STANDING WITH ISRAEL
The charismatic movement was born out of the preaching of repentance from sin. Sadly this is no longer the case. Just look to the June 2009 issue of Charisma for evidence.
The cover story about Israel Houghton tells us to “learn to praise” when we have already experienced the free flow of the Holy Spirit. And in letters to the editor we are “outraged by gay marriage” but afraid to say so publicly on Larry King Live. We spotlight “saving the earth” (p. 15) but will hardly preach a Jonathan Edwards-style sermon to save a sinner.
WITNESS LEE’S TEACHINGS
Regarding your June article about Witness Lee, “Former Local Church Critics Change Stance” (News), Gretchen Passantino said: “Their explanation of the doctrine of the Trinity is more similar to an Eastern Orthodox explanation, which is based more on subjective experience than on strict logical [reasoning].”
COMPASSION FOR INDIA
I read an article in Charisma about the persecution of Christians in India (“God’s Moment for India”; February). The reason I knew about this is because my mom asked me to read it, and tell her what I think. I was angry that someone would do that to them.The next day my schoolteacher told us about a class project. We had to do something to help a cause and educate people about it. I thought about it, and then I remembered Charisma and the persecution in India. That is what I thought I should do my project on.
MEN: MISSING A CONNECTION