Joseph Mattera Articles

7 Forms of Functional Cessationism

In this article, cessationism refers to the doctrine, practice or belief that the ascension ministry gifts and the...
Deconstructing Passages Used for Cultural Dominion

Deconstructing Passages Used for Cultural Dominion

Read Time: 5 Minutes Genesis 1:28 and its New Testament counterpart, Matthew 28:19, have been used by some to justify Christians exerting top-down dominion over society. While a case can arguably be made for cultural influence, we need to interpret said passages...

8 Traits Needed to Represent God in This World

8 Traits Needed to Represent God in This World

Our greatest privilege is to represent God to this world! The following are some of the criteria the Bible lays out regarding this: 1. We are called to speak the oracles of God. Paul the apostle said that he was called to manifest the word of God through preaching...

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