View 1 comment. May 29, V. If you are a hyper-charismatic Christian and believe in this nonsense, you will love this book. If you are a mainstream Christian, this book may offend you and is full of claims that are inconsistent with the bible and Christian doctrine.
From the point of view of a skeptic, this book is full of magical mumbo-jumbo in the name of Yahweh and has no place on any bookshelf. It is a time waster and full of nonsense deepities. Your time will be well spent elsewhere. Apr 13, Paul Cramer rated it it was amazing. Nothing beats the face of God, His hand is great, cause it displays His power and strength. But His face shines His amazing love over and through us.
Mar 16, Ryan rated it really liked it Shelves: christian-living , spiritual-growth , charismatic. Good book. Created a hunger for God. I didn't agree with all of the book, but loved the passion it created in my heart to experience God in a real and meaningful way. Sep 16, John Fletcher rated it it was amazing. Amazing book about deepening your intimacy and walk with the Lord.
Sep 29, Jessica rated it it was amazing. So good and confirmed what I've been learning! So I was already aware of their views on miracles, Jesus, the kingdom, and those of us who hold to sound doctrine. I underlined something on most pages and made comments. Rather than go through each one, let me cite what I believe to be major errors in Bill's theology. He believes that Jesus was merely a human relying on the Holy Spirit during his three years of ministry.
Though he acknowledges that He was always God, he seems to believe there was a period of time He wasn't. This belief leads to his next major departure from the faith: that all believers can do what Jesus did and, in fact, should do what Jesus did, to include healing, raising the dead, controlling the weather, and creative miracles.
He craves the power of God and sees it as normative for believers. He believes we will usher in God's kingdom by applying our righteousness to the surrounding culture. Not blaming Bethel, but he made the claim that if believers acted out their faith, the surrounding societies would improve. He twists many Scriptures and completely misses the point of others.
Perhaps his worst misapplication of the Scripture was Isaiah 60 where sees the Light that is shining is a believer's glory that will change nations and leaders and bring nation's wealth to the church. That section of Isaiah is for Israel and the Messiah. Bill believes all believers should be completely healthy, wealthy, and have the power that only Jesus possessed. He has negative things to say about orthodox churches and uses the straw man argument that they are works based organizations.
In reality, there can be no more works based theology than his, which expects God's miracles at the hands of men. On that, it is my belief that if Bethel has had even one person raised from the dead, one missing limb created, one truly blind person receive their sight, they would have video and documentary proof that could not be refuted all over their web site and the news media.
I don't see it. I believe in miracles and I have no doubt that some people have been healed of some illnesses at Bethel in spite of their excesses but I fear most of it is hype. The insane laughter and odd behaviors I have seen in videos look nothing like what Pentecost was reported to be in Acts. Avoid this book.
I only read it to discern Bill's "theology" and found it sorely lacking. Mar 11, Debby rated it it was amazing Shelves: personal-growth , miracles-healing. As I have sought God throughout my life, I found myself questioning why, oh why, were we not encountering God in the ways HE said we should as a mark of the Believer. Sitting in a church pew, being on committees, volunteering, etc Hebrews I have been seeking out where God is moving and Bethel is one of those places.
Advanced Search Links. Product Close-up. Add To Cart. Title: Keep Your Love On! Related Products. Danny Silk. But no matter what happens, if we don't have community and quality, honest spiritual covering, we will almost always veer off course and crash. All that being said, when I heard Bill address this, I have to admit that it felt a little weird.
I mean, this may have been the first time in eight years I have heard any leader in the charismatic movement call out another minister in an attempt at correction and warning. But maybe that's more of an indictment of the movement than anything else. I want to reside within the "radical middle," where operating with the Spirit is just as integral as understanding the Scriptures.
Challenging others sometimes seems anathema to the charismatic, because we realize there are many flavors and ways that the Spirit moves in and through people, but challenge doesn't necessarily mean that you are closed-minded or hard-hearted.
Being challenged, especially by people who have your best interest at heart, should cause you to at the very least stop and take stock of your own heart. Maybe true humility is found in the ability to tear your own defensive walls down for a minute when the people most invested in you give you advice or a warning.
My prayer is for Jason and everyone involved in this situation to be reconciled. I haven't talked to Jason in years, and I have no idea how he is taking this, but I do know that sometimes we need to be held to the fire when we go off course and get stubborn. When I filmed with him, Jason was always a little different, but he had a passion for the lost and for introducing others to Jesus. The last time I saw him, I didn't see that anymore. Hydrate yourself in the waves of peace that come from this live instrumental CD.
Recorded live on a beautiful Steinway Grand Piano. Happy soaking!!! Songs: 1. Come On Up. Heavens Breaking Out. Revelations Hymn. Your Ways. Let the Floodgates. Closer Than My Skin. Standing in the Glory. Loch Lomond - The Rockets Go Long - The Dixieaires You're Heartless - The Four Tunes Kiss and a Rose, A - The Charioteers I've Been a Fool - The Shadows. Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl. This slight but significant shift within vocal harmony groups can be heard throughout the 30 songs on this first volume.
Almost all of these sides, all cut between and , are rooted in big-band pop, not gospel, so the rhythms sway instead of jump. A few other singles here also point to nascent doo wop but most of the music on Street Corner Symphonies, Vol.6: 33 (London Sessions) 7: Something Beautiful: The Sinéad O'Connor Theology Conversation ID: 8: Sinéad Talks About Psalm 33, Making Music Again After Retiring, Keeping Theology Cool, And The Song Dark I Am Yet Lovely: 9: Dark I .