Writing Stories With Our Words

A study in 2007 showed that both men and women speak approximately 16,000 words per day. According to Wikipedia, books written for children are about 16,000 words long and the average novel about 60,000-80,000 words long. Going by the average person’s spoken- words-count, each of us writes at least 8 books a month with our words—a…

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Fake Vs Genuine Conversion II

In the previous article, we established that not all conversions are genuine — not all that glitters is gold. In this second part, we will go on to see the permanent characteristics of genuine conversion as we can glean from Scripture. Counterfeit Conversions In dealing with non-genuine conversions, one can distinguish between two kinds: temporal…

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Fake Vs Genuine Conversion

In the recent past, in the Gambia, there was a big stir among many in Christian circles when a former clergyman announced his conversion to Islam on a national platform. This event doubtless re-ignited the age-old discussion, “does once saved mean forever saved?” – otherwise known in theology as the perseverance of the saints. Before one…

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MAKING UP OUR MINDS: MARY OR JESUS? 

Brothers and sisters in the Lord, greetings. For some time now I have been thinking about the concept of praying to God through Mary (the mother of Jesus) instead of Jesus Christ our Lord himself. That Christians must pray to God through Jesus is undebatable. But does the Bible teach that those who believe in…

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Trusting Wholly and Only in Jesu’s Name

In our previous article, we established that a Christian is one who centres their everything on Christ. The Christian is essentially one who clings to Christ as their all in all and has no confidence in the flesh whatsoever. To the believer, Christ is the only hope of salvation. It is as Edward Mote wrote,…

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The Acid Tests of Life

At the end of his long and complicated sentence running from Ephesians 1 verses 3 through verse 14, Paul prays for his Ephesian audience: 15 For this reason, because I have heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints, 16I do not cease to give thanks for you, remembering you in my…

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TO THE PRAISE OF HIS GLORY

Did man in sin desire salvation, and for that matter petition God for it? If we were to cast our minds back to the scene in the Garden of Eden, when man fell to sin by choosing to listen to Satan instead of to God. We hid from His presence out of guilt and shame….

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CHOSEN UNTO ETERNAL LIFE

At our weekly fellowship meetings, we began few months ago to study the epistle to the Ephesians line by line, verse by verse. Doing so has helped to see how an author’s thoughts are all interconnected right from start to finish. Every sentence seems to take a cue from the previous, and naturally leads to…

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