Tag: Bible

  • Women in the Early Church

    Background Orthodox Metropolitan Kallistos Ware describes his view, on the possible ordination of women in the Orthodox church below: Thankfully, most Orthodox oppose the practice and see it absent in church tradition, and the writing of the Church fathers. Kallistos is a theological liberal who has taken up many heresies over the years. This video […]

  • The sad decline of America and the West

    Sadly my parents divorced when I was 12 years old. It was the single most traumatic event in my life, up until I started suffering from severe mental illness. It has continued to negatively affect me my entire adult life. It’s not something I ever got over. The pain is still raw even nearly 35 […]

  • Nouthetic Counseling: A Critical Evaluation

    So I made the mistake of asking my Facebook friends what nouthetic counseling (Greek: noutheteo, to admonish) is yesterday. I received a flood of responses. However, most of the responses were very much pro- nouthetic counseling. And they spoke glowingly about self-styled BIBLICAL COUNSELOR Jay Adams. In this post I will give a critical (yet […]

  • Mental Illness: A Blessing in Disguise?

    I know that most readers may be taken aback by the title of this post. Some will be confused as to how mental illness could be a blessing. Can something which disturbs your life on a fundamental level, which causes so much pain, heartache, grief and even despair, be on any level good? I say […]

  • Corporal Punishment: YAY or NAY?

    I strongly believe in corporal punishment when it comes to children. And further, I believe it is absolutely biblical! I have seen the results of people who were raised without corporal punishment, and I contrast that with the people I know who were raised with corporal punishment. The differences are stark! Spare the rod, spoil […]

  • Early Church Fathers and the question of authority

    As I see it, Scripture confers no special status to the so-called Early Church Fathers. As such their theological opinions should be judged against the Scriptures and they should not be given substantial weight when interpreting Scripture. They were closer to the Apostolic age and may well have some insights into certain matters, but their […]

  • Interpreting the Bible

    Here are 17 principles of hermeneutics (the system we used to interpret Scripture) which I have found helpful. If you have additional principles please mention them in the comments. Scripture interprets Scripture Often, we find that Scripture interprets itself! In some instances, another biblical writer interprets another biblical passage. So, you should compare Scripture with […]

  • Outrageous Western anti-Putin and anti-Russia hatred

    There seems to be no limit to the West’s hatred for Russian President Vladimir Putin! This Christian psychologist, Dr. James Dobson, is taking a cue from CBN founder Pat Robertson who years ago called for the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez in 2005. Dobson, in a recent monthly newsletter to his ministry supporters, has […]

  • Problems in Roman Catholic Theology

    As a Reformed Protestant, it should be no surprise that I have numerous problems with Roman Catholic theology. We actually agree on some things, such as the Real Presence of Christ in communion. Roman Catholics describe this process as transubstantiation whereas I prefer to keep it a mystery and eschew the outdated Aristotelian categories of […]

  • Abortion Deconstructed

    Since January 22, 1973, the Supreme Court decision in the matter of Roe v. Wade found in favor of the “Jane Roe” (Norma McCorvey), who was seeking an abortion in Texas. The Supreme Court ruled that a woman’s “right” to an abortion was a constitutional right. Even though the US Consitution explicitly affirms the right […]