So why do some Christians seem to make this methodology such a prominent feature of their work? And what consumes them to keep driving so hard on their pet doctrines? Here are 7 reasons why they do it, and remember, we have all been guilty of it to one extent or another.
The fruit of Lau's ministry could present a quandary to staunch cessationists like John MacArthur. Healing, the Laus discovered in front-line ministry in Indonesia, is not limited to the human body. Sometimes, they found, people must be freed from demonic control, in New Testament style. So if sign gifts, miracles and healing ended with the Apostles, what is the explanation for what happens through the ministry of the Laus and tens of thousands of others like them? Would MacArthur term their work "strange fire"?
Every October, as leaves and temperature fall, a certain festive change takes place across the United States. Spooky decorations mark houses and other buildings, scary movies dominate primetime television, and candy sales skyrocket. It is the season of Halloween, a holiday known for its haunted houses, costumes, trick-or-treating, and creepy imagery. Yet where did such a modern holiday come from?
Debates about mandatory health insurance coverage of contraception by employers in the U.S. are common these days. As a Christian who is guided by my faith and a call to serve the vulnerable, I feel compelled to speak out to share my perspective as a Christian and an international health professional about an important question that is too often overlooked: the role of child spacing and family planning in protecting the health of mothers and children and enhancing overall family well-being, especially in developing countries.