Contributed on Feb 17, 2005
Jesus is lord of his church through the Scriptures
What is Scripture? What are our scriptures? Wordnet from Princeton Uni defines Scriptures as ‘any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group’. Scripture is the religious writings that help form the basis of a religious group. For Christianity scripture (or the scriptures) is the ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2005
The role of conscience in interpretting Scripture.
Freedom of Conscience On January 5th 1527 Felix Mantz, who was one of three of the initial leaders of the ‘Anabaptist’ movement in Switzerland during the reformation, was charged with re-baptising people. The Magistrate condemned him because in the Magistrate’s opinions Mantz’s doctrines were ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2005
What does it mean that we are all priests?
Priesthood of all believers Introduction What’s in a label? What’s in a term for someone? Sometimes there is a lot and sometimes there is not much. What term do you use for me? How do you think of my role? Often when talking with people outside of a church context, and particularly outside of ...read more
Contributed on Mar 10, 2005
Why do churches practise Baptism? From where does it come?
Eighteen months after Leni and I were married we went on a bit of a world tour. We visited places that were important in our development as people. Leni took me to Greece, to see the places where we parents came from. I took Leni to South Africa, where my mother was from and the place where I ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2005
This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story-preaching is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did.
This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did. Michelle Peterson was born in London, August 5th 1615. Her parents were ...read more