Witchcraft is the attempt to acquire knowledge or power by manipulation and control. Scripture is clear that, apart from God and his word, such an act is in fact a headlong plunge into folly. The apostle James reminds us the path to true spiritual insight: “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him” (James 1:5). A humble and faithful plea to the only wise God is the way of wisdom. Any supposed shortcuts are the way of rebellion.
What is the Gospel?
If the Gospel is rightly described as Good News, we must ask what the news is about. The answer Jesus gives is that it is “the good news of the kingdom of God” (Luke 4:43; Acts 8:12). The good news of the Gospel is that Jesus Christ is King of kings and Lord of lords, and that He is building His kingdom of righteousness among us.
Gnosticism & Paganism
Alone among world religions, biblical Christianity acknowledges God as a being totally distinct from His created order. Pagan beliefs and gnostic ideologies seek ways for man to become as God, while Christianity is clear that the chief end of man is to love and glorify God as His image-bearer.
Social Justice (Part 2)
Social Justice - properly understood in light of the Word of God - is indispensable to the Christian. It is a reflection of the social nature of the Triune God, and is to be pursued in every area of our lives. (Social Justice Part 1)
Social Justice (Part 1)
“Social Justice” is a popular but often misunderstood term. In order to truly understand and do justice, we must base its definition and practice on the eternal, infallible Word of God, and on no other foundation. (Social Justice Part 2)
The Colour of Death and the Law of Life
Rejecting the apocalyptic predictions and pseudo-science of the popular media does not mean a commitment to a misuse of God's creation - on the contrary. In Christ, we become God's redeemed gardeners, tilling and tending all things, turning creation into a culture to the glory of God.
Sanctity of Life
The West is sacrificing its children to Moloch, and the Church cannot remain silent.
Complicit or Complacent
Canadian churches and individual Christians are often silent on the issue of abortion. The implications of this phenomenon are troubling. As Christians, we need to take seriously the whole counsel of God.
Utopia: Always a Dystopian Nightmare
In the attempt to create paradise on earth, man has rejected God and deified the State.
An Introduction to Utopia
Christianity is irreconcilable with any form of utopian philosophy. Since God is in charge of history, and has revealed the plan of his Kingdom reign, efforts to bring about utopia are acts of rebellion against God
Sex and the History of Christianity
The church's historical attitudes toward sex, sexuality and marriage from the first century through to the present day have often been in error. Rather than something to be repressed or brazenly flaunted, sex is a gift of God to mankind, to be enjoyed and celebrated within the God-ordained context of marriage between one man and one woman.