THE PARAMETERS OF REVIVAL

“The prayer for revival is ultimately a prayer based upon a concern for the manifestation of the glory of God.” —D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones “[Revival] changes the moral climate of a community.” —A. W. Tozer A little girl spoke to her father as they were pulling out of the driveway, “Daddy, where are we going?” The...

THE PALLBEARERS OF REVIVAL

“Revival is the inrush of God’s Spirit into a body which threatens to become a corpse.” —D. M. Paton “Revive thy work, O Lord, Thy mighty arm make bare; Speak with the voice that wakes the dead And make thy people hear.” —Albert Midlane A funeral is a ceremony where the bodies of deceased people...

The Church Of The MANAGEABLE God

Institutional churches resort to a manageable god—one who stays in his place. A manageable god patiently overlooks the elevation of man’s tradition over the commandments of God. He never overwhelms with a sense of frightening holiness. Such a docile deity is just as much a fabrication of man’s imagination as Dagon was the fabrication of a man’s hands.

Pot Night At Youth Group?

Okay. Now that more “Christian” Colleges have dropped the ban on alcohol and tobacco, what’s next? Anyone familiar with the Bible knows that drunkenness is condemned in the strongest of terms. Scripture plainly states that drunks don’t inherit the kingdom of God (see 1 Cor. 6:9-10). Drunkenness and abuse are condemned in both Testaments.

Church Closings—A Bad Thing?

As long as I can remember, I've heard a loud lament from countless Christian leaders over the fact that thousands of churches cease to exist each year. But I recall only a few express grief over the utter ineffectiveness within the ranks of Christendom. When the Spirit of God has withdrawn from an assembly, closure is the best thing that could happen.

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