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TODAY’S BLOG ENTRY - © - May 21, 2019
who are these people?  The C.M.A.

    Take everything you know about Pentecostalism and Charasmaticism, subtract mandatory tongue speaking, lower the decibel level on the jitterbug-Jesus music, and you've got the Christian Missionary Alliance denomination.

    Founded as two societies in 1887 by Presbyterian minister A. B. Simpson, in search of a "deeper spiritual life," the Christian Alliance and the Evangelical Missionaries merger in 1897.  Today the CMA claims more than a half million members in more than 2000 churches.

   Simpson was quite a good speaker and a better writer, as was another CMA notable, A.W. Tozer. Greatly influenced by the Keswick Movement, CMA speakers and writers focused on what came to be called "Christian Perfectionism."

    You no doubt remember President Clinton's "Don't ask, Don't tell" dealing with homosexuality in the military.  Simpson had a similar policy with respect to tongue speaking: "Seek not, Forbid not."  Because of that, about ten percent of the CMA membership left to join the Assembly of God: Simpson responded with what he called "The Fourfold Gospel" which involved Christ as 1.) Savior  2.) sanctifier  3.) healer and 4.) coming King.

   The CMA teachings about salvation are a confusing conflation of faith and consecration.  "It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.  This is both a crisis and progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion."

   Headquartered in Colorado Springs Colorado, the CMA Statement of Faith requires a second and definite experience of the infilling of the Holy Spirit accompanied by sinless sanctification and bodily healing through anointing with oil and prayer.



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     Indeed it is time for all Born-Again believers to do just that. Jesus is coming for His Bride.

   When Jesus comes for me he will have no trouble recognizing me for His banner of me is love and my banner will be clear. I cannot be bought, be compromised, detoured or delayed. I will not flinch in the face of sacrifice, hesitate in the face of the enemy or negotiate at the table of adversity, or ponder at the pool of popularity. I must go till Jesus comes.  I no longer need the pre-eminence, prosperity, position, promotions, plaudits or popularity. I don’t have to be first, tops, recognized, regarded or rewarded.  I’m just a nobody, telling everybody, about somebody, who can save anybody…

     >The above is a small sample of six pages from a truck driver from Murfreesboro Tennessee<


             The Bible is not God’s Wikipedia
      in the sky…………..    05/26/19


  Three blind men describe an elephant
  and they’re all wrong and they’re all right    06/02/19


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1 Timothy 3:16  And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.

Ephesians 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery

How many CMA members does it take to change a light bulb? All of them change the light bulb, not once, but twice.

  It shall greatly help ye to understand the Scriptures if thou mark not only what is written, but of whom, with what words, at what time, where, to what intent, with what circumstances, considering what goeth before and what followeth after. Coverdale

 The Parable of the Prodigal Son
    in Luke 15:11-32       05/12/19

  Romans 8 and our responsibility to both
   the old man and the new     05/15/19

 Romans 8:5-15 dealing with being led
  by the Spirit and not by the flesh   05/19/19

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