Sunday, April 09, 2006

Brief distraction

I am working, honest. But I found this cool test (well, if you're a Christian) via... somewhere. Sometimes Blogville is too big to remember full citations!

You scored as Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan. You are an evangelical in the Wesleyan tradition. You believe that God's grace enables you to choose to believe in him, even though you yourself are totally depraved. The gift of the Holy Spirit gives you assurance of your salvation, and he also enables you to live the life of obedience to which God has called us. You are influenced heavly by John Wesley and the Methodists.

Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Reformed Evangelical




Neo orthodox






Roman Catholic


Classical Liberal


Modern Liberal


What's your theological worldview?
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Interesting that I rate at 39% Charismatic/Pentecostal. This morning I overslept :( and missed my lift to GFC. I did, however, wake up just in time to get to Christian Centre Church, where a gentleman by the name of Tom Scarrella was, er, ministering. I was going to say "preaching", but apart from turning up a few verses from Micah and Acts to talk about God blessing a remnant, he was WAY off track. I was very disappointed that he used Paul's words to the Corinthians - "we did not come to you with wise or persuasive words, but with the power of the Spirit" or similar - to justify his healing ministry.

Ironically, his ministry offering was based on some pretty wise and persuasive words, from Genesis where Isaac is told to sow in a famine. "Sow into my ministry and God will prosper you! If you doubt me, just look at my tailored suit and Rolex!" His healing ministry was pretty sketchy too. I love it when people are healed, but as I was sitting in the front row, and stretched my hands to heaven and closed my eyes as commanded it was easy to feel the emotional power when someone is speaking and then suddenly SHOUTS or speaks in a tongue. I'd be interested to find out how many of the 50 people with shoulder problems who lined up at the front were healed.

Anyway, it was a "prophetic day". 100 years since the Azusa Street revival and Palm Sunday. What a combination! On a happier note, next Sunday is Easter Sunday - at GFC hopefully, and the Sunday after I should get some meaty MacArthur teaching in LA.


Son of Man said...

congrats on your evan/wesley status. I love how high your neo orthodox scores were you heretic...jokes...I think I'm going to have to have a false teacher periodical on my blog...there is just sooo much of it out there:

this is only the beginning...

I am glad that you are a discerning parishioner...

You lucky'll have seen jmac twice now...grrr.

keep "rightly handling the word of truth" brother..
see you soon.

Chris Hillcoat said...

I don't even know what a "neo orthodox" is! Do I have to put icons on my wall, grow a long beard and stand up throughout church?

This'll be my third JMac Sunday actually (last time I had two weeks' worth). I'll get a video of his magic pulpit this time, hopefully.

Chris Hillcoat said...

Update: as a result of the weekend's ministry, a grand total of one person was healed. Of a migraine.