What gospel do you believe and preach? This sounds like such a simple question, but not all Christians are on the same page regarding the definition of such a basic element of the faith.
This is the fifth in a series of articles about Dr. Punyamurtula S. Kishore, the Christian doctor who innovated the Massachusetts Model of addiction treatment.
After nearly forty years of our life’s pioneering work in education and applied Biblical faith, we discovered that work alive and well at Kasana Children’s Centre, Uganda, a humble but extraordinary work of God. At Kasana and the other plantings of New Hope Uganda Ministries, the most desperate orphans have become part of new, real families to become increasingly powerful stewards of their country for Christ. A new educational effort promises to multiply this effect.
Since all of life can be boiled down to religious assumptions, based upon certain theological presuppositions, every reformation is actually a religious reformation. Every civilization model is based upon some religious idea or assumption. It will be either a humanistic, man-centered reformation or a theo-centric, Christ-honoring reformation. A common ground is impossible. All spheres of life, therefore, are conformed and structured according to a religious ideology.
The response to God’s gift of salvation should be an overwhelming desire to please God in obedience to His commandments. If this is not present, it is safe to assume that one has not been visited by the Holy Spirit, even though a person may be influenced by the Christian culture around him. But for those who have the Holy Spirit, there exists a drive to establish oneself truly on the path that leads to life.