The Temptation of Man

I believe the temptation of Man in the garden was three-fold, and based on 1st John 2:15-16 NKJV

15 “Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life — is not of the Father but is of the world.”

In Genesis 3:1-6 NKJV we are told the following;

1″Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”

2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden;

3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”

The lust of the flesh,

Lust of the eyes and

The pride of life.

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The Pagemaster Symposium – The Dynamism of Change

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Mainstream Mavericks presents
The Pagemaster Symposium

The Dynamism Of Change
a back to the basics series

Date: Saturday, 13th October 2018
Time: 1pm prompt.
Venue: Excellence Hotel, Aguda-Ogba, Lagos.
(Description: its the small hall outside just before you enter the reception. Adjacent the banquet hall)

Therefore, from now on, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we have known Christ according to the flesh, yet now we know Him thus no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
II Corinthians 5:16‭-‬17 NKJV

It’s a basic expectation in the kingdom that who you are before and after you meet Christ are two distinct persons. There must be a change to herald that encounter of yours with the Lord.

If you and your environment can’t testify of undeniable changes in you since you met Christ, then there is a problem of stunted growth.

We trust God for the power to inspire that change in this up coming symposium. Join us as we draw out from God’s word, life changing truths.

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Adams Allison.

 

 

Should a New Testament Believer Pay Tithe?

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There are two major reasons people give in their defense against paying tithe. The first is that it is an Old Testament practice. The second is that there is no record of it as a New Testament practice.

Both arguments are wrong.
Let’s look at some New Testament scriptures that point to the relevance of tithe in the New Testament.

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Eat the tithe?

Eat the tithe?

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The idea that the believer is meant to eat his or her tithe instead if giving it to church is based on a major misconception. In the Old Testament, there were three sorts of tithes to be paid from the people, besides those from the Levites to the priests;

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The Question of ‘Once Saved Forever Saved’ Part 3: What does grace look like in the context of scripture?

Does grace overlook it when we sin? No, it doesn’t. The Scripture says;

“…Whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire.” Matthew 5:22 NKJV

And again, in James it says;

“Whoever keeps the whole Law but stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it”. James 2:10 Berean Study Bible (More on these verses in my next post, because I know how these verses are easily labeled ‘Old Testament in nature’).

With that said, we need to understand the position of grace in relation to sin, so, let’s look at a profound verse in Romans:

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The Question of ‘Once Saved, Forever Saved’ Part 2: Why most people beat about the bush when debating ‘hyper-grace’

In my first post about this doctrine of ‘once saved, forever saved’, I said that many are poorly equipped to fight this error. So, in order for us to be better equipped, I spoke about the fundamentals of their philosophy of ‘grace’, so that we know what we’re up against. In this post, I want to speak about another factor that many lack which makes them ill-equipped to contend for the true gospel of grace – it is the rules of engagement which should govern us in this ‘civil war’ in Christianity.

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