No matter how great a believer's faith might be, it is never a genuine reason to tempt God and that is why the Bible commands you to avoid tempting God ( Deuteronomy 6: 16 ). Few deadly consequences accompany a person who tries to play smart with God and one of the consequences is death.
It is no news that the agitation for Biafra and Oduduwa nation is currently a hot topic in Nigeria, with reasonable amount of supports from a large number of persons. Some believe that the independence of these 2 proposed nations might bring an end to the alleged hardship being experienced, but the question should be; will Biafra and Oduduwa nation eventually become a reality?
The issue of lovemaking before marriage is fast becoming a controversial one as a large number of persons ( particularly Christians ) need to find out the truth about it. It is one thing to have a partner and it is another thing to avoid intimacy until marriage. An average person might try to avoid the act, while some might be tempted to do so in the long run, probably during courtship.
Pastor E. A. Adeboye , the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God reveals four reasons why people do not suceed in their endeavors at Special August Thanksgiving Sunday. He titles his message as ‘No More Labour Loss" and reveals that when a man is not succeeding in what he is doing, from his study of the Scriptures, he discovers that four things could be responsible.
The Catholic Church is known to operate not just based on Scriptures alone but also on traditions. It's known to be One, Holy, and Apostolic. The Catholic Church is well known for its reverence for Holy objects and sacramentals. If you have ever attended a Catholic church before, you must have noticed that attendees are allowed to partake in virtually everything except the Eucharistic bouquet.
The church needs a full knowledge and total understanding of the reason it should not be confined to the local assembly without conscious efforts to reach souls in other lands and climes. This was the topic of today's message in the Deeper Life Christian Ministry, DLCM Search The Scriptures manual.
Abel Damina of Power City International Church is no doubt among the controversial pastors in Nigeria. His interpretation of the Scriptures has continued to be a subject of debate among believers. He has been in the ministry for over 40 years. He founded his own ministry (Abel Damina Ministries) in 1992.
Through out the Scriptures, the only things that needed to be purified were things that were unclean or that had been desecrated through some unclean practices. But in the case of heaven, which is the abode of righteous spirits and holy souls that have been disembodied, it couldn't have been said to need any cleansing, since it is the dwelling place of God, who Himself is holy.
The story of Satan tempting Christ in the rocky and uninhabited desert wilderness between Jerusalem and Jericho is mentioned in all four of the canonical Gospels but told in detail in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Jesus (Yeshua) travels alone into the desert, then seen as outside the bounds of society and as the home of evil spirits such as Azazel and Lilith, where he fasts from food and water for 40 days and nights enduring and not succumbing to the temptations of the Adversary in a weakened physical and mental state.
1. King Saul Saul was the first king of Israel. By the virtue of being the first king of Israel, God's intention for his kingdom was to last forever. However, Saul made a grievous mistake. According to the Scriptures, he was meant to wait for prophet Samuel to arrive and offer a sacrifice to God, but Saul became impatient and presented the sacrifice himself, which resulted in God rejecting him and raising king David in his place.
There is no such thing as Balanced Gospel. It cannot be both balanced and Gospel at the same time. You have to choose one! The gospel is biased, unbalanced and very subjective. It is either it is "Good News" or it is not the gospel.
It is a very vital instruction from the Scriptures that parents should train up their children in the way they should go and they ( the children ) will not depart from it when they grow old. Even though the Bible commands us to do so, it is a fundamental requirement for believers and Christian parents to ask questions on how to best discipline their child/children.
Presidential Aide to former president Dr. Goodluck Jonathan Reno Omokri has again raised a topical issue as touching christianity. In a post made on Facebook today, the best-selling author claimed he never sowed his first salary to any pastor or church. Rather, he handed the money over to his father who shared it among the members of the family accordingly.
Photo Credit: Internet The Scriptures makes us understand that we are fearfully and wonderfully made by God. It is a pity that the reverse is the case for many people today. Some people have become hopeless and helpless because of the ugly situations and circumstances of life.
"For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation" (Romans 10:10). Beloved, it is not enough for you to merely know the Word in your heart. You must say it. That’s when latent power becomes actual power.
Very recently, popular cleric and politician, Rev Chris Okotie, made some unsavory statements about the late founder of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations(SCOAN), T B Joshua, during an interview. and this has caused mixed reactions. In my opinion, It is important to respect the memory of the dead, however, every Nigerian is entitled to his or her opinion.
Marriages are set up by God. The Scriptures rightly said he that finds a wife finds a good thing and obtains favour from God. It was God's idea that a man should not be alone, that man should have a companion. Some marriages today are sweet, some are bitter sweet, some too are abusive and some end in divorce.
It is one thing to be a Christian and it is another thing to obey every prophetic instructions that comes your way, either from a true servant of God or directly from the insight of the word. Image Credit: Faith gateway.com As a Christian, there is this biblical truth you must know about God; He is not moved by our needs or desires, He is only provoked by our obedience to his instructions.
As Christians, we often battle with several issues on daily basis in our journey of life. It is impossible for people not to face one problem or the other. Even the Scriptures admonish Christian that the journey will not be easy. However, as believers, prayer is the only weapon we have to overcome challenges of life.
According to the Scriptures, alot of words which still remains deeper than what a mere men can understand and too deep to explain. Reading the bible without spiritual backup one can easily misinterpret or miscommunicate the actual content of that exact word.The book of proverbs remains the word of knowledge, anyone who need spiritual knowledge must read and understand every word in proverbs.