If the overall church doesn't wake up and serve humanity and influence culture, we may find the Bible outlawed.
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We can't afford to live like illegitimate children.
"It grieves my heart."
Those who wrote books with Destiny Image read like a who's who of the charismatic world: Bill and Beni Johnson, Myles Munroe, Cindy Trimm, Lance Wallnau, Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets and more.
I believe that the present embrace of the fivefold ministry of evangelical pastors is going to bring a convergence between the charismatic, independent apostolic networks, evangelical networks and ultimately even evangelical Bible-confessing denominations.
"And then it started getting to where like, I don't know man, I don't know what students were doing. But it was weird. But that's the stuff that all of a sudden has blown up all over the place."
There are some things they just can't (or won't) tell you. I don't mind telling you, though.
"Greed has actually morphed into a virtue in some charismatic circles ..."
"I apologize to all those I have offended."
Beth Moore: Christians Who Proudly Reject the 'Prosperity Gospel' Are Embracing the 'Pampering Gospel'
This one makes them feel safe and keeps them in the confines of their comfort zones.
Have you been burned by a false prophecy? Did you lose your faith when a promised healing never came? Have you had it with flaky teaching in the name of "new revelation"? If so, you are not alone.
After his wife died in 2008, he predicted he would have 10 more years of fruitful ministry.
Protestants have discarded the glue that holds the church together.
If we want the charismatic church to grow, we have to address these dangerous attitudes and behaviors.
I want you to take some time and think about your perspective on church.
Cessationism is a beast with sharp teeth that has bitten many in the church. And yet, not all is well in the Pentecostal/charismatic church either.
As for false teachers and heretics and wolves, we would love to see them repent. But if they refuse, then their blood is on their own heads. They will reap what they have sown.
"There's some red tape involved for churches," he said. "It is not easy to be kicked out of a church."
"They certainly have the right to remain as they are, but they do not have the right to misrepresent and slander an entire group of individuals who only want to share the good news that has set them free from what is, overall, a very lonely and dangerous life."
Paul's requirement that an overseer be "the husband of one wife" does not disqualify women. Here's why.