Thursday, June 18, 2009

N. T. Wright or N. T. Wrong?

Question 1
"Where do unjustified sinners go when they die Tom?"

Question 2
"Where is the Rich Man in the story of the Rich Man and Lazarus (Luke 16)?"

Question 3
"If I were standing on some train tracks and I said: 'that train that is coming towards me, has smoke coming out of its nostrils, googley eyes and really spikey haircut.' Would that have any bearing on whether I would be smashed by the train or not? (In other words, characterising hell, doesn't change its existance does it Tom?)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Canon's, Creeds and Confessions

Below is a sample from the Canons and Decrees of the Synod of Dordt (1619). The blessings of the Canon's, Creeds and Confessions are not recognised much today, yet they are helpful to the Christian in many ways (eg. to guard from error, to guide in doctrine). Take time to read them, most of them are listed and linked to on this blog.

The Third and Fourth Main Points of Doctrine
Human Corruption, Conversion to God, and the Way It Occurs

Article 9: Human Responsibility for Rejecting the Gospel

The fact that many who are called through the ministry of the gospel do not come and are not brought to conversion must not be blamed on the gospel, nor on Christ, who is offered through the gospel, nor on God, who calls them through the gospel and even bestows various gifts on them, but on the people themselves who are called. Some in self-assurance do not even entertain the Word of life; others do entertain it but do not take it to heart, and for that reason, after the fleeting joy of a temporary faith, they relapse; others choke the seed of the Word with the thorns of life's cares and with the pleasures of the world and bring forth no fruits. This our Savior teaches in the parable of the sower (Matt. 13).

Monday, June 1, 2009

'In Step' Bible Conference 2009

From the New Community Church website (click on writing [left] for more details):

"In Step 2009 Bible Conference is rapidly approaching, and we're looking forward to a time of real blessing as this year’s keynote speaker, Chris Mueller, preaches expositionally through Ephesians six.

Chris will present five challenging and life changing messages in a series entitled Spiritual Warfare - How to Prepare for Victorious Christian Living.

Additionally, a variety of relevant seminars presented by gifted New Community speakers will provide a wonderful weekend of personal and insightful challenges to grow along with encouragement to persevere in the heat of the battle of living in a fallen world.

In addition to great preaching you will enjoy wonderful times of worship and fellowship along with a few extra surprises for those who register...

...This is one event you will not want to miss!

We look forward to fellowshipping with you at the Instep Conference 12th-14th June 2009."

To be held at Adelaide College of Ministries campus (

To register phone Geoff on (08) 8260 4773 or email