Netflix and that sort of stuff

I recently received this message from a fellow elder: “With the growing trend, even in our own circles, to subscribe to video on demand services...

After the fall into sin is everyone still in God’s image?

I’ve written about this before in relation to reformed education but the frequency with which I read and hear, in our church...

Joy in the Lord

"Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (1...

Joy

“… our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in the power of the Holy Spirit and with full...

Genesis 3:15 – the antithesis and a glorious victory

All history is the story of the antithesis. It started in paradise and will end when the Lord Jesus returns. Only God...

Genesis 3:15 – the antithesis reveals God’s gracious salvation

Imagine having been given everything to make you eternally, gloriously happy and then throwing it all away in order to become a...

Genesis 3:15 – the antithesis and hostile separation

The Longest Warfare The history of mankind is a history of battles; some very brief, others lengthy. The shortest recorded war—the 1896 Anglo-Zanzibar...

Jude’s epistle and us (2)

The previous article ended with a quote from a speech Brother Peter ‘t Hart held at a Women’s League Day about the...

Jude’s epistle and us (1)

Some prophets and apostles use powerful language. Take Jude. You stand amazed at such a passionate, thunderous denunciation of men “marked out”...

The injustice of Israel’s ‘justice’ in Judges 20&21

To avoid being sodomised by sexual perverts, a Levite hands them his concubine (Judges 19). She is raped and abused through the...

The horror event of Judges 19

There is this shockingly macabre event in the Bible about an Israelite who gives his concubine to a band of wicked men....

Ascension – Christ, the Head of his congregation

"And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is...

Salvation Issues?

Have you ever been involved in a disagreement over something the Bible teaches when suddenly someone exclaims, “But that’s not a salvation...

Why each Free Reformed church council’s RCNZ decision ought to be appealed

Following each synod, each church council—as the highest governing body in our churches—checks synod’s decisions and approves (ratifies) them if they are...

The wisdom of God vs the wisdom of the world

 “… but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both...