ENCOUNTERS ALONG THE WAY; John Bunyan’s Life and Literature (10)

As this stage of the journey was descriptive of Bunyan’s ministry, he was indicating that those engaged in public service must be especially on their guard against the consequences of flattery and where it can lead.

STUMBLING IN THE DARKNESS; The Failure of Natural Philosopy

Eighteenth Century Philosopher David Hume was one of the great thinkers in the period of history known as the enlightenment.   His ideas, however, were atheistic, with his denial of God and the miraculous.  Towards the end of his life, however, he showed how his ideas were flawed in that they could not bring the individualContinue reading “STUMBLING IN THE DARKNESS; The Failure of Natural Philosopy”

PSALM 10 – THE GODLY MAN IN AN UNGODLY SOCIETY

In this 21st Century we are painfully aware that we live in a secular world. The word secular stems from a Latin Root that means simply “of this age”. Our world is consumed with this age. This time. This moment. The unseen God, the spiritual soul and the destiny of eternity is little considered. WeContinue reading “PSALM 10 – THE GODLY MAN IN AN UNGODLY SOCIETY”

A SOCIETY ABANDONED BY GOD; Romans Part 7

For All Have Sinned (c)  Romans 1:24-32 Paul is surveying the world in which he lived. He is observing Roman Society and with Holy Ghost spectacles he sees beyond civilisation, education and commerce until his broken heart is fixed upon the moral depravity and the godless state of the people. There is only one conclusion heContinue reading “A SOCIETY ABANDONED BY GOD; Romans Part 7”

THE GOD SUPPRESSORS; Romans Part 6

For all Have Sinned(b) Romans 1:18-23 Having opened up this section of the epistle with a statement upon the Wrath of God, Paul describes ungodly and unrighteous men; “who hold the truth in unrighteousness” (v18). The word translated “hold” literally means “to hold down”, “to restrain” or “to suppress”. It is a characteristic of ourContinue reading “THE GOD SUPPRESSORS; Romans Part 6”