I want to offer a thesis that is bound to rankle some feathers. Christians should prioritize church this advent, especially on Christmas Sunday.
The word ritual is not commonly used in Evangelical circles. The word sounds archaic, and thoughts of lighting candles and incense come to mind. But perhaps evangelical churches should not be too quick to abandon the importance of rituals.
Let’s make no mistake; biblical principles of orthodox Christianity are being challenged right now. The most recent example is from the Southern Baptist Convention. At the convention meeting in June of 2022, we saw a theological drift disguised in church politics.
The church must make every effort to avoid the exclusive nature of a country club. Therefore, the church must reject “country club Christianity.”
Maundy Thursday is about the humility of Christ exemplified by the washing of the disciple’s feet. Maundy Thursday should cause us to love our friends and our enemies. After washing feet, Jesus celebrated the Passover meal, knowing that ultimate deliverance would come through his sacrificial death.
In Covenant Theology, God’s conditional covenant with Adam is called the covenant of works. But notice who has not been created yet. Eve. Is this a design flaw on the part of God, or is God’s design coming to fruition with reason and purpose? Indeed, there is no design flaw, but God works his plan to perfection.
Every week at Redemption Hill Church, we celebrate the Lord’s Table. We celebrate the Lord’s Table to remember the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. When a person remembers, they look back at an event. But remembering also means looking forward.
Christian liberalism has thrown off the clothes of Christianity and is parading around in a mardi gras outfit. The outfit looks neat for a moment, but underneath the outfit is a false gospel.
Imago Dei means image of God. Every human being is made in God’s image. No exceptions. The Greek term is ἐν Χριστῷ which means in Christ. Not all people are in Christ. But the latter is essential to understand Christian onology. Taken together, we see a beautiful picture of the nature and essence of a Christian.
Principles of biblical interpretation are called hermeneutics. In academia, the field is called hermeneutics. For example, when you approach a painting, you attempt to interpret the meaning of the painting. When there is a major cultural event, the goal is to interpret to understand. In this sense, all people are engaged in hermeneutics.