Sunday, January 18, 2009

About this blog

After many hours on the internet looking at so-called "Christian" web sites and forums and becoming increasingly frustrated at all the man-made rules and doctrines being taught as "Christianity" I began to better appreciate how the apostle Paul must have felt as he walked through Athens and felt his "spirit provoked within him as he observed the city full of idols" (Acts 17:16). 

I decided it was time to turn that provocation into something positive - just like Paul did. He preached the truth to them.

This blog seeks to present Christianity straight from the New Testament without including any of the "precepts of men" (Matt15:9). 

It is based on the belief that the New Testament writings are "not the word of men but.... the word of God" (1Thess2:13)

It is hoped you will find the articles a useful aid in your exploration of "the word of [God's] grace which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified" (Acts20:32)

The New American Standard Bible is used throughout unless otherwise indicated. If you spot an incorrect scripture citation please email me (provisfam1@bigpond.com) so that I can correct it. Thankyou.