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How BILD International’s “First Principles” Series Distorts the Scripture

Jeff Reed insists, in his BILD International First Principles series that Christians need to learn the “first principles” because “they represent the first things that must be learned, upon which everything else is built. If they are not carefully understood, everything else will be distorted.” (p. 8) He then quotes Hebrews 5:12-14: Concerning him we have … Continue reading

Why I am Waiting for “Shalom”

Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3 And I heard a loud … Continue reading

BILD International and the Antioch School–Moving the Church Away from Pure Grace?

One of the main concerns I have over Jeff Reed’s BILD International and the Antioch School is that it is a galvanizing force for the three branches of Christianity that I believe have gone astray. 1. The Purpose Driven movement. 2. The Emergent/postmodern movement. 3. The New Apostolic Reformation movement. The video entitled “Urban Centers–Leader … Continue reading

My Concern over Jeff Reed’s Antioch School and BILD International

**See also: https://narrowwayapologetics.com/2016/08/11/how-bild-internationals-first-principles-series-distorts-the-scripture/ https://narrowwayapologetics.com/2013/09/22/bild-international-and-the-antioch-school-moving-the-church-away-from-pure-grace/ Jeff Reed is the founder of BILD International and the Antioch School, a church-based way to train Christian leaders locally and award accredited BA and MA degrees. The program is used in the United States, but it’s also popular overseas, especially in nations such as India. I was part of the … Continue reading

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Why am I WAITING for “Shalom?”

"They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, and to wait for his Son from heaven . . ."
(1 Thessalonians 1:9b-10a)

The word "shalom" in the Hebrew has many meanings which indicate restoration, renewal, friendship, peace, safety and so on. At one time, God placed his creation in a perfect garden--a place of safety, security, provision and peace--and we disobeyed God, losing 1) our relationship with God and 2) paradise.

Since that time, we've attempted to bring back both of these losses in our own way. Religion is our attempt to gain back our relationship with God, and politics is our attempt to gain back paradise.

The solution to both of these losses is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Yet the world refuses to believe the good news! Instead they try to attain the restoration--the shalom--in their own way through their own effort.

I believe that the kingdom of God is restored in the hearts of men as they receive Christ's finished work, but the kingdom of God doesn't come physically to earth until Christ comes.

Any effort to bring about the promise ahead of time in our own strength is akin to Abraham going to Hagar for fulfillment of the promise instead of waiting with Sarah for the birth of the promised child through whom the nations of the earth would be blessed.

The evangelical church is rushing en masse to bring about shalom through their own effort, power, and influence. Men like Bill Hybels, Rick Warren, Jim Wallis, and Donald Miller are losing their faith in the promise of Christ that he would prepare a place for them and they're attempting to restore paradise now.

I want to let it be known that I'm WAITING for shalom. I won't be a part of their dream. They are moving ahead of God rather than waiting on God and they will create another Ishmael as a result.