Being involved in the methodist church, charismatic circles, Word of Faith movements were foundational in my understanding of Christian theology in that it gave me different angles and starting points to build from. Having an incurable disease that stole almost everything away from me challenged all those systems of thought to reveal what was lacking.
Flawed systems of thought can be tolerated by people with small problems, but people who are greatly struggling need better theology that magnifies and correctly identifies God’s grace. As my understanding of grace increased, so did the ushering of a new season that included restoration that many could not fathom. This is why I want to try my best to pen my thoughts down to help us modify what previous understanding of Christian Theology we have through the lens of biblical grace.
I have done so through the topic thoughts below, on what I discovered biblically and experientially, on what posture we should have facing God as well as facing the world through the lens of the redemptive power of finished works of Christ.
All the ideas below on the Topic Thoughts are summarized in this one essay. Before going through the unpacking of the Topic Thoughts, why not go through this summary essay that outlines the power of Grace and of the finished works of Jesus Christ that healed my 30-year losing battle with eczema and restored my life and career when mostly everyone else doubted:
Summary of Topic Thoughts
On Biblical Faith: why no one including yourself can see it. So don’t feel condemned if people say you don’t have enough “faith”.
On the Kingdom of Heaven.
On The Real Key to Miracles Introduction: There are people undergoing great struggles that pray for God to help but nothing seems to happen. I’ve been that person. May I share the most important spiritual keys to my journey to restoration?
On The Real Key to Miracles Part 1: I recently watched a charismatic “Keys to Miracles” sermons. After looking from hindsight of my over 20 years of debilitation, seemingly unanswered prayers and rejection from such churches, I want to share 4 thoughts on the potential problems to the seeker and also the church around him if the message is incomplete.
On The Real Key to Miracles Part 2: When healing sessions, prayers, trying to elevate your faith, claiming bible verses over your life and anything doesn’t work. Don’t make it about you, make it about God. Grace is attracted to humility and God’s power is made perfect to your weakness.
On The Real Key to Miracles Part 3: Only One Thing is Needed, and It shall not be taken away from you.
On the Real Secret of the Book of Job: The Reason (Logos) hidden in the “Absurdity” of the Book of Job. My response to too many people who have never come close to experiencing what Job went through asserting the reason for the Book of Job.
On Suicide, Batman’s Joker, Sisyphus, and the Gospel Revolt. As a modern-day Job, I write about my journey through suicide, unpack dealing with unrelenting unfairness and suffering, and how the unfairness led me to Christ instead of away from it.
Introductions 1: Welcome to my Nightmare.
Introductions 2: Real Grace. The Great Erase and Replace.
Introductions 3: Perplexing Players. Perfectly-placed Props.
Grace is Key – God is not mad at you. He loves you.
Suffering is but the starting point of Redemption
The Crownless again shall be King
Work through your Abyss with Jesus (Part 1): Keep Your Eye on Jesus to escape the Abyss to the New Country.
Work through your Abyss with Jesus (Part 2): Your LOOK at God triggers God’s LOOK on you.
Work through your Abyss with Jesus (Part 3): Real Progress requires Divinely Inspired Fundamental changes.
Work through your Abyss with Jesus (Part 4): The journey starts with the LOOK followed by the WALK through DOORS.
Work through your Abyss with Jesus (Part 5): God uses your service in the natural and makes them supernatural.