Month: March 2015

Sin and Redemption

This is just a very brief article¬†to answer a question I see often on Calvinist boards: If Man isn’t born sinful then why is he in need of redemption?   First of all, we have to understand that Calvinists, Wesleyans… pretty much everyone in the main theological camps believes that Man somehow suffers from the…


Baptism

Baptism divides the Christian Church, and a good online friend of mine, Tom Torbeyns, has been quizzing me about the ¬†Anglican understanding. So here goes: The first thing to acknowledge is that the Anglican Church is both catholic and reformed in nature, which actually provides two views of what baptism means. I’ll concentrate on infant…


The Order of Salvation

Broadly speaking, Christians believe that we are, as a race, separated from God and in need of restoration. We sin, and sin is offensive to God and outside of his intentions for us. Because of our separation, God suffers, we suffer and the world is in a state of corruption, and because it is outside…


Original Sin

The question of Original Sin has dogged thinking Christians for the last 600 years, from what seemed a straightforward, if misunderstood, Catholic doctrine of the corruption of Mankind, to the view that Original Sin is a construct designed to enable the Church to exert power and control over the masses by holding Mankind to ransom…