This statement will naturally offend some of the churchgoing community, but doctrinal assertions rarely address our deepest needs. Truth claims undoubtedly have their place, but humanity desperately longs for something more. Multitudes want to lay hold of the substantial.
Providentially, the Heavenly Father comprehended centuries ago that the Word needed flesh. The Son of Man became the ultimate depiction of what humanity endeavored to encounter.
Jesus is God but willingly took...Read More
In the sixth grade, I was told that my classmates and I were burning a hole in the ozone layer. The chloroflueocarbon gasses from our automobiles and aerosol cans were causing skin cancer and other dire calamities.
In the decades since, adjustments were made and the ozone hole is now negligible, having “shrunk by more than 4 million square kilometers.” Once again, concerns about the end of humanity were overstated.
In the early 2000s, Al Gore and environmental researchers war...Read More
There are a number of New Testament passages that give us insight into healing modalities. In the following article, I'd like to focus on a single passage from the Book of Acts. I believe that it provides understanding about functioning in the works of God.
"In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, 'Stand up on...Read More
Christians emphasize Jesus’ "coming," but I'm not sure they always understand what that word means. Not every biblical reference to "coming" is actually about the end of days.
Our English Bible translations typically utilize “coming” for the Greek word “parousia.” However, the term actually means presence, arrival, or a ceremonial visit from an official.
N. T. Wright, a prominent New Testament theologian, affirms that parousia
"is usually transl...Read More
Missionary evangelist Randy Clark (1952– ), launching out of the Toronto Blessing in the mid-1990s, did more than write books and speak in conferences. He conducted “healing schools” and organized short-term missionary teams to minister around the world.
A number of remarkable breakthroughs have been recorded through the efforts of Clark and his associates. Randy declared,
"We’ve seen the blind see, we’ve seen the deaf hear, and we’ve seen people walk who were paralyzed, i...Read More
After losing His beloved earthly family in the Garden of Eden, God would not rest. From that day forward He's been on a mission to get His estranged children back. His greatest desire that is that all of creation would be restored to Him and clothed with His glory.
Interestingly, the Lord inaugurated this restoration process by establishing a new family - Israel.
The sons and daughters of Jacob were to be unique among the nations - reflecting God's wisdom and purposes. Through...Read More