Why I am at War with Charismatic Religion by Steve Crosby
Jun05

Why I am at War with Charismatic Religion by Steve Crosby

I recently had some time with very some close friends. They relayed to me a current, this week, story that so captured the issues that concern us all regarding Holy Spirit manifestations, power, the gifts, healing, etc., that I thought I would post it, even though, I suppose, in some way, the last thing we might need is more data. My friends had been investing closely with a young lady with drug addiction problems. They had been...

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Is Healing for Today? Search for the Middle Road by Steve Crosby
May22

Is Healing for Today? Search for the Middle Road by Steve Crosby

Healing gifts have ceased. They have passed away because we now have the Bible. If you are not healed it is because of sin or a lack of faith on your part. God only heals from His sovereignty. Healing is guaranteed in the atonement, if you are not healed, it’s your fault. Is Healing for today? These and many other diverse perspectives have left many in the body of Christ in confusion and pain. This five-part blog series will be...

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Christian Lust for the Supernatural by Steve Crosby
Apr28

Christian Lust for the Supernatural by Steve Crosby

I am thankful for forty years of charismatic heritage. I have experienced the best and the worst that universe can offer. If, like Paul, I had to show off my “supernatural credentials,” or my resume of “supernatural experiences,” I could hold my own. I choose to boast of something, er, Someone else. Today, the lust for manifestations, and self-centered, insecurity driven, need for a “touch” from His presence, etc., are leading more...

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Healing Division in the Church by Living Grace
Apr24

Healing Division in the Church by Living Grace

It’s sad that Christianity is divided into so many different groups. We all have a little different interpretation of the bible and a little different understanding of doctrine. Obviously we are not going to agree on everything, but we certainly should be able to love one another and accept each other even when we differ on these things. It’s hard to understand why this is when God tells us we are to be one, as Jesus and the Father...

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Relational Wisdom for the Ekklesia by Steve Crosby
Apr14

Relational Wisdom for the Ekklesia by Steve Crosby

Many years ago, a poem of sorts called “The Actual and the Ideal” caught my attention while visiting a friend’s home. I cannot give original credit to the author as I do not know who wrote it, and different sources attribute it to different people. Its profound implications on all of life, within and without the Church, are worth considering. The terms “incarnate and incarnation” used in this article mean: to give flesh to, to embody,...

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