The idea of surrendering our minds and autonomy to God is a contradiction to the Enlightenment mind which sought (and still seeks) to free us from all restraints, especially dogmatic religious restraints or authority. Humanity was placed in a box where only reason reigned and one could not step outside this box to validate 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When looking at the history of the church and the contemporary situation it is clear that the witness to the deity and lordship of Christ causes resistance, hostility, and persecution. There is no question that the New Testament writers believed Jesus to be the Lord. By this, they meant that Jesus is the Christ, the […]
I am pumped with the thought of the life to come. It gives me hope for the present life even as my strength and health diminish with time.
Christian History Institute has a new dedicated website at http://www.captivefaith.org and material I sent to them is being used on that site. See my article on Tertullian: http://www.captivefaith.org/cf/tertullians-thought-on-persecution-and-martyrdom/