. If you feel God tapping on your shoulder, please respond in repentance and let God do the transforming – God is just and has… Continue reading
A popular question is – can a Christian lose their salvation? Church denominations and Christian movements often create doctrinal statements to summarise their beliefs. There is nothing wrong with this as it’s important to provide an identity with regard to doctrine and theology although it is very important that the content of a statement centres on issues that are crystal clear in Scripture. It is very unwise, unnecessary and misleading to declare doctrinal positions on issues that are a little ambiguous in Scripture. We would suggest that the traditional ‘once saved, always saved’ (OSAS) doctrine falls into this category. In order words, we would question whether it is true to… Continue reading