"Unless" and "until" are the two keywords of the Kingdom of God.
"Unless" you are born of the Spirit, you cannot enter the Kingdom.
"Until" you are baptized with the Spirit, you cannot expand the Kingdom.
But all theologians are not necessarily believers.
Theology is simply the knowledge of God-
but, knowing God begins with a personal faith in Christ.
All believers are "gifted."
There's no believer who is not gifted within the Body of Christ.
we have made the latter a majority of lame men.
Let's not dare to limit God to any list.
we will not need to print new Bibles for several years!
Good-But, where is the power?
I'd prefer a bullock cart to a Benz car that has no engine.
The former subtract the positive and explicit teaching of the Scriptures towards their traditions.
To Christian life the latter add laws and regulations which the Bible does not plainly teach.
We must stand for Bible plus-or- minus nothing, both in our doctrine and deed.
of apostles, prophets, evangelists and teachers is like the mason
who tries to construct a building without carpenters, blacksmiths, plumbers, and electricians.
Hardly does any minister have all the gifts.
Even Moses and Solomon needed men like Bezaleel and Hiram for their building work.
we should also carry out the programme outlined therein.
The spirituality of the sending churches is as important as that of the missionaries they send.
in the philosophy of a missionary organisation,
it will no more be a mission but a machine.
But if you present the problems, you will only enroll supporters.
but thousands of believers enjoying their material goods in common.
This is the most difficult thing to
practice. Try and see!
let's atleast join our tails like Samson's foxes and together burn down the enemy-altars.
The tragedy however is that many trainers are not leaders themselves!
They have simply learnt the principles of leadership from books
or they happen to be holding executive positions.
Little wonder we have more managers than leaders in our churches and missions.
Leadership means sacrifice. Good leadership means a greater sacrifice (Jn 10:11).
They can neither be tutored by men nor tamed by systems.
how do you expect Him to open the door of Heaven when you knock at it in an hour of need?
and it makes us addicted to what we were allergic to.
That is the meaning of all things becoming new.
On the other hand, it emphatically states that subduing the tongue is the ultimate evidence
of true spirituality. We need gifts as well as fruits but we are known by our fruits.