Why We Won’t be Observing Lent

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

Two Desires from Psalm 16: Satisfaction & Security in the Lord

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

Why Do Our Churches Need Expository Preaching?

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?

Marijuana & the Christian Home

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

The False Assurance Of Carnal Christianity

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

The Doctrines of Grace & Christian Encouragement

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

Systematic Theology Matters!

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!

Why Jehovah’s Witnesses are Dangerous & Need the Gospel

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