Archive for March, 2010

The Motivation, Condemnation, Rededication Cycle of Performance-Based Christianity

March 21, 2010

Prepare for the Roller Coaster Ride of Your Life

Do you ever feel like your life as a Christian is like riding on a roller coaster? Does your Christian walk seem to be a series of long, slow climbs to the crest of some pinnacle (usually some kind of “breakthrough” like a physical healing or deliverance from some sinful behaviour) and then a spectacular thrill ride all the way to the bottom where you realise you’ve “lost” your healing or fallen into sin again but (for some strange reason) you have a strong desire to get back on the ride? Do you feel like you want to get off the ride once and for all but you’re afraid you’ll upset the cart and spoil the ride for everyone else if you do?

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MIRACLES, HEALING, SIGNS AND WONDERS ~ FOR TODAY?

March 10, 2010

I believe God can and does heal people and do miracles today. God is awesome, He is good and He is omnipotent! He can do whatever He wants, when He wants to! However, the fact remains that there is very little concrete proof of miracles ever actually happening to regular Christians since the passing of the apostles in the New Testament. I see a lot of product for sale that will teach us how to get healed and I have felt a lot of guilt associated with why I don’t get healed or see others healed. (See “The Ministry of Healing and the Business of Miracles.”)

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Joel’s Army ~ Army of Anointed People or Swarm of Locusts?

March 10, 2010

Over the past few years, intrigued by a seemingly blatant error in the church known as Kingdom Now Theology, I have been watching and waiting to see what would happen to the Church as a result of teachings from the “Manifest Sons of God/Joel’s Army” movement that seems to have gained momentum in the Charismatic/Evangelical Church led by the likes of Mike Bickle and Rick Joyner in the wake of William Branham’s wave of “Latter Rain” teachings from the 1950s.

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