Category: Doctrine

Do you have to be Baptised to be Saved? (John 3:5)

Did Jesus teach us in John 3:5 that baptism is required for Salvation? Let’s consider the Scripture, “Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God”. People who believe in regeneration baptism (salvation comes by baptism) tend to see any…

Does Baptism Save You? (Acts 2:38)

Does this passage teach that the remission of sins is a result of baptism? At first glance it does appear to, “And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy…

Great Departures From ‘Organised-Religion’

I felt compelled to write this the other day after a conversation I had with a fellow minister as recounted to me a T.V program about religion in South Africa, and the face of the Church in the country. I am certain that the trends experienced here by the so called ‘main line’ churches are…

Worship: Cognitive and Emotional

There are typically two kinds of churches in people’s minds. One kind loves expository preaching, Bible studies and doctrine. But they have no life, people are generally cold and appear unchanged by good teaching. The second kinds is warm and friendly, and sings passionately. But there is no truth. Scriptures are out of context, and…

Worship #5: Where to From Here?

I promised in my last article to write about the apparent short comings on the ‘Baptist Confession of Faith’s’ section on worship, however, the more I have been looking at it and comparing it to other creeds I feel that I would be making a mountain out of a mole hill. The real issue still…

Assurance of Salvation and Agonizing!

This article is based on one I have read of late and think will be helpful. The most agonizing problem about the assurance of salvation is not the problem of whether the objective facts of Christianity are true (God exists, Christ is God, Christ died for sinners, Christ rose from the dead, Christ saves forever…

Worship #3: A Principle to Know

Worship is an intricate and difficult subject to address, hence the huge debate about it. I think it may be helpful at this stage to break it up into its different components before moving forward Worship is made up of three things, the elements, forms and circumstances. Let me explain what I mean by each…

Does God Repent?

I was inspired to write this as a result of some reading I have been doing, I hope you find it as helpful as I did. Following Saul disobedience, God says, “I regret (repent) that I have made Saul king, for he has turned back from following Me and has not carried out My commands”…