Missiology & Theology
By Geoff Grace. Counterpoint: Thesis - Antithesis - Synthesis Counterpoint places polarised views side-by-side and examines issues in search for the possibility of biblical harmony – those rare occasions when apparently opposing views are reconciled from Scripture without contradiction or compromise.
Thursday, November 9, 2006 read more | 9055 reads
The birth of the Jewish Messiah (Saviour) was foretold by prophets hundreds of years before Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem of Judea. His birth and life and death fulfilled hundreds of Old Testament prophecies, yet most of the Jewish nation did not believe. The first believers, however, were Jewish and it is through their testimony and written account of the life of Jesus that we have the New Testament today. According to the prophecies of the Old Testament, the Messiah was not only destined to be a saviour to the Jewish people, but he would also be 'a light to the gentiles' so that non-Jewish people could find God too.
Why I Believe
I first came to believe in Jesus Christ at the end of a long philosophical search. Having been a church attender with my family as a boy, the full reality of God's love and plan for the world (or more specifically, for me) didn't hit me until Jesus came into my life in 1978 through the life and testimony of a Chinese-Malaysian student who was studying with my brother.
Saturday, November 4, 2006 read more | 108584 reads
People go to Africa for all kinds of reasons. Mine was a primarily a spiritual quest. Like that early pioneer, I too had been strangely compelled and drawn by the hand of providence to explore, in my own way, the "dark continent". My safari began at that place where David Livingstone discovered the most beautiful natural wonder in Africa - Victoria Falls.
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