Theonomy (theo – God, nomos – law, meaning God’s law). Historically the Christian movement has been beset by two significant heresies: Marcionism and Antinomianism. Around AD 144 Marcion dualistically represented the God of the Old Testament as a vengeful tyrant, while the superior God of the New Testament was one of love and forgiveness—and never shall the two meet. This … [Read more...]
This teaching stream explores walking in God’s Ways, as a Christian believer, but also as a society.
What are God’s ways? Certainly not ours as we pride oursleves on doing it "my way", and this is despite news media daily broadcasting the result—accelerating societal breakdown. God’s ways are therefore not only personal, but societal and ethical; they are the knowledge of God and his law for all humankind practically applied; they are wisdom for living.
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God’s ways therefore involve:
- Law and Gospel
- Social Ethics
- Path to Maturity
- Life in the Spirit
- Bible Characters
For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD. Isaiah 55:8 What are God’s ways? They are how he thinks and acts in a given context. God’s ways are always consonant with his nature and character. God is absolute perfection in all his attributes. God's love for us is therefore perfect and without variance. But if God is love, he must … [Read more...]
A New Economics In the wake of the Global Financial Crisis, with economic instability on the one hand and environmental impoverishment on the other, ‘economics’ has moved to the centre of public concern, calling its present outlook into question. This outlook is exemplified in the film Wall Street, flaunting the unabashed stance that ethics are unnecessary for economic … [Read more...]
Introduction Throughout the history of the Christian movement the approach to Tithing (one tenth) has been far from unanimous, demonstrating many diverse views (see below). To find clarity on this contended and sensitive issue we must go back to some foundational theological and interpretative principles to discover, with some measure of accuracy, what the Bible … [Read more...]
Preamble In view of the current shifts, particularly in the English speaking Western nations, in regard to same-sex marriage we have felt a constraint to release a paper that might resource Christians in "thinking the thoughts of God after him". Be warned though, it is a necessarily comprehensive response – and some – to the main arguments of the pro-homosexual apology. With … [Read more...]