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The "Enlightenment" ideas of "rights", "liberty" and "equality" itself needs to die: A call to the Church to rise up and return to Biblical, God-centred thinking

The modern Church in the west, that is, 21st century Christendom in the west, is extremely weak and useless to God. It is not that Christendom does not exist in the west, it does, but it is weak. The existence of some strong Christians in the west is exactly what Christendom in the west it. It exists but just not making the impact it should, by turning the world upside down as the early Church did as recorded in the book of Acts:


Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where was a synagogue of the Jews: And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures, 

Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ. And some of them believed, and consorted with Paul and Silas; and of the devout Greeks a great multitude, and of the chief women not a few. But the Jews which believed not, moved with e…
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Celibacy: The Ideal Life

For fifteen centuries, the Church has taught that celibacy is the ideal life, based on a proper and clear understanding of Scripture. Yet, with the Protestant Reformation, this doctrine was reversed, and instead, marriage became the ideal. The idea that celibacy was ideal was scorned, and demonised, and marriage became elevated over celibacy. This idea has continued well into contemporary times where many Christians think that marriage is the ideal. 

Marriage has now become the most serious concern of many if not most Christians, irrespective of 'denomination' precisely because of how the idea that celibacy is not ideal, even wrong or unnatural, while marriage is ideal has been propagated down the centuries. This minor issue has become a major issue, while major issues, such as the doctrines of the Trinity, theosis and Christian militancy have been shunned. Many professing Christians are not concerned with fighting evil, but only concerned about marriage and the earthly affairs…

The Degenerate Mindset

Many Christians think that degeneracy is simply about sexual immorality. They love to target the unsaved who practise sexual sins such as fornication, adultery and homosexuality as the degenerates, all while having fornicated before marriage themselves and excusing their own sin on the basis of 'grace'. 

However, such gross sins are only the symptoms of degeneracy, rather than constituting its essence. Romans 1:26-32 lists these sins as only a few sins among many others that are symptoms of degeneracy. Many professing Christians, many of whom are false converts, are themselves filled with all manner of unrighteousness (Romans 1:29) in being full of maliciousness, double-mindedness, gossiping, backbiters, unloving, unforgiving and unmerciful. Such are those who curse and threaten the true converts, the true prophets of God who speak truth and rebuke these false converts! 

The essence of degeneracy is the deliberate rejection of God and His ways, in pursuit of pleasure and treasur…

The Character of a Real Woman

The essence of a real woman is one who knows God's purpose for her life. She is one who is kind, wise and strong. Many in hyper-conservative Christian circles think that the ideal woman, or the real woman, who exemplifies the paragon of virtue is one who is supposedly 'truly liberated' from the feminist lifestyle of working and 'coming home to an empty house', by being domesticated, that is a woman who is married, has children, stays home and not university educated. But what they really mean is that the ideal woman is one who is weak, oppressed, and to be relegated to obscurity. 

To be clear, it is not wrong to be married, have children, stay home and not be university educated. Nor are these characteristics signs of oppression of women. What I am saying, however, is that that is the lifestyle that hyper-conservatives seek to impose on women for the purpose of making her weak, subtly oppressed by coercing her to marry as young as possible, and threatening to destro…

The Essence of a Real Woman

There is much talk about Biblical womanhood in the Church, which indeed an important topic. However, owing to the confusion about the subject by many people because of misinterpretation and misapplication of Scripture, this subject has become controversial and difficult to understand. 

Many attribute the controversial nature of the subject of Biblical womanhood in the eyes of today's Church to the influence of feminism in the Church. While it is true that much of the controversy is owing to many women being poisoned by feminism, there are also legitimate genuine concerns about certain purported teachings in the Church on Biblical womanhood. Such teachings that involve a perversion of Scripture that is being used to oppress women, which is a concern that warrants discussion. The use of Scripture of oppress people, not just women, is a very real concern. 

All discussion on Biblical womanhood must address the fundamental question: what is a real woman? A real woman is one who is worthy…

The Oppressed Daughter Syndrome and its Demonic Binding Powers

There is a phenomenon called the 'oppressed daughter syndrome'. It is a real syndrome and is not only that which has a spiritual dimension, but is demonic in nature. It is therefore an important issue to address from a Christian perspective, as is the case with all kinds of oppression.

The  'oppressed daughter syndrome' manifests in all kinds of symptoms, such as shyness, a lack of healthy self-respect, lack of confidence, forced career choices, rushed marriages, marital distress, especially loveless marriage, and hyper-conservativism and hyper-traditionalism, and lack of an ability to reach one's full God-given potential, and hence destiny in accordance to the Will of God, which is to know God and glory Him in all one does.

One salient characteristic of such a woman is that she is shy to the extreme. By shy, I am not saying quiet and gentle as a woman should be, but rather, severely lacking courage and confidence. Everything she does is marked by a lack of courage …

The Error of "Sola Scriptura": the Mother of All Heresies

When speaking of dangerous doctrines, the average Christian today will point to the obviously erroneous doctrines of cults, such as that Jesus was a spirit brother of satan, that there are two 'gods' in the Bible, a cruel God in the Old Testament, and a kind God in the New Testament, or that Jesus had only a divine, but no human nature, and therefore did not die for the sins of the world. 

However, little do these Christians think about why these heresies are able to arise in the first place. They simply dismiss them as the doctrines of crazy, psycho heretics - all without realising that they themselves are just as susceptible to heresy as those who are blatant heretics. One should never assume that because one attends a 'normal' church that one cannot fall into the trap of heresy. All most Christians to do is target such heretics for criticism, and lift no finger in helping them understanding why it is heresy, and why have they turned to such heresy as Jude 1:22-23 ins…