Trusting the Bible

The Bible is not just another book.  It is unique in a number of ways.  A Collins dictionary defines ‘unique’ as “single in kind; having no like or equal; peerless.” The same dictionary defines ‘believe’ as “to regard as true; to trust (somebody’s word); —to have a firm persuasion, approaching to certainty; to have faith (in); to think; to suppose.” …

Questions on Sexuality

In the beginning God created sex. The very first chapter of first book of the Bible is a very brief summary of creation, yet it finds room to tell us that when God made the first man and first woman, He commanded them to “be fruitful and multiply”. The Bible views sex as a normal part of normal human life. …

Why I Believe the Bible

Why do I believe the Bible? Why do I believe in a book that was written by 40 independent authors, living in ten countries during a period covering in excess of 1500 years? Why do I believe in a book that has a cast of over three thousand characters living in over 1500 places? Why do I believe in an …

Racism and Nationalism

Nationalism and racism are evident everywhere. Cultural, tribal, or family identity is becoming important to more and more people. In South Africa apartheid has been dismantled and in USA African Americans now have equal rights with their European counterparts. Yet in both countries tensions simmer not far from the surface. Racial hatred brings misery throughout the world. There is animosity …

Keeping the Sabbath

There are a number of religious groups that assert that the Christian believer must keep the Sabbath Day, and that this day is Saturday – ‘the Lord’s Day’ – and not Sunday. It is generally claimed that the sabbath was given to mankind to observe, ‘more than two thousand years before the existence of a Jew’. What validity do these …

Should We Pay Tithes?

Tithing is a system by which people are required to donate, usually one tenth, of their gross or net income to the church. By doing this many suffer real hardship for themselves and their families, sometimes they are unable to pay the bills which come in, or feed and clothe their family properly. Is this really what God wants from …