Point of Faith

                                                        If I may touch but his clothes…Mark 5:28

Faith is the irrevocable prerequisite for pleasing God, it is the handle by which we operate spiritual realities and make them physically tangible, it goes far beyond our physical sense and many times is in conflict with those senses, it is the primal means by which we receive from God and even by which we give to God, it’s so serious that scripture declares “…whatever is not of faith is sin (Rom 14:23)”. But alas it’s not the easiest thing to walk in, in this physical world of the senses, that’s where the “points of faith” (AKA Point of Contact) comes in.

If you’ve been around Pentecostal circles for any length of time you probably have a heard a preacher say something like “lift up the item (whether money or a handkerchief or something else) as a point of faith (or point of contact)” what does that even mean? A point of faith is really a band aid to faith, a kind of support to help raise and maintain faith, this support is normally a physical entity or feeling which kindles and keeps burning the spiritual entity that is faith. Interestingly though, it didn’t start with modern Pentecostals, it’s origins are stemmed from the Holy writ, just that it was never quite given the label we now call it. Read More »

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God or Science? (The evolution of Science)

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.
Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.
Psalms 19:1-4
For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine
nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.
Romans 1:20

I love science, I love the fact of what science is and claims to be, I love the fact, science is factual and should it be any less it would not be fit to be called science, I believe science is one of the greatest blessings humanity has been given and I believe it was given by God.
God and science, that’s a phrase that a lot of people don’t believe, go together, they would rather say ‘God or Science’ but I would rather say ‘God of science’. So why the hostility between the two, if indeed God is actually the God of science and science is of God, why do some scientists claim there is no God?Read More »

The Norm and Para Norm of Ministers Funds

                                         No soldier goes to war at his own expense

We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us, does not mean we should attempt to do all things, we can do all things yet God gives us specific gifts and places us in specific situations, because we are various parts in the body and the body of Christ can truly be seen as a body; each part affecting every other part and yet each part performing different functions. The Christian (and the Church as a whole) has been noted to have 3 main ministry thrusts;

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Still head of the home?

The question that many have pondered is this: If a man fails in his responsibility and function to provide for his family and perhaps his wife begins to do so, is he still the head of the home? Or if he fails to be the priest and spiritual leader of his home and his wife takes up that responsibility, is he still the head of the home? And what should be the wife’s response towards this?

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Predestination

A tract by Pastor Bankie

The issue of predestination meets different reactions with different people. Some believe so strongly that the events of their lives are completely predetermined so that nothing, absolutely nothing, they do can alter it. Others will have none of that, believing that your life is a product of the effort you put into it. The question is “what is the truth?” I offer to you today what God has expressed in the Holy Scriptures as the truth.Read More »