There are a few principles regarding comforting the sick that I think many, well-meaning, healthy people do not understand.
Category: Column: David Kowalski
People being "slain in the Spirit" (also known as "falling under the power) is a controversial phenomenon, but I believe there is sufficient light in Scripture as well as help from history to lead us to some conclusions on the matter.
"New truth" is usually no truth when doctrine is invovled
When Evangelicals use the phrase “true truth” or “truth is truth” they are defining the kind of truth they speak of because a counterfeit “truth” has become popular.
Specific omissions from any book of moral standards are not to be taken as any kind of endorsement of or indifference to the omitted specifics if these are already covered in principle.
The faith God gives apprehends certain knowledge of absolute, objective truth.
We both show and tell to shine the light of truth in the darkness.
Pop Christianity is in sore need of maturity.
God does not promise us fair treatment in this life. He tells us from the beginning that following Christ will sometimes be painful.
When painful circumstances come our way most of us want to know why they have. Is there purpose to our suffering?
Over the years, I have had several people ask me about the meaning of Isaiah 45:7, and I have had to answer atheists who use the verse to ridicule the Bible.
I treasure encounters with superior minds -- those whose thinking skills are better than mine.
Contextualization in cross-cultural ministry is a rather delicate thing that tends to resist hard and fast rules.
The church has been blessed with many outstanding historians who maintain high standards of professional integrity. Nevertheless, Christian propaganda is unfortunately, sometimes published. This results in believers who are unwary of past errors they should watch out for and avoid.
Sober-minded Christians are not so much concerned about how well they are liked as they are about rescuing the lost.