Did Charisma let some ranting “prophet” share their latest divine revelation, or post an article promoting a heresy condemned by an early church ecumenical council?
Well, probably…but that’s not exactly news.
What Charisma did do was allow noted cessationist and biblical exegete, Dr. Albert Mohler, to post an article on their website that goes after Joel & Victoria Osteen for their prosperity gospel theology.
No, I’m serious.
I’ve heard about the movie God’s Not Dead before it hit theaters, and I refused to see it…mostly because when it was in the theater I was yellow and wondering if I was going into liver failure.
Now that it’s on DVD, I’ve seen it and have written an Amazon review (feel free to go here and give me positive votes).
Seeing that I’m doing next to no blogging these days, I’m basically double-dipping into other things I write and will toss a few things up here from time to time. My main efforts these days are book editing and learning how to publish an e-book (and there’s a lot to do and learn).
Still, here’s my review for those that are interested: Continue reading
I’ve been thinking of upgrading my wordpress.com blog to my own dot com site, and I’ve been also thinking about some merchandise ideas as of late as it would be fantastic to turn this blog into some sort of (tiny) source of income. I am not any sort of graphic designer, but I do have one or two creative bones in my body. I was just showering and had a brainwave. I was thinking of designing a shirt (which means “getting someone to design”) that looked something like this:
I’m guessing that I’d sell about three, but that’s probably somewhere around a big fat $6 of income!
Okay…I’m actually somewhat joking. I don’t really plan on selling T-shirts just yet…
…but in around a week I will start working on editing the review of Authentic Fire by Dr. Michael Brown that Fred Butler and I have posted, in a refined form, on the Cripplegate. It’s going to become an e-book and I’ll try to add a bunch of new content to it that should be even more helpful than it’s already been, as well as try to make it available sometime before American Thanksgiving to be a general resource on cessationism. It will be something that we’ll charge money for, but the cost will be in the low single-digit range (I don’t know exactly how much yet).
I plan to write something else on cessationism as well, namely a comprehensive defense of Cessationism consisting of an exegetical take on all the major passages as well as a biblical exploration of all the associated topics, but that will likely be much more in the future and will take far more time!
Just two piece of merchandise news that may be of interest to some.
Until Next Time,
Lyndon “I love pickles too” Unger
I’ve been taking a rest from blogging as of recent (well, this whole past month), mostly because my week has been entirely swallowed up by my weekly preparation of a class I’ve been teaching on Bible study and preparing a Bible lesson/sermon. As happens in the process of studying, I always stumble across various tidbits and details that get tossed in my drafts folder, awaiting to be made posts some day. I thought I’d quickly share one that struck me as quite interesting.
I was going through a bunch of scriptures and ended up in Acts 19. There, in Acts 19, we see this following passage:
11 And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, 12 so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to the sick, and their diseases left them and the evil spirits came out of them. 13 Then some of the itinerant Jewish exorcists undertook to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who had evil spirits, saying, “I adjure you by the Jesus whom Paul proclaims.” 14 Seven sons of a Jewish high priest named Sceva were doing this. 15 But the evil spirit answered them, “Jesus I know, and Paul I recognize, but who are you?” 16 And the man in whom was the evil spirit leaped on them, mastered all of them and overpowered them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. 17 And this became known to all the residents of Ephesus, both Jews and Greeks. And fear fell upon them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was extolled. 18 Also many of those who were now believers came, confessing and divulging their practices. 19 And a number of those who had practiced magic arts brought their books together and burned them in the sight of all. And they counted the value of them and found it came to fifty thousand pieces of silver. 20 So the word of the Lord continued to increase and prevail mightily. – Acts 19:11-20
In 19:13, I saw the word “exorcists” and started wondering about what exactly the Bible said about exorcism…so I looked up the term.
Here’s what I learned: Continue reading
It’s been a while since I made my health struggles known. I first announced my struggles with Hepatitis, then gave an update, and another, and another. In this whole process, the updates have not come quickly or frequently simply because this has been a symphony of confusion and a rather gigantic waiting game. I’ll give an update as best I can for everyone (knowing that some of you are probably wondering what in the world has happened to me): Continue reading