Jollyblogger Has Cancer, Please Pray

UPDATE December 24, 2008Yesterday David learned that his cancer has spread to his liver and lungs. He has surgery scheduled for today and chemotherapy starting thereafter. Not an easy Christmas for the Waynes, but I was able to speak to him on the phone yesterday and he sounded in good heart. He said that since his announcement, he had been consciously aware of the prayers of bloggers upholding him.---------I know I had planned to not write anything further on my blog this Christmas season. But … [Read more...]

Augustine Was Not A Cessationist

Lex Loizides tells us more in a post whose title provocatively states: "From cessationism to joy — how a healing increased Augustine’s understanding of God’s grace."Now somebody somewhere is possibly going to try to explain to me how healing doesn't have to be a gift of the Holy Spirit, and that not all cessationists deny the possibility of God healing today. It's just possible that I might understand that distinction this time round, but I must confess, I struggled to grasp it last time. Does … [Read more...]

Historical Evidence That The Gifts Didn't Cease When The Apostles Died

This astonishing description by Iraneus of normal church life in the early centuries was cited on Lex Loizides' blog.‘So it is that in His name those who truly are His disciples, having received grace from Him, put it to effectual use for the benefit of their fellow-men, in proportion to the gift each one has received from Him.Some drive out demons really and truly, so that often those cleansed from evil spirits believe and become members of the church; some have foreknowledge of the future, v … [Read more...]

MLJ MONDAY – Reason, Understanding, and the Word

Last Monday I shared some of the things that Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones believed we should not do when weighing whether what appear to be gifts of the Spirit are genuinely from God. This week I am sharing his view on the positive ways of testing and examining these gifts. My paraphrase of his tests is as follows:1. We should use our human reasoning and understanding.It's interesting to see his stress on wisdom, led, of course, by the Scriptures, but the use of our brains nonetheless. It's a sad … [Read more...]

MLJ Monday – Why Discernment is Vital

As a believer living in the West, I'm constantly reminded of the need to exercise discernment, especially when it comes to matters such as claims of spiritual gifts and the activity of the Holy Spirit. I thought today I would go to one of my favorite works by Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Joy Unspeakable.Directly before this quote, the Doctor points out that in all ages there are two main dangers confronting Christians when they need to evaluate claims regarding the reappearance or revival of gifts in … [Read more...]

Lex Loizides Reviews a "Faith" Book on Facebook!

Lex is a good friend of mine and is well-known in Newfrontiers circles as a biblically sound and enthusiastic evangelist who has recently started posting very helpful notes on Facebook. I have his permission to reproduce the following Review of Positioning Yourself to Receive Healing by Doug Jones in its entirety here.If you like it, then feel free to deluge him with Facebook messages telling him how much you want to read a blog by him since, for me, this is really a blog post, not merely a … [Read more...]

Driscoll in Australia

Driscoll had a fascinating and substantial video interview with the Sydney Anglicans which I just had to draw to your attention. Intriguingly they are happy to describe him as "Apostle to the generation wired"!The fact that he can be well received by both Newfrontiers and the Sydney Anglicans says a lot about the ministry of this man. … [Read more...]

Todd Bentley "Has Separated From His Wife" Amid Reports of an "Unhealthy Relationship"

UPDATEThis from a fresh notice placed today on Todd Bentley's website ". . . we have discovered new information revealing that Todd Bentley has entered into an unhealthy relationship on an emotional level with a female member of his staff. In light of this new information and in consultation with his leaders and advisors, Todd Bentley has agreed to step down from his position on the Board of Directors and to refrain from all public ministry for a season to receive counsel in his personal … [Read more...]

TOAM08 VIDEO INTERVIEW – John KpiKpi, Part 5

This is the final session of my interview with John KpiKpi. In it we discuss a recent healing in which he was involved, and which may have been a raising from the dead. You can downloadthe audio of the entire interview or watch part 5 of the video series below. Previous segments of this interview can be found at the following pages:John KpiKpi, Leader of Newfrontiers, West Africa John KpiKpi, Part 2, Multiculturalism John KpiKpi, Part 3, Multiculturalism Continued John KpiKpi, Part 4, … [Read more...]

VIDEO INTERVIEW – Mark Driscoll, Part 2 – A Prophecy For Newfrontiers and Worship

I continue my interview with Mark Driscoll by talking about his prophecy for Newfrontiers and his view of our worship. … [Read more...]


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