Not Many Wise -

Faith and spirituality in a modern world


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Looking for revival

Seed germinating in the ground and sprouting through the ground

Why do so many people look down on anything old these days? When looking for revival it is Biblical to look back. But we are constantly told that everything is ‘improved’ and ‘new’. Why is that, because these things couldn’t have been perfect to start with! But God’s work is perfect.
He can’t be improved, neither can His works.
We can be such an arrogant generation!…

What is truth?

RAF plane - close up of cockpit

Here is a bottle of fizzy drink. The label says: “SUGAR FREE.” So “Sugar Free” means it’s not sweet? Wrong! What is truth? It is very sweet because there’s loads of what they call ‘artificial sweeteners’ in it! So labels and adverts can be TRUE, and yet still be MISLEADING…

What is church doctrine? Go Shake Your World With It!

A man pointing at you

FACEBOOK has its doctrine. Doctrine contrary to popular opinion, is not legalism. What is church doctrine? Doctrine is just the working essentials for getting things done. Facebook has it, Twitter has it and so have you. Doctrine determines:- Identity, Authority and ability…

What is God like?

A man standing with a beam of light from heaven

Is God distant? A ‘Force’ for good? An old man with a grey beard? What is God like, well throughout the Bible God is spoken as: a real person, a King giving orders and a Master workman carrying out his designs and purposes…

What is God really like?

A green and yellow stripy caterpillar

When we ask the question; ‘What is God like?’ We immediately hit a problem. Why? Because God fills the universe, He’s in all places at any given moment. He is also outside of time. Everything from the beginning of eternity, to the end of eternity, is set out in front of Him. All knowledge and wisdom that is to know, He knows, and lots more besides that…

[3] How reliable are sources in history?

A fragment of a manuscript.

how reliable are sources in history, ancient documents like: Caesar′s manuscripts on the Gallic War, Gospels in the Bible, New Testament, Thucydides′ History of Peloponnesian War, Tacitus Histories?
Let′s see the evidence for these writings, compared with the four Gospels…

Scientists who believe in the Genesis creation account

Adam and Eve naked in the Garden of Eden.

There are many scientists who believe Genesis to be factually true and who are Christian. On the TV, radio, magazines and papers we are regularly reminded – sometimes in very subtle ways – that science disproves Christianity, and that scientists are atheists. But this is not true. There are hundreds of scientists now, who do not believe in Darwin’s theory of Evolution…

When were the Gospels written?

An old scroll.

When were the Gospels written and how can we find out when they and other New Testament documents were made? See a time line from about A.D. 30 (Jesus′ death and resurrection) to A.D. 110. From the earliest letters to Polycarp…