Answering the Daily Beast “Devil” Article

Based on the article from Matthew Paul Turner on thedailybeast.com: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/16/why-american-christians-love-satan.html Matthew, interesting article, I agree that many Christians attempt to associate the actions of individuals as connecting with Satan’s camp. And therein lies the problem. The focus of the church aligns the actions of the individual with the devil – but not the outcomes.…

The Ministry of “Reconciliation”

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Cor. 5:18-19, NIV, emphasis added) This, then, is how…

Becoming People of “True Faith”

Whenever the secular world or media mention the Christian community, the term most often used is “people of faith.” The secular context of a “person of faith” is someone believing in a God never seen, never felt, nor ever tangibly experienced.  This group’s “faith” merely is based on the hope that such a God exists.…

The “Harvest” Is Already Here

Don’t you have a saying, ‘It’s still four months until the harvest’? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. (John 4:35, NIV) Church leaders often speak of the “harvest.” Loosely translated, it is seen as a moment in history that ushers the throngs of the unsaved…