Category Archives: authority

Passionized or pacified?

Christianity should activate people with fire in their soul. Instead it too often seems to pacify them rather than passionizing them. If Christ is dead, a church meeting following Him leads to anarchy. If Christ is alive, following Him leads … Continue reading

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Spiritual authority & the kingdom of God

Christ wants to exercise His authority and build God’s kingdom, but, too often, church gives men the authority to override Him. However, the kingdom of God begins to manifest when people faithfully make the risen Jesus their supreme authority. Any authority … Continue reading

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Rob Bell: This is what the Bible is . . .

Rob Bell has written a book called What Is The Bible? Here’s a poem and a few thoughts to help answer Rob’s question: Let The Bible Ring Your Bell I learned What the Bible is By reading it, And as I did … Continue reading

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Sports referees, overseers, elders & ekklesia

Ekklesia has overseerers (like sports referees); not an overlord. (“Guides by the side; not one sage on a big stage.”) Overseers are those who the body recognizes as mature Christ-followers. The Dones are beginning to clamor for a Jesus-led church. They … Continue reading

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What Would William Booth Say Today? (WWWBST?)

William Booth was the founder of The Salvation Army.  He was a man with a passionate love for God and a deep love for humanity.  He died 100 years ago this year.  What would William Booth say to us today … Continue reading

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There’s No Right To Choose In Christianity

Followers have no choice — they are committed to do what their leader says. Soldiers don’t get to choose — they have to obey orders. The subjects of a Lord have no choice — they are under their Lord’s authority. … Continue reading

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Are Demons (Invisible Evil Entities) Real?

Here’s something to think about on Halloween.  Are evil spirits real? If you observe yourself and/or others you will notice that people tend to think tormenting thoughts, embrace harmful habits, and engage in belligerent behaviors.  We humans seem to be … Continue reading

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