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Statement Of Faith

    • The Bible is inspired by God and is without error. We base our beliefs upon no other book (2Tim. 3:16; 2Pet. 1:19-21).
    • There is One God, who has always existed in three Persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19; 2Cor. 13:14).
    • Our Lord Jesus Christ is and was truly God: that He was born into the world by a virgin; He lived a sinless life; He performed genuine miracles; died for our sin in our place; was resurrected bodily; ascended to the Father’s right hand; will personally return in the future (Jn. 1:1; Matt. 1:18; 2Cor. 5:21; Acts 10:38; Rom. 6:10; Jn. 20:13-17; Jn. 14:3; Acts 1:11).
    • In the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the saved to everlasting life and the lost to the second death (Dan. 12:2; Jn. 11:25-26; Rev. 21:7-8).
    • The only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the finished work of Christ (Eph. 1:7).
    • Being born-again by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential for personal salvation (Jn. 1:13; 3:3; 1Pt. 1:23).
    • In the power of the Holy Spirit to make believers mature, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life (Gal. 5:16).
    • The baptism of the Holy Spirit is given to believers who ask (Lk. 11:13).
    • In the reality of the supernatural operation of the gifts of the Spirit for today (1Cor. 12:8-10; Heb. 2:2-3).
    • The grace of God provides healing of the human body in answer to believing prayer (Isa. 53:4-5; Matt. 8:17).
    • In the practice of: Christian baptism by immersion for believers; and, the Lord’s Supper (Matt. 28:19; Acts 2:38; 1Cor. 11:23-26).
    • The universe was created by God. He did not make it out of part of Himself. He is separate from it, although He is always present in it (Gen. 1:1; Ps. 33:6; Heb. 11:3).
    • The devil, also known as Satan, can exert power and influence over human beings, but only as far as God permits. He was formerly one of God’s angels who rebelled against God. He will ultimately be cast into the Lake of Fire and will be condemned there forever (Isa. 14:12-15; Job 1:12; John 16:11; Eph. 6:12; Rev. 12:9; 19:20).

The Great Conversions Of The Bible

In 2006 a Australian Federal Parliamentarian declared he and his Party should be regarded as truly representing the Christian vote of Australians. He then went on to more or less state that his understanding of Christianity was not the same as that of Evangelicals- who regard conversion as an essential – instead, his idea of Christianity was one of improving social conditions and promoting wealth-equity throughout society. He seemed to be criticising Evangelicals for preaching a Gospel of “conversion”. He wanted to champion a Christianity after the fashion of the great Deitrich Bonhoeffer. Is conversion necessary or not to be an authentic Christian?

Faith Statement

Statement Of Faith The Bible is inspired by God and is without error. We base our beliefs upon no other book (2Tim. 3:16; 2Pet. 1:19-21). There is One God, who has always existed in...

Ethics Of Embryonic Stem Cell Research

One of the most controversial debates raging at the moment is about the ethics of embryonic stem cell research. This debate has been curiously pitched as Science versus Religion. Sadly, this unfairly simplistic assessment of the debate has meant that any argument put forward by any Christian from the field of medical-science is instantly dismissed as merely “religious” arguments! Therefore what this argument is supposed to be about is often lost in the false idea that this is about religion versus science…

Earthquakes and Natural Evil

Recent large earthquakes in both New Zealand, Japan, Chile, and Borneo have led many Christians to speculate about what God might be possibly saying through these catastrophes. Other Christians are struggling with interpreting these same events from the perspective of trying to understand how a God of love and power could allow such massive destruction and loss of human life?

The Morality Of Hell

Heaven and Hell are commonly presented as either the benefit or the consequence of how a person responds to God. It’s as if people think that the whole point of religion is to get people into Heaven and to keep them out of Hell. From this “religious” perspective, Heaven is Ultimate Bliss, Paradise, Perfect Beauty – while Hell is Fire, Eternal Punishment, Anguish, Torment, and The Devil’s Domain.

Pentecostal Apologetics – Defending The Gospel With Power

Why do some people believe? Every Christian has a story of conversion. For some Christians their story is a journey from atheism to belief in the God of the Bible because of the evidence. For others, like Abdu Murray, their conversion story from Islam to Christianity was based on the credibility of the Bible. Then for those like Sy Rogers, former homosexual and formerly a Gay Rights activist, his conversion to Christianity was based on the love and acceptance he experienced in a Christian community. Many people become Christians for reasons like these, but, by far, the most common reason, at least statisticaly, is some kind of Pentecostal encounter.

A Novel Conspiracy

Just over a hundred years ago, a group of Trinity College, Cambridge students formed a covert society called the “Midnight Society”. Many of the Society members became professors at Cambridge, while others became famous novelists, playwrights and authors. At a time when Christians generally considered fiction grossly inferior to non-fiction (and theologically devotional writings), the members of the Midnight Society were strategically using it. They understood that the values and the morals of a nation could be influenced by the fiction it consumed. And they had a radical agenda…

Mankind’s 3 Greatest Unanswered Questions, Part 2

People of all ages have lingering questions that have occupied and troubled the greatest minds of each generation. Most of the challenging philosophical conundrums are usually the exclusive domain of philosophers – but not these three questions. Both the philosophically adept and the philosophically untrained have a right to feel a vested interest in how these questions might be answered. Indeed, how we answer them has an immediate and potentially fatal bearing on how we view ourselves and those around us. And it is here we begin to question.

Mankind’s 3 Greatest Unanswered Questions

People of all ages have lingering questions that have occupied and troubled the greatest minds of each generation. Most of the challenging philosophical conundrums are usually the exclusive domain of philosophers – but not these three questions. Both the philosophically adept and the philosophically untrained have a right to feel a vested interest in how these questions might be answered. Indeed, how we answer them has an immediate and potentially fatal bearing on how we view ourselves and those around us. And it is here we begin to question.

Can Euthanasia Ever Be Dignified?

Those who advocate for legalised euthanasia (from a combination of Greek words, “eu”= ‘good’ + “athanatos”= ‘death’) argue that people experiencing “intolerable pain” should be helped to “die with dignity”. In an interview I conducted recently with a leading senior medical practitioner, I asked him about the concept of “intolerable pain”.

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