Articles

For or Against

Aaron Ireland He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. Matthew 12:30 Recently, an agnostic friend of mine drew my attention to an image on Facebook, comparing Jesus with Anakin Skywalker (aka, Darth Vader, a character in the Star Wars movies). The two stated anyone who is not with them, is against them. In the third episode of the Star Wars movies, Anakin says this to his mentor Obi Wan Kenobi, who replies, "Only a Sith (the evil counterpa...

But I Don’t Need Saving….

Aaron Ireland He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he the doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be m...

Wretchedness

Watchman Nee "O wretched man that I am!" cried Paul, "who shall deliver me from this body of death?" There is nothing more musical in the ears of the Lord. This cry is the most spiritual and the most scriptural cry aman can utter. He only utters it when he knows he can do nothing, and gives upmaking any further resolutions. At last he discovers there is no use in his making up his mind any more. Have you despaired of yourself, or do you hope that if you read and pray more you will be a bette...

The Wagon Train – an Allegory

Edgar Parkyns Foreward By Aaron Ireland Many years have passed since I first heard this allegory. I don't know if I would classify myself as a "historicist", per se, but this made so much sense to me at the time. Although the idea of a pretribulation rapture can be quite a soothing one, at the same time, it feels awfully neglectful. Those who have read my article The Cleansing of the Sanctuary, have already been influenced, in some measure, to my eschatological views. Here is presented a log...

Beyond Categories

Arthur Katz Some reflections on the controversial Tent of Shem message and Israel's final destiny.  A transcription of a spoken message by the same title. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever He goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb (Revelation 14:4 KJV). The Lord is looking for a virginal first-fruits company that will follow the Lamb withersoever He goes,...

Righteous Sumission vs Zealous Obedience to Principle

Aaron Ireland The following thoughts came to me after meditating upon Rom 10, particularly v1-4: 1 Brethren, my heart desire and prayer to God for Israel, is that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record, that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knoweldge 3 For they, being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves to the righteousness of God. 4 For, Christ is the end of the Law for righteousness...

Another Gospel

David Takle I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel (Gal.1:6) The Western Christian Church today is currently undergoing a precipitous decline in numbers, power, and relevence. Many theories have been suggested as to why we are no longer reaching the people of our culture, and why it is that we can now refer to this time in the West as the post-Christian era. I would like to propose that the reason is...

George Street

Dave Smethurst This all started a number of years ago in a Baptist church in Crystal Palace in South London. The Sunday morning service was closing and a man stood up at the back and raised his hand and said: "Excuse me pastor can I share a short testimony?" The pastor looked at his watch and said "You have three minutes." The man proceeded with his story: "I've just moved into this area. I used to live in Sydney Australia. Just a few months back I was visiting some relatives and I was walkin...

Why I Don’t Go To Church

Wayne Jacobson I know the way I relate to the church is a bit unconventional and some even call it dangerous. Believe me, I understand that concern because I used to think that way myself, and I even taught others to think that way as well. If you are happy with the status quo of organized religion today, you may not like what you read here. My purpose is not to convince you to see this incredible church the same way I do, but to answer your questions as openly and honestly as I can. Even ...

The Cleansing of the Sanctuary

Foreward This letter was orginally published on my first blogsite, CJaK's fOrEsT, on April 30, 2007. Apart from some minor updates, such as updating references to certain people, due to chronological changes (such as one person, who has since passed away, being referred to in the past tense), and the removal of some grammatical errors, missed ealier, it is presented here as it was presented then, avoiding the temptation to insert some of the information that has come across my path since. An...