We Are Radical

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

Covenant Confusion

We only have one Bible. Why is it, then, that so many groups teach different things? If they teach conflicting doctrines, they can’t all be accurate…right? Perhaps most false teaching … Continue reading


Our Unchanging God and a Change in the Law

The fact that the Lord does not change (Mal. 3:6; Jas. 1:17; Heb. 13:8) simply means that His character is immutable and His nature is consistent, but this has nothing … Continue reading


The Perils of Confusing the Old and New Testaments

While studying the Old Testament is certainly useful for our learning and edification today (Rom. 15:4), the laws to which the old-covenant Jews were amenable are no longer binding (Heb. … Continue reading


The “10 Commandments” and the New Testament

Essentially nine of the “10 commandments” (Exod. 20:3-17) have been incorporated into Christ’s new covenant system (Rom. 13:9; etc.), so it is still sinful to commit murder, adultery, theft, etc., … Continue reading


The Old Covenant of the Jews and the New Covenant of Christ

A covenant is an agreement between at least two parties, with conditions to be met and promises to be fulfilled. While a number of covenants are mentioned in Scripture (e.g. … Continue reading


Law and Freedom

While it is true that scripture contains “some things hard to understand” (2 Pet. 3:16), it is reassuring to remember Paul’s words to the Ephesian brethren: “by revelation there was … Continue reading


The Distinctive Pattern of New Testament Christianity

The apostle Paul explains in Eph. 2:19-22 that God’s household is built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets. In 1 Tim. 3:15 he further explains that the household … Continue reading