Why You Aren’t Motivated to Read the Bible?

For a Christian, going to church on a regular basis is not enough. The Scriptures, on the other hand,  says that the world will get even worse that it already is. So, as a Christian, your duty is to “submit to  God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” Precisely, submitting to God means that you are willing […]

The 7 Ecumenical Councils of the Early Church, And How They Shaped Modern Christianity – Part 4: The Council of Chalcedon

The Council of Chalcedon was called in 451 CE by the Roman Emperor Marcian (r. 450-457) to settle debates regarding the nature (hypostases, “reality”) of Christ that had begun at two earlier meetings in Ephesus (431 CE and 439 CE). The question was whether Christ was human or divine, a man who became God (through the resurrection and ascension) or […]

The 7 Ecumenical Councils of the Early Church, And How They Shaped Modern Christianity – Part 3: The Council of Ephesus

Following on from our previous articles on the seven ecumenical councils, the latest of which you can read here, we now turn our attention to the Third Ecumenical Council, otherwise known as The Council of Ephesus. It was held over several sessions in 431 at the Church of Mary in Ephesus, Asia Minor (modern Turkey). The council was called after […]

The 7 Ecumenical Councils of the Early Church, And How They Shaped Modern Christianity – Part 2: The First Council of Constantinople

We’ve recently begun a new series of articles on the seven ecumenical councils of the early church. These councils commenced with the First Council of Nicaea in 325 and concluded with the Second Council of Nicaea in 787. Between these two events were five more, each of which attempted to understand and establish a unified Christian theology. In this series, […]

The 7 Ecumenical Councils of the Early Church, And How They Shaped Modern Christianity – Part 1: The First Council of Nicea

July 4, 325, was a memorable day. About three hundred Christian bishops and deacons from the eastern half of the Roman Empire had come to Nicea, a little town near the Bosporus Straits flowing between the Black Sea and the Mediterranean. In the conference hall where they waited was a table. On it lay an open copy of the Gospels. […]

Powerful Bible Verses to Help You Overcome Temptation

 In general, temptation is anything or anyone that drives you or lures you away from God. And, honestly, living in this “super modern” era, we can’t say our lives are temptation-free. However, the best way to live a faithful Christian life is to submit to the word of God. Bible Verses From 1 Corinthians 10:13: “No temptation has overtaken you […]

Christian Faith and Demonology: Do Demons Exist?

 The question of whether Christians should believe that demon exists or whether Christians can be demon-possessed are both complex and controversial. Rarely, if ever, have I heard an ordinary Sunday school lesson or a pastor’s sermon throw a ray of clear light on such issues. I would say it’s a fact that most sermons today revolve around themes like love, […]

What Does Baptism of the Holy Spirit Really Mean?

Everyone has their own personal view of baptism, which is in itself a pretty broad topic. I don’t know what you believe in or what you are expecting but personally, I believe baptism is like a request and the affirmation of being saved (Mark 16:16: “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be […]

Prophet Ngawala Francis: Sermons That Can Change Your Life

Note: This article focuses on the sermons of Prophet Ngawala Francis, a French-speaking pastor. So, I strongly recommend reading this article only if you understand French.  I was born in a Christian family and I spent most of my childhood, teenage years and adulthood in churches; so you could say that I’ve been blessed to hear lots of sermons. And, […]