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Church

Should women be pastors?

 

genderApparently the latest trend is for husbands and their wives to “co-pastor” and “co-lead” churches.  On trendy churches’ websites there is most times a picture of the dynamic ministry duo introducing themselves as “pastors so-and-so”.  Is this right?  Should churches be lead by couples? Perhaps even more controversially, should churches be lead by women?  

 

1 Corinthians 14:33-35 speaks to the role of women in the church.   This passage has been a hugely controversial passage over the years and a massive problem for feminists.

As in all the churches of the saints, the women should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their husbands at home. For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church. (1 Corinthians 14:33-35)

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Spiritual Gifts

The truth about prophecy

mayanMany Christian leaders today claim to be prophets or to have the gift of prophecy.  In many African cities you may feel inferior if your church doesn’t have a resident prophet.  Prophets are forever sharing the visions and messages they have apparently received from God.  The increase in the phenomena of prophecy is to a large decree caused by the decrease of sound biblical knowledge and spiritual maturity.   What does the Bible says about prophecy1?

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Spiritual Gifts

The truth about speaking in tongues

speaking in tonguesSpeaking in tongues is probably in the top 3 issues that Christians disagree on.  Speaking in tongues, I hope to show you, is not what many Christians think it is and not what is happening in many churches today.  The Bible, not our experience, must always be our highest authority in doctrine and practice. 

Disclaimer

This is article is for Christians, dealing with an in-house issue.  If you are not a Christian, you may not know what I’m talking about!  Please do read the article if the subject interests you.

Charismatic definition

According to “charismatic” Christians, tongues is a heavenly or angelic prayer language and is a sign that you are filled with the Holy Spirit.   You use this ecstatic prayer language (that you don’t understand) to pray to and praise God (in a language that apparently devil doesn’t understand either).   “Charismatic” and Pentecostal Christians view use 1 Corinthians 12-14 as justification for this practice.  Here are six simple points I hope will help clarify this thorny issue1:

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Bible

Why you can trust the Bible

I was listening to SMILE FM this week and Riaan Swiegelaar, a psychic medium, was on air. 

He offers “advice on challenges in different areas of your life and can connect with loved ones that have passed on”.  You phone in, tell him your birth date and he lets you know what direction to take. 

On Thursday night he was saying that it is crucial that you give your child the right name that can release the inner energy your child has.  Wrongly naming your child can have disastrous effects.  Imagine that!  A parent could spend their entire life worrying that they gave their child the wrong name. 

We are, everyday, surrounded with false teachings, wrong opinions and erroneous information.