The difference for the Christian is that they are readjusted by the reading of God’s Word transposing one into God’s culture or God’s way of thinking.
We will look at Bertrand Russell, the philosopher who expounded the topic of, “Why I Am Not a Christian,” then we will give a rebuttal.
In the final chapter of this book I will be using reverse psychology to outline, in a satirical way, why you should NOT become a Christian.
Dr. Ian Traill is a missionary to China where he has been for the past 15 years.
Previously he had planted a Church in Daylesford, Victoria, Australia and now he is involved in planting Churches in China and developing Traillblazer, Tony Smits Bible College throughout the nation.
Arriving in August 2000 to take up a position teaching English at Universities and Colleges, working as a "tentmakers" ministry, he has been conducting Bible classes and training people in the area of leadership with the view of them starting their own home church. Ian has a strong desire to bring teaching to the people, thus he has written many books.
A missionary is one who is sent to cross over geographic and cross-cultural boundaries to plant the Word of God and a local church, thus establishing God’s culture in a new location. The Gospel of John clearly portrays Jesus as fulfilling the ministry of a missionary sent from God (John 3:17-34, 4:34, 5:23, 5:36-38, 6:29-57, 7:16-33, 8:16-42, 9:4, 10:36, 11:42, 12:44-49, and13:20). Jesus Christ came as a missionary to this world to save us, but non-Christians reading His story in a newspaper at that time, would say that He was a failure. We, of course, are aware He did not fail. It is because of His mission that we are here today, and it was through someone else that we heard about Jesus too. Faith comes by hearing the Word, but if there is no preacher how can people hear? So we are going to all nations.
Now as never before, studying God's Word can become a fresh, inviting, enriching experience for every reader.
Before we can truly understand the statement made by Jesus; “I will build My Church”, we need to understand that the translators of the King James Bible used the word “church" rather than "assembly" or "congregation", because of pressure from King James who wanted to be seen as the head of an Organization and the Nation. The organization was called “the Church”.
In this book we will look at some history of the man’s organization of the Church and see if it matches with what the Bible says about the structure of the New Testament Church. We will start by looking at the Old Testament to see what structure if any was followed.