The ethical life of the early Church was embedded in an understanding of the love of Christ for His church. The early Church Christians reflected this love in their relationships with each other. They did not have an entirely separate ethical conduct, but rather lived their lives within the structures of society empowered by the love of Christ. Can the church today learn from this?
This article taps into church history to look at how the persecuted early church became the popular faith. The author relates this to the church today, which once again feels marginalized. Looking at what made Christianity attractive in the times of the early church, this article draws lessons for how the church can witness today.
Christians today are living in an increasingly anti-Christian society. Therefore, Christians are finding it increasingly necessary to be counter-cultural in order to live faithfully to the Gospel.
This article reveals the symptoms of worldliness, showing the causes of it and how the church can remedy the situation and fight the good fight.
The temptation to compromise on the truth of God is rampant in our time. Through the life of the prophet Micaiah we are challenged in this article to see what it means to stand for God’s truth. We are faced by humanism and other influences tempting Christians to compromise. Yet we are also encouraged to see God is vindicating sound doctrine.
The Bible reminds Christians that they are strangers and pilgrims in this world. As pilgrims, Christians will face persecution. This article shows that this persecution comes first of all because it is God’s will. Persecution can also be a comfort to God's child, since Christians are persecuted for Christ's sake. Christians can be assured of God's protection throughout persecution.