God’s Concept Of Pure And Faultless Religion Isn’t Just Keeping Oneself From Spiritual Pollution; It Also involves Looking Out For The Poor And The Needy!

(All Bible Quotations, Except Otherwise Stated, Are From The New International Version). James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world. The Apostle James summarised one of the qualities of pureContinue reading “God’s Concept Of Pure And Faultless Religion Isn’t Just Keeping Oneself From Spiritual Pollution; It Also involves Looking Out For The Poor And The Needy!”

Christian Sanctification Is Not Sinless Perfection- It’s Sinning Less And Less As We Become More And More Like Jesus

(All Bible quotations, except otherwise stated, are from the New Revised Standard Version) The Christian life is a relational walk with God, while following the footsteps of the Lord and Master Jesus Christ. From the new birth experienced at conversion till death, the Christian, through the enablement of the indwelling Holy Spirit, strives to emulateContinue reading “Christian Sanctification Is Not Sinless Perfection- It’s Sinning Less And Less As We Become More And More Like Jesus”

The Grace Of God Is Not A License To Sin!

(All Bible quotations, except otherwise stated, are from the New King James Version). Some have interpreted God’s grace in Christ Jesus to mean a license to continue in sin. Such people view God’s grace as a permission to live unholy and ungodly lives, since unlimited grace is available to forgive all sins as long asContinue reading “The Grace Of God Is Not A License To Sin!”

God No Longer Dwells In Cathedrals, However Magnificent They May Be: Christians Are Now His Dwelling Place!

(All Bible quotations, except otherwise stated, are from the New King James Version) John 4:21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. John 4:23 But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worshipContinue reading “God No Longer Dwells In Cathedrals, However Magnificent They May Be: Christians Are Now His Dwelling Place!”

Faith Is Not A Denial Of Reality, But Reliance On God’s Omnipotence To Upend Negative Reality.

Oftentimes, we see Christians living in denial as they struggle to display “faith” in God in the midst of adversity and calamity. These believers have been taught to deny reality and confess “positively” always, as a demonstration of faith in God. The mere acknowledgement of their situation is deemed a lack of faith. Thus, whenContinue reading “Faith Is Not A Denial Of Reality, But Reliance On God’s Omnipotence To Upend Negative Reality.”

What It Means To Abide In Christ

(All Bible quotations, unless otherwise stated, are from the English Standard Version). John 15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. John 15:2 Every branch of mine that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. JohnContinue reading “What It Means To Abide In Christ”

You Don’t Need To “Tap Into” Or Be Envious Of Another Man’s Grace: Every Believer Has Got His Own Grace!

(All Bible quotations, unless otherwise stated, are from the New International Version). We frequently hear of believers struggling to “tap” from the grace of successful ministers or other believers. In many Christian circles, people are encouraged to sow “financial seeds” into the lives and ministries of men of God, in order to “key into” orContinue reading “You Don’t Need To “Tap Into” Or Be Envious Of Another Man’s Grace: Every Believer Has Got His Own Grace!”

Grace Alone Is Not Sufficient For Success: You Can Have Grace And Still Be A Failure!

(All Bible quotations, unless otherwise stated, are from the New International Version). Oftentimes, we hear people describe those who’ve excelled in ministry (or in life generally) as highly graced and gifted people. The conclusion usually is that, a man or a woman succeeds in whatever endeavour they’re into because they’re highly favoured by God, withContinue reading “Grace Alone Is Not Sufficient For Success: You Can Have Grace And Still Be A Failure!”

Following The Footsteps Of Jesus In Being A Friend Of Sinners And Tax Collectors

(All Bible quotations, except otherwise stated, are from the New International Version). Ecclesiastes 7:16 Do not be overrighteous, neither be overwise — why destroy yourself? As Christians, our zeal for God and for righteousness should make us hate sin and contend for righteousness wherever we find ourselves. However, sometimes we fail to separate the sinnerContinue reading “Following The Footsteps Of Jesus In Being A Friend Of Sinners And Tax Collectors”

The Christian And Xenophobia: Biblical Injunctions Concerning The Treatment Of Foreigners Amongst Us

Xenophobia is defined by the Offline English-Urdu Dictionary as the morbid fear and hatred of foreigners. The fear and maltreatment of foreigners is rising proportionately with the rise of nationalistic movements the world over. As more and more anti-immigration elements within nations attack the foreigners in their midst and agitate for the closure of theirContinue reading “The Christian And Xenophobia: Biblical Injunctions Concerning The Treatment Of Foreigners Amongst Us”