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Women in the First Century Church

Originally posted on R Sutcliffe Theologistics:
This blog has been provided in response to some recent discussion on the role of women in the first century church in light of 1 Timothy 2:11–14 and 1 Corinthians 14:34–35. The original essay provided a detailed exegesis of the Greek text, which I have translated for this forum.…

Reasons why Christianity is declining rapidly in America

Christianity is declining rapidly in America. Over approximately the past decade, the percentage of Americans who identify as Christian has gone down 12% – from 75% to 63%.

American churches closing their doors for good

some decades ago mega-churches became very popular and took away church members from the smaller churches. But now we see that the death knell of those mega-churches is the cultural idols of individualism and privacy that rule their fellowship.

A Christmas thought: Abiding in Christ

Today is a day when many families come together. Some of them would take this day, December 25, to remember the birth of Jesus Christ (which in reality was on October 17) but which they celebrate on the birthday of the goddess of light. Yesterday night several people came together to celebrate Christmas Eve. ItContinue reading “A Christmas thought: Abiding in Christ”

Thought in this coronacrisis period: Be Strong

Yesterday in the VRT programme Terzake there was a child psychologist who explained how difficult children have it today in this Corona period. According to many psychologists, young people have a much harder time than young adults, although we should not underestimate the problems of young adults. In the Old Manuscripts with the history ofContinue reading “Thought in this coronacrisis period: Be Strong”

Not created to be on our own

When God created the earth and placed human beings on this planet, His intentions were that they would multiply and live peacefully together. It was not in God’s Plan that we all would live as individuals in our own little cocoon or bubble, isolated from the rest of the world. 2020 was a year whereContinue reading “Not created to be on our own”

The Realm of profession in Christianity

A realm can be a space or area or sphere, but also a community or territory over which a sovereign rules; a kingdom. Christ Jesus asked his followers to have him as a cornerstone and to gather in union, being part of his spiritual body. We may look at the realm of Christ, his royalContinue reading “The Realm of profession in Christianity”

Jeshua-ists and Messianics

In the world of Messianics we may find a problem that there are Messianic Jews and Messianic groups who have believers in a triune god instead of believing the God of the Jewish rebbe Jeshua, Jesus Christ, Who is the God of Israel and the God of Abraham. Facing that problem several Jews who cameContinue reading “Jeshua-ists and Messianics”

Ability (part 7) Thought about the ability to grow as a member of the Body of Christ

Having received the ability to live we also got some talents, which may be totally different from the talents one of our siblings got. All having received the ability to think about life also got the ability to come to see Who God is and for what purpose we are on this world. The sameContinue reading “Ability (part 7) Thought about the ability to grow as a member of the Body of Christ”