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Biography: Adi Gliga este o persoană care a cunoscut ce înseamnă lipsa, în adevăratul sens al cuvântului! Lipsa de mamă, de tată, de casă, de prieteni… si nu numai atât…un tânăr care până la vârsta de 20 de ani L-a urât pe Dumnezeu cu toată inima, iar acum…Îl iubeste din toată inima!
Adi Gliga a crescut la un orfelinat, a trăit o perioadă pe străzi, iar viaţa i s-a transformat prin muzică. Cântecele sale şi poveştile pe care le spune publicului în timpul concertelor sunt inspirate din experienţa sa de viaţă.
Pagina personala ADI GLIGA aici - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Adi-Gliga
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16 May 2013 Leave a Comment
VIDEO by VeritasForum at http://www.veritas.org/talks - Once upon a time, humans cowered at the rustle of the trees and at the sound of thunder in the sky, ascribing everything in their world to a multitude of gods. This idea was later refined to say that a single God was in charge of the world. Today, science can explain the natural world around us, proving God…irrelevant. But is this true?
Full library available at http://www.veritas.org/talks.
John Carson Lennox is a British mathematician and philosopher of science who is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. He is a Fellow in Mathematics and Philosophy of Science at Green Templeton College, Oxford University. He is also Pastoral Advisor of Green Templeton College and Fellow of Wycliffe Hall.
- John Lennox’s official website
- The Feed Trust – this has some of his Scripture exposition resources
- Fixed Point Foundation – features both debates and the Trinity College conversation with Richard Dawkins as well as both debates with Christopher Hitchens
- Interview with John Lennox by Tim Bearder, BBC Radio Oxford, 2008-10-16.
- Premier Christian Radio Radio debate on “Are we alone in the Universe?”
Lecture: 81 mminutes
The moment we begin to probe into this notion of relevance, it raises all kinds of questions. There’s been a recent book by one of Germany’s most distinguished psychiatrists, Manfred Lutz, God: A Brief History of the Greater One. (See Ravi Zacharias Ministry response to this book here - http://www.rzim.org/is-religion-a-crutch). What he says is this, “If there is no God, then Freud gives you a brilliant argument that God has been created as a wish fulfillment for people who want a crutch in their lives. But, then he says, “Of course, if there is a God, Freud’s argument will give you an equally good reason for atheism being a crutch. But, on the crucial question as to whether there is a God or not, Freud can’t help you, you’ll have to look somewhere else.
We are going to be, in a very short lecture like this, discussing various things simultaneously. Here we are tonight, we come from different backgrounds and we have different world views. What’s at stake is simply not just which world view is relevant, but which world view is true? And there really are 2 major ones, maybe 3, and that can help us focus the discussion a little bit.
The ancient Greeks were very clever people and they had the idea of the atom, something that cannot be cut. And they came to the conclusion that the universe is made of atoms. That’s all there is- mass energy, we would say today. They were the materialists, they were the fore runners of the Richard Dawkins’ and the Peter Atkins’ of this world, and that’s the dominant philosophy of the academy. That this universe is all that exists, there is no God, there’s no transcendence, and therefore, the nature of explanation is such, that you’ve got to explain everything bottom up, or reduce it to physics and chemistry. There is an alternative. And in the ancient world there were people like my intellectual hero, Socrates, who went around asking questions until they forced him to commit suicide. Plato and Aristotle, who believed with the majority of great thinkers throughout the ages that there is transcendence, that there is a God who created the universe and who upholds it.
So, we have, coming up in our academy today, through history, those 2 dominant world views. Now, there are others, but we haven’t time to look at them tonight. And the question is: Yes, which one is relevant? But, as you get older and get more involved in things intellectual in your university, I hope you are asking the truth question. Which one is true? And I happen to believe that the Christian world view is true. And by saying that, I know I am in the minority in the academy where I work, at the University of Oxford. (11:00)
A little background picture from history: One of the very odd things is that university students, and the rest of us indeed, are being forced by people like Stephen Hawking, Lawrence Krauss at ASU, Richard Dawkins, to choose between God and science. As if there was some hostility between belief in God and the scientific endeavor. And yet, when you trace back the origins of science, modern science, it’s utterly fascinating, because modern science exploded in the 15th and 16th centuries in western Europe. And philosophers and historians of science have asked the question: Why did it happen then, and why did it happen there? By and large, the consensus of opinion is this: C S Lewis put it very well when he was summarizing the work of Alfred Whitehead, the famous philosopher. He said this: Men became scientific because they expected law in nature. And they expected law in nature because they believed in the law giver. In other words, far from the notion of God being irrelevant to science, it was the motor that drove science in the first place. Now, that is simply a fact of history, but it’s a fact of history that a lot of people don’t realize.
Going back to my lecture in Siberia, all those years ago, I remember I came to a point in the lecture where I was talking about the rise of science, and the remarkable fact that Galileo, and Kepler, and Newton, and Clark Maxwell, and so on, all believed in God. And I noticed the professors in the front row getting very angry, and I don’t like people getting very angry. So, I stopped and I said to this professor in the front row, “Sir, I can’t help noticing you’re angry.” And he stood up and he said, “I am angry! But not with you.” I said, “Why are you angry?” He said, “Why have we never been told that these men believed in God?” He said, “I think I speak for everybody here, that this is the first time in our lives we’ve ever heard that Kepler, Galileo, Newton and Clark Maxwell believed in God.” And I couldn’t help resisting saying to them, “Can’t you guess why you were never told?” You see, historically, this is a legacy. And the irony of the contemporary situation is that science gives the impression to the public that it has turned its back on God.
But, people will say, “But, yes, in the 15th and 16th century everybody believed in God, and those were the infantile stages. Now we’ve outgrown that chrysalis and the butterfly can fly, and we don’t need concepts of God at all. And so, it was simply an infancy stage and in fact, we’ve discovered that God is not relevant. And so, you’ll have to choose now between God and science. Now, there is such pressure in this choice. I’ve discovered, and Stephen Hawking has really ratcheted it up in the last couple of years, that I began to think: Why is it that they are so convinced that it’s God or science? And I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s actually very easy to understand, and the reason is this. It’s not so much, although we’ll see it does depend on some false ideas about science, but it starts with a false idea about God. You see, if you’re going to say God is not relevant, you better start by asking what you mean by God.
And what do we mean by God? What I have discovered, for many of my scientific colleagues is they think I believe in a God, who is a God of the gaps. That is: I can’t explain it, therefore God did it. Now, if you believe in a God of the gaps, like that, it’s clear you have to choose between science and God. Because God, by definition, is the explanation for the things that science hasn’t yet explained. So, in the ancient world, when they didn’t understand atmospheric physics, they thought the thunder was a roaring of the gods. If you believe that simply: I can’t explain it; God did it- then you must choose between God and science. God is the God of the whole show: the bits we understand and the bits we don’t understand. And of course, that kind of argument does not apply to the God who is revealed to us in the Bible. But we need to think a bit harder about this, because there is such a pressure to say, “Well, it’s either God or science.”
Confusion on the scientific side as to the nature of explanation - 2nd reason why this has come to be. Explanation is something I hope you study in all of your disciplines. Very frequently, we have the impression that science explains. Putting God up just says: Well, God did it, and there’s no explanatory value there. Let’s explore that a little bit. Explanation has different levels. When Isaac Newton discovered the law of gravitation, he didn’t say, “I’ve got a law that explains it, therefore I don’t need God.” What did he do? He wrote the most brilliant book in the history of science Pricipia Mathematica, expressing in it the hope that it would persuade the thinking person to believe in a Creator. It’s worth following his logic, because this is not ‘God of the gaps’ thinking, this is the exact opposite. What Newton is saying is, “Look, I’ve discovered something about the way in which the Creator works. Isn’t it brilliant?” And, his additional scientific knowledge INCREASES his faith in God. Now, you think for a moment. That’s the way it works at all levels. The more you understand of mechanical engineering, the more you can admire the genius of a Rolls Royce. The more you understand how difficult it is to paint, the more you can admire the genius of a Picasso. It’s not the less, it’s the more.
In other words, Newton and Kepler, and Galileo, and others, as they unraveled the levels of understanding of nature, the greater grew their admiration for God, because they could see , what I fear many people cannot see today. That God and science do not compete as explanations because they’re not even in the same category. (21:00) (There is still an hour left of this lecture).
Incepe turneul: Glory Gates Quartet in Romania – Bucuresti, Cluj, Timisoara, Arad, Oradea, Resita 16-25 Mai 2013 + Interviul de la Credo TV
15 May 2013 Leave a Comment
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Un Interviu la Credo TV (26 min)
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Grupurile muzicale care vor participa
Published on May 8, 2013 This video shows what groups &, soloists will be singing with our Glory Gates Quartet at the six concerts during our potentially EPIC “Power of Passion” concert tour from May 16th to May 25th! We are honored and privileged to have this kind of talent singing with us, ready to glorify God! VIDEO by GloryGates.
Puterea Armoniei Muzicii Gospel
Bucuresti – 16 mai orele 18:30 Casa de Cultura a Studentilor
Invitati: Eclesiast Quartet
Resita – 18 mai orele 18:30 Cinema Dacia
Invitati: Impact Quartet
Timisoara – 21 mai orele 18:30 Sala Ion Vidu
Invitati: Eclesiast Quartet si Harmony Quartet
Cluj-Napoca – 22 mai orele 18:30 Casa de Cultura a Studentilor
Invitati: Shema Quartet, Impact Quartet, Corul de tineri al Bisericii Baptiste Betel si Adi Hentea
Oradea – 24 mai Casa de cultura a Sindicatelor
Invitati: Impact Quartet si Deo Gloria
Arad – 25 mai orele 18:30 Palatul Cultural
Invitati: Impact Quartet si Nelutu & Prietenii
Colaj de cantari la Palatul Cultural Arad Turneu 2011
13 May 2013 Leave a Comment
29 de capitole / fisiere video = 14 1/2 ore ascultare
O inspirationala si eroica a unei credinte radicale in bisericile de casa din China. Cartea aceasta da impresia ca ai citi o versiune moderna a cartii Faptele Apostolilor. Pregateste-te sa fii profund incurajat, precum si zdruncinat. O absoluta necesitate pentru bisericile adormite din Occident. Mark Stibbe, autor al cartii Thinking Clearly about Revival. (Poza via Facebook)
Omul ceresc este istoria dramatica a felului in care Dumnezeu a luat un baietel lihnit de foame dintr-un satuc modest din provincia Henan si l-a folosit cu putere sa predice Evanghelia, in ciuda opozitiei ingrozitoare.
Fratele Yun este unul dintre liderii bisericilor de casa din China, un om care, in ciuda varstei lui tinere, a avut de suferit tortura si inchisoarea pentru credinta lui. Relatarea lui rastoarna orice complacere cu privire la situatia din China, unde investitiile economiei internationale ignora realitatea cruda a faptului ca persecutia crestina este inca o realitate zilnica pentru milioane de oameni. In loc sa se concentreze pe multele miracole si experiente ale suferintei, Yun prefera sa puna accentul pe caracterul si pe frumusetea lui Isus.
Aceasta carte uimitoare va insemna un moment hotarator in viata ta spirituala.
Povestea persecutiei si intemnitarii fratelui Yun este sfasietoare. Este provocare mareata pentru fiecare dintre noi ca sa primim crucea si sa-l urmam pe Isus. Consider aceasta carte profund miscatoare.
Rob Frost, evanghelist si crainic radio
Fratele Yun calatoreste foarte mult din Germania, unde locuieste momentan. Paul Hattaway, un expert privind Biserica chineza, este autorul cartii Operation China, iar in prezent locuieste in Tailanda.
VEZI si mesajul Fratelui Yun din Oradea, mai 2013 aici – Fratele Yun la Oradea (VIDEO)
08 May 2013 6 Comments
We live in a day when it means almost nothing to be a Christian. According to research almost 4 out of every 5 Americans identify themselves as Christians. 4 out of 5? But in this group of self proclaimed Christians, less than half of them are involved in church on a weekly basis, less than half of them actually believe the Bible is true. An overwhelming majority of them don’t have a biblical view of the world around them. So, researchers went even deeper then, to distinguish men and women who are born again Christians, as if there’s any other kind of ‘Christian’. But, these are people who say they’ve made a personal commitment to Jesus. They believe they will go to heaven because they’ve accepted Jesus as their Savior. And according to research, almost half of Americans, so half of Americans are born again Christians.
But, you look at this group of born again Christians and researchers have found that their beliefs and lifestyles are virtually indistinguishable from the world around them. Many born again Christians believe that their works will earn them a place in heaven. Others think that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. Some believe that Jesus sinned while He was on earth. And an ever increasing number of born again Christians just describe themselves as marginally committed to Jesus.
So, people have used data like this to conclude that Christians are not really that different form the rest of the world. But I don’t think that interpretation of that research is accurate. I think that the one thing that’s abundantly clear from those statistics is there are a whole lot of people in our country who think that they are Christians, but they are not. There’s scores of people, here and around the world, who culturally identify themselves as Christians and biblically are not followers of Christ.
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06 May 2013 Leave a Comment
Each month ChristianAduio.com gives away a free audio book through download. This month (May 2013) the giveaway is Lyle Dorsett’s
A Passion for God
The Spiritual Journey of A. W. Tozer
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Pastor A. W. Tozer, author of the Christian classics The Pursuit of God and The Knowledge of the Holy, was a complex, intensely private, deeply spiritual man, and a gifted preacher whose impact for the kingdom of God is immeasurable. In this thoughtful biography, bestselling author Lyle Dorsett traces Tozer’s life from his humble beginnings as a Pennsylvania farm boy to his heyday as a Chicago pastor–when hundreds of college students would travel to his South Side church to hear him preach and thousands more heard his Sunday broadcasts on WMBI. Eventually, he came to his final pastorate in Toronto.
From his conversion as a teen to his death in 1963, Tozer remained true to one passion: to know the Father and make Him known, no matter what the cost. The price he paid was loneliness, censure from other, more secular-minded ministers of the times, and even a degree of estrangement from his family. Read the life story of a flawed but gifted saint, whose works are still impacting the world today.
“I fear we shall never see another Tozer. Men like him are not college-bred but Spirit-taught.” Leonard Ravenhill, 20th century British evangelist.
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- John Piper – Advance ’13 Conference Message – Nobody will sustain authentic love for the world who is not profoundly satisfied in Jesus
- Matt Chandler – Advance ’13 Conference Message – How Both Faithful & Fruitful Churches Assume the Gospel
In Matthew 28 Jesus gives the great commission: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the again.” These are our marching orders. This commission is to be the primary thing by which we evaluate any of our success as leaders in God’s church. The core of this great commission is making disciples. And making disciples implies two different kinds of growth: Width and depth. This group of 12 men were told to reach people, as fast as possible, from every nation on earth. That’s width. They were to make true disciples of them and teach them to obey all that Jesus had commanded- that’s depth. My premise is that to be faithful to either of those 2 , you’ve got to vigorously pursue them both.
- And, what I want to show you is that, ultimately, people who grow wide, without growing deep are not growing nearly as wide as they think.
- And also, that those who grow deep, without growing wide are not growing as deep in the Gospel as they think.
Depending on your personality and the personality of the tribe you associate with, it’s easy to gravitate towards one of those two, and to evaluate success, primarily by those 2 metrics. If width is your thing it’s all about the number of attenders, or the number of baptisms, or your weekly offering. If depth is your thing, it’s about how missional your small groups are, how many books of the Bible you preach through, how long your sermons are, how many people you disciplined last year. I’ll admit this: Focusing on one or the other makes decision making much easier. If you only evaluate success by how many people come to your church, or how many baptisms you had, then you can spend the primary amount of your money, your energy, and your staff on producing the weekend experience. Vice versa: If you care only about taking people deeper you don’t have to worry about how many people come to your church and you sneer at anybody who does worry about it. You don’t have to get involved with the difficult questions of contextualization or creating environments that are hospitable to unbelievers.
You make self righteous statements like, “If you worry about the depth of your ministry, God will worry about the width of your ministry.” As if the Great Shepherd did not leave the 99, to go pursue the one. He was concerned about the width of His ministry too.
I wanna contend that faithful churches must be concerned with both, because the great commission implies both and to pursue one without the other is unfaithful, and also (I hope to show you) self defeating. And, along the way I want to show a few false dichotomies that I feel we are often forced into.
1. Churches that grow wide, without growing deep
will not last into the next generation, much less into eternity
A. Converts who don’t persevere as disciples do not make it to heaven. A church who makes converts, but not disciples, the width they have is illusory. When Jesus commanded us to make disciples, not merely converts, and to teach them all that He had commanded, this was not merely a matter of creating a varsity squad that He would be really proud of. This was a matter of salvation itself. A number of pastors say, “I just get them saved and baptized. Other people can worry about growing them up in their faith.” This is a deadly faulty view of conversion. The parable of the seeds that Jesus told is always one that’s troubled me as a pastor. He says the sower goes out and throws some seed, and there’s a seed that falls on soil that springs up quickly. But when the sun comes up and the weeds grow, it chokes it out and it fades away. Here’s a question: Do those represent saved or unsaved people? They represent unsaved people who for a while look like saved people. What does it look like at one of our churches? It looks like the person who prays the prayer, signs the card, gets baptized, gets involved in a small group… maybe has a year or two years where they get really involved. But their faith is shown not to be saving faith by the fact that it endures, but does not endure over time. What the Bible shows is that one of the marks of true salvation is that it endures to the end. And this is important: One of the means that God sovereignly uses to compel believers to go all the way is the continual preaching of these warnings, and the driving of the Gospel deeper into their hearts.
B. Converts in a post Christian world will increasingly have to be won outside of the church. Greear here quotes Timmis (UK) – Seventy % of Brits say they have no intention of ever attending a church service (from a survey that came out in Britain) for any reason- Not at Easter, not for marriages, not for funerals or Christmas Eve services. That means new styles of worship will not reach them. Fresh expressions of church will not reach them. Alpha and Christianity courses will not reach them. Great first impressions will not reach them. Churches meeting in pubs will not reach them. The vast majority of un-churched and de-churched people would not turn to the church, even if faced with difficult personal circumstances or in the event of national tragedies. It is not a question of “improving the product” of church meetings and evangelistic events. It means reaching people apart from meetings and events.” We are not quite there in the USA, but, every year, the pie of people who will come to our churches, even for special events, that pie is shrinking. And we’ve got a lot of big shows trying to compete for a bigger slice of that shrinking pie. And if we do not equip the people to carry the Gospel outside of these meetings, we are going to increasingly in the next 10, 20, or 30 years lose all audience with them.
C. Jesus said the greatest width will occur through the multiplication of leaders, not the building of audiences. This is a shocking statement from Jesus in John 14:12 Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. Anybody here done greater works than Jesus? Anybody ever fed 5,000? Ever raised the dead? Anybody preached on an Old Testament passage with more insider authority? Any body ever pray with greater knowledge of the mind of God than Jesus did? Has anybody done anything that would be comparable and greater to Jesus’s work? No! Nobody in history has even come close. So greater cannot mean greater in the quality of our works. It has to mean greater in the quantity of the works that come when Jesus’s Spirit fills the church. What Jesus is saying is a pretty astounding statement that has massive implications for church philosophy. The power of Jesus working in and through ordinary believers is even greater than if He Himself personally stayed to pastor your church. In John 16 Jesus actually tells His disciples that it would be better for them if He went away, because only then could the Spirit come. If Jesus said that the power of the Holy Spirit will be greater in us than the power of Jesus beside us, thus the work of the Spirit released to the multitude of ordinary believers would be greater than if Jesus Himself stayed. Acts goes out of its way to show that the greatest achievement of the early church in the Book of Acts happened through lay people. The longest sermon preached in the Book of Acts, with the most powerful effect – the conversion of Saul to Paul, was preached not by an apostle but by a Spirit filled layman. The Gospel seems to spread faster through laypeople. In Acts 8:1, 8 chapters after Jesus gives the Great Commission, they’re all still in Jerusalem. So God sends a persecution and sends them everywhere preaching the word, except for the apostles. It was laypeople that God designed to get the Gospel into these nether regions. In fact, the last half of the Book of Acts, the plotline is Paul trying to get the Gospel to Rome, because from there it could spread to the entire empire.
Next: 2. Churches that grow deep, without growing wide are probably not growing as deep in the Gospel as they think…
03 May 2013 1 Comment
De cănd vocea lui Dumnezeu răsuna in gradina Edenului intrebând: "Unde eşti?", Gen.3 cu 9, de atunci planul Lui pentru sufletul omului era alcătuit. Isus plin de durere rosteşte in faţa ucenicilor următoarele cuvinte: "Dar cum se vor implini scripturile care zic ca aşa trebuie să se întample"? Mt.26 cu 54, căci "Toate aceste lucruri s-au întamplat ca să se implineasca cele scrise..."Mt.26 cu 56…
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