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The Sufficiency of Scripture

Posted on 1 February, 2016 at 3:00 Comments comments (1)

The doctrine of the sufficiency of Scripture lies at the heart of what it means to be a Protestant. Protestantism and Roman Catholicism share much in common in terms of basic theology, such as a commitment to the doctrines of the Trinity and the Incarnation. When it comes to matters of authority, however, there are major divergences. One of these is on the matter of Scripture: is Scripture sufficient as an authority for the church or...

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Happy Yoga Day?

Posted on 24 June, 2015 at 1:55 Comments comments (0)

The government of India declared Sunday the 21st June, “Yoga Day”. While many of us where celebrating the 21st of June as Father’s day, the Indian government decided to promote Yoga above Fathers. For many people who are unable to discern, this was just another day filled with communal exercise, but for those who know better, we have to question this agenda.

First we were told that Christmas is to be replaced by the ex-PM, Vajpayee’s bi...

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Lies, Fear and the Great Commission

Posted on 12 May, 2015 at 1:25 Comments comments (0)

“When I left England, my hope of India’s conversion was very strong; but amongst so many obstacles, it would die, unless upheld by God. Well, I have God, and His Word is true. Though the superstitions of the heathen were a thousand times stronger than they are, and the example of the Europeans a thousand times worse; though I were deserted by all and persecuted by all, yet my faith, fixed on the sure Word, would rise above all obstructions and overcome every trial. God’s cau...

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The Ugliness of Sin & the Beauty of Christ

Posted on 30 April, 2015 at 10:15 Comments comments (0)

One of the most dangerous things to our spiritual lives must surely be self-deception. The very nature of the gospel clearly defines that we are sinners. If we deny that fact, we foolishly deceive ourselves. J.C. Ryle said “I am convinced that the first step towards attaining a higher standard of holiness is to realize more fully the amazing sinfulness of sin.” There are so many people who attempt, to justify their sinful behavior saying that they “do not need a Saviour...

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Why Church Matters

Posted on 30 April, 2015 at 10:15 Comments comments (0)

Philip Yancey a well known Christian author wrote a book called “Church, Why Bother?” In this book he asks the difficult questions, ‘Why are there so many more professing Christians than churchgoing Christians? Is it because something is wrong with the church?” Hard but good questions. Sadly this picture may be true of many churches today in India. Just recently I called a plumber to my house for some work, and after realizing I was a pastor he responded with “Pr...

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