“Unbelief sees today’s miracles as suspect. Bible miracles were real, but today’s are phony. Today’s tongues cannot be the same as at Pentecost. God answered prayer then, but now it’s coincidence. What does Jesus reply to this pessimism? ‘If you would believe, you would see the glory of God’” (John 11:40).
Rienhard Bonnke is right. It wasn’t until I believed Hebrews 13:8 which says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever” that I had to face up to the reality of my faithlessness. You see I grew up in an evangelical denomination. I was taught to believe in the Bible and what it said. Nonetheless, I was also taught to believe there was a difference between “Bible days” and today. There came a time, however, Read the rest of this entry »
Christianity is intensely personal. Yet our modern forms of Christianity seem intended to make us all conform to a Uniform Code of Christian Behavior. That hardly seems God’s intent in the New Testament. Through Jesus, the Christ, God removed the uniformity that had come with the Law and replaced it with grace based upon an intensely personal relationship. The Law produced hard hearts but grace produces a heart that is receptive to the Holy Spirit of God.
And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you.
I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart.
Ezekiel 36:26 NLT
It seems to me one of our biggest failings, as Christians in today’s world, is we inadvertently (or perhaps intentionally) seek to make people conform to a Uniform Code of Christian Behavior Read the rest of this entry »