Tag Archives: law

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Judgement

Judging is an item in Christian circles and outside it as well. We all judge and judge some more. On social media and forums you can read peoples ‘opinions’ that used to stay indoors and now sadly enough are shared with the world. But I don’t want to talk about how disrespectful people can be or wonder why people think they know how others should lead their life. I want to talk about the Christian habit to judge and condemn others based on their own Christian values.

Why we should point out their mistakes to others read more »

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Choice of Clothes

The Bible doesn’t say much about clothes and ways to dress, but what it says presents

sufficient material for intensive discussions.

We think only the more orthodox churches have clothing requirements like hats and skirts, but that isn’t all together true. Just walk into a random church like a Gothic or in a fitted dress on high heals or in ragged jeans and a worn out T-shirt. Or imagine someone dressed like that should step into your church. How would people respond? read more »

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Enjoy, but use your brains

In Galatians 5 from verse 19 and in Romans 1 from verse 21 a large list of sins is named that gave Christianity the image of ‘you can’t do anything fun’. Among others: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, covetousness, drunkenness, orgies, deceit.

Here the path of the church and the world divide according to the well known poster into a straight road to hell and a narrow road to your salvation. The message of this picture is: if you can control yourself you are suitable material for the Kingdom of Heaven. read more »

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What do we do with the law (CWL-5)

Should or shouldn’t we keep the law (of Moses)? This is a repeating question among Christians. We don’t have to keep the food laws since Peter had a vision about it, but how can we reconcile that with Jesus’ statement that “not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law”? What are we allowed to do and what not? What is the role of the law today? read more »

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The beginning

Church Without Labels – The beginning

Over 10 likes, so, as promised I will write a book and you can join in. Lets start at the beginning:

The question: Would it be possible to eliminate a lot of labels so we can stand more relaxed and unwind in the world, without getting completely detached from God?

The sub question: What kind of labels do we as Christians put on people and situations around us and was does the Bible say about them? How important are they anyway? read more »

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I believe so I keep Gods commandments

This is a good thing as long as you know what the spirit of the commandments is. The commandments contain the wisdom of God and she is a very good counsellor. When you find wisdom you find life. Wisdom is better than all treasures together and begins with fear of the Lord. read more »

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I believe so I do – what? 4

A lot of people believe God only blesses if you obey the rules. They think the blessing and curse of the law are still valid today and not only for the Jews but also for Christians and the non believers. They presume that, when everybody behaves okay, God will bless our country, or our church or our family. read more »

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Relax, it is finished – part two

All have sinned, Paul said, and all are justified through faith and not by the works of the law. But doesn’t is also say, ‘The one who loves me keeps my commands”? Yes, it says so and it makes sense. If you love someone, you try to respect the wishes of that person. “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you”, Jesus said. We can only love like Jesus if His love runs through us. Only if the branches are attached to the vine, they can bear fruit. Keeping His commands stems from our relationship with Him. It is not the other way round, that we can only have a relationship with Him when we act according to His commands. read more »

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