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Christian Literature & Living is a monthly online journal devoted to the worship of the Lord Jesus Christ through literature, and through living according to His Word. We wish to introduce our readers to the best Christian literature, Christian devotionals, counseling, and to the understanding of the relevance of the Word of God in our daily life, in popular language. Christian Literature & Living is a cross-cultural journal, focusing on Christian literature written in all the languages, and Christian living around the world. We learn by listening to and reading our brothers and sisters in Christ from all around the world. We believe that any creative writing with literary sensibilities that focuses on the presence and life-changing ministry of Jesus Christ is Christian literature. We believe that we all need the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in order to live a life according to His Word. Christian literature and other writings anointed by the Holy Spirit help us to develop a personal relationship with Jesus as the Lord and Savior.
After a gap of six months, the journal is back with a new name and a new beginning. We hope to publish a variety of articles on different themes. Praise God for this opportunity!
- CALVINISM by Stan Schmidt.
I think God is much more worthy of praise when viewed with a different perspective of sovereignty. For the record, Calvinism has a view of sovereignty, but not the view of sovereignty. That word is not limited to the Calvinist's definition of it. Most of Calvinism comes from Augustine, some 1600 years ago. Some people say we need the balance between Calvinism and Arminianism. Augustine's fight was with the Pelagians, who overemphasized free will and thought the Fall of Adam did not really affect us and that we were created basically the same as Adam before the Fall. ... if Calvin's irresistible grace and election are true, why would he need to force it upon others in ? If they were elect, they would come. If they were not one of the elect, they would never come, regardless of the force.
- WORLD MISSIONS - A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE by Tom Shetler.
In this short book, presented in two parts, I like to present a simple introduction to the development of World Christian Missions. I present the major milestones, events, and important leaders of World Christian Missions in simple point by point descriptive statements. God prepared the world for the coming of His missionaries. ... The gospel spread to nearly all the known world in a very short time, yet one is struck by the anonymity of these early missionaries. ... Two young Christians, shipwrecked in the Red Sea were taken as slaves to Ethiopia to serve in the royal court. The preached the gospel and won many converts. They were able to return to Egypt for additional workers. Thus the Coptic Church was born in 350 A.D. ...
- THE DOCTRINE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT by Mike Leeming.
That the Holy Spirit is a Person can be seen, first of all, from the personal pronouns used in connection to Him in the Scriptures. The personality of the Holy Spirit can also be seen in the things that He does, things that would be applicable only to a Person. The deity of the Holy Spirit can be seen in the divine works He is said to do. It is the Holy Spirit who powerfully gives the gifts of God to the Church. ... The Bible contains numerous symbols or types of the Holy Spirit, each of which is indicative of the Holy Spirit's work.
- IF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS IN ME, ISN'T THAT ENOUGH?
by Pastor Harold Brokke.
But let's keep to the first question, "Can a man be indwelt by the Spirit and yet not be anointed with the Holy Spirit?" The life of Jesus proved that these two works of the Holy Spirit do not have to come at the same time. They did not come at the same time in the life of Jesus. ... True! We would not choose to use the book of Acts as a doctrine book. On the other hand, we have a right to use the book of Acts to show how a Bible doctrine works in lives. ... These promises and blessings become ours when we are willing to take up the cross of complete commitment to the will of God and take the promise of the Spirit by faith.
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