Browsing Archive: February, 2014

Hyper-grace?

Posted by Huw Thomas on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : Apostasy 
The term hyper-grace has been used to describe a new wave of teaching that emphasizes the grace of God to the exclusion of other vital teachings such as repentance and confession of sin. Hyper-grace teachers maintain that all sin, past, present, and future, has already been forgiven, so there is no need for a believer to ever confess it. Hyper-grace teaching says that, when God looks at us, He sees only a holy and righteous people. The conclusion of hyper-grace teaching is that we are ...
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Christianity's Uncooperative Corpse

Posted by Huw Thomas on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : Amen Corner 

by Robert J Morgan

When Richard Dawkins and Bill Maher salivate about the demise of religion as they did in a recent telecast ("Gay marriage, pot, religion's the next one to fall"), they forget that biblical Christianity has been buried many times, but the uncooperative corpse won't stay in the grave. From its very beginning, Christianity has been grave-proof.

Jiang Qing, the last wife of Chinese leader Mao Zedong and a member of the infamous Gang of Four, helped unleash the Cultural Rev...
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When Grace becomes Gratuity

Posted by Huw Thomas on Thursday, February 20, 2014, In : Out of the Shadows 
I read a comment today containing this quote from James' Epistle: "Mercy triumphs over judgement". The subject was the 'hyper-grace' teaching permeating many Christian gatherings and those who would critique it. It seems that critics are being 'hyper-judgemental'. I suppose I would class myself among those critics and I guess a reply is in order.

It's not about grace or judgement but those who are "so quickly deserting the one who called... and are following a different gospel" (Gal 1:6). We a...

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Is Genesis important to the Gospel?

Posted by Huw Thomas on Tuesday, February 4, 2014, In : Creation 

I recently read a Christian blog in which it was stated that the question of origins is unimportant and that arguing for a literal reading of Genesis 1-11 is a waste of time. The author states "...fundies seriously do not want to address or think through issues of  literary genre..." Judging from the issue I assume that fundie is equated to anyone with a belief in a comparatively recent creation. I decided to address the issue of the literary genre of Genesis and its importance to the rest of...

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