Biserica Filadelfia Bucuresti – Aniversare 35 ani

In 9 decembrie, Biserica Filadelfia a sarbatorit Aniversarea a 35 de ani de cand a luat fiinta.

Biserica Penticostala Filadelfia este parte emblematica a miscarii penticostale din Romania atat prin promovarea realitatii crestine intr-un stat dominat si controlat de regimul comunist cat si prin liderii ce au intreprins actiuni curajoase pentru ca penticostalismul sa capete forma si valoare in Romania.

Istoria Bisericii Penticostale Filadelfia poate fi subiectul unei ecranizari cu caracter documentar, adunand in scenariu curaj, teama, totalitarism, misiune imposibila si in cele din urma, reusita. Intr-o perioada de dominatie comunista, Biserica din Romania era sub control total, fiind marginalizata si folosita ca agent manipulator – ideea de a infiinta, de a construi o noua biserica minoritara parea o misiune imposibila.

Un mic atelier cumparat pe strada Sebastian nr. 43 (actuala adresa a Bisericii Filadelfia) avea sa se transforme intr-o cladire ce se voia a deveni un loc unde crestinii penticostali si nu numai se pot inchina lui Dumnezeu, asadar in zile de toamna ale anului 1972 incepeau lucrarile de constructie. Realizand ce avea sa se intample, autoritatile au retras autorizatia si au ordonat imediat demolarea a tot ce se construise pana atunci – lucrarile au fost sistate timp de 5 ani.

In aceasta perioada crestinii penticostali si-au indreptat rugaciunile catre Dumnezeu in solutionarea acestor probleme; de asemenea cetateni americani apropiati Casei Albe condusa de presedintele S.U.A. Jimmy Carter au facut lobby pentru sprijinul presedentiei S.U.A. in intalnirea ce urma s-o aiba cu liderul roman Nicolae Ceausescu. La scurt timp dupa aceasta intalnire la nivel inalt, initiatorul si pastorul Trandafir Sandru avea sa primeasca autorizatia de continuare a lucrarilor, astfel ca ziua de 8 decembrie 1978 avea sa fie primul succes prin inaugurarea salii de la demisolul cladirii, cu participarea unor lideri penticostali europeni.

Seara de 8 decembrie 1979 este momentul oficial de inaugurare a Bisericii Penticostale Filadelfia Bucuresti, urmata de o ceremonie la care au participat mii de oameni, printre care lideri politici si penticostali din Norvegia, S.U.A. si Marea Britanie. Dar misiunea la care s-a angajat Biserica Filadelfia nu avea sa se termine atunci ci ea continua si astazi respectandu-si principiile initiatoare.

Photo credit Biserica Filadelfia

Presedintele Uniunii Baptiste din Serbia, Ondrej Franka la Biserica Emanuel Timisoara 5 Ianuarie 2014

Biserica Baptista Emanuel Timisoara, Pastor Marius Birgean.

Alti Musafiri: Fratele Albu Ioan de la Resita, motorul de miscare pentru parteneriatul din Serbia; Fratele Vali Julian din Arad-Parneava; Fratele Dan Maris, prezbiter Biserica Baptista Curtici; si inca cativa.

Dan Males: Ondrej Franka a studiat in America, si-a luat doctoratul in Teologie acolo, s-a intors in Serbia „intr-un loc si pamant greu”. Fratele Franka despre conditia in care este Serbia: „Tu sa nu crezi ca ce se intampla la voi poate fi si la noi. E nevoie mare de predicatori aici, e nevoie mare de pastori. Conditia in care ne zbatem noi este absolut alta decat este la voi.

Faptele Apostolilor 13:1-4

În Biserica din Antiohia erau nişte prooroci şi învăţători: Barnaba, Simon, numit Niger, Luciu din Cirena, Manaen, care fusese crescut împreună cu cîrmuitorul Irod, şi Saul.
2 Pe cînd slujeau Domnului şi posteau, Duhul Sfînt a zis: ,,Puneţi-Mi deoparte pe Barnaba şi pe Saul pentru lucrarea la care i-am chemat.„
3 Atunci, după ce au postit şi s’au rugat, şi-au pus mînile peste ei, şi i-au lăsat să plece.
4 Barnaba şi Saul, trimeşi de Duhul Sfînt, s’au coborît la Seleucia, şi de acolo au plecat cu corabia la Cipru.

VIDEO by Emanuel ™ Mesajul fratelui Ondrej Franka este in Limba Engleza, (tradus de Pastorul Marius Birgean) si incepe la minutul 1:38:00 [98:00])

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Alin Lolos – despre credinta in care s-a nascut, ortodoxia

Alin Lolos Statia Metrou Bucuresti

Alin Lolos Statia Metrou Bucuresti

 (poza Agnus Dei)

Sursa: http://www.faracompromis.ro

Alin Lolos – De ce invatatura ortodoxa este falsa ?
Invatatura ortodoxa nu este bazata pe Scriptura.
Subiectele dezbatute sunt :
– Botezul copiilor mici
– Inchinarea la icoane
– Inchinarea la sfinti
– Iertarea prin fapte bune
– Mijlocirea intre Dumnezeu si om este oare fecioara Maria ?
– Spovedania
– Traditia este egala cu Scriptura ?
– Apa sfintita
– Combinarea intre Vechiul Legamant si Noul Legamant este Biblica ?
– Inchinarea la moaste
– Inchinarea la ingeri
– Impartasania
– Pomenile si rugaciuni pentru morti
VIDEO by inventivstudio

Vladimir Pustan – Ce sa facem cu 2014 la Biserica Betel Hateg (2014)

2014

Ce e nou la Pagina Vladimir Pustan

Vezi – Vladimir Pustan Botez in apa 5 Ianuarie 2014 si Serbare Ciresarii

  • In momentul cand crezi ca ai toate raspunsurile la viata, in viata, trebuie sa-ti schimbi intrebarile.
  • O intrebare care are de a face cu destinul nostru a pus-o Dumnezeu lui Adam, „Unde esti?” Stia Dumnezeu unde este, nu stia Adam unde este.

Pustan 2Pilat a pus intrebarea aceasta si in viata veti vedea ca sunt intrebari la care esti obligat sa raspunzi si intrebari la care nu esti obligat sa raspunzi. Sunt o gramada de intrebari prostesti pe care ti le pun o gramada de oameni si e o pierdere de vreme sa raspundem la toate intrebarile. Exista intrebarile pe care copiii ti le pun si sunt foarte dificile. Nu? Chiar la inceput, atatea intrebari au. Disperi. De exemplu: Cum stau norii si nu ne pica in cap? Pai, stiu eu. Cum sta soarele, cum sta luna, cum a venit pe lume… Asta iara e o intrebare ciudata.. si da-i cu barza, ca asa ne-au invatat ai nostri. Sunt profesor de ani de zile, unul dintre lucrurile care ma dispera e faptul ca generatia de studenti pe care o am, nu mai au intrebari. Cata vreme eram pastor tanar, nu ma intreba nimeni nimic, ca nu stiam. Nu ma intrebau ce nu stiam, ca atunci ma simteam ca nu stiu nimic si preferau sau nu ma intrebe.. Acuma stiu o gramada de lucruri dar nu ma mai intreaba nimeni. Zic catre toti studentii: Ati inteles? Da. Are cineva o intrebare? Nu. E clar. Aici suntem o gramada de oameni veniti de la Baptisti, ortodocsi, Oastea Domnului, Adventisti si vreau sa va spun ca in momentul cand crezi ca ai toate raspunsurile la viata, in viata, trebuie sa-ti schimbi intrebarile. Pentru ca nici unul dintre noi nu avem toate raspunsurile si nici nu avem cum sa le avem pentru ca suntem marginiti, suntem oameni. Cand credeti, mai ales copiii nostri, daca bagati de seama, adolescentii, ei stiu totul. Nu mai avem ce sa-i invatam, chiar nimic. In momentul in care li se pare ca stiu totul, le-am spus: Trebuie sa va schimbati intrebarile. Inseamna ca nu sunt suficiente.

Dar la intrebarea aceasta esti obligat sa o pui pentru ca nu ti-o pune un om, nici un parinte care te intreaba unde ai fost pana la 10 seara, intrebarea asta o pune Dumnezeu prin mine in seara asta. Ce sa faceti cu Hristos in 2014? Si la intrebarea asta va trebui sa raspundem acum pentru ca daca nu vom raspunde la ea acum, o sa fim intrebati intr-o zi la judecata: Ce ati facut cu Hristos in viata pamanteasca? Si mai bine sa raspundem la intrebarea aceasta la inceput de an decat sa rapsundem  la sfarsit de viata si la inceput de vesnicie pentru multi dintre noi. Sunt intrebari care au de a face cu destinul nostru. O intrebare care are de a face cu destinul nostru a pus-o Dumnezeu lui Adam, „Unde esti?” Stia Dumnezeu unde este, nu stia Adam unde este.

O intrebare la care sa raspundem, care are de a face cu destinul nostru este aceasta: Cine e de partea Domnului? O alta intrebare biblica si puternica: Pana cand veti mai schiopata? Pana cand veti mai merge si cu lumea si cu Dumnezeu? Sunt intrebari vesnice. La intrebarea asta, Pilat, pusa de el, trebuie sa raspunda toti intr-o zi. Ce vei face, sau ce-ai facut cu Isus? (4)

VIDEO by Fiti Oameni

Don’t waste your weaknesses in 2014 – John Piper

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In 2014, I encourage you to identify and exploit your weaknesses for the glory of Christ. I would like to give you an illustration from my own life, but first let me clarify what I mean.

Since 2007, millions of people have read books and taken inventories designed to find our strengths. These are useful for positioning people in places of maximum effectiveness.

God’s Work in Our Weaknesses

But I am calling you to give attention and effort in finding your weaknesses and maximizing their God-given purpose. The Bible tells us what that purpose is in 2 Corinthians 12:8-10. Paul had been given a „thorn in the flesh” which was one instance of a „weakness.” Why?

A thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to harass me, to keep me from becoming conceited. Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this, that it should leave me. But he said to me, „My grace is sufficient for you, formy power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong.

Paul mentions four purposes for his weaknesses.

  1. „To keep me from becoming conceited” (verse 7).
  2. „Christ’s power is made perfect in weakness” (verse 9).
  3. „So that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (verse 9).
  4. „When I am weak, then I am strong” (verse 10).

Paul’s Humility and Christ’s Power

Even though this weakness of the thorn is called „a messenger of Satan,” the purposes are clearly not Satan’s. Satan does not want Christ’s power to be made perfect! God does. So God is overruling Satan’s design with his own. In other words, wherever the Christian’s weaknesses come from, they have a God-given purpose. They are not fortuitous.

We can sum up the purpose of Paul’s weakness like this: securing Paul’s humility and showing Christ’s power. That’s why God made sure Paul had weaknesses – to keep him „from becoming conceited” and to give him a more obvious experience of the power of Christ resting on him.

One Goal for 2014

What is your goal in 2014? I hope it is to be humble and to magnify the power of Christ. If it is, then one key strategy is to identify and exploit your weaknesses.

What does this mean? Negatively, it means that we stop complaining (to God and to people) about the things we are constitutionally not good at. And, positively, it means that we look for ways to turn our weaknesses into a Christ-exalting experience.

When I say „constitutionally not good at,” I mean that we have done our best to overcome the weakness, but we can’t. God has ordained that, through genetics or life-experience, we are limited, broken, weak. Paul asked that God would take his weakness away (verse 8), but God said no. Which means that sooner or later, we should stop praying against the weakness and accept it as God’s design for our humility and the glory of Christ.

What This Meant for Me

I’ll use myself as a simple example. I read slowly – about as fast as I speak. Many people read five or ten times faster than I do. I tried for years to overcome this weakness, with special classes and books and techniques. After about two decades of bemoaning this weakness (from age 17 to 37 or so), I saw there would be no change. This is one reason I left college teaching and the academic life. I knew I could never be what scholars ought to be: widely read.

What did it mean for me to identify and exploit this weakness? It meant first that I accept this as God’s design for my life. I will never read fast. It meant I stop complaining about it. It meant that I take my love for reading and do with it what I can for the glory of Christ. If I can only read slowly, I will do all I can to read deeply. I will exploit slowness. I will ask Jesus to show me more in reading little than many see in reading much. I will ask Jesus to magnify his power in making my slowness more fruitful than speed.

In realizing I cannot read many books, I will pour my limited scope into reading one book better than any other – the Bible. If I must read fewer of many books, then I will read more carefully the greatest book.

Exploit Your Weaknesses

Now after all these years, I say with Paul, „I boast all the more gladly in this weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me” (verse 9). Christ has been faithful to fulfill his purpose. He has magnified himself in this weakness.

If I had angrily resented God all these years that he did not let me be a comprehensively well-read scholar, I would not have exploited this weakness. I would have wasted it.

So this year, don’t focus too much on finding your strengths. Give attention to identify and exploit your weaknesses. God has not given them to you in vain. Identify them. Accept them. Exploit them. Magnify the power of Christ with them. Don’t waste your weaknesses.

From © 2014 Desiring God Ministries 

 

Captive to Glory: Celebrating the Vision and Influence of Jonathan Edwards – Free eBook from John Piper

Desiring God is releasing a new free ebook from John Piper, Captive to Glory: Celebrating the Vision and Influence of Jonathan Edwards. It is a collection of the best snapshots of Edwards’s influence in Piper’s published corpus.

Captive to Glory by John PiperThe Focus on Glory

J.I. Packer has written a few book endorsements during his long, fruitful ministry, but he’s only mentioned the ghost of Jonathan Edwards once. Back in 1986, commending the first edition of John Piper’s ‘Desiring God’ book, Packer remarked, “Jonathan Edwards, whose ghost walks through most of Piper’s pages, would be delighted with his disciple.”

If Edwards would be delighted, it’s because the focus of Desiring God, and Piper’s entire vision for ministry, is the glory of God. Edwards’s theology is complex, and has been the subject of years of seemingly endless scholarship on its details, but his passion for the supremacy of God is crystal clear. And this is palpable in anything Piper has to say.

Since each chapter of this book is a selection from a different book, there’s no necessary order the reader must follow, though the hope is that he can trace the movement from the most fundamental theology to its practical implications in the life of the church. In fact, a miniature version of the entire book is captured in the first chapter.

But keep in mind, the aim of this book is not that you can merely observe the influence of Edwards in Piper, or that you are inspired to read more primary sources, or even that you just see God’s glory. The aim is that you delight in God’s glory — that you are overcome by God’s grace in Christ to remove every obstacle that stands in the way of you enjoying him forever. May he truly do this work in our hearts.

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