Monthly Archives: March 2021

I DO NOT CELEBRATE PASSOVER

By Edwin Christiaan | March 28, 2021

Why? Because the apostle Paul, who once kept all the Jewish Old Covenant laws of Moses, now says to the New Testament born-again believer,

“Don’t let anyone tell you what you must eat or drink. Don’t let them say you must celebrate the New Moon festival, the Sabbath, or any other festival. These things are only a shadow of what was to come. But Christ is real!” ‭‭Colossians‬ ‭2:16-17‬ ‭CEV‬‬

In other words, Like all the other Old Testament Jewish Feasts, the Passover Feast was a foreshadowing of Christ’s atoning work on the cross. Passover was the time in Israel’s history when the Lord moved through Egypt killing all firstborn and animals. The Israelites were commanded by God to take the blood of a male lamb, one without blemish, and smear it on the doorposts of their houses. When the Lord saw the blood, He would “pass over” that house. This is a foreshadowing of the spotless Lamb of God, Jesus Christ, whose blood would cover the sins of those who believe in Him, [...]

A PICTURE OF TOXIC CHRISTIANS

By Edwin Christiaan | March 27, 2021

Toxic Christians are people who quarrel and fight. They are jealous of what others have, so they fight and wage war to take it away from them. They are bitter, and have selfish ambition in their hearts. They cover up the truth with boasting and lying. They are not humble, but instead they like to impress others. They think of themselves as better than others, and only look out for their own interests. They are not able forgive anyone who offends them. They will never want to change their ways, because they don’t think they do anything wrong. They love only themselves and money. They are puffed up with pride, and are rude. They are ungrateful, heartless, and hateful. Their words are cruel, and they have no self-control or empathy. They are sneaky. Instead of loving God, they love pleasure. Even though they make a show of being religious, their religion will not be real.

Don’t have anything to do with such people!

‭‭(See James‬ ‭4:1-2‬, James 3:14, Philippians 2:3-4, Colossians 3:13, Revelation [...]

MODERN NARCISSISM NORMALIZED FOR CHRISTIANS

By Sophia Christiaan | March 23, 2021

As someone who has lived in a marriage of 8 years of phycological abuse, I can say that I know what abuse is! I have lived through it, escaped it, healed from it. I wrote a book about my life, detailing (some of!) it, yet far from all (https://amzn.to/2WWZK91). I know what it is to live with a narcissistic, cold-hearted spouse, who took advantage of my goodness to enslave me for his pleasure.

HOWEVER, I want to address this culture we are having in our society today, where every little challenge we get is labeled “narcissistic” or “abusive.” Let’s be crystal clear: Not everything that challenges you is abuse. Sometimes, we just need to hear the truth about something we do that is totally wrong!

Does it feel wrong to you? Maybe not! Does it offend you to be told something you disagree with? Perhaps! But, I would say, the narcissism we are facing today is not in how we are being challenged or treated, but rather in our blanket refusal to hear it!

We have [...]

IT WAS A BIG DEAL WHEN

By Edwin Christiaan, March 20, 2021

“Jesus entered the Temple and began to drive out all the people buying and selling animals for sacrifice. He knocked over the tables of the money changers and the chairs of those selling doves. He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!” Matthew 21:12-13 NLT

It is the same today, when you go into the Church and they do business, profiting off of Jesus and His Word! They cleverly make it normal practice for you to reciprocate their services by tithing to the church (giving 10% of your income every month), and paying for things like Bible schools, online teachings, conferences, even food and drinks.

Jesus taught His disciples for three years for free, and then sent them out with this instruction,  

“As you go, announce that the kingdom of heaven will soon be here. Heal the sick, raise the dead to life, heal people who have leprosy, and force out demons. You received without paying, now give [...]

WHO IS A FALSE TEACHER – THE APOSTLE PAUL, OR THE PASTOR?

By Edwin Christiaan, March 17, 2021 

Pastors are using the Old Testament Law of Moses – meant for the Israelites – quoting the book of Malachi chapter 3 verses 8 to12 to obligate, pressure, and guilt trip churchgoing believers to pay tithes. If they don’t give a tithe – 10 percent – of their monetary income to the church, they will be “robbing God” and “get cursed.” 

Interestingly however, the apostle Paul, who knew everything about keeping the Law of Moses – including tithing – wrote this about himself in the Bible, 

“I am a true Hebrew. As a Pharisee, I strictly obeyed the Law of Moses. And I was so eager that I even made trouble for the church. I did everything the Law demands in order to please God. But Christ has shown me that what I once thought was valuable is worthless.” Philippians 3:5-7 CEV 

So, the apostle Paul, who was completely set free from the bondage of the Law, is NOT teaching the New Testament believers to pay tithes – which, by the way, was never about money to begin with! Not once did Paul teach to [...]