Renew Your Mind – Renew Your Life

Renew Your Mind, Renew Your Life

Our beliefs are massively important.

That’s something I learned the hard way.

A lot of my friends who didn’t know me 7 or 8 years ago find it very funny when I tell them I used to be manically depressed.

In fact I wish that was all that was wrong with me.

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#028: The Myth Of A Sinful Nature [Podcast]

The Myth Of A Sinful Nature

Last week we talked about “the flesh”. I talked about this topic because I frequently get questions about it when talking about the fact that we no longer have what many refer to as a sinful nature.

I guess I may have gotten a little ahead of myself as many people struggled with the fact we don’t have a sinful nature!

So this week we’re going right back to the basics and I’m going to look at what the Bible has to say about the sinful nature and explain why don’t have one.

Hope you enjoy this week’s podcast – The Myth Of A Sinful Nature. [Read more...]

The problem with “Jesus Saved You From Your Sins”

The Problem With "Jesus Saved You From Your Sins

Last week I posted a blog about why I dislike people quoting Romans 3:23 out of context.

The fact that we have all memorised this verse and not the next verse should be alarming.

It amazed me was how many people left comments trying to argue that we need to tell people about their sins and that they are going to Hell.

To me, this highlights a much deeper problem in Christianity.

It is one that permeates every area of our lives.

We think Jesus came to save us from sin. [Read more...]

#027: What About The Flesh? [Podcast]

What About The Flesh

I frequently debunk the myth of the sinful nature and speak about how we are no longer in bondage to sin.

But many people really struggle with this because we have such a dualistic world-view today.

We see physical, fleshy stuff as bad and spiritual, heavenly stuff as good. Especially in the Church!

But is that Biblical. Is it historically the way the Jewish people saw things or even the early Church?

You see to see the physical flesh as sinful is actually a Gnostic belief. But that presents a lot of issues with how we then translate the numerous references to the flesh in the scripture…

So join me in the podcast and we’ll thrash this issues out. [Read more...]

People Reject Jesus Because WE Reject Jesus!

Most People Reject Jesus Because We Reject Jesus

I know a lot of people who have rejected Jesus.

Truth be told this has nothing to do with Jesus. They’ve rejected Him because of His followers.

You see people reject Jesus most often because the people who are “representing” Him have also rejected Jesus – they just don’t know it! [Read more...]