The Anti-Scripture Scriptures – Part I

This post will initiate a series about when scripture is used against scripture. An Example: Jesus addressed the Pharisees in John 5:39,40 when he said, – “You diligently study the Scriptures because you think that by them you possess eternal life. These are the Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me […]

La Peligrosa Diferencia Entre el Conversionismo y el Evangelismo

La palabra evangelio está arraigada en la palabra euangelion, que significa “buenas nuevas”. Pero el evangelio que estamos llamados a llevar y entregar no es sólo una buena noticia común. Son las buenas nuevas del Reino de los Cielos. Es el anuncio del ethos, la ética y la economía del gobierno y el Reinado de […]

Another Look on Whether or not All Christians are Missionaries

It’s hip to say that “Every Christian is a Missionary,” or “Every Christian ‘ought to be’ a missionary,” or even, when in our own predisposed contexts say; “We are all missionaries.” but look at the following proposition; “If God is a missionary God, and we are created in His image, then the people of God […]

Should We Stop Using Ezekiel 36 In The Way We’re Using It?

I’ve used it in this way, and so have you… We pluck these words from their context: “I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in […]

For the sake of your own Souls, Please DO NOT ‘Obey your Pastors’

In one of our previous Discipleship Group settings, we had what I would consider a MAJOR breakthrough, a liberation of sorts.  Here’s what happened.  We were going through the Ephesians 4 giftings, and collectively considering what might be the predominant characteristics of an Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, and Pastor-Teacher.  The evening unfolded many “eye-opening” concepts for the group, but […]

How Exactly, is One Supposed to ‘Obey the Gospel?’

  The gospel, simply stated, is the ‘good news’ that God has sent his son Jesus Christ into the world in order to reconcile Creator to creation. It is a powerful message (Romans 1:16), that brings salvation.  It is a communiqué that regenerates people’s hearts through the Holy Spirit and renews all of God’s creation as […]

You Obey Jesus’ Commands AND Walk as He Walked… Right?

That we are to obey all that Jesus commanded is practically, for someone who claims to be a follower of Jesus, a given.  Christians tend to be very astute in knowing ALL of Jesus’ commands and pointing out those that don’t obey them. If we had to narrow down all of Jesus’ commands and subtract […]

If You Build it God’s Way, They Won’t Come

Every missionary by necessity comes to a place in their calling where they must decide whether or not to sell their birthright for a crappy cup of soup. By ‘birthright,’ I mean the reason why they become a missionaries in the first place. Let’s talk about that for a minute… Did you become a missionary […]

Was There Evangelism in the Old Testament?

In order to consider Old Testament Evangelism properly, we’ll have to define “evangelism.”  Evangelism is not soul-winning.  Evangelism is simply announcing, declaring, or preaching the good news, glad tidings, or the person of Christ Himself.  The Gospel is sometimes expressed as a person, Christ, bet never expressed apart from him.  The God Message and the God-Man are […]