This blog originally founded by Blogger who holds a theological degree and a doctorate in Counseling Psychology. Taught Psychology for 32 years and is now Professor Emeritus. Is a board-certified psychologist and was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award in his profession. Ministered as a chaplain, and pastored Baptist and Episcopal churches. Publications cover the integration of psychology and theology. Served in the Army, the Merchant Marines and the Peace Corps.
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Christianity Exploding Worldwide
While Christianity is advancing in much of the world, it is currently diminishing in the West due to the abandonment of the miraculous. We have basically lost the supernatural, which means either loss of belief in the supernatural, to the loss of the sense of the supernatural. We no longer "experience the world as "enchanted"—Westerners no longer live in a world of spirits, demons, and moral forces."
Meanwhile, all over the rest of the world, massive supernatural healings, as well as other spiritual events are exploding. While evangelists in the third-world provoke the imagination of the masses, Western preachers are trying to persuade with politics, fierce moralism (think homosexuality, gay marriage, nagging people about their lack of charity etc. etc.)and hollow philosophical arguments. Leaders from the emerging world actually give the people something to see and hear, and all westerners do is placate, talk, and scold.
God is accomplishing incredible things, and we are mostly missing out on these wonderful stirrings.