There are three types of man, namely;
- The Natural Man – Man in his natural form like he was born, without Christ.
- The carnal man – Born again man not following the teachings of Christ, i.e. not being led by the spirit (having Christ but not being with Him).
- Spiritual man – Born again and following the teachings of Christ, i.e. being led by the spirit (Having Christ and being with Him)
Out of the types of man above, what are you?
I have always wondered what the make of Gospel music is. Is it? …
- The words in the song?
- The person that sung it?
- The rhythm?
- The tempo?
- The way it was sung?
I guess you will help me by giving me reasons to your answers.
And why do you, by your traditions, violate the direct commandments of God? 4For instance, God says, ‘Honor your father and mother,’* and ‘Anyone who speaks disrespectfully of father or mother must be put to death.’* 5 But you say it is all right for people to say to their parents, ‘Sorry, I can’t help you. For I have vowed to give to God what I would have given to you.’
This statement of Jesus to the teachers of religious law looks to mean that it is very right to offer an amount you planned offering to the Lord to a needy person. A lot of times when we were discussing ‘Tithing’, this particular question pops up, and it’s as if the answers given were not satisfactory enough to the askers, because this question looks to have been repeating itself under the guise of different coverings, and the question is simply, “on your way to offer one tenth of your profit, you met a destitute woman who happened to have asked you for some money. Is it right to offer your tithe to this woman and consider that you paid you tithe?”
1 Tim 5:20
Those who sin should be reprimanded in front of the whole church; this will serve as a strong warning to others.
Does this text stand to mean that if someone does something that by the standards of Christianity is not right, they should be made to stand before the whole church and face an open rebuke?
If not, how are others deterred from the wrongdoings of those people?