Teachings

Do Charismatic Churches really understand healing as they think they do?

While I was teaching in Poland recently, my host who has ministered in various European countries made an interesting remark to me. He mentioned that a certain charismatic leader he knows in Greece thinks that he understands healing very well. My host declared emphatically that this leader really doesn’t. This …

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Why do missions today fall so far short of what we see in Acts?

. Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” A most salient element generally missing today is: the power of the Holy Spirit. As the best …

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Yes, every mission has its own humanitarian calling from God, but what about missions as recorded in Acts?

. Today there are missionary organizations and mission efforts at work in most if not every nation under heaven. The great majority of them, especially those in gospel-resistant Third World nations, specialize in humanitarian works in order to demonstrate the love of our Father in heaven for them. Most are …

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The West is worse off at the end than she was at the beginning

  1 Peter 2:20 If they have escaped the corruption of the world by knowing our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and are again entangled in it and are overcome, they are worse off at the end than they were at the beginning. 21 It would have been better for them not to have known …

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During these Last Days it no longer needs to be “business as usual” on the foreign mission field

. . Missions as recorded in Acts contrast sharply with foreign missions as is done today by the Church in gospel-resistant regions of the Third World. In Acts compelling instances of the miraculous brought souls to Jesus Christ, often in impressive numbers. Today, with the relatively rare exceptions of superstar …

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“The anointing” and the College Admissions Scandal

  Among leaders in some streams of the Church, something called “the anointing” is sought after very fervently. It is believed that this “anointing” sets the leader apart from the ordinary, enabling them to minister in supernatural, often spectacular ways which few others can. This naturally draws crowds to come …

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What do you do in missions when sharing the gospel with someone who has a physical infirmity?

. Let’s say we are sharing the gospel with someone who has a physical infirmity. Normally we would first share the gospel with the person. If the person accepts Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, then—if at all—we might as an afterthought pray and ask God to heal them of …

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How The Elijah Challenge differs from other teachings

  The Elijah Challenge contrasts from other teachings involving supernatural healing—which on the surface might appear to be similar. However, there do exist very significant differences. The primary purpose of the miraculous healings  Our Training does not focus on ministering to born-again believers who need healing from physical infirmities. Although …

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During these Last Days the Church is beginning to write Acts 29—the final Chapter of Acts

  Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Many are convinced that we are currently in the Last Days preceding “the end.” Before that, the gospel will be preached in the whole world …

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Understanding the reservations of evangelicals regarding the miraculous

  Three primary factors “Understanding” of God’s sovereignty Intellectualism leading to respectability for the educated class in society Charismatic extremes . I. “Understanding” of God’s sovereignty From his ivory tower at Princeton Seminary at the turn of the 20th Century, pre-eminent theologian Benjamin Warfield pronounced that the miraculous gifts of …

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