Subject Based Essays
Welcome to the essay page, this contains a series of papers on Christian
Note that there are separate sections for essays regarding The
Bible, Homiletics (preaching) and Missions.
The Christian Life
Teaching of the Holy Spirit
An essay looking at the teaching ministry of the Holy Spirit as it applies
- Studying the Word A plea for Christians in
general and leaders in particular to devote more effort to diligent study of the
Word of God complete with scriptural mandate.
- Spiritual Gifts This essay describes the
spiritual gifts as shown in the Bible; what was available then, what is
available now and how it maps into modern church life.
- The Gift of Administration
A discussion of the so-called Gift of Administration and particularly as it
relates to the application of modern business practices within the church.
- Servant Leadership A look at
the role of leadership within the church and particularly the need for a service
centered rather than power centric view of Christian leadership.
- The Prophets Day Job A paper asking what the
role of the prophet was in Old Testament times and what it should be today.
- False Religion A look at the development and
affect of false religion within the Jewish culture from the institution of the
Mosaic covenant to the time of the captivity in Babylon.
- Predestination and Election
A look at the topics of predestination and election attempting to take strictly
Biblical and even handed viewpoint.
- The Mode of Baptism An analysis of
the 'biblical' justification for non-immersion baptism. This discussion is more
focused upon the biblical interpretation of the passages upon baptism rather
than baptism itself.
- The Sabbath Today An essay asking if
the Christian believer is compelled to celebrate the Sabbath today.
The Light of the World A
look at the meaning of Jesus Christ being the 'Light of the World'. Written as
part of a course on hermeneutics so it investigates the allegorical nature of
the symbolism as well as the science behind the claim.
- The Godhead A
definition of Christ, God and Holy Spirit from a sola scriptura (Bible Only)
perspective applying straightforward hermeneutic principles.
- The Extent of the Love of
God An essay discussing just how far the love of God will go; and pointing
out that there is such a thing as a last chance. It uses the example of
Esau whom God eventually hated.
- The God of this World This
essay discusses the 'God of this World'; and asks how Satan was able to offer
the kingdoms of this world to the Son of God.
- Epistemology, Ontology, Esthetics and Ethics
A look at the what, who and how and why of our appreciation of God.
Prophecy & Eschatology (End Times)
Zechariah's Shepherds A
detailed study of the shepherds of Zechariah from chapters 10,11 and 13.
- Eschatological Position A
brief overview of and explanation of the eschatological position of this site
(which is pre-millennial, pre-tribulation).
- Dispensations This is really an
apologetic for, and I hope simplification of, dispensation theory. It really
just aims to show that God works with man differently at different stages in
- The Tribulation a detailed discussion of
the tribulation. I am pre-tribulationist although the aim of this essay is to
describe some of the events in and around the tribulation. Topics covered
include the rapture, the wrath of God, the elders and the beast and his cohorts.
- The Millennium a detailed discussion of the
millennium. Whilst I have a pre-millennialist viewpoint I attempt to show what
the millennium will actually be like, rather than simply when it is. There is a
fair amount of detail on the meaning of 1000 years and I also try to show why
the millennium happens.