By Lucas Stoltz What is Lent? Simply put, Lent is a period of fasting, self-control, and self-denial traditionally observed by Catholics and some Protestant denominations (Anglican, Methodist). It begins with Ash Wednesday (a really weird practice of rubbing ashes on one’s forehead in the sign of a cross, which in its defence; the Bible does … Continue reading Why We Won’t be Observing Lent
By David Bester Your heart is a complex mix of desires, thoughts and intentions (Prov 20:5). It can be complicated to discern and it requires the careful application of scripture (Heb 4:12). Psalm 16 gives us insight into two desires that all of us have. Firstly, we all desire satisfaction. That means we seek to … Continue reading Two Desires from Psalm 16: Satisfaction & Security in the Lord
By Lucas Stoltz What is Evangelism? J Mack Stiles defines it as follows: “Evangelism is teaching the gospel with the aim to persuade.” I hope you can see that this definition does not require an immediate outward response. As walking down an aisle, raising a hand, or even praying a prayer may tell us that … Continue reading A Working Definition of Evangelism
By Lucas Stoltz Where does Halloween come from? Halloween is celebrated in all sorts of ways by all sorts of people around the world. Traditionally, it was known as All Hallows’ Eve, when the dead were remembered. But over time, it became cultural. And for the Western world, it has become extremely commercialized. Halloween decorations … Continue reading Understanding Halloween
By Lucas Stoltz The Necessity of Expository Preaching Expository preaching is all about Sola Scriptura, meaning Scripture alone. As we see in Acts 17:10-15, Paul proves and explains from the Scriptures, he doesn’t go to tradition, he doesn’t suck it out of his thumb, he turns to Scripture – God’s Word alone, Sola Scriptura! Expository … Continue reading Why Do Our Churches Need Expository Preaching?
By Lucas Stoltz It is fitting to respond to our country’s latest constitutional change, whereby South Africa legalized the use of Marijuana! Adults are now allowed to use, possess or cultivate cannabis in private for their own personal consumption. However, it is still rather cloudy (no pun intended) as to the finer details. But even … Continue reading Marijuana & the Christian Home
By David Bester This article aims to briefly discuss the Carnal Christian teaching and describe the false assurance of salvation it provides. It will then explore biblical assurance and explain Paul’s usage of the term “carnal” (fleshly) in 1 Corinthians 3:1-4. THE CARNAL MAN In Chafer’s work entitled “He that is spiritual”, he put forward … Continue reading The False Assurance Of Carnal Christianity
By Lucas Stoltz There has been much debate concerning the “gifts.” More specifically, the “sign gifts.” The ‘sign gifts’ refer to miracles like speaking in tongues, visions, healing, raising the dead, and prophesying. But to clarify for the purpose of this article, we agree that there is no question among believers whether or not they … Continue reading The Purpose of the Gifts
By Lucas Stoltz Just to clarify, this article is an overview of Islam, and not an in-depth study! The History of Islam Now, Islam is a religious system which began in the seventh century by ‘The Prophet’ Muhammad. Muhammad (c. AD 570—632) was from Mecca. He was an orphan and was raised by an uncle, a man … Continue reading An Overview of Islam
By Ps Lucas Stoltz The Doctrines of Grace help build up the believer, or at least, it should! The phrase “doctrines of grace” is used as a replacement for the term “Calvinism,” in order to remove the attention from John Calvin and instead focus on how the specific points are biblically and theologically sound. The … Continue reading The Doctrines of Grace & Christian Encouragement
Downloadable file here: Systematic Theology Matters! Systematic Theology Matters! By Ps Lucas Stoltz. Credit to QotQuestions.com “What is Systematic Theology.” And Wayne Grudem’s “What’s Systematic Theology and Why Bother?” 14 May 2016 - taken from the Gospel Coalition. As well as by: Stephen J. Wellum & Peter J. Gentry’s “Why All Christians Should Care about Systematic … Continue reading Systematic Theology Matters!
Downloadable file here: Why Jehovah Witnesses are dangerous and need the Gospel Why Jehovah’s Witnesses are dangerous and need the Gospel: By Ps Lucas Stoltz. Credit to Justin Taylor’s “The 11 Beliefs You Should Know about Jehovah’s Witnesses When They Knock at the Door,” 17 August 2017. And Joe Carter’s article “9 Things You Should … Continue reading Why Jehovah’s Witnesses are Dangerous & Need the Gospel
Downloadable file here: Why Freemasonary Why Freemasonry? By Ps Lucas Stoltz. Credit to GotQuestions.Org; Compelling Truth; & Ex-Masons for Jesus. When I first drove into Mokopane, the town I now live in and pastor a church, I noticed the Mormon Church, Jehovah Witnesses, and the Freemasons were all in the same street (I like to call … Continue reading Why Freemasonry?
Homosexuality is a sin. Both Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13 teaches that homosexual activity is an abomination, “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination” 18:22 & “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be … Continue reading What Homosexuality Is
Download Here: Statement of Faith Study (1) With the rise of intensity surrounding homosexuality and gender; the recent questioning of the pillars of the doctrine of atonement; the surfacing of new loose views of Scripture that have led to doubts regarding canonicity; the forceful promotion of evolution, and the growing incongruity regarding our mission, it is … Continue reading Statement of Faith, What We Believe as Baptists