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Material blessings from God (sadly) eventually bring spiritual complacency in a nation

A nation which accepts the gospel in terms of widespread belief in Jesus Christ in accordance with the Scriptures within its population will eventually experience material blessing along with scientific and technological advancement. The best example of this might be the United States of America, founded centuries ago by pilgrims …

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Are missions today REALLY just like missions in Acts? Why not?

Today we hear from missionaries and servants of God in gospel-resistant countries that miracles like miraculous healings do in fact take place. But do they reflect the impressive pattern recorded in Acts where early disciples like Philip, Peter, and Paul brought multitudes of souls into the kingdom of God when …

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How and when does “God get all the glory”?

Typically we are told that “he must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30). We interpret this to mean that we must allow God to do it all. Since we are helpless humans with flesh tainted by sin, our involvement in the matter must decrease as much as possible so …

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Can we all receive Christ just like the dying thief on the cross?

Luke 23:42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” 43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Just before his last breath the thief on the cross heard these words from Jesus—simply because he acknowledged him as his Messiah and …

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The missionary was told regarding the lack of fruit on the mission trip: “Well, that’s just how it is…”

— Please forward to missionaries & mission leaders — The missionary was told regarding the lack of fruit on the mission trip: “Well, that’s just how it is…” I had emailed Eve, a former missionary with a large, well-known mission organization based in the United States. Eve had just attended …

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We are neither charismatic nor cessationist

The reaction of someone who has grown up in a typical evangelical church to our ministry The Elijah Challenge is usually: “Oh…they’re charismatic.” Let us lay this notion to rest once and for all. We are NOT charismatic. But without a doubt there will continue to be misunderstanding among Christians …

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According to Jesus, will many be saved?

Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. 14 But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it. According to Jesus, only a few will find life. …

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Exploding the Lie of the “Struggling Missionary” on the Foreign Mission Field

  Typically we hear stories of precious missionaries who have given up everything to follow Jesus to the ends of the earth to share the gospel with those who never heard—much as the early disciples did in Acts. On the foreign mission field we then struggle to bring gospel-resistant Muslims, …

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