Can A Christian Date?

The desire of the Church to differentiate herself from the world has led to creation of flyover sociologies. In pursuit of differentiation, the Church reassigned certain social terminologies and abrogated some, flying over certain stages of relationship and development. This is in doctrinal salute to scriptures like, “Do not love the world or the things Read more about Can A Christian Date?[…]

Can Christian Women Wear Jewellery And Make-Up?

The question of whether a Christian woman can wear jewellery or make-up arises from two scriptures – one written by Paul, the other by Peter. They are 1 Timothy 2:9-10 and 1 Peter 3:3-5. 1 Timothy 2:9-10: “In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with braided Read more about Can Christian Women Wear Jewellery And Make-Up?[…]

Can A Christian Drink Alcohol Or Work In A Brewery?

Here’s the challenge some Christians have. They substitute the gospel of Jesus Christ with preachments of morality and temperance. Yet morality cannot save. It’s not the gospel. Righteousness is not the same as morality. That you’re moral doesn’t mean you’re righteous before God. There are moral atheists. And morality is contextual and relative. What is considered Read more about Can A Christian Drink Alcohol Or Work In A Brewery?[…]

Will A Christian Who Commits Suicide Go To Heaven?

WARNING: This educational exploration of the subject of faith and suicide in no way endorses suicide. Neither does it encourage suicide, nor stigmatise the memory of the dead, nor trivialise the sorrow of the grieving. —— In the Old Testament, there are six reported cases of suicide (one of which was assisted suicide), and 3 Read more about Will A Christian Who Commits Suicide Go To Heaven?[…]

Is There Such A Thing As Eternal Salvation?

What makes Christianity so unique and so revolutionary is not just the concept of vicarious liability but the moral inversion of same. And this is not an outsider’s perspective. The Bible itself acknowledges it. It states in Romans 5:7 (MSG): “We can understand someone dying for a person worth dying for, and we can understand Read more about Is There Such A Thing As Eternal Salvation?[…]

Can God Tell You Who To Marry?

The question of spiritual discernment of marriage partner is an old issue in the body of Christ. Central to this quest is the question of God’s will and avoidance of mistake. Thus emerged the “divination” school of marital choice, with the man or woman praying and the Spirit of God “revealing” whom to marry. Whereupon Read more about Can God Tell You Who To Marry?[…]

Why Are Christians So Cruel? The Emergence Of The Christian Sadist And A Call For Reflection

Let’s step back a bit… Let’s look at something away from ourselves. Suppose you know someone who’s constantly threatening people with arson, who enjoys putting fear in people, or is relentlessly accusatory. Every time someone suffers a misfortune he is gleeful. Of course there are many labels one could put on such a human but Read more about Why Are Christians So Cruel? The Emergence Of The Christian Sadist And A Call For Reflection[…]

What Does God Say About Sex In Marriage?

Contrary to popularly held notions about God’s word, the Bible is actually not shy about discussing sex. Some imagine such a subject taboo to a holy God, which explains why many churches don’t talk about sex; or why they’re only broached in special conclaves like premarital counselling classes. Well, Paul wrote a letter containing instructions Read more about What Does God Say About Sex In Marriage?[…]

Can I Wear Trousers? Must I Wear A Scarf?

The first part of the question (the question about trousers) comes straight from Deuteronomy. 22:5, while the second part of the question – the part about scarves comes from Paul’s admonition in 1 Corinthians. 11. We’ll take the issue of trousers first. This is what Deuteronomy. 22:5 says: “A woman must not wear a man’s Read more about Can I Wear Trousers? Must I Wear A Scarf?[…]

Can A Christian Have Tattoos & Piercings?

As you can imagine there’s no shortage of opinion on this topic, but most of the “biblical analysis,” especially on the net seem to be expressions of cultural prejudices and biases. We must learn to separate our cultural preferences from the word of God, or we’ll taint the gospel with subjectivity. The New Testament didn’t Read more about Can A Christian Have Tattoos & Piercings?[…]

What Does it Mean to be Born Again?

Here’s a pretty cool explanation of the “born-again’ and “salvation” stuff Christians always talk about. Christians talk about being “born again”. But what does it mean to be “born again” and why do we need to be? First you need to know where the term came from. It was actually Jesus who used the phrase. Read more about What Does it Mean to be Born Again?[…]

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