Religious leaders discuss the word of God in this weekly feature. Published on Fridays, Church Talk discusses themes from the Bible as well as looking at current events in a Christian context.
In 1517, Martin Luther staked his soul on two revolutionary ideas: sola fide, that salvation is dependent on faith alone; and sola scriptura, that Scripture is the only ultimate authority for Christian belief and practice and that it does not need oversight from church leadership or tradition to be read and understood.
After being reminded it was the Seventh Day Adventist Church’s turn to do the CINews Church Talk articles for the month of September, I started to think of topics I should address.
Last week we learnt that God has already planned your eternal destiny and the pathway that you must take in order to fulfil that destiny. However, the choice to walk on, and remain on that pathway of good works and good living, remains with us. So let’s continue to learn from the faith of Abraham, and the way he handled problems, to make sure we too will fulfill our destiny.
Kia orana akaou tatou i te aroa maata o to tatou Atua, kua tae tatou i teia ra nei, ki te tuanga openga o te tuatua no to tatou akarongo, koia oki, te taokotaianga o te aronga akarongo, Te akakoreanga ara, Te tuakaouanga o te kopapa e te Ora Mutukore. Teia oki to ratou tataraanga:
Tei runga rai tatou te tumu manako o to tatou Akarongo. Ko te aakianga no tatou I konei, no runga te reira i to Iesu Oki Rua anga mai e akava I teianei ao katoatoa.
Over 500 delegates from all over the South Pacific are arriving this weekend to celebrate their 27th regional Annual General Convention here in Rarotonga, to be hosted by the Apostolic Oneness Churches of the Cook Islands.