New Testament Pattern

New Testament Pattern

A varied selection of musings and mini studies. All just one web page and readable in 10-20 minutes or so…

Can you be a Christian and not go to church?

Can you be a Christian and not go to church?

Hi, I’m a student working on a Religious Studies project and I wondered if you could help me by giving an opinion. I have an essay title, “Can You Be a Christian and Not Go to Church?” and having seen your website I was curious as to your opinion. If you do have the time to reply, I’d love to hear from you, Thanks, Student

Hebrews 10-25 - forsaking assembling together

Hebrews 10:25 & the unchurched

If a church gathering is so watered down to suit the non-Christian attendees and/or the main portion of the time spent together does not allow for God to speak, either to you or through you, then there is no biblical reason for being there!

Have The Gifts of The Spirit Ceased

Have spiritual gifts ceased?

To examine this whole theology of cessationism we only have to establish one fact – does ‘that which is perfect’ refer to the Bible, which we now have, or to something else yet to come?

Passing through Jericho - coping with system church

Passing through Jericho

"And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho."

Casting in the meal - death in the pot

Casting in the meal

Instead of sifting, sorting, weeding, and thus in the process no doubt sullying further the whole pot, he ‘cast in.’ Here we have revealed to us a ‘secret’ of the principles of the workings and methods of God.

Answer To Prayer - Delays, Timings, Golden Bowls

Answer to prayer

Will God answer my prayers?
When will God answer my prayers?

The sabbath of rest - Saturday, Sunday or something else

The sabbath of rest

The Sabbath is a ‘type’. It, like all the other Old Testament feasts and ceremonies, was a figure of something wonderful to come, and now it has come.

Two Thousand Years - About

Two thousand years ~ about

In this short article I will be citing just a few Scriptures, which I believe indicate that the length of time between Jesus’ first coming and His second coming would be “about” two thousand years.

Jesus - First-Begotten and Only-Begotten

Jesus – the First & the Only

Being both the ‘First’ and the ‘Only’ is not a contradiction of terms but rather a revelation of the nature and work of Jesus.

Inspiration of Scripture - affecting practise

Inspiration of Scripture

What are the implications of believing that the Scriptures are “inspired”?

To Judge or Not to Judge - Judgementalism vs Discernment

To judge or not to judge?

“Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.”
(1Cor 14:20)

The Pilgrim Spirit - Words of John Robinson

The pilgrim spirit

“I am verily persuaded the Lord hath more truth yet to break forth out of His Holy Word.”
(John Robinson)

Should Christians Dedicate Their Children

Should Christians dedicate their children?

Are we confusing the two Covenants yet again?

Should A Christian Ask For Money

Should a Christian ask for money?

This article is an open rebuke to all Christians who preach against institutional church in favour of a return to ‘biblical church’ but still ask for money and sell their messages.

The Spirit & The Word in Balance

The Spirit & The Word

“A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight”
(Pro 11:1)