We live in a rapidly changing society that has determined to reject the invitation to repent and inherit the kingdom of God. The issue before us is how do we continue to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ in a hostile environment?
Early this past Sunday morning I heard the news of the Orlando massacre at a gay nightclub. My first thought was, “O God please, not some misguided Christian fundamentalist fanatic!” I still remember that before 9-11, there was Oklahoma City and the perpetrator was Timothy McVea.
This is an excerpt from my forthcoming book, THE BLESSED LIFE.
Then the LORD said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother? . . . What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood is crying to Me from the ground” (Genesis 4:9-10).
The altar is a place of sacrifice. As we come to the altar, we are called to present ourselves to God as “a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God” (Rom. 12:1). Many Pentecostals spoke of the altar as the place of complete consecration to the service of God.
In my recent blogs, I have offered explanations as to why I believe in the full equality of women in Christian ministry. It may surprise some readers to discover that I didn’t always believe this.