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Part 1 The Bible, Kingdom of God and Modernism By Jim Miley THD, FCM Apostolic Team Leader

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It is amazing to me that today people say the culture should affect the interpretation of the Bible. Throughout all the previous generations, the Bible affected the culture. I was in Prague, Czech Republic where the pastor told me that his people will say that they will serve because they want to tell you what you want to hear to please the person. So they may tell you that they will serve, even though they may never do so. I told him that it is still lying and, in fact, their behavior has to change in order to match the Bible. This is true for the American culture as well. It is unbelievable that people want to change what the word of God teaches in order to adapt to the modern mind of today. Rudolf Bultmann, (1884-1976) a liberal theologian, describes in detail the New Testament “mythology” that in his estimation needs to be eliminated, including the three-storied world of heaven, earth, and hell, the supernatural activity on earth of God, good angels, and demons, the working of nature-miracles, diabolical temptations, heavenly visions, the power of the Spirit, the reign on earth of Satan, sin, and death. The view of Bultmann, “all this is the language of mythology,” easily traceable to the contemporary Jewish Apocalyptic and the redemption myths of Gnosticism. He observes that “we no longer believe in the three-storied universe which the creeds take for granted,” that “there is no longer any heaven in the traditional sense of the word,” and “we can no longer look for the return of the Son of Man on the clouds of heaven,” or “believe in spirits, whether good or evil,” because “the forces and the laws of nature have been discovered (NTM, pp. 1-4).” This is how Bultmann sees the impact of empirical science on the biblical world-view, and it conforms to the world-view of the Modernist believer who “feels within him an impelling need so to harmonize faith and science that it may never oppose the general conception which science sets forth concerning the universe” Thus, Bultmann calls upon theologians of our era to serve their generation as the first disciples served theirs by making the Gospels more acceptable to a more sophisticated generation of believers and by continuing the work of composing the Gospels in accordance with modern ideas. Bultman says that if it does not speak to the modern mind it must be a myth. These liberal views have always been around and some of the modern ministers are saying the same things. It is the same types of error today as even 100 years ago. Let us hold fast to the truth. The scripture teaches in 2 Tim 3:16, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” It is true for yesterday, today and forevermore. We should change the culture so that the Kingdom of God should reign upon the earth. While we should be aware of our culture and change the methods in reaching people, we should not change the word to accommodate them. Jesus said in Luke 11:2 “when you pray, say: “‘Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come.” Let us change the culture, one person at a time, by preaching Jesus and the Kingdom.


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From the desk of Jim Miley FCM Apostolic Leader

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From the desk of Jim Miley FCM Apostolic Leader
Many organizations who have political appointments into leadership, when someone calls them, most of these people do not return the call in a prompt way or perhaps not at all because there really is no calling on their life to do so.
Finally, ethics is paramount. Keeping ones word, to your hurt is deemed to be absolutely necessary. Keeping appointments really needs to come under the same heading and is a matter of ethics. It is not an excuse to say that you forgot to keep a promise – it to falls under the lack of ethics.
If one knows that they have a weakness in a certain area, then it is important to become doubly sure that you remember. I find that writing things in the calendar and then looking at it every day helps in this area. Perfection may not be able to be attained; however the less imperfections a person has, the less possibility of failure and hurt. It is easier for people to be placed into leadership than to be removed. Let’s watch out for good mores and ethics – these people will be examples to us all. Ability, appearance without a sustaining morale character will leave them and others around them only shipwrecked. Let us be patient and wait to see who will develop in the church.


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From The Desk Of Dr. Jim Miley FCM President

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Make Positive Decisions for 2014 about Leadership:• People who always complain about others including leadership show signs of rebellion and need to be further discipled before they should at all be considered for leadership. The people around these individuals will see these traits and not recognize them to be leaders and as a result will not follow their instruction. Later this will set one up for failure. But do remember, as previously discussed, it’s not just the people who should recognize the gifts, it must also be the pastor of the local church..


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From The Desk Of Dr. Jim Miley FCM President

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An apostolic team is when the Lord calls out His servants as he did in Acts 13 to go and make disciples where there are no or very few disciples
Apostolic Teams“ a band men and women called together by God to advance the kingdom and glorify God by making disciples of lost people and planting and multiplying churches”. Romans 15:7-20
The… primary difference between elders serving in a local church and an apostolic team is vision and function. Elders serve by equipping, disciplining and overseeing the members of a local church. Apostolic Teams include all five-fold ministries but always have at least one apostle leading them and have apostolic vision. Apostolic teams focus on pioneering amongst those who have not yet heard the good news. Apostolic teams give oversight to pioneering movements; they cultivate a set of core values that empower such a movement.
Local church elders care for the flock under their charge; an apostolic team does the same thing on a larger scale because they have many churches that they minister to and oversee. They also do church planting and have a culture of faith and vision to reach those who have never heard the good news.
Apostolic teams are focused. They are not satisfied with just overseeing the affairs of a local church. They burn with a desire to plant churches and reach those outside the influence of the gospel, especially those who have never heard of God’s love in Christ.
Apostolic teams are not apostolic because all the team members are prophets or apostles. They are apostolic because they have a vision to plant churches where the gospel has not yet been proclaimed. You can be an apostle by gifting and fail to fulfill the purpose of your gift. Apostles are pioneers by calling, but they start new churches to fulfill their calling.
They preach the gospel, make disciples for Christ, plant churches and appoint and oversee elders of local churches. They believe God for the impossible and pull down Satan’s strongholds amongst the unreached and the unchurched. They suffer and sacrifice for what they believe. In short, they win, gather, and multiply disciples and churches for Jesus –especially where people are unchurched and unreached.  -Team Leader

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