The Weekly Amen is a list of articles, videos, and other resources that I’ve recognized as content we want to Amen. This content will come from various platforms and highlight various perspectives on topics that affect the Church’s collective witness and contributes to influencing our emphasis on the Great Commission here at the CGCS
The local church makes clear who is and who is not a disciple through baptism and membership in the body (Acts 2:41). The local church is where most discipling naturally takes place (Heb. 10:24-25). The local church sends out missionaries (Acts 13:3) and cares for missionaries after they’re sent (Phil. 4:15-16; 3 John18). And healthy, reproducing local churches are normally the aim and end of our missionary effort (Acts 15:41; Titus 1:5).
But the miracle was not the revival. The miracle was one thing; the revival that followed it was quite another thing. The revivals in the apostles’ days were connected with miracles, but they were not miracles.
I said that a revival is the result of the right use of the appropriate means.”
Those are the words of Charles Finney from his Lectures on Revivals of Religion.
I say that Finney is dead wrong. Dangerously wrong.
When he died last week at the age of 57, pop singer Prince was arguably the most famous Jehovahâ€™s Witness in the world. Here are nine things you should know about the obscure religious group that emerged from the Bible Student movement in the late 1870s: