Articles/Teaching

Do you sense a call to the foreign mission field?

; You are so grateful to God for having your name written in the Book of Life, and given you the hope and assurance of eternal life through His Son Jesus Christ. All of your sins have been forgiven through his sacrifice on the cross. And you have such indescribable …

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What happens when the harvest worker is lacking a sharp sickle?

. Luke 10:2 He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Two thousand years ago, Jesus declared that the harvest is “plentiful,” carrying the meaning of “much” or “many.” But he lamented …

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Proclaiming the KINGDOM of GOD is not the same as “preaching the gospel”

. Luke 9:1 When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, 2 and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.  After Jesus gave supernatural power and authority to the Twelve, He …

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The Role of the Church during these Last Days

  Many in the Church believe that we are in the Last Days before the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. What should be the role of the Church to hasten His coming? 2 Peter 3:10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the …

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Why the miracles in Acts are not seen in the Church today

. Cessationists of course have various ready-made answers to this question. However, to non-cessationist believers, especially those of the charismatic persuasion, it is an unsettling and even embarrassing mystery often to be swept under the rug. But if we take a close look at the context in which the miraculous …

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Why are so few sick believers miraculously healed?

In our churches today, nearly every time we minister healing for a sick person it is usually for someone who is already a saved believer. Jesus, however, did not come to heal sick believers. There were no believers when he appeared. Rather he healed the sick—most often unbelievers—for the primary …

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Eleven members of a high caste Hindu family in Delhi together commit suicide

“Recently something very sad took place in New Delhi—an incident which has never been reported in India during this era of technology. Eleven members of an educated family, influenced by a Hindu priestess, together committed suicide. They lived in the center of New Delhi. A few years back they had …

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Focus on INDONESIA—the 4th most populous nation on earth

    Jakarta, Indonesia   In July 2018 we will be observing our 40th anniversary of full-time ministry for the gospel of the kingdom of God. Forty years ago in July 1978 we left the United States as missionaries to Indonesia trusting in the Lord—without the benefit of financial support …

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Why ask “can I lose my salvation?” when you can ask “how can I maximize my eternal reward in heaven?”

. Many faith-based books have been written on the subject whether or not it is possible to lose one’s salvation, and if so, what are the conditions. Since eternal life should be by far the most important goal for a born-again follower of Jesus Christ, the subject is obviously important.  …

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Is it the job of the Church to “make the world a better place”?

. In some circles of the Church it is taught that the primary responsibility of the Church is to “make the world a better place” for humanity through the command to “love they neighbor as thyself.” (Some charismatic streams might teach that just as Adam give up dominion over the …

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