"Because Christ is all in all, and all revelation and redemption alike are summed up in Him, it would be inconceivable that either revelation or its accompanying signs should continue after the completion of that great revelation with its accrediting works." Counterfeit Miracles is a vigorous argument against the existence of the supernatural spiritual gifts.
When we think about prophets, prophesying, and prophecy there was in Bible times assuredly a foretelling of future events (a prediction of something to come). Some prophets such as Moses, Elijah, Elisha, Paul, Peter were given the power to perform powerful miracles as well. So, there was also what we refer to as in the... Continue Reading →
The outward life of a person flows from his or her inner spirit. Those who discipline themselves to follow after Jesus Christ, who are focused on living out the truth of God’s revelation, will develop a life of growing intimacy with Christ. They will delight God, producing goodness and godliness in what they do.
Paul described deviant doctrines, bad teaching, and useless practices that pull us away from God’s grace and truth. He focused on how to respond to falsehood and how to live righteously.
Jesus Christ advised his followers: “Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”—Matthew 7:15.
The apostle Paul likewise warned Christians in Thessalonica: “Let no one deceive you in any way, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.”—2 Thessalonians 2:3.
When evangelizing, think of how it feels when a Muslim apologist or an atheist is dragging you over the coals for the history of Christianity. The Muslim and the atheist like to qualify things in the worst light possible.
Also, make sure that when you set the criteria that are supposed identifying markers of false Christianity that so-called "true Christianity" is not guilty of the same things or even worse.
Most understand the word “prophecy” to be another word for prediction. The Hebrew, navi and the Greek prophētēs (prophet), carry the meaning of one who is a proclaimer of God’s message and need not necessarily be foretelling of the future. He may very well be proclaiming a moral teaching, an expression of a divine command... Continue Reading →