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The Real Problem With Female Masturbation. Más allá de Buda hasta el Amado. El movimiento pentecostal es una herejía, argumenta John MacArthur | TEOLOGIA. Fuego Extraño: El Peligro de Ofender al Espíritu Santo con Falsa Adoración ––, es el último libro del pastor influyente John MacArthur Jr. La obra, será lanzada en noviembre, sin embargo, MacArthur, llevó a cabo una conferencia con el mismo nombre recientemente donde asistieron 3.000 pastores y fue transmitido de forma gratuita a través de Internet a unos 120 países. Desde entonces, la polémica ha crecido día a día.

Lo que está en cuestión es el viejo debate acerca de los dones del Espíritu Santo. Para MacArthur, los dones cesaron cuando el último apóstol murió. El debate no es nuevo, desde el principio del pentecostalismo moderno que proviene de las reuniones del avivamiento de Calle Azusa, en Los Ángeles, en 1906. El argumento de los tradicionales pentecostales y neo-pentecostales es que nada ha cambiado, el Espíritu Santo sigue actuando como en los tiempos del libro de los Hechos, como el hablar en lenguas, sanidades y milagros.

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“La Biblia enseña que Jesús también predicó el odio al prójimo”, cuestiona un ateo | TEOLOGIA. Jesús predicó el amor al prójimo, la lección más valiosa que proclama el cristianismo sin embargo “Jesús era un buen tipo”, escribe en su blog el ateo militante Hemant Mehta, presidente de Más allá (Beyond Belief), una fundación estadounidense. Pero Mehta, señala que Jesús no era tan pacífico como que se predica. Mehta, citó algunos pasajes de la Biblia para demostrar que, después de todo, el “Cordero de Dios” no era como el cordero, porque a veces resultó ser intolerante y odioso.

Ver: Mateo 10: 34: “No penséis que he venido para traer paz a la tierra; no he venido para traer paz, sino espada”. Juan 15:6: “El que en mí no permanece, será echado fuera como pámpano, y se secará; y los recogen, y los echan en el fuego, y arden”. Marcos 14: 3 -7: “Pero estando él en Betania, en casa de Simón el leproso, y sentado a la mesa, vino una mujer con un vaso de alabastro de perfume de nardo puro de mucho precio; y quebrando el vaso de alabastro, se lo derramó sobre su cabeza. Noticias Relacionadas:

Las personas que asisten a la iglesia piratean menos, revela un estudio | ESTUDIOS. Contemplar la naturaleza aumenta nuestra fe en Dios, afirma un estudio | ESTUDIOS. Hermosos paisajes naturales como el Gran Cañón o la aurora boreal pueden aumentar la buena disposición de la gente a creer en Dios y en lo sobrenatural, indica una nueva investigación. El científico Piercarlo Valdesolo de la Universidad Claremont McKenna en los Estados Unidos, explica: “Muchos relatos históricos de epifanías y revelaciones religiosas parecen involucrar la experiencia de ser confrontado con la belleza, la fuerza o el tamaño se clasifica como la creación de un ser divino. Estas experiencias cambian la forma de ver el mundo”.

El Dr. Valdesolo y su colega Jesse Graham, de la Universidad del Sur de California, entrevistaron a personas que acababan de ver en una pantalla de alta definición extractos de la serie documental “Planeta Tierra”, producido por la BBC. Al mismo tiempo, otro grupo vio fragmentos de noticias. Pero en comparación con el grupo que vio las imágenes del planeta Tierra estos eran “más inclinados a creer que hay un elemento sobrenatural que controla el mundo”. The Foreign Policy Mission of American Evangelica... Image: Courtesy of Mark Amstutz The American public often associates evangelicals with domestic political fights over abortion and same-sex marriage. But historically, they have been no less active in shaping events on distant shores. In Evangelicals and American Foreign Policy (Oxford University Press), Mark R.

Amstutz, a political scientist at Wheaton College, analyzes evangelicals' long-standing engagement on global poverty, human trafficking, international religious freedom, and Israeli statehood. CT senior editor for global journalism Timothy C. Morgan spoke with Amstutz about the motivating factors behind evangelicals' engagement in foreign affairs.

What have you discovered about evangelical global engagement? Churches, nongovernmental organizations, lay leaders, and missionaries have played an important part in the United States' role in the world. What this shows is that evangelism abroad hasn't always been propositional. You have reached the end of this Article Preview Andreas J. Medicine Does Not Know What 'Dead' Is. Last week Time Magazine asked me to write a commentary on the case of Jahi McMath, the 13 year old whose family sought to keep on continuing life support after doctors had declared her dead. On everyone's mind as well was Ariel Sharon, the former prime minister of Israel who died on Saturday after eight years in a "vegetative state" following a stroke in 2006. I knew the first person I needed to call was Ray Barfield, director of the palliative care program at Duke and also an associate professor of Christian philosophy at Duke Divinity School.

Barfield is one of the most passionate and compassionate doctors I know, deeply engaged as both a doctor and a Christian thinker with questions of technology and meaning in medicine. Our conversation shaped my Time essay ("Lost in the Valley of Death," January 20, 2014) and should inform all of us as we wrestle with the possibilities and limits of medical technology. —Andy Crouch, executive editor, Christianity Today That's why we need humility. The Dark-Tinted, Truth-Filled Reading List We Owe Our Kids. In the Christian world, stories laced with dark content—especially for children—will always spook whole flocks of eyebrows into concerned flight.

The "content" of a book or film is parsed out, every bit of shadow flagged and sniffed at by mothers like they've discovered a malicious growth hormone in a suspicious chicken nugget. As an author who writes novels for children, I am often questioned about my choice of ingredients. A boy discovers and opens dozens of tiny magical doors. Should be a lark, right? Why does it need to be dangerous? Two functional orphans living in a roadside motel are taken to Ashtown, a place where many of the world's wildest secrets have been kept for centuries.

Yipes. Think on this: God's artistic choices should govern our own. I would understand if hard-bitten secularists were the ones feeding narrative meringue to their children with false enthusiasm. You have reached the end of this Article Preview To continue reading, subscribe now. Andreas J. Watch and Wait. Una ética antigua, muy antigua. El aborto empezó a atraer la atención de los evangélicos a fines de los años 1970s. Fue entonces que el cirujano neonatal C. Everett Koop y el apologista Francis Schaeffer iniciaron su gira con su serie de películas: Whatever Happened to the Human Race? [¿Qué le pasó a la raza humana?] Ellos argumentaban que el abortó por demanda—parte del desliz más amplio de esta sociedad que es la perdida del respeto a la dignidad humana—podía convertirse en un nuevo holocausto. Luego, en 1982, la casa publicadora Intervarsity Press publicó el libro del erudito del Nuevo Testamento Michael J. Esto debía haberle complacido a Schaeffer. Recientemente, otros autores han estudiado la oposición de la iglesia primitiva al derrame de sangre.

Ya no es posible negar que a través de los escritos de los primeros cristianos corre una ética consistente a favor de la vida (pro-life). Sin embargo, los cristianos pronto hicieron concesiones en su ética a favor de la vida para acomodarse a nuevas realidades sociales. A Nelson Mandela Inspired Fantasy. In pondering the words and life of Nelson Mandela this morning, a strange thought experiment filled my imagination. I quickly dismissed it as impossible, but then realized the Mandela moment that inspirited the thought experiment was also considered impossible in its day. So maybe, just maybe … The event took place in 1995. Mandela had been president of South Africa for about a year, and he had been working for national reconciliation, but with half a century of brutal apartheid fresh in everyone's memory, it was slow going, as one can well imagine. But the Rugby World Cup would give Mandela an opportunity to put his money where his mouth was.

This was the first World Cup that South Africa had been allowed to participate in since the end of apartheid—a boycott that Mandela himself had helped orchestrate. But the occasion was a mixed blessing, to say the least, for black South Africans. Pienaar replied, "We didn't have the support of 65,000 South Africans today. Evangelical Dream. No, Social Justice Isn't an Enemy of Evangelism. The Scary Truth About Christian Giving. Image: Photo courtesy of Craig Blomberg The Bible gives a two-sided portrayal of wealth: It is good, but it can seduce us into sin. The solution, according to New Testament scholar Craig L. Blomberg, is to freely share it. In Christians in an Age of Wealth: A Biblical Theology of Stewardship (Zondervan), Blomberg, who teaches at Denver Seminary, argues that sacrificial giving is an essential part of good stewardship.

If, as you argue, Christians are no longer bound by the Old Testament principle of tithing, what's so bad about low rates of giving? Over the past 40 years, self-identified evangelicals have given between 2 and 3 percent of their incomes to churches and Christian organizations. Now, on any topic, we have to filter the Old Testament through the grid of Jesus' and the apostles' teaching. This is in no way a command addressed to his followers to tithe. Why should we be ruthless about getting rid of surplus wealth? I argue that it should be done voluntarily. ...

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