sexta-feira, 13 de julho de 2012

"Solus Spiritus" I I. Part - Supernatural Power


I. INTRODUCTION

In this post  "Solus Spiritus" I I. Part I would like to speak about the Supernatural Power of the Holy Spirit.

I believe that some Christians have confounded the Power exercised by Jesus and the Apostles with the power given to us, but other Christians have minimized and neglected the teaching of the Power of Holy Spirit in their Churches.

I believe in the Supernatural Power of the Holy Spirit, take please a quick look on this post to see if you agree with my views in this important matter:


I I. "SOLUS SPIRITUS" and Supernatural Power 

Before a short exposition on Acts 1:8 about the Power of the Holy Spirit, I would like to say a few things.

The Supernatural Power of the Holy Spirit is still working in our days, so I believe in anointment, healing, miracles, revival and even in some kind of signs and wonders.

But, don't jump conclusions before I tell you firstly in what I don't believe and secondly in What I Believe:

A. Firstly, let me say in what I don't believe

1. I don't believe in a manifestation that goes beyond what is written.

I don't believe in any manifestation of the Supernatural Power of the Holy Spirit that goes beyond the teaching of the Bible.

1 Corinthians 4:6 "Do not go beyond what is written"

Someone said "the Bible without the Spirit is dead and has no power, but the Spirit without the Bible is dangerous".

So, do not go beyond what is written, because it is dangerous!

You can find at the bottom of this post some warnings about teachings and experiences in Churches that goes beyond what is written.

2. I don't believe we have the same Power than Jesus and His Apostles.

I don't believe that we have the same Supernatural Power than Jesus and the Apostles to do the kind of miracles, healing, signs and wonders they did.

Hebrews 2:4 "God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?"

Clarke's Commentary on Hebrews 2:4

God also bearing them witness - He did not leave the confirmation of these great truths to the testimony of men; he bore his own testimony to them by signs, wonders, various miracles, and distributions of the Holy Ghost, Πνευματος 'Αγιου μερισμοις. And all these were proved to come from himself; for no man could do those miracles at his own pleasure, but the power to work them was given according to God's own will; or rather, God himself wrought them, in order to accredit the ministry of his servants.

Barnes' Notes on Hebrews 2:4

God also bearing them witness - By miracles. Giving them the sanction of his authority, or showing that they were sent by him. No man can work a miracle by his own power. When the dead are raised, the deaf made to hear and the blind to see by a word, it is the Power of God alone that does it. He thus becomes a "witness" to the divine appointment of him by whose instrumentality the miracle is performed; or furnishes an attestation that what he says is true.

With signs and wonders. - These words are usually connected in the New Testament. The word rendered "signs" - σημεῖον sēmeion - means any miraculous event that is suited to show that what had been predicted by a prophet would certainly take place; see Matthew 12:38; compare note on Isaiah 7:11. A "wonder" - τέρας teras - denotes a portent, or prodigy - something that is suited to excite wonder or amazement - and hence, a miracle. The words together refer to the various miracles which were performed by the Lord Jesus and his apostles, designed to confirm the truth of the Christian religion.

According to his will - As he chose. He acted as a Sovereign in this. He gave them where He pleased, and imparted them in such measure as He chose. The sense of this whole passage is, "The gospel has been promulgated to man in a solemn manner. It was first published by the Lord of Glory Himself. It was confirmed by the most impressive and solemn miracles. It is undoubtedly a revelation from heaven; was given in more solemn circumstances than the Law of Moses, and its threatenings are more to be dreaded than those of the Law. Beware, therefore, how you trifle with it, or disregard it. It cannot be neglected with safety; its neglect or rejection must be attended with condemnation."

B. Secondly, let me say in what I believe

1. I Believe the Spirit releases Power through the preaching of the Word.

I believe the Holy Spirit uses the powerful preaching of God's Word to release His Power.

Romans 1:16 "I am not ashamed of - the preaching of the - Gospel, because it is the Power for the salvation to everyone who believes".

The Word of God is the sword of the Spirit in the ministry.

See Ephesians 6:17 and Hebrews 4:12

Revival, anointment or any other supernatural operation of the Holy Spirit produced under the preaching of God's Word is always a better and safer option.

We have the example of the revival that happens as a result of the powerful preaching of Jonathan Edwards (1703 - 1758) and others who were anointed by the Power of the Spirit of God.

A powerful preaching of the Word of God can release anointment, miracles, revival and even some kind of signs and wonders that are apportioned by God for our times.

But those miraculous operations are not forcefully like the same operations that God have apportioned for the times of Jesus, the Messiah and the Son of God, and for the times of the Apostles of Christ - the Eye Witnesses Scriptures of the Death and the Resurrection of Christ.

2. I Believe that in revival the supernatural element is uppermost 

I believe that in revival and other miraculous operations the supernatural element is uppermost. We must be clear in our minds that revival and what we call a evangelistic crusade are very different things. In revival the supernatural element is uppermost, and the human elements and activities much less important.

We could say the same for other miraculous operations of the Holy Spirit, where the supernatural element is uppermost.

The Holy Spirit can sometimes act directly and independently of God's Word, but never goes beyond the teaching of the Word of God.

In His Sovereignty God can pours out His Spirit bringing people back to His Word and to live holy lives before God and sacrifice their lives to go and proclaim the Gospel to all creation.

Sometimes that happens as a result of the faithfully prayer of the believers, because Revival can come from the input of believers that living faithfully for God, praying and preaching the Word and living holly lives moves God's hand to bring revival to the Church and to the world.

But revival can also come from God, without any human intervention, when the Church is dead or is asleep living in sin and away from God, and He decides to revive or to awake up the Church by the Power of the Holy Spirit. In these cases, the supernatural element is uppermost.

We could say the same for healing and anointment and for some kind of miracles, signs and wonders, where the supernatural element is uppermost.

We must also say that even in forgiveness, regeneration and sanctification there is a supernatural element involved in these operations, otherwise it would not be possible for people to know such experiences.


I I I.  My understanding of Acts 1:8 about the Power of  the Holy Spirit

Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth".

We can divide this text in three sections:

A. ""But you will receive".

B.  "power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;"

C.   "and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth".

Let us give a look into these three sections:

A. "But you will receive".

The Holy Spirit came in accomplishment of many Old Testament Prophecies about the coming of the Spirit. We can extend the Pentecostal Day's events to all the Book of Acts, where we see the Holy Spirit coming on the Jews Acts 2 the Samaritans Acts 8 and the Gentiles Acts 10 accomplishing the promise about His coming.

These three chapters are the only ones in Acts that speak about tongues, because tongues in Acts are a sign of the accomplishment of the descent of the Holy Spirit promised in the Old Testament.

We also read in the book of Acts about others signs and wonders that accompanied the mission of the Apostles in order to accredit their ministry.

So, I am saying that signs, miracles, wonders that were performed by the Lord Jesus and the ministry of the Apostles, were giving by God to show that they were sent by Him and were designed to confirm the truth of their message, and the signs that accompanied the descent of the Holy Spirit in Acts were to show that the Prophecies of the Old Testament about the descent of the Holy Spirit have been accomplished and a new dispensation began.

Note: If you want to know my complete opinion about tongues in Acts and also in 1 Corinthians 12, you must access my Portuguese blog and read my post about tongues. You can also see my post about the Gifts of the Spirit in my Portuguese blog.

But, you realize that I have not said much about POWER in this first section, because Power comes now in our second section.

B.  " power when the Holy Spirit comes on you;"

Signs, miracles, wonders that accompanied the ministry of Jesus and the Apostles are not for our days, but the Power of the Holy Spirit is for the Church until the Gospel will be preached to the ends of the earth.

The Supernatural Power of the Holy Spirit is still for the Church of our days.

The Holy Spirit still wants to release His power, firstly through the powerful preaching of God's Word and the powerful preaching of the Gospel, secondly in revival and other miraculous operations where the supernatural element can be uppermost.

C.   " and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth".

Acts 1:8 is all to do with receiving Power of the Holy Spirit to enable us to be witnesses not just in Judea and Samaria, but also to the ends of the earth.

The Power of the Holy Spirit was not given to keep us happy and well or to be used only for out reach around our "Judea" or "Samaria", but rather to challenge us to leave our comfort zone and be witnesses to the ends of the earth.

Christians quite often are not ready to obey the Great Commission commandment because they don' want to be confronted with the hardships they will find if they go out of their "comfort zone"!

But, we can not spread the Gospel in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth, neglecting the biblical truth that in revival and other miraculous operations the supernatural element is uppermost.

Even in salvation, forgiveness, regeneration and sanctification there is an involvement of  the Supernatural Power of the Holy Spirit, otherwise it wouldn't be possible for these operations to take place in the lives of the believers.

There is no salvation without a Supernatural intervention of God in people's lives!

Many preachers believe that in transcultural evangelism the Holy Spirit can use more frequently His Supernatural Power in order to protect God's servants from danger and to break human and diabolic obstacles in order to open the way for the preaching and acceptance of the Gospel.


John Piper - Do miracles happen today?


Missionary Hymn of the Twentieth Century:
“So Send I You”
So send I you to labor unrewarded,
To serve unpaid, unloved, unsought, unknown,
To bear rebuke, to suffer scorn and scoffing-
So send I you to toil for Me alone.


So send I you to bind the bruised and broken,
O’er wand’ring souls to work, to weep, to wake,
To bear the burdens of a world aweary-
So send I you to suffer for My sake.
So send I you to loneliness and longing,
With heart ahung’ring for the loved and known,
Forsaking home and kindred, friend and dear one-
So send I you to know My love alone.
So send I you to leave your life’s ambition,
To die to dear desire, self-will resign,
To labour long, and love where men revile you-
So send I you to lose your life in Mine.
So send I you to hearts made hard by hatred,
To eyes made blind because they will not see,
To spend, tho’ it be blood, to spend and spare not-
So send I you to taste of Calvary.


http://godwordistruth.wordpress.com/2008/11/04/so-send-i-you-missionary-hymn-of-the-twentieth-century/
I V. CONCLUSION

In conclusion I would like to say that I believe in the "Five Solae" of the Reformers:
 
Sola Scripture


Sola Grace


Sola Fide,


Solus Cristus


Soli God's Glory


But I also believe in "Solus Spiritus" - and in the Supernatural Power that God can still apportioned to us in our days throughout the Holy Spirit to go and "be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth".


V. Complementary files

A. About my post Solus Spiritus I Part

Please click below to access my post:

Reformation Manifest - Five or Six "Solas"?

B. About warnings

We find on Internet many Christians who are warning us about teachings and experiences in Churches that goes beyond what is written.

http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/ (Andrew Strom)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IFVo8FOjpk (made by my son Andre Cook Martins)

C. About revivals

Please, click below to read about revivals:

http://www.ravenhill.org/edwards.htm

http://www.spurgeon.org/s_and_t/wir1866.htm

D. About my Portuguese blog

If you read Portuguese, you can access to my post about the Holy Spirit where I speak about all the manifestations of the Holy Spirit.

http://religiao-filosofia.blogspot.co.uk/2007/07/enchimento-4.html


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terça-feira, 10 de julho de 2012

Reformation Manifest - Five or Six "Solas"?

On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis on door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, protesting against the doctrine of the Catholic Church. 

October 31 we commemorate the Reformation Day or the Lutheran Reformation. 

The Five Solae are five Latin phrases that emerged during the Protestant Reformation and summarize the Reformers's basic theological beliefs in contradiction to the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church of the day.

As it has been said, while the Reformation Manifesto comprises of MORE than these five points, it is not LESS than these.
Five or Six fundamental principles?

Sola Scriptura (by Scripture alone);



Sola Gratia (by Grace alone);



Sola Fide (by Faith alone);


Solus Christus (by Christ alone);


Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God alone);


I know that the Five Solae emerged specially to rejected the teachings of the then-dominant Catholic Church, but I believe the reformers left something out that should be at least included by the followers of the Reformed Theology in our days.


A.   What or who has been left out?

Although I have many godly friends in Pentecostal and Charismatic circles, I don’t subscribe to all Pentecostal and Charismatic views such as the Baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Gifts of the Spirit and Signs and Wonders.

Even though my views on the matters above are more conservative then in some circles, I believe that the Third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit of God, cannot be left out! We must give Him the place that is attributed to Him in the Word of God.

NO MORE, NO LESS!

I don’t want to leave the Holy Spirit of God out. That's the reason why I have included Solus Spiritus to my Personal Manifesto

B.   Solus Spiritus (Holy Spirit Alone)

Solus Spiritus
The divine revelation regarding redemption is equally concerned with both Word and Spirit, they go hand in hand, and are inseparable in God's divine economy.

The Word and the Spirit came together in the ministry of Jesus Christ - the Word-made-flesh. During His ministry Jesus spoke nothing without the Holy Spirit's anointment and did nothing without the Father's direction. 

There are many analogies that try to represent the relationship between the Word and the Spirit, but none of them can entirely represent the fullness of this eternal, divine relationship.

The Word is like the body, the Spirit is like the blood.

The Word is like the temple, the Spirit is like the priest in the temple.

They both go together: the Word of God and the Spirit of God.


1. The Holy Spirit inspired the Word of God 

2 Peter 1:20-21 "First of all you must understand this, that no prophecy of scripture is a matter of one's interpretation, because no prophecy ever came by the impulse of man, but men moved by the Holy Spirit spoke form God".

Why has the Bible always had relevance and power throughout history? I believe the answer to this question is found in the verse above: The Holy Spirit is the divine author of all scripture.

2. The Holy Spirit enlightens the Word of God to us

1 Corinthians 1:18 "For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God". 

Romans 1:16 "I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes"

It is only by the the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit that we can have spiritual understanding of the Bible and also the message of the Gospel, which is the power of God to us who are being saved.

3The Holy Spirit confirms the Word of God

John 16:13 “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth.”

John 6:63b "The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life."

No one can pin down the Holy Spirit, neither can we easily prove what is of the Holy Spirit and what is of the ego-flesh or of Satan, but we have the Spirit-inspired scriptures to help us know the truth and our Spirit-inspired consciences to confirm the truth.

The written Word of God contains boundaries. In this age, knowledge of spiritual things cannot go beyond these boundaries and still be true. These boundaries protect us from heresies, from the lies of Satan.

I Corinthians 4:6 "Do not go beyond what is written".

Deuteronomy 12:4 "You shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall you take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God". (Revelation 22:18-19) 

But anyone can claim to have the right interpretation of the Bible, and who can say that they are right or wrong? I believe that the Holy Spirit Alone can convict us of truth and error when we interpret the Word of God. 


4. The Holy Spirit convicts the World of guilt
 He will convict ...

John 16:8 "When he comes, he will convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness and judgement" 

Jesus said "When he comes" referring to the Holly Spirit. 

"When he comes" He will convict sinners that they are lost and need to repent from their sins and put their faith in Christ.

The work of conviction in the heart of man is performed by the Holy Spirit, He alone can convict men of sin.

But the work of the Holy Spirit to remove the darkness from man's heart is mainly done by the light of the Gospel.

The word of God is the sword of the Spirit. Ephesians 6:17, Hebrews 4:12 

5. The Holy Spirit baptises believers into the Body of Christ

1 Corintians 12:13 "For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to form one body - whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free we were all given the one Spirit to drink."

We are all baptised by the Spirit of God, to form one body - the Body of Christ. 

6. The Holy Spirit confirms our adoption

Romans 8:15-1615 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to son ship.  And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”  16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

After being baptised by the Holy Spirit into the body of Christ, the Holy Spirit testifies to us that we have been adopted to son ship and by Him we cry "Abba, Father" because the Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.

7. The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness

Romans 8:26 “26 in the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.

When we feel helpless and we are going through suffering because we are still part of this sinful creation, we sometimes don't even know how to pray but the Holy Spirit intercedes for us. 

8The Holy Spirit equips believers in the service of God

Acts 1:8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth".

Matthew 28:19:20 "therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and in the name of the Son and in the name of the name of the Holly Spirit, teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you".

We must understand the distinction between the Fruit of the Spirit and the Gifts of the Spirit. Paul said clear in 1 Corinthians 13:1-2 that "Gifts" without "Love" are like a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal". 

However the Spirit equips the saints to serve, by giving them gifts for service.

All believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit; however, not all believers are "filled" with the Spirit and His power, if this were so God would not have commanded us in Ephesians 5:3-4 "to be filled with the Spirit".

It is the Holy Spirit alone who fills believers with "the Fruit" and equips them with "power and gifts" to go and proclaim the Gospel, making disciples of all Nations and teaching them to obey everything commanded in God’s Word

They both go together: the Word of God and the Spirit of God.

We cannot dismiss the Third Person of the Trinity. I am sure the reformers knew that, but they should have included Solus Spiritus in the Reformation Manifest.

C. Why “Sola”, if they are Five (Six in my opinion)?

Martin Luther
I have to confess that I have always asked: why did the reformers need to add the word 'alone' (sola) to each of these elements? 

How can any of them be alone, if they are five, (six, if we include Solus Spiritus?)

Don’t they all work together? So, how can any of them be 'alone' when there are five or six? 

However, I can understand the reformers’ rationale, because it seems clear that the 'alone' is there for one purpose - to exclude certain other options that were believed to be heretical. 

The “Solas” are a kind of creed that helped the reformers stand firm in their doctrine:

Scripture alone (versus all other sources of knowledge), 

Grace alone (versus anything we can do), 

Faith alone (versus works), 

Christ alone (versus any other authority),

God's glory alone (versus anyone or anything that would take credit for our salvation and sanctification).

"Sola Scripture" and  "Sola Spiritus"
Spiritus alone, (versus error and heresy)

The Word of God and the Spirit of God, they both go together to reveal and confirm to us the Bible teachings about "Sola" Scripture and "Solus" Spiritus.

But, also about "Sola" Grace, "Sola" Faith, "Solus" Christ and "Soli" God's Glory.


I have looked on the internet for sites to help me, but I didn't find much help. However, the site below gave me a few ideas for my post "Solus Spiritus":

 Special to Virtueonline 

Bruce Atkinson Ph.D.

Sept. 29, 2012

http://www.virtueonline.org/portal/modules/news/print.php?storyid=16583



Tea Party

WHY the "TEA PARTY" is UNCHRISTIAN -by Andrew Strom.

I write this as a conservative evangelical Christian. I am anti-abortion and hold all the usual 'conservative' views. But I have come to believe that the Tea Party is one of the most misguided and misleading movements in America - especially since it claims to be so "Christian".

Andrew Strom
I saw a piece written by pro-Tea Party activist recently who quoted statistics saying that the majority of Tea Party members are evangelical Christians. He coined the term, "Teavangelicals". He says they are going to have a new Awakening and "Take Back America". I don't know what kind of "Awakening" he is talking about, but it is very different from the true spiritual Awakenings of the past.

America certainly needs a Revival. But not the kind that these guys are pushing. I believe it is a counterfeit of the real thing. And if we fall for the counterfeit, then the true can be utterly lost. So what exactly is the problem with the "Teavangelicals"?

Below is a very basic list of things that, in my view, make this movement truly un-Christlike and unchristian:-

1 -An Unhealthy Mixing of Christianity with Nationalism-.

When you "wrap the cross in the flag" so-to-speak, you instantly distort the entire message and essence of Christianity. You are taking two totally different "kingdoms" and mixing them together. Jesus said: "My kingdom is not of this world." So in mixing Christianity with Nationalism, you are totally distorting what His kingdom truly stands for. Thus you get "Patriotic" actions such as saluting the flag or the Pledge of Allegiance being seen as "Christian" things to do. Marching off to war becomes a "Christian" activity. The two "kingdoms" are being completely confused. There is a great deal of this happening in the church in America right now - and the Tea Party is really pushing it. -Utterly distorting what real Christianity is all about.

2 -Being Basically the Biggest Supporters of WAR in America-.

(This is closely related to 1). One US commentator seriously stated that without the support of the American Christians the war would be over much quicker - because they are the staunchest and strongest supporters of War in the whole country. Now, can you imagine Jesus being like this? Can you imagine Him telling his disciples, "I want you to support military invasions and the shooting, killing and destroying of thousands of people"? -Because that is what WAR is. Does it sound "Christian" to you? Can we find anywhere in the New Testament where true Christians had this attitude? NO! They wouldn't have dreamed of being the biggest supporters of War in their generation! Just think what a terrible testimony this is today - to all the unbelievers who are watching. How un-Christlike. No wonder they call us "War-mongers".

3 -Siding with the Rich and Against the Poor-. 

This is the exact opposite of Jesus - as we see again and again in the gospels and the entire New Testament. Pay close attention to the following words of Christ- "Woe to you that are rich, for you have received your comfort" Lk 6:24, "How hard it is for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven" Mt 19:23 and "You cannot serve God and Money." Mt 6:24. Jesus also said: "Blessed be you poor, for yours is the kingdom of heaven" Lk 6:20 and "I have come to preach good news to the poor" Lk 4:18. Can you imagine Jesus coming across like today's "Tea Party" Christians - where they seem utterly against the cause of the poor, and totally for the Rich and the 'Big Money' interests? Perhaps we have forgotten that Big Business exists largely for MAMMON and GREED. Can anybody tell me anything "Christian" about that?

4 -HEALTH CARE - Denying it to the Needy-. 

(-Related to 3). I am not talking about "ObamaCare" here. I have no comment on ObamaCare one way or the other. What I am talking about is a general attitude amongst Christians. I cannot tell you the number of emails that I've gotten from believers who want to deny poor uninsured Americans any decent Health Care. (I guess because they are lower-class and can't afford it). Do you know that millions and millions of Americans are being denied basic Health coverage that is totally taken for granted in other countries? And that it is the CHRISTIANS who want to deny it to them? And do you know that there are multitudes of Americans who wind up bankrupt or losing their home simply because they can't pay their medical bills? Does that sound like a "Christian" ideal to you? Does it sound like something that believers should be fighting for? -Fighting on the side of Big Business against the "little people" who can't afford to pay? What kind of "Christianity" is that?

5 -Pushing the Idea that "Political" Answers can Solve America's Problems-.

To me, this is the worst deception of all - the idea that America's problems can mainly be solved with "Political" activism, or a change of government, or a new President. The USA's problems are almost entirely SPIRITUAL. It is because she has lost her way SPIRITUALLY that is causing all the other problems. And to get the Christians all caught up in a "Political" movement is a total distraction. A PRAYER movement - Yes! A "Political" movement - NO! It will not solve the problems in any real way at all. In fact, it is like a "counterfeit" Awakening - to push the Christians into Political activism instead of focusing on the SPIRITUAL. It is like a false savior - a "pseudo" solution. The problems in America are Spiritual - and they need Spiritual answers. Not this "counterfeit" that gets everybody caught up in Political fights.

 In summary, I want to say that I believe that many of the attitudes and behaviours of the "Tea Party" evangelicals in America are totally un-Christlike and unchristian. They come across as ugly, mean-spirited and anger-filled. It is awful to see real believers caught up in anything so unlike Jesus.

 I would like to challenge every Christian reading this to forward it to your conservative friends. Tell them to come and meet me over at our discussion board, if they think they can prove me wrong. I am open. If they think they can prove from the New Testament that Christians should be thinking and behaving the way these "Tea Party" people behave, then let them come.

I will be waiting. THE CHALLENGE is LAID DOWN.

http://www.johnthebaptisttv.com/about-contact/

Have you heard about "Kundalini" written by Andrew Strom in his book KUNDALINI WARNING?



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