Difference Between Knowing God and Spiritual Formulas
Oct16

Difference Between Knowing God and Spiritual Formulas

A friend and I were recalling the season many years ago when a popular teaching on faith emerged that promoted a clear cut strategy for getting from God what you wanted. If your heart was set on a bicycle, for instance, you must submit the request complete with the color, size and brand name. This concept is still popular today along with countless other methods to spiritual “success”. Religion is great at coming up with...

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How to get The Mind of Christ Through Open Participation
Sep10

How to get The Mind of Christ Through Open Participation

Consensus can be looked at from many angles, but here I will focus on the importance of all voices being heard in the pursuit of Christ’s will. As I have traveled among all kinds of fellowships since 1977, the number one concern that has come from the saints’ hearts has been expressed in statements like — “a few voices have the clout, the rest don’t matter,” “no one has ever asked for my thoughts,” “I felt ignored or put down...

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How to Recognize a False Prophet by Steve Crosby
Mar14

How to Recognize a False Prophet by Steve Crosby

Balaam gave the only accurate Messianic prophecy in the Pentateuch and he was a false prophet! There’s more to the issue of who is or isn’t a “false prophet” than an accurate/inaccurate prediction of a future event. This topic cannot be exhausted in a brief blog, especially when considering the critical importance of understanding the continuity and discontinuity (similarities and differences) between the old and new covenants...

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Gods Redemptive Grace is not His Approval of Spiritual Dysfunction by Steve Crosby
Feb05

Gods Redemptive Grace is not His Approval of Spiritual Dysfunction by Steve Crosby

God is magnificently redemptive. None of us would have any hope if that were not the case. Yet we must not confuse His redemption for His approval. Gods redemptive grace is not His approval of spiritual dysfunction.  Many people are abiding in or gather in dysfunction, this is not the kingdom Jesus died for. Our redemption includes the healing/reconfiguration of Adamic brokenness, not the normalization of it “under grace.” God’s great...

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Getting Back to Christ the True Center of Christianity by Kokichi Kurosaki
Nov27

Getting Back to Christ the True Center of Christianity by Kokichi Kurosaki

Recently, some have recognized the impotency and wrongness of the existing state of the churches and are endeavoring to remedy the situation by reuniting divided denominations. They seek to form an alliance of all churches into one ecumenical Church. However, this movement, too, is obviously doomed to failure and the very effort to unite the churches seems likely to end only in the formation of yet another great sect or denomination....

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