Have we lost the “protest” in Protestantism? Current Western Christianity seems little more than an experience for me and “love” is seen more in terms of being “nice” than fulfilling our duties of faith. Kent Hodge briefly examines the basis for godly living and how as that is played out it fulfills the dutiful requirement of an outward focus on mission.
How good doctrine and godly living lead to Christian mission.
Some of things that have been going through my mind as I have been praying in Jos over the past week…
We all live in an incredibly self orientated world which makes it hard for to see and respond to kingdom of God issues. I guess this is what Paul meant by the spirit of this world. We all know that it’s all around us. The thing is that it must be combated through the gospel of Jesus Christ – which stands in direct juxtaposition.
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I read in a letter from 1974 from Corrie Ten Boom, author of “The Hiding Place”, about surviving the Holocaust, that there were over 200,000 people martyred for their faith in Africa that year. Christian persecution has enveloped this world, yet Western Christians are largely oblivious to it.
“Perhaps only when human effort had done its best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work.”
-Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place
(The following is from a letter Corrie wrote in 1974)
“The world is deathly ill. It is dying. The Great Physician has already signed the death certificate. Yet there is still a great work for Christians to do. They are to be streams of living water, channels of mercy to those who are still in the world. It is possible for them to do this because they are overcomers.
Christians are ambassadors for Christ. They are representatives from Heaven to this dying world. And because of our presence here, things will change.
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A prophecy given at Elim Bible Institute, by Stanley Frodsham (1882-1969), an early Pentecostal leader, known as “God’s Prophet with a Pen” who edited and published Assemblies of God publications for years. Highly relevant for today, it repeats New Testament warnings to seek His righteousness and avoid being deceived by false teaching, but to seek, know and hold fast to truth which is confirmed in Scripture & by the Holy Spirit.
It is written: “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” (2 Timothy 2:15 KJV) & test all things through the word of God as described in Acts 17:11. We are also to ensure that we do not turn from what God has to say to us… “Believe in the Lord your God, so shall ye be established – believe His prophets, so shall ye prosper” (II Chronicles 20:20 KJV) and this is repeated in the New Testament… “Despise not prophesying. Prove all things, hold fast that which is good” (I Thessalonians 5:20,21 KJV). The following are excerpts from prophetic words given to one who was under a heavy anointing. I believe all who read these solemn prophetic warnings should take diligent heed to them.
A prophecy from Stanley Frodsham in 1965 at Elim Bible Institute, Lima, New York, USA:
“With great judgments will I plead with the population of this country.
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