Expressing my take on current issues in and outside church life. In regards to biblical matter, I have realised from other Christians who are truly teachers of the Word, theologians, authors and apologists; most of their valuable writings are remotely available and hardly understood to the common congregation. Particularly to us ordinary Christians from developing and 3rd world countries.
Sadly, most of us Christians have little patience in reading and analysing these long academic sound writings of reputable authorship (biblical hermeneutics, apologetics, exegesis, systematic theology) that could really help us understand the Bible in context. It has to be in context to deliver the correct message and avoiding fantastic and heretical conclusions that may beg condemnation and apostasy.
I guess this is my feeble attempt to understand and share what I have learned (with God’s grace, guidance of the Holy Spirit, prayer, supplication, testing, research and consultation) to my fellow brethren in this blog in a simple and direct manner. I have to admit, most of us have itching ears and would rather listen to “new revelations” that would fulfill our carnal dreams first than to the cold hard truth of God’s Word.
Yes, a vast majority of us believers are still veiled by wrong teachings proliferating without even trying to examine or to challenge its blatant or subtle errors. This blog is also my effort to show how wrong I was in some of my beliefs before, simply because I accepted the errors as truths without truly judging them in the light of His Word.
Our Lord Jesus said “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:32). I hope this (relatively unknown) blog would be able to contribute to that verse even in a small way to a small number (if not many) of believers. Believers who are willing to listen and test every spirit, doctrine or creed not to spite but to encourage and reveal truth from false. Yes, the real liberating truth that is in Christ will set us free from the shackles of sin, legalism, myths, errors, mixtures and counterfeits.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, hat the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
There is no “new revelation” in this blog because truthfully, there is none. What I may share to you maybe “new” to your knowledge but it has already been known to some Christians who are truly a student of the Bible in Spirit and in Truth. The most important revelation of all that really matters above all else is the revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ. No amount of “new revelation” can replace the sufficiency and supremacy of the revelation of the gospel of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour and the New Covenant that He made with us.
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, (Jeremiah 31:31)
But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, there would have been no occasion to look for a second. For he finds fault with them when he says: “Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will establish a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt. For they did not continue in my covenant, and so I showed no concern for them, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws into their minds, and write them on their hearts, and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will be merciful toward their iniquities, and I will remember their sins no more.” In speaking of a new covenant, he makes the first one obsolete. And what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away. (Hebrews 8:6-13)
Before the coming of this faith, we were held in custody under the law, locked up until the faith that was to come would be revealed. So the law was our guardian until Christ came that we might be justified by faith. Now that this faith has come, we are no longer under a guardian. So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, (Galatians 3:23-26)
Therefore remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands– remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. (Ephesians 2:11-16)
For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to everyone who believes. (Romans 10:4)
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24 )
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)