This publication is the response to one of the review questions for a live radio interview on my article: ‘What the Church Refuses to Teach About Christianity;’ the particular question was…
So when and how should the church teach these things; after being born again? When exactly?
Salvation is very vital; and should be the ultimate focus of the church; but the people in the church have earthly needs that need to be met and for most of them, the earthly need is a lower need in terms of hierarchy so if it’s not met it could even hinder the higher need of salvation. And so alongside the salvation message, the people must be empowered with these Zing4Life! principles and practices; which by the way are all in keeping with sound biblical principles.
I believe it is for this cause that Hebrews 6:1&2 recommends that we should leave the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ, and go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, of laying on of hands, of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.
I recommend that when a person joins the church, he/she should be given a period of orientation during which he/she will be taken through salvation and the church’s standing orders. Immediately after that the concentration should be on truly empowering the members with these and other teachings. But whilst at it, there should be a follow up team to be following up on those who have gone through the orientation alright but have not received salvation.
This publication was the response to one of the review questions for a live radio interview on my article: ‘What the Church Refuses to Teach About Christianity;’ for the other review questions and responses you may click here.