Are the Covid vaccines safe?

As we near the end of the year, there is the news that many vaccines are soon to be available. Many companies have been working on these vaccines. And the front runner is the Pfizer vaccine produced by BioNTech. Some other front runners are: Moderna, University of Oxford with Astrazeneca, and Johnson. Should we take the vaccine? And if so, which one?

The BITE model analysis of Christian Fellowship Ministries

The BITE model analysis of Christian Fellowship Ministries

In a recent article (https://gertjr.com/?p=257) I mentioned the reasons I had for leaving the church I attended. It is a church in the Netherlands called Evangelie Gemeente de Deur (Gospel Church the Door). It is part of the Christian Fellowship Ministries (CFM), who have churches around the world, also called Potter’s House, and Victory Chapel … Read More

What is a church? Part 6

This week I read Acts 9. In this chapter we see Saul travel Damascus to persecute Christians. On the way he has an encounter with Jesus and is saved. Ananias is sent to him and baptises him (Acts 9:1-19a). Saul starts preaching in the synagogues, and when his life is threatened, he escapes to Jerusalem … Read More

What is a church? Part 4

What is a church? Part 4

During the last week I read Acts 5, 6 and 7. In these chapters we read about Ananias and Sapphira who sold land to give to the believers. They lied about how much they got, claiming to have given all, when in fact they gave only a portion. God kills them for the lie (Acts … Read More