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By Robert T. Henderson

State-of-the-art pastors are in situation, with breakdowns, abuse, confusion, and divorces achieving epidemic proportions. Robert T. Henderson continues that there's a realm of non secular forces which pulls congregations towards demise. His answer is to energise pastors with a biblical knowing of the church's redemptive participation in Jesus' victory over the cosmic powers. They develop into "a door of hope.".

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The revival of the church awaited my arrival. What Goliaths of theological and ecclesiastical error were awaiting the well-aimed stones of this faithful David? However, it wasn't such an expected Goliath who defied me (and the armies of God I thought I commanded). Instead, the illusion was pierced by the most vocal grande dame of this "tall steeple" congregation. She was a woman of wealth and social prominence, one who played a dominant role in the church and was the wife of an elder. This was an eagle-eyed champion of fundamentalist orthodoxy who could discover motes of false doctrine in the eyes of the straightest company of Puritans!

I thought I could do no wrong. The revival of the church awaited my arrival. What Goliaths of theological and ecclesiastical error were awaiting the well-aimed stones of this faithful David? However, it wasn't such an expected Goliath who defied me (and the armies of God I thought I commanded). Instead, the illusion was pierced by the most vocal grande dame of this "tall steeple" congregation. She was a woman of wealth and social prominence, one who played a dominant role in the church and was the wife of an elder.

I want to reach the godly, wellintentioned, but ineffective ones who pray and yearn for something better, yet live in unreality, going through motions, preaching sermons, performing the expected custodial duties, never seeing the Vision of the pattern given on the mount. Finally, I want to reach the godly laity who hurt for their pastors and wonder how to encourage and support Page 23 them. Whatever I do must be profound if not popular. The subject is too critical for trivializing. It must be available for those who have a heart, a zeal for obedience.

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