Have you ever wondered what people think of you? As my husband is Alan Chambers, the President of Exodus International, I have. At present, he is somewhat of a conundrum for a lot of people. There seems to be some confusion about who he is, what he is saying and what he stands for. Here it is in a nutshell: while he has…
I am absolutely astounded that God, the Great Three in One, knows me so personally and has such delight and desire for me and to live His life in me.
I have lived in a place of union and intimacy with Abba for some years but this revelation continues to grow day by day. He really does think I’m special.
He has the ability to make each one of us think…
Most have heard it taught that Christians are not under law but under grace (refer to Romans 6:14). Grace teaching seeks to help the body of Christ understand why this is true, and why this is such incredibly good news.
Meanwhile, others point fingers reacting negatively because they believe that grace teachers are soft on sin, and serve to aid immature Christians to live lives of compromise and sin.
Since “truth sets us free” (Jn. 8:32), let’s compare the Law (Old Covenant) to the New, because the contrast is startling. Understanding this contrast will help you walk in all that Christ died to give you.
The Bible calls the Old Covenant, “the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2). But, it was given by God, so why would it be classified such?
The Mosaic Law, also known in the Bible as the “law of sin and death”, was given by God to govern spiritually dead people. The Law was never given…
This week’s Quotable Grace post is a re-post from www.puregraceonline.com
“The mixture of law and grace in the Gospel most Christians have accepted as truth has blinded them to the reality of our Heavenly Father’s good opinion of us. All of us are so very special to Him. Legalism has taught us to hate ourselves, and that self-hatred has crippled our ability to be the special people He has designed us to be and to enjoy His presence as He so fervently desires. (“Pure Grace”– page 54).”
Understanding the truth about our righteousness (right standing with God)…
Technology is always advancing in this country. One of the more popular advances is the Hybrid automobile. If you haven’t heard of this you probably have been living in a basement somewhere for the last 10 years or so. Basically hybrid vehicle uses two different modes of fuel; one being the traditional gasoline powered and the other electricity. This technology has allowed people to save money on the ever rising cost of fuel in this country. The beauty of it is once the electricity runs out, you can switch on over to good old gasoline. Just as you can switch back and forth between the two sources, many preachers and teachers are using the same…
A recent article featured in Charisma news online, by Dr. Michael Brown, sounds an alarm vilifying the theology of the finished work of Christ (grace message), calling it “hyper grace”. One or more quotes appear to have come from Pastor Whitten’s book, Pure Grace.
It is important to know that Dr. Brown has not seen fit to contact us, nor has he bothered to dialogue with us in anyway before making his slanderous statements. His conclusions are false, and his theology lacks an understanding of what Jesus accomplished for us.
Below you will find my edited response to that online article. My goal is not to be defensive, but to…
I see the billboard on I-4 East which says “God is not angry”. What do you mean by this? I am a Christian, and I know God is love, but I also read Malachi 2:16 where God says “I hate divorce”. It seems to me that God is angry with divorce. Is God angry about things like child abuse? Is He angry about the rape of nursing home residents? Is He angry about abortion?…
Religion is of this world. Jesus is from heaven.
Religion tells us to do. Jesus tells us it is done.
Religion tells us to focus on sin in the flesh in order to modify our behavior. Jesus tells us to focus on Him in the Spirit in order to bring forth the fruit of the Spirit in our lives.
Religion says our heart as a believer is evil still. Jesus says our heart as a believer is new and good, with no evil.
Religion is all about the outward and seen. Jesus is all about the inward and unseen.
Religion tries to repair and fix the old creation. Jesus made us a New Creation!
Religion’s yoke is hard work. Jesus said His yoke was easy.
Religion uses fear to manipulate people to act. Jesus’ love compels people to act, with joy!
Weird sounding title isn’t it?
I’ve found that praying for revival is not found anywhere in the New Covenant. Are you surprised? Does the idea throw you off your theological wires?
When I first heard a similar statement, it definitely messed with me, but upon personal investigation I found there is nowhere that we as believers are commanded to “cry out to God” for our cities and to beg God…
By Abigail Dolbear
“Hello!” I answered excitedly as my phone rang. “I just don’t know how to deal with this.” Was all my friend said, and then there was silence. I didn’t know quite what she was talking about, with so many things today that we find hard to rationalize or to settle in our minds. Is she talking about some relationship issue, or the current status of our government, did something happen with her job? I wasn’t quite sure so I asked. “What do you mean?” Immediately she said, “I can’t wrap my head around the shooting in Connecticut! How could this happen!”
I’m sure I’m not the only person who has had this interchange; certainly we all have made some mention of this tragedy in our recent conversations. Perhaps making mention of unbelief or sorrow. This conversation along with unbelief and sorrow was riddled with fear…