Of the Azusa Street Revival, they said: "Some of them pass out and do not move for hours as though they were dead. These people appear to be mad, mentally deranged or under a spell. They claim to be filled with the spirit."
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"I was a 17-year-old kid. I was using drugs every single day. I was going in the wrong direction in my life."
"It's much easier to see how the Holy Spirit intervened in my life when I look back—while I was in the middle of a decision or a challenging circumstance, it was a little more difficult to see."
Peterson, 85, was hospitalized last week "when he took a sudden and dramatic turn in his health caused by an infection." Peterson has been dealing with dementia and congestive heart failure, both of which are progressing.
I am referring to teachings that do not align with the clear teachings and accepted belief of Christian orthodoxy taught in Scripture.
Godly people are getting thrown off-guard with some of the most bazaar situations. You need to protect your flock.
The hesitancy of pastors to take sides where Donald Trump is concerned stretches back to the presidential election.
Today, homosexual behavior, the sexual abuse of minors, adultery, promiscuity, the use of pornography and all forms of fornication are rampant among clergy and other so-called believers.
Is this why 25 percent of people usually don't feel God's presence at church?
Eyewitnesses said some of the victims were killed with machetes, while an undetermined number of others were injured.
This feast was not given so that we can celebrate the 40 years Israel spent in the wilderness.
"These leaders are seeking God for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit in this nation."
Obviously, there are major differences (drugs, murder—you know, little details like that), but the idea of "being a family" is central to both gang life and God's design for the church.
I had just listened to a well-known Christian leader address that his publisher had pulled his latest book off the market because they discovered he greatly exaggerated his testimony of being a former Satanist high priest
Leonard Ravenhill's son offers this insight.
The fears that come along with standing alone has the potential to discourage anyone.
"If ever I prematurely leave my heart is at peace and I know I'm going to a better place. I'm of the view I've fulfilled my purpose."
"I have 1,000 good stories with Bill. And I have 10 wounds from him."
The sad thing is that the more we tolerate this sin, the more it tears us apart.
What do we do when we learn the person we trusted as an intermediary for God is actually a predator? What if the faith leader we've admired all our lives turns out to be more a scoundrel than saint?