Destiny Part 1

RADICAL deals bluntly and frontally with questions about Christianity sent in by readers of Leke Alder’s #Illuminare blog. This is an intellectual exploration on the subject of destiny. It raises issues and challenges appertaining to the subject matter and looks at Biblical responses to the questions raised. Q: What Does The Bible Say About Destiny? One Read more about Destiny Part 1[…]

What Does It Mean To Be A Castaway?

What makes Christianity unique relative to other religions of the world is the agency of Jesus Christ. Everything the Christian has comes THROUGH JESUS. “IN HIM (Jesus) we have redemption – deliverance and salvation THROUGH HIS BLOOD, the remission, forgiveness of our offences, shortcomings and trespasses, in accordance with the riches and the generosity of Read more about What Does It Mean To Be A Castaway?[…]

Can A Christian Divorce And Remarry?

The subject of divorce and remarriage is one of the most tendentious issues in Christianity. Nothing inflames passions more. In his discourse on divorce and remarriage in Matthew 5 & Matthew 19, Jesus made specific references to the law of Moses. The Pharisees did too. Therefore a disquisition on divorce and remarriage without a historical Read more about Can A Christian Divorce And Remarry?[…]

Is There Purgatory?

According to the Catholic Encyclopaedia by, purgatory is “a place or condition of temporal punishment for those who, departing this life in God’s grace, are, not entirely free from venial faults, or have not fully paid the satisfaction due to their transgressions.” By the Decree of the Union drawn up by the Council of Florence Read more about Is There Purgatory?[…]

Why Are There Many Churches But Little Impact On Society?

In Ephesians 4:11-12 (NLT) Paul wrote as follows: “Now these are the gifts Christ gave to the church: the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, and the pastors and teachers. Their responsibility is to equip God’s people to do his work and build up the church, the body of Christ.” In other words the apostles, prophets, Read more about Why Are There Many Churches But Little Impact On Society?[…]

Do I Have To Do Restitution For My Past Mistakes?

A precise understanding of the Bible is required for a successful Christian walk. It’s why the Bible enjoins us to rightly divide the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15) The Amplified translation says we must correctly analyse the Word of Truth. Restitution is a very big subject in certain Christian circles. Unfortunately many people have Read more about Do I Have To Do Restitution For My Past Mistakes?[…]

How Do I Work Out My Salvation With Fear And Trembling?

The phrase, “Working out your salvation with fear and trembling” is a direct quote from the King James Bible translation of Philippians 2:12, part of Paul’s letter to the Philippians. It’s one of the most misquoted and least understood texts in Christiandom. It’s often used to support the argument of salvation by moral observance (self-effort) Read more about How Do I Work Out My Salvation With Fear And Trembling?[…]

Why Is Christianity So Hard?

Illuminare65dForget all the religiosity, Christianity is not hard and salvation is so simple, though some like to make it seem so difficult. Jesus said, “My yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” (Matthew 11:30) The Amplified Bible translates that as: “For my yoke is wholesome (useful, good – not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and my burden is light and easy to be borne.” That’s like someone saying, “I’m easy to get along with, I don’t impose or inconvenience people.” Jesus is a cool dude, and if our experiences don’t match what he said we must be doing something wrong. Jesus can’t lie. This is someone who calls himself the Truth, and who began statements with “Verily, verily…” meaning, “I tell you the truth…” So what are we not getting right, and what false notions are we holding on to? […]

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