We Are Radical

Bringing radical thoughts worth pondering (A blog of poriruachurch.com)

Author Archives: jaypahetogia

Marriage & 1 Corinthians 7

In last month’s article we focused attention upon Matthew 19:9, emphasizing the universality of the Lord’s instruction in this verse and also stressing the logical implications of the exceptive clause. … Continue reading

01/08/1983

Remarriage & Matthew 19:9

“Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled…” (Heb. 13:4). Although the world at large lives in mocking defiance of this scriptural admonition, … Continue reading

01/07/1983

Qualifications for Elders (Part 2)

SOBER-MINDED, SELF-CONTROLLED 1 Tim.3:2 “vigilant, sober” (KJV); “Temperate, sober-minded” (ASV). Tit. 1:8 “sober…temperate” (KJV); “sober-minded…self-controlled” (ASV). The reader can easily see the similarities in the above words which are listed … Continue reading

02/05/1983

Legalism in the Church

Although the term “Legalist” does not appear in Scripture, the term fits perfectly with the attitudes of the Pharisees in the time of Christ. They exalted the Law of Moses … Continue reading

01/05/1983

Qualification for Elders (Part 1)

The Holy Spirit has revealed some twenty qualifications for elders in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and in Titus 1:5-11. They have to do with the man’s personal character, his family life … Continue reading

01/04/1983

Christian Love

We must be sure that the church is filled with love. “A church where there is bitterness and strife may call itself a church of men, but it has no … Continue reading

03/03/1983

Elders in every Church

A very small percentage of congregations are fully and scripturally organised with elders and deacons, though it surely is the hope and dream for each one to be organised some … Continue reading

02/10/1982

Problems with “The Pearl”

Sometime in the future, when the crumbling ruins of Mormon temples stand as monuments to man’s folly, the year 1967 may well be remembered as the year when the Latter … Continue reading

01/10/1982

Social Drinking and Drunkeness

Many Christians believe that the Bible condemns drunkenness but that drinking in moderation is acceptable, and thus is not a sin. Whenever social drinking is discussed, emotions are aroused, and … Continue reading

01/10/1982

Geology and the Flood

In recent years creationist scientists have argued convincingly that the facts of geology are more adequately explained in terms of the creation model than the evolution model. Briefly, the creationists … Continue reading

02/06/1982

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