Comments for Current Events in Light of the Kingdom of God Jesus Christ is the light of the world! Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:11:08 +0000 hourly 1 Comment on There are currently about 41,000 Christian denominations in the world by Keith G. Laufenberg Sun, 25 Jun 2017 18:11:08 +0000 How many of these denominations use a different bible?

Comment on How Many Christian Denominations Are There? by Marion Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:17:51 +0000 ONE LORD, ONE FAITH, ONE BAPTISM

Comment on World Vision and Samaritan’s Purse by John Wilder Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:07:20 +0000 It is awesome to realize what a blessing Sameritans purse is to people all over the world. It is mind boggling ! There are so many branches that
help bring water wells to those that have no fresh water, help people who lost a home in a storm, earth quake, or flood, people who. Need food to survive, kids who need medical attention that is not available!
The list goes on and on. Millions of children get shoeboxes full of surprises that they love.
If a person wants to give to a good cause you can’t beat it’s!

Comment on Books & Essays by Mike Gantt Fri, 05 May 2017 07:57:43 +0000 Robert,

I can’t afford the time to review your book; however, I did read your Amazon listing, including the beginning pages of the book. Your book sounds interesting, and you write with a pleasant, enjoyable, and even elegant style. I was especially pleased to hear that you lived your faith for so many years at Wash U, as my family and I lived in St. Louis from 1979 to 1994 and loved the city very, very much. We didn’t have much direct interaction with the school, but knew it as an important institution to the city.

I appreciate the tone of your opening essay, and share your appreciation for Titus 2:11-14. It is indeed chock-full of important truth.

By the way, regarding the Second Coming of Christ, I believe it has already occurred and have written a book making a biblical case for this conviction. If you would be willing to consider this possibility, you can find the book here.

Comment on Books & Essays by Robert L. Canfield Fri, 05 May 2017 01:47:28 +0000 Would you be willing to review my new book, published on Amazon? Also, I would appreciate advice on publishing on Amazon/Creatspace. I don’t care about making money but the book is currently priced at $9.99. Suggestions?

The book is “Walking Blind, and Other Essays on Biblical Texts.”

I am Robert L. Canfield, Emeritus Professor of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis.
“In this collage of essays he examines passages of the Bible that have informed his understanding of himself and his life and career. Its narratives, proclamations, examples, enjoinders, claims and promises have shaped his priorities, thoughts, and concerns and so affected his approach to the deep questions that on a subliminal level vex all of us. In these Biblical passages he finds grounds for reflection into the nature of the human condition, the origins of the Christian movement, the practice of authentic faith (which requires creativity), the social implications of belief in Christ, the threats to the earth’s ecosystem, and the wonder of the cosmos. Some of the passages examined here have received little notice in Christian circles.
The chapters examine various texts in order to comment on diverse subjects: what Christianity is, rejection of slavery implied in two letters written by Paul, the relation of envy and cowardice in public situations, the resurrection of Christ, suicide, political abuses of religious zeal, ways to live “non-religiously,” Peter’s insight into the state of those who have “never heard”, the life of faith in an unpredictable world, the importance of prophetic social critique, the authority and significance of “twelve Jewish men” in the advance of the Christian movement, the marvel of the cosmos and nature’s works, and, finally, a curious prediction of climate change.”

Comment on About by Mike Gantt Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:35:27 +0000 Tracy,

Alas, I am not proficient in the gifts of the Holy Spirit and cannot answer your questions. I wish I could, and I feel ashamed of my growth to this point that I cannot.

What I can say is that your testimony of faithfulness to the Lord in spite of misunderstanding and rejection from others is very encouraging. I hope that you will continue to follow Christ. Truly in Him it is possible for all questions to be answered.

May we all grow in the ways of His Spirit.

Comment on About by Tracy Guichard Mon, 06 Mar 2017 12:36:41 +0000 I will try and make this short.. I am Charismatic Christian. I came to the Lord reading bible myself, getting filled with the Holy Spirit and speaking in Tongues not even knowing what was happening to me. At this point I ran to church to get answers to the feeling of the Holy Spirits presence. I found church to be awful. I was thinking this is where God puts the people not in his Kingdom. People outside the church treat each other better than inside.. Anyway so now I study on my own with the Lord. He showed me Preterist and All saved.. Yeah.. but of course everyone thinks I am lost as I do not follow a pastor or belong to a church and now I have non mainstream ideas. I was wondering what to do about laying on hands for the sick? Casting out demons? When with a person you know is being harassed by evil and we Know Jesus will set them free. How do I go about helping them get free of what is harassing them? Can I pray silently? I struggle with what to do. As sometimes they get heeled and other times I am unaware they had been. How do you operate in the Kingdom of God with the gifts?

Comment on Why do American Secularists Fight Christianity but Embrace Islam? by Bill Bremer Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:24:31 +0000 I found it telling that during the primary election the Democrats exhibited, endorsed or showcased all of the works of the flesh, even murder if abortion is counted.

19Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, 20Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, 21Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5 KJV

Comment on When Is the News Not News? by Mike Gantt Sat, 11 Feb 2017 19:45:31 +0000


Comment on When Is the News Not News? by Larry Sat, 11 Feb 2017 18:31:32 +0000 Hello Brother Mike,
I once found a page where I could listen to a book you wrote about Yeshua already came a second time. I can no longer find that page though I have searched dilligently. Please let me know if it is still available as I have dificulty reading.

Grace be with you, Larry