Are all Christians supposed to prophesy?

Mike Bickle of the International House of Prayer in Kansas City (IHOP-KC) centers his "prophetic ministry" on the idea that all Christians are supposed to prophesy. To give an example of his argumentation:The church, from its inception on the Day of Pentecost, was to be of a prophetic nature. It is clear that the spirit... Continue Reading →

Isaiah 53 and Early Christian Apologetics

Many Jews argue that what Christians call "the suffering servant" in Isaiah 53 is actually a metaphor for the entire nation. Here we have an early response to this in the works of Origen.Now I remember that, on one occasion, at a disputation held with certain Jews, who were reckoned wise men, I quoted these... Continue Reading →

The Day After

A good Lord's Day to all my readers. As you may well be aware, today is May 22, and clearly the rapture expected by Harold Camping and his followers did not happen on May 21.One thing that shocked me was just how prolific the knowledge of this became. Obviously it was covered by local and... Continue Reading →

Is the World Ending on May 21, 2011?

Recently there's been a lot of hooplah about the supposed prediction by Harold Camping that the end of the world will be on May 21, 2011. The immediate passage many Christians may be thinking of is the words of the Christ to the disciples:"But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the... Continue Reading →

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