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Within Eagle Wings Charismatic Ministries International members and leadership are free of will to adhere to the religious reasons to abstain from immunization, all within their personal responsibilities and relationship with G_d Almighty.

Religious context

And with that we are providing you with the religious context and views supporting the request for religious exemption for vaccination.

vaccination Scaled 2021 12 08Christian/Messianic objections against immunization are made on conviction and are inferred from the teachings of the Holy Bible, both the Tanakh (old testament) and Brit Chadashah (new testament).

Eagle Wings Charismatic Ministries International (EWCMI) does not tell its members ‘not’ to accept any immunization but is not in favor of it, and the final choice is kept with its members.

Doctrinal Precepts

Thus the reservations a Christian/Messianic man might have to immunization arise from several doctrinal precepts.

Self-preservation under the 6th commandment.

The sixth commandment against unlawful killing requires an interest in the preservation of the lives of others, and of our own lives. It is clear that a person with a religious commitment to G_d’s law might reasonably understand that it is G_d’s will for him to abstain from immunizations.

Both the use of dangerous preservatives such as mercury, rest traces of formaldehyde, and the recombinant genetic technology used to create vaccines are reasonably understood to pose a health hazard.

 

The Christian/Messianic family has every reason to be free to make their own decisions about vaccines as part of their religious duty as Christian/Messianic believers.

25 Grace

Grace

The following on grace, eternal salvation, predestination, backsliding, apostasy, and holiness comes from a message delivered October 6, 2013 and is expanded for this paper.

One of my favorite thoughts is that we are as Christians traveling together on God's Highway up to the new Jerusalem (which is in heaven).

Setting the premise on grace. As followers of Christ we are set apart to enter His Kingdom, Heaven.
This being set apart is called sanctification, thus the name the saints of God.
We are not however selected on forehand to be saved, it is our free will and thus our choice to follow Christ or not.
When we choose to follow Christ it is by grace and only by grace that we are saved.
When saved there is a continuous work started to live life according to God's will and with that live a holy / worthy life.
This Holiness life is not something we need to work on alone, Christ has given His Holy Spirit to help with this.
This salvation that we have received is conditionally bound to the Holiness life, it is a choice we need to make. A choice to follow Christ or to deny Him.
Denying Christ can happen through sin, “backsliding” or by total rejection, “Apostasy”, why would Christ have anybody live in His Kingdom who does not want to be there.
So then with this we have set the premise of this message on grace.

 


On the theologies of salvation and grace we come to two very well known theologians John Calvin and Jacobus Arminius.
Both of these theologians I hold in high esteem but am not in full agreement with any of them.
For this topic we will also refer to John Wesley and J. Rodham Williams
So let me introduce these revered gentlemen first.

John Calvin;

John Calvin was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. He was a principal figure in the development of the system of Christian theology later called Calvinism.

  • Born: July 10, 1509, Noyon, France
  • Died: May 27, 1564, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Full name: Jehan Cauvin

 

 

 

 

Jacobus Arminius

Jacobus Arminius, the Latinized name of the Dutch theologian Jakob Hermanszoon from the Protestant Reformation period, served from 1603 as professor in theology at the University of Leiden.

  • Born: October 10, 1560, Oudewater, Netherlands
  • Died: October 19, 1609, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Full name: Jakobus Hermanszoon

 

 

 

 

John Wesley

John Wesley was an Anglican cleric and Christian theologian. Wesley is largely credited, along with his brother Charles Wesley, as founding the Methodist movement which began when he took to open-air preaching in the same way as other English preachers in his day.

  • Born: June 17, 1703, Epworth, Lincolnshire, UK
  • Died: March 2, 1791, London, UK

 

 

 

 

J. Rodman Williams

Dr. J. Rodman Williams, regarded as the father of modern Renewal Theology, was a charismatic theologian and Professor of Renewal Theology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

  • Born: August 12, 1918, Clyde, North Carolina USA
  • Died:   2008

 

 

 

 

 


The most harsh but true statement I can give you to start with is that everybody that has ever sinned, is sinning, or will sin, is not able to go to heaven.

Romans 3:21-25 (CJB) "21 But now, quite apart from Torah, God’s way of making people righteous in his sight has been made clear — although the Torah and the Prophets give their witness to it as well — 22 and it is a righteousness that comes from God, through the faithfulness of Yeshua the Messiah, to all who continue trusting. For it makes no difference whether one is a Jew or a Gentile, 23 since all have sinned and come short of earning God’s praise. 24 By God’s grace, without earning it, all are granted the status of being considered righteous before him, through the act redeeming us from our enslavement to sin that was accomplished by the Messiah Yeshua. 25 God put Yeshua forward as the kapparah (Ransom/Atonement CdR) for sin through his faithfulness in respect to his bloody sacrificial death. This vindicated God’s righteousness; because, in his forbearance, he had passed over [with neither punishment nor remission] the sins people had committed in the past; "


When God gave the Law to us, during the time of Moses it was possible to live a righteous life and although difficult, be righteous in God's eyes.
But now, beside it says, not instead of, but quite apart from, or with other words besides the law there is God's way of making people righteous.
There is no way that people will be able to live life the way Torah intended it in our days and with that the rest of this text becomes so important.
This righteousness is provided by God's grace through Jesus the Christ, who is righteous under the law.
But then there is also the stipulation in verse 24. It says that we all have been considered righteous because Yeshua has payed the price for our sin.
Thus then when considered, how can we be accepted, in that grace and be made righteousness before God.
It says it all in the next verse, 25, but you need to accept it.
When you hold your own judgment in your hand, you need to give it to Jesus Christ, and do not want to execute it yourself.
Or with other words, accept the salvation through Him.
Grace is with this the favor of God upon ones live while it is completely not deserved.
As we can also say in church language;

Grace is the unmerited favor God has given to humanity of His Son dying on the Cross for our sin.

Saint comes from the word Sanctification, made Holy, or a way better translation, set aside.
When saved by grace, we are set aside as a child of God, or as we call it so often we became a saint of God.

Holiness is not something that comes automatically, Holiness is something we need to work on.
John Wesley has a statement or doctrine called “entire sanctification”.
While it correctly states the goal of a total or, entire sanctification of the whole person, Body, Soul, and Spirit, it is way to much to state that because of this in Wesley's words “Sin ceases to be”


It was "the grand depositum which God has lodged with the people called Methodists; and for the sake of propagating this chiefly He appeared to have raised us up" [Works, Volume XIII, page 9].
John Wesley believed the doctrine of entire sanctificationwas Methodism's distinctive gift to Christianity.
He called it "the great promise of God" [IV. 138], Christian perfection, holiness of heart and life.
the United Methodist Book of Discipline (para. 62), includes the following statement:

Entire sanctification is a state of perfect love, righteousness and true holiness which every regenerate believer may obtain by being delivered from the power of sin, by loving God with all the heart, soul, mind and strength, and by loving one's neighbor as one's self. Through faith in Jesus Christ this gracious gift may be received in this life both gradually and instantaneously, and should be sought earnestly by every child of God. “


Wesley believed that Christ's death on the cross made it possible not only for sinners to be saved by grace, but, indeed, for them to be saved to the uttermost. Entire sanctification was restoration to the image of God, being made perfect in love toward God and neighbor.

Entire sanctification, or Christian perfection, is neither more nor less than pure love; love expelling sin, and governing both the heart and life of a child of God. The Refiner's fire purges out all that is contrary to love, and that many times by a pleasing smart. Leave all this to Him that does all things well, and that loves you better than you do yourself. “

[Letters to Mr. Walter Churchey, of Brecon]
The Wesleyan Heritage Recovery Project
a ministry of the South Georgia Confessing Association


As stated just before the Wesleyen quotations; While it correctly states the goal of a total or, entire sanctification of the whole person, Body, Soul, and Spirit, it is way to much to state that because of this in Wesley's words “Sin ceases to be”


It is scripture in itself that reminds us; 1 John 1:8-9 (AMP) "8 If we say we have no sin [refusing to admit that we are sinners], we delude and lead ourselves astray, and the Truth [which the Gospel presents] is not in us [does not dwell in our hearts].
9 If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action].
"


This also brings us to some very difficult topics within theology, and this is pre-destination and unconditional election.
Let me do my best to make this very clear and especially very encouraging.
Calvin claimed that;

Total Inability or Total Depravity
Because of the fall, man is unable of himself to savingly believe the gospel. The sinner is dead, blind, and deaf to the things of God; his heart is deceitful and desperately corrupt. His will is not free, it is in bondage to his evil nature, therefore, he will not — indeed he cannot — choose good over evil in the spiritual realm. Consequently, it takes much more than the Spirit’s assistance to bring a sinner to Christ — it takes  regeneration by which the Spirit makes the sinner alive and gives him a new nature. Faith is not something man contributes to salvation but is itself a part of God’s gift of salvation— it is God’s gift to the sinner, not the sinner’s gift to God.
Unconditional Election
God’s choice of certain individuals unto salvation before fore the foundation of the world rested solely in His own sovereign will. His choice of particular sinners was not based on any foreseen response or obedience on their part, such as faith, repentance, etc. On the contrary, God gives faith and repentance to each individual whom He selected. These acts are the result, not the cause God’s choice. Election therefore was not determined by or conditioned upon any virtuous quality or act foreseen in man. Those whom God sovereignly elected He brings through the power of the Spirit to a willing acceptance of Christ. Thus God’s choice of the sinner, not the sinner’s choice of Christ, is the ultimate cause of salvation.

John Calvin

These are two points that are widely accepted within many churches, but I need to tell you I am not able to accept this as the truth of God, just on the verses we have read.
Because of this I also want to share with you the Arminian viewpoint;

Free Will or Human Ability
Although human nature was seriously affected by the fall, man has not been left in a state of total spiritual helplessness. God graciously enables every sinner to repent and believe, but He does not interfere with man’s freedom. Each sinner possesses a free will, and his eternal destiny depends on how he uses it. Man’s freedom consists of his ability to choose good over evil in spiritual matters; his will is not enslaved to his sinful nature. The sinner has the power to either cooperate with God’s Spirit and be regenerated or resist God’s grace and perish. The lost sinner needs the Spirit’s assistance, but he does not have to be regenerated by the Spirit before he can believe, for faith is man’s act and precedes the new birth. Faith is the sinner’s gift to God; it is man’s contribution to salvation.

Jacobus Arminius

You and me, and every other Christian have the ability to be stupid and the ability to make mistakes.
When we make choices of sin, consciously or subconsciously we are what we call backsliding.
Our goal is to strive to live our life in the way exactly according to God's will (Holiness) and not to be sinning or backsliding.


There are four very important actions to consider within the issue of a Christian that is backsliding.
We need to consider, that when we give ourself to Christ, we ARE wanting to follow Him and His guidelines for our lives.
Moving forward to a life that becomes more and more modeled after His and with that more and more in God's will.
This is what I always call our pathway to Holiness, or traveling on the Highway of Holiness. Working on becoming more and more Holy.
With the knowledge that total Holiness will be achieved when we are with the Meshiach in Heaven.


So then the four actions that are important when we did something that is not according to God's will.
Something that you are able to label as a sin, and yes we all do it, “we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”.

  • points of Action on our behalf;
  1. Recognition and confession that we have sinned.
  2. Repentance from this sin.
  • points of Action by Christ.
  1. Acceptance of a repentant heart.
  2. Extended grace, the forgiveness that we do not deserve.


Indeed we all know that our Christian lives are filled with stumbling, but when we hold on to our Abba our Father. Psalm 37:23-24 (CEB)A person’s steps are made secure by the Lord when they delight in his way. 24 Though they trip up, they won’t be thrown down, because the Lord holds their hand.”

With God's help through His Holy Spirit we can improve ourselves and move on on the highway of righteousness, the highway of Holiness.
J. Rodman Williams writes on this;

The necessity of sanctification is declared in words of the Old Testament: "I am the Lord your God...be holy, for I am holy" (Leviticus 11:44). God is a holy God; hence He will have His people be a holy people. In speaking to Israel He says, "You shall be to me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation" (Exodus 19:6).

The very important need for sanctification therefore roots in the nature of God. When God is understood in His holiness, there can be no question about His requirement upon man. For if God made man to have fellowship with Himself, man must be holy even as His Maker.

Occasionally one hears God described in familiar and indulgent ways-e.g., a nice kind of guy. Aside from the sacrilege involved, such talk leaves no room or need for sanctification. One can then properly be or do anything-and it's fine with God. The need for sanctification can root only in a true understanding of the nature of God as holy.
If the necessity of sanctification roots in the holiness of God, it grows in the realization of the unholiness of man. The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are an ever increasing portrayal of man's deep-dyed lack of holiness. It is not only a matter of man's external actions wherein takes God's name in vain, commits adultery, kills, steals, lies, and so on; it is also an even more urgent matter of man's internal thoughts and feelings wherein he despises God, lusts, hates, envies, judges, condemns. Man is anything but holy; impurity and uncleanness mark his life all through.

Two things may be said about the method of sanctification: first, there must be a radical break or reorientation in man's nature that puts him on the road to holiness; second, there must be a continuing looking to the Lord for growth in righteousness thereafter.
First, the radical break is a dying to unholiness, a death to sin. For example, Romans 6 depicts this in terms of being baptized into the death of Christ (verse 3). Also in this same chapter the radical break is viewed as a deliverance from bondage, from slavery to sin (verse 6). This death to sin, this deliverance from bondage, is essential; for without such, all growth in holiness is impossible.
There is no point in discussing growth in something that is either not there to begin with, or, if there, is confined so tightly it cannot increase. A radical break with the past, a new beginning, is necessary.
The Scripture says flatly: no. Man does not now have it "in himself." Rather, man is spiritually "dead...through trespasses and sins" (Ephesians 2:1); he is "enslaved to sin" (Romans 6:6). So, try as hard as he may to grow in true character and holiness, man cannot do so initially because of his death and serfdom.

J. Rodman Williams


Then with this we come back to the point. That to be able to work on this Holiness, to be able to work on that process of Holiness in Sanctification, we first MUST have a complete break with our un-Holiness.

We must make the first step out of the life in Sin and Darkness into a life lived in the Light of Jesus Christ.
As we have heard so many times during our Sundayschool series on the 10 commandments. Exodus 20:2-3 (KJV) I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”


In the same way as the Israelites where set free from their life of bondage in Egypt the new believer is set free from a live of bondage in Sin and Darkness.

But now as made alive and free, grateful for God's redemption, they are to keep His commandments.
The point then is (as Paul so often stresses), the law cannot make alive or set free; only God can do that.
But once made alive and set free, it is possible to begin to do what never could have been done before.


Dr. Williams continues;

There can be no sanctification that does not begin with faith in Jesus Christ and His death on the cross as our own death; for to be baptized into that death (as Paul puts it) is death to sin, freedom from slavery to sin. There can be no other point of departure for Christian living, for growth in holiness, for sanctification. For in that death there is resurrection; in that liberation there is new life. For Christ not only died; He also rose again, and with Him as the living Lord there can now be real growth in sanctification.
Second, after the radical break, the dying to sin through Christ, comes the living to God in Christ. So writes Paul: "The death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus" (Romans 6: 10-11).
Sanctification, growth in holiness, becomes a matter of being "alive to God in Christ Jesus." We who were "slaves of sin...having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness" (Romans 6:17-18).
This growth in holiness, however, is nothing automatic and inevitable. There is a radical break with the past through faith in Christ's death and baptism in His name, and there is a new life beginning; but this growth only occurs as we look to God in Christ Jesus and continue to offer ourselves for His cleansing and service.

J. Rodman Williams


When we need to grow in this holiness is it possible to reach complete Holiness as some churches proclaim.
The biblical answer to these questions is that God's standard can be nothing less than perfection in holiness.
There must be growth in holiness as we look to Jesus Christ.
But perfection of our own character in this life?

The answer is a very clear and loud no!!!

The more you grow in holiness, the more you will realize that there are more sins to overcome.

It is the saints who are always most conscious of their sinfulness, because the closer they come to God in holiness the more they behold the sin that still remains in them.


The next thing that is so closely related to this topic of us traveling on this highway of Holiness, the stumbling, tripping, backsliding is something that is completely impossible in the mindset of the calvinist thinker, and that is apostasy.

Apostasy, Rejecting Christ
According to the dictionary apostasy is the abandonment of previous loyalty, or the renunciation of a previous held believe.
The English word apostasy is a transliteration of the New Testament Greek word apostasia.
Reference works note that it and its verbal form include these nuances:

  • to take a stand apart from,
  • to commit political defection or treason,
  • to separate from,
  • to be drawn off or away,
  • to induce revolt,
  • to withdraw, to depart,
  • to fall away,
  • to cease from having any interaction with, to desert, and to put away (as in divorce).

None of these phrases suggest a loss of covenant as the result of an accidental or temporary breech of established standards of holiness. Instead, they all imply forethought, intent, and a persistent state of rebellion against the mastery of Jesus over one’s life.


What is it that can lead to Apostasy?

  • Believers, really through their unbelief, fail to take the truths of God, through exhortation, warnings, promises, and teachings of God’s Word with utmost seriousness.
  • With all that has been going on this world, the realities of the world become greater than the realities of God s heavenly kingdom, believers gradually cease to draw near to God through Christ
  • By seeing and hearing more and more sin, more frequently and more intense. The very deceitfulness of sin, people become increasingly tolerant of sin in their own lives. People are becoming more in love with their sinful live and they no longer pursue and love righteousness. They no longer hate evil wickedness.
  • With all of this calluses are forming on peoples hearts and they do not hear the rebuke of the Holy Spirit anymore.

Hebrews 3:8, 13 (AMP)

“8 Do not harden your hearts, as [happened] in the rebellion [of Israel] and their provocation and embitterment [of Me] in the day of testing in the wilderness, 13 But instead warn (admonish, urge, and encourage) one another every day, as long as it is called Today, that none of you may be hardened [into settled rebellion] by the deceitfulness of sin [by the fraudulence, the stratagem, the trickery which the delusive glamor of his sin may play on him].”


How can we expect the Holy Spirit to live and move in our lives when we are living in such a horrible way of denial, that all the things I previously mentioned are influential in our choices and we make that horrible choice to deny Jesus the Christ Yeshua Ha'Mashiach and deny, yes grief the Holy Spirit.
All these things help to quench the fire of Holy Spirit in our lives.
When we are working on Holiness, when we are celebrating our sanctification, when we are dancing in the light of the world, In the Meshiach then we are transforming our lives and our bodies to be a temple to the Holy Spirit.
When we are working on Holiness our true intends are revealed in the Holy Fire of God, that which we called the refiners fire.

1 Corinthians 3:13-17 (CEB)

“each one’s work will be clearly shown. The day will make it clear, because it will be revealed with fire—the fire will test the quality of each one’s work. 14 If anyone’s work survives, they’ll get a reward. 15 But if anyone’s work goes up in flames, they’ll lose it. However, they themselves will be saved as if they had gone through a fire. 16 Don’t you know that you are God’s temple and God’s Spirit lives in you? 17 If someone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy that person, because God’s temple is holy, which is what you are.”


We are saved by Grace, but the hard work starts after this with the true decision if we want to follow Christ, or not.
Are we willing to build the temple of the Holy Spirit, or are we just letting it be.

 

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02 The Charismatic Movement

Charismatic Movement

Pentecostalism began in the early twentieth century. It's doctrinal distinctive was a dramatic encounter with God termed baptism with the Holy Spirit.
This experience was one of empowerment for Christian life and service, and the evidence for having received this experience was speaking in other tongues. Before 1955, Pentecostal doctrinal distinctives were not embraced by the religious mainstream.
If a church member or clergyman openly expressed such views, they would (either voluntarily or involuntarily) separate from their older denomination.
The charismatic movement was a reversal of this previous pattern as those influenced by Pentecostal spirituality chose to remain in their original denominations.
The high church wing of the American Episcopal Church was the first to feel the impact of the new movement.


The beginning of the charismatic movement is usually dated to Easter 1960, when Dennis Bennett, rector of St Mark's Episcopal Church in Van Nuys, California, recounted his Pentecostal experience to his parish.
The resulting controversy and press coverage created an awareness of the emerging charismatic movement.
The movement spread to other mainline churches, where clergy began receiving and publicly announcing their Pentecostal experience.
These clergy began holding meetings for seekers and healing services where the sick were prayed for and anointed. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal began in 1967 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The term "charismatic" was coined by American Lutheran minister Harald Bredesen in 1962 to describe what was happening in mainline Protestant denominations.


Confronted with the term "neo-Pentecostal", he preferred to call it "the charismatic renewal in the historic churches".
Despite the fact that Pentecostals shared more in common with evangelicals than either Roman Catholics or mainline Protestants, the charismatic movement was not initially influential among evangelical churches. C. Peter Wagner traces the spread of the charismatic movement within evangelicalism to around 1985.
He termed this movement the Third Wave of the Holy Spirit.

Wikipedia charismatic movement history
 

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01 My Theology (pastor Chris)

My Theology

Title : My Theology
Subject : The Beliefs and teachings of Christiaan J. de Ruiter
Filename : 20160811-CdR-Theology-r2
Revision : 2.2

The Beliefs and Teachings of Christiaan J. de Ruiter, Th.D.

People have heard about me, or maybe know me and have read;

Not your average pastor, a true geek, straight forward and not afraid to tell it like it is.
Preacher, Teacher, Author, Worship Leader, Musician and Vocalist.
He says; "My Biggest problem is that I want it perfect, knowing that this is only possible for Jesus."
Pastor Chris Lloves a simple lifestyle, the 30's and the 40's, frugal life, self sufficiency, Rodeo's and the cow punchers straightforwardness (if that is a word)

That is such a weird title, my theology, isn't it.
What it stands for is; what is it that I preach, what do I believe, what is it that I stand for.
Many times we go to a church and we hear a pastor or minister but do not have a clue what they stand for. So many pastors have gone off to preach postmodern or emerging church theologies.
At least with this paper, you will know it, this is what Pastor Christiaan J. de Ruiter, Th.D. stands for, this is the theology that he preaches, and this is why he dresses and do like he does.
So I want to take you to the beginning and then move through the word and my life.
This document will be compiled from various resources both public and private.

Index

ChapterTitleRevision
01 My Theology / The Beginning  20130920-02
02 Charismatic Movement  20130918-01
03 Charisma  20130918-01
04 Supersessionism  20130918-01
05  The Messianic Movement  20130918-01
06  Messianic Christianity  20130918-01
07  The message of "One New Man"  20130918-01
08  Back to our Roots, Covenants and,
 One New Man
 20130918-01
09  Statement of Faith  20130918-01
10  The Trinity  20130918-01
11  Renewal Theology  20130918-01
12  Dispensationalism  20130918-01
13  The Grafting  20130918-01
14  The Covenants  20130918-01
15  Homosexuality and Sexual Purity  20130920-02
16  Holy Matrimony  20130920-02
17  One Man and One Woman  20130918-01
18  Divorce  20130920-02
19  Baptism  20130918-01
20  Baptism of the Holy Spirit  20130918-01
21  The Last Supper/Holy Communion  20130918-01
22  The Candles  20130918-01
23  The yarmulka  20130918-01
24  The Tallit  20130918-01
25  Grace  20131007-01
26 The Bible and Kosher food  20141014-02
27 Women in Ministry  20131104-01
28 Repentance  20140508-01
29 Post Modern Secular Humanism  20140603-01

 

The beginning

Dr. Christiaan J. de Ruiter was born in the Netherlands as the youngest of six children.Salvation Army Crest He grew up going to church in the Salvation Army and became involved in the choir and brass band.
After his move to the United States of America, he has been involved in the American branch of the Salvation Army as a local officer, bandmaster (conductor) and instructor. While involved in the Salvation Army, many ministry trips have been made throughout the western US, spreading the gospel through word and song.

Free Will Baptist LogoStill there was more for him to explore and Christiaan accepted a position as associate pastor in the Free Will Baptist church.
However short lived, this was a great time of learning.


While visiting a new years eve church service in Dr. Davidson's church he received the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
As before this, he always declared that the gifts of the Holy Spirit was something obsolete, the baptism of the Holy Spirit was an earth shattering change for Christiaan.
The Holy Spirit started to work and opened up his eyes, linking the old testament to the new testament and the new testament back to the old testament again, the progression of the covenants into the culmination of the new covenant in Christ. (more on the theology in all of this later in this paper)
After a number of weeks his dear friend Dr. J.B. Davidson finally placed the question in his heart; Isn't it time to make a true decision for Christ and pastor the church, which calling is upon your life?
Christiaan took this word of God and prayed about it.
New Beginnings Christian Center was given birth by the two friends and provided much needed ministry in prayer and healing in Murray, Utah.

Family circumstances made it necessary to dissolve this ministry while moving to Texas in 2007.
After a period of personal struggle and growth, a small church was born and an affiliation grew out of it.
This was the start of Eagle Wings Charismatic Ministries International.

From the book “Power in His Wings”
 

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03 Charisma

Charismatic Movement

Pentecostalism began in the early twentieth century. Its doctrinal distinctive was a dramatic encounter with God termed baptism with the Holy Spirit.
This experience was one of empowerment for Christian life and service, and the evidence for having received this experience was speaking in other tongues. Before 1955, Pentecostal doctrinal distinctives were not embraced by the religious mainstream.
If a church member or clergyman openly expressed such views, they would (either voluntarily or involuntarily) separate from their older denomination.
The charismatic movement was a reversal of this previous pattern as those influenced by Pentecostal spirituality chose to remain in their original denominations.
The high church wing of the American Episcopal Church was the first to feel the impact of the new movement.

The beginning of the charismatic movement is usually dated to Easter 1960, when Dennis Bennett, rector of St Mark's Episcopal Church in Van Nuys, California, recounted his Pentecostal experience to his parish.
The resulting controversy and press coverage created an awareness of the emerging charismatic movement.
The movement spread to other mainline churches, where clergy began receiving and publicly announcing their Pentecostal experience.
These clergy began holding meetings for seekers and healing services where the sick were prayed for and anointed. The Catholic Charismatic Renewal began in 1967 at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The term "charismatic" was coined by American Lutheran minister Harald Bredesen in 1962 to describe what was happening in mainline Protestant denominations.

Confronted with the term "neo-Pentecostal", he preferred to call it "the charismatic renewal in the historic churches".
Despite the fact that Pentecostals shared more in common with evangelicals than either Roman Catholics or mainline Protestants, the charismatic movement was not initially influential among evangelical churches. C. Peter Wagner traces the spread of the charismatic movement within evangelicalism to around 1985.
He termed this movement the Third Wave of the Holy Spirit.

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