Radical Discipleship

When I first went to Asia-Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary in the Philippines to teach a short course in an interim, I was browsing through the books in the library and I came across a book about a Chinese evangelist John Sung, written by Leslie T. Lyall. I was surprised to read that this highly respected […]

The Need to Evaluate Truth

Watchman Nee has written some excellent instructions regarding the danger of emptying one’s mind and being passive in receiving truth. He says: “Should anyone allow his heart to cease thinking, searching, and deciding and to no longer check his experience and action against the Bible, he is practically inviting Satan to invade his mind and […]

How do we know what is asserted as truth is true?

Another question raised is how can we judge the validity of the truth we hear from God through the Holy Spirit, since it is in the subjective, spiritual realm?  If the truth comes from God, what standard higher than God can we use to evaluate God? That is an absurd question and it does not […]

The Rational Mind and Spiritual Intuition

Our culture would insist that we must base knowing on gathering objective and concrete facts before we decide to believe or not. That may work in science but not in the spiritual dimension. The scientific methodology puts us in a box and does not allow anything that is outside the box and not provable through […]

Knowing Truth

The main question of our age is how do we know? When it comes to spiritual truths, the ultimate beliefs are ultimately unprovable (like the sovereignty of God, the Trinity, etc.) but believable. We have the God-given ability to know and understand what God teaches us, directly or through his Word. While knowing means to […]