Nevoia de reevaluare

Reiau cu alese sentimente de prețuire frățească frământările din sânul unei biserici surori (Daniel Branzai)

de J. Lee Grady (Traducere de Dorin Pelle, Radio CHRIST 4 RO DETROIT)

http://dorinpele.wordpress.com/2011/10/27/15-reforme-de-care-are-nevoie-miscarea-penticostalacarismatica-1/

J. Lee Grady este  autor,  jurnalist  si lucrator ordinat. Timp de 17 ani a lucrat pentru revista Charisma, una dintre cele mai larg distribuite publicatii evanghelice crestine din America , si a lucrat ca redactor  a cestei reviste timp de  11 ani. El este autorul a patru carti, inclusiv “10 minciuni pe care Biserica le spune  femeii”. Lee si sotia sa, Deborah au  patru fiice. Ei locuiesc in Florida.

Recent a scris un articol in Charisma Magazine care mi-a atras atentia, mai ales prin abordarea transanta si clara fata de reforma necesara in Miscarea Penticostala/Carismatica.  A intocmit o lista de 15 Reforme imperativ necesare. Am sa le pun aici atat in romaneste cat si in engleza . Mai intai doar primele 5:

1.  Sa reformam teologia noastră. Duhul Sfant este a treia persoana a Sfintei Treimi. El este Dumnezeu si El este Sfant. El nu este o “ea ” sau un “el”. El nu este o greseala grosolana sau o prostie, o forta, sau o putere innascuta. Noi trebuie sa incetam in al mai manipula, comanda  si arunca imprejur.

2. Sa ne intoarcem la Biblie. Cuvantul lui Dumnezeu este fundamentul  experientei crestine. Orice experienta dramatica, indiferent de cat de spirituala ar parea sa fie, trebuie sa fie testate de catre Cuvantul lui Dumnezeu  si discernamantul Duhului Sfant. Viziunile, visele, profetiile si orice intalniri cu îngerii trebuiesc sa fie in conformitate cu Scriptura. Daca noi nu le vom  testa  vor  putea ajunge sa  raspandesca deceptie si inselaciune.

3. E timpul pentru asumarea responsabilitatii  personale . Noi, carismaticii,  trebuie sa ne oprim sa mai dam vina pe demoni pentru orice. Oamenii sunt, de obicei, problema.

4. Nu te mai juca jocuri. Lupta spirituala este o realitate, iar  noi nu o sa reusim sa cistigam lumea pentru Hristos doar  strigand la ”capeteniilor” demonice. Noi trebuie sa ne rugam, sa predicam si să perseveram pana vom vedea  victoria finala.

5. Opriti neghiobia sau prostia . Cei care lovesc, palmuiesc sau imping pe altii in timpul rugaciunii, ar trebui sa li se ceara sa stea jos  pana cand vor invata ca  blandetea este  roada  Duhului Sfant.

….In honor of Reformation Day, I’m offering my own list of needed reforms in our movement. And since I can’t hammer these on the Wittenberg door, I’ll post them online. Feel free to nail them everywhere.

1. Let’s reform our theology. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is God and He is holy. He is not an “it.” He is not a blob, a force, or an innate power. We must stop manipulating Him, commanding Him and throwing Him around.

2. Let’s return to the Bible. The Word of God is the foundation for the Christian experience. Any dramatic experience, no matter how spiritual it seems, must be tested by the Word and the Holy Spirit’s discernment. Visions, dreams, prophecies and encounters with angels must be in line with Scripture. If we don’t test them we could end up spreading deception.

3. It’s time for personal responsibility. We charismatics must stop blaming everything on demons. People are usually the problem.

4. Stop playing games. Spiritual warfare is a reality, but we are not going to win the world to Jesus just by shouting at demonic principalities. We must pray, preach and persevere to see ultimate victory.

5. Stop the foolishness. People who hit, slap or push others during prayer should be asked to sit down until they learn gentleness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.

II. Acum sa ne concentram atentia la urmatoarele 5:

6. Opriti toate extorcarile spirituale acum. Lucrarile Televiziunilor Crestine trebuie sa inceteze  si sa se abtina de la toate tacticile manipulatoare de strangere de fonduri. Noi trebuie sa nu mai acordam platforme  lucratorilor care  fac revedicari ciudate de recuperare a finantelor in mod supranatural, in special atunci cand Scriptura este distorsionata, sunt impuse termene limita si saracii sunt exploatati.

7. Cei care pretind ca sunt slujitori ai lui Dumnezeu – fie daca acestia sunt evanghelisti care calatoresc, pastori locali sau lideri de anumite lucrari – trebuie sa dea socoteala fata de alti lideri. Oricine  care refuza sa-si supună viata lor unei discipline evlavioase va trebui sa  fie  corectati.

8. Expunerea intrusilor. Bisericile ar trebui sa inceapa sa verifive trecutul acestor lucratori care calatoresc din loc in loc. Predicatorii care au ascuns antecedente penale, au mintit cu privire la casatoriile lor din trecut, care au victimizat femei sau care au refuzat sa plateasca ajutorul pentru copil ar trebui sa  fie expusi ca sarlatani si evitati sau respinsi in cazul in care nu se pocăiesc.

9. Opriti falsificarea ungerii. Dumnezeu este Dumnezeu, si El nu are nevoie de ajutorul nostru ca  sa se manifeste. Aceasta inseamna ca  nu trebuie sa presaram  sclipici pe noi insine pentru a sugera ca slava lui Dumnezeu este cu noi, si ca nu trebuie sa ascundem bijuteriile false pe podea pentru a dovedi ca suntem “unsi” sau sa scoatem  afara din manecile noaste pene de pui golasi ca sa putem pretinde ca ingerii sunt in camera. Toate aceste sunt minciuni impotriva Duhului Sfant.

10. Sa ne intoarcem la curatie/ neprihanire.  Am avut destule scandaluri. Biserica carismatica trebuie sa dezvolte un sistem de restaurare a lucratorilor care au cazut. Cei care au cazut din punct de vedere moral pot  fi restaurati, dar ei trebuie sa fie dispusi sa se  supuna mai degraba unui proces de vindecare, decat sa se grabeasca sa ajung imediat inapoi la  amvon.

….In honor of Reformation Day, I’m offering my own list of needed reforms in our movement. And since I can’t hammer these on the Wittenberg door, I’ll post them online. Feel free to nail them everywhere.

6. End all spiritual extortion now. Christian television ministries must cease and desist from all manipulative fundraising tactics. We must stop giving platforms to ministers who make outlandish claims of supernatural financial returns, especially when Scripture is twisted, deadlines are imposed and the poor are exploited.

7. No more Lone Rangers. Those who claim to be ministers of God—whether they are traveling evangelists, local pastors or heads of ministries – must be accountable to other leaders. Any who refuse to submit their lives to godly discipline should be corrected.

8. Expose the creeps. Churches should start doing background checks on traveling ministers. Preachers who have been hiding criminal records, lying about their past marriages, preying on women or refusing to pay child support should be exposed as charlatans and shunned if they do not repent.

9. Stop faking the anointing. God is God, and He does not need our “help” to manifest Himself. That means we don’t sprinkle glitter on ourselves to suggest God’s glory is with us, hide fake jewels on the floor to prove we are anointed or pull chicken feathers out of our sleeves to pretend angels are in the room. This is lying to the Holy Spirit.

10. Let’s return to purity. We’ve had enough scandals. The charismatic church must develop a system for the restoration of fallen ministers. Those who fall morally can be restored, but they must be willing to submit to a process of healing rather than rushing immediately back into the pulpit.

III. Acum sa ne concentram atentia la ultimele 5:

11. Avem nevoie de smerenie. Lucratorii care pretind tratament de vedete, cer salarii generoase, insista pe titluri sau pe expunerea distanta fata de altii sunt vinovati de mandrie spirituala.

12. Nu mai vrem “big shots”(greu de tradus). Apostolii sunt sclavi ai lui Hristos si ar trebui sa fie modele impecabile de umilinta. Apostolii adevaratii nu conduce de sus in jos, printr-o autoritate ierarhica peste biserica. Ei servesc biserica de jos in sus ca si adevarati slujitori.

13. Niciodata nu promova daruri pe cheltuiala caracterului. Cei care sunt implicatii in profetie, vindecari si minuni trebuie, de asemenea, sa arate Roada Duhului Sfant. Si in timp ce continuam sa incurajam darul vorbirii in limbi, sa ne asiguram ca nu o il vom  trata ca pe ceva semn al superioritatii. Lumea are nevoie de dragostea noastra, nu de “glossolalia” noastra.

14. Puneti  profetii sa dea socoteala. Cei care refuza sa-si asume responsabilitatea pentru declaratiie inexacte sau neconforme cu realitatea, sa nu li se mai dea “platforma” sa vorbeasca. Iar “profetii” care traiesc o viata imorala nu mai merita sa mai aiba o voce publica.

15. Haideti sa facem lucrurile importante lucruri importante. Scopul ungerii Duhului Sfant este de a e imputernici pentru a ajunge la altii cu Evanghelia. Astazi suntem la rascruci de drumuri : Fie vom continua intr-o  directie gresita , intretinuti  de circurile noastre carismatice , fie ne vom avanta in evanghelizare, plantare de biserici, misiuni, ucenicie si lucrarea, plina de compasiune, de ajutorare a celor saraci si de lupta impotriva nedreptatilor. Bisericile care imbratisează aceasta Reforma noua se va concentra asupra prioritătilor lui Dumnezeu.

….In honor of Reformation Day, I’m offering my own list of needed reforms in our movement. And since I can’t hammer these on the Wittenberg door, I’ll post them online. Feel free to nail them everywhere.

11. We need humility. Ministers who demand celebrity treatment, require lavish salaries, insist on titles or exhibit aloofness from others are guilty of spiritual pride.

12.  No more big shots. Apostles are the bondslaves of Christ, and should be the most impeccable models of humility. True apostles do not wield top-down, hierarchical authority over the church. They serve the church from the bottom up as true servants.

13. Never promote gifts at the expense of character. Those who operate in prophecy, healing and miracles must also exhibit the fruit of the Spirit. And while we continue to encourage the gift of tongues, let’s make sure we don’t treat it like some kind of badge of superiority. The world needs to see our love, not our glossolalia.

14.  Hold the prophets accountable. Those who refuse to take responsibility for inaccurate statements should not be given platforms. And “prophets” who live immoral lives don’t deserve a public voice.

15. Let’s make the main thing the main thing. The purpose of the Holy Spirit’s anointing is to empower us to reach others. We are at a crossroads today: Either we continue off-course, entertained by our charismatic sideshows, or we throw ourselves into evangelism, church planting, missions, discipleship, and compassionate ministry that helps the poor and fights injustice. Churches that embrace this New Reformation will focus on God’s priorities.

Source : Charisma Magazine

From: Ioan S. POP <revelation_jpop@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject:
Fw: Proclamatia Reformei Penticostale – J. Lee Grady, in CHARISMA

Proclamatia Reformei PenticostalePosted by: Faith News Staff – Church of God USA –

October 26, 2011

http://www.faithnews.cc/2011/10/26/it%e2%80%99s-past-time-for-a-charismatic-reformation/

“We don’t have “indulgences” – we have telethons. We don’t have popes -we have super-apostles. We don’t support an untouchable priesthood – we throw our money at celebrity evangelists who own fleets of private jets.”

It’s (Past) Time for a Charismatic Reformation

by J. Lee Grady, Chief Editor of CHARISMA

In honor of Reformation Day, here are some complaints I’m nailing on the Wittenberg door.

Long before there was an Occupy Wall Street, Martin Luther staged the most important protest in history. He was upset because Roman Catholic officials were promising people forgiveness or early escape from purgatory in exchange for money. So on October 31, 1517, Luther nailed a long list of complaints on the door of a church in Wittenberg, Germany.

Luther’s famous 95 theses were translated from Latin into German and spread abroad. Like a medieval Jeremiah, Luther dared to ask questions that had never been asked, and he challenged a pope who was supposedly infallible. Through this brave monk, the Holy Spirit sparked the Protestant Reformation and restored the doctrine of grace to a church that had become corrupt, religious, dysfunctional, political and spiritually dead.

I am no Luther, but I’ve grown increasingly aware that the so-called “Spirit-filled” church of today struggles with many of the same things the Catholic church faced in the 1500s. We don’t have “indulgences” – we have telethons. We don’t have popes -we have super-apostles. We don’t support an untouchable priesthood – we throw our money at celebrity evangelists who own fleets of private jets.

In honor of Reformation Day, I’m offering my own list of needed reforms in our movement. And since I can’t hammer these on the Wittenberg door, I’ll post them online. Feel free to nail them everywhere.

1. Let’s reform our theology. The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity. He is God and He is holy. He is not an “it.” He is not a blob, a force, or an innate power. We must stop manipulating Him, commanding Him and throwing Him around.

2. Let’s return to the Bible. The Word of God is the foundation for the Christian experience. Any dramatic experience, no matter how spiritual it seems, must be tested by the Word and the Holy Spirit’s discernment. Visions, dreams, prophecies and encounters with angels must be in line with Scripture. If we don’t test them we could end up spreading deception.

3. It’s time for personal responsibility. We charismatics must stop blaming everything on demons. People are usually the problem.

4. Stop playing games. Spiritual warfare is a reality, but we are not going to win the world to Jesus just by shouting at demonic principalities. We must pray, preach and persevere to see ultimate victory.

5. Stop the foolishness. People who hit, slap or push others during prayer should be asked to sit down until they learn gentleness is a fruit of the Holy Spirit.

6. End all spiritual extortion now. Christian television ministries must cease and desist from all manipulative fundraising tactics. We must stop giving platforms to ministers who make outlandish claims of supernatural financial returns, especially when Scripture is twisted, deadlines are imposed and the poor are exploited.

7. No more Lone Rangers. Those who claim to be ministers of God—whether they are traveling evangelists, local pastors or heads of ministries—must be accountable to other leaders. Any who refuse to submit their lives to godly discipline should be corrected.

8. Expose the creeps. Churches should start doing background checks on traveling ministers. Preachers who have been hiding criminal records, lying about their past marriages, preying on women or refusing to pay child support should be exposed as charlatans and shunned if they do not repent.

9. Stop faking the anointing. God is God, and He does not need our “help” to manifest Himself. That means we don’t sprinkle glitter on ourselves to suggest God’s glory is with us, hide fake jewels on the floor to prove we are anointed or pull chicken feathers out of our sleeves to pretend angels are in the room. This is lying to the Holy Spirit.

10. Let’s return to purity. We’ve had enough scandals. The charismatic church must develop a system for the restoration of fallen ministers. Those who fall morally can be restored, but they must be willing to submit to a process of healing rather than rushing immediately back into the pulpit.

11. We need humility. Ministers who demand celebrity treatment, require lavish salaries, insist on titles or exhibit aloofness from others are guilty of spiritual pride.

12. No more big shots. Apostles are the bondslaves of Christ, and should be the most impeccable models of humility. True apostles do not wield top-down, hierarchical authority over the church. They serve the church from the bottom up as true servants.

13. Never promote gifts at the expense of character. Those who operate in prophecy, healing and miracles must also exhibit the fruit of the Spirit. And while we continue to encourage the gift of tongues, let’s make sure we don’t treat it like some kind of badge of superiority. The world needs to see our love, not our glossolalia.

14. Hold the prophets accountable. Those who refuse to take responsibility for inaccurate statements should not be given platforms. And “prophets” who live immoral lives don’t deserve a public voice.

15. Let’s make the main thing the main thing. The purpose of the Holy Spirit’s anointing is to empower us to reach others. We are at a crossroads today: Either we continue off-course, entertained by our charismatic sideshows, or we throw ourselves into evangelism, church planting, missions, discipleship, and compassionate ministry that helps the poor and fights injustice. Churches that embrace this New Reformation will focus on God’s priorities.

By J. Lee Grady

J. Lee Grady is contributing editor of Charisma Magazine.

(Source: Charisma Media)



Categories: Teologice

7 replies

  1. Citind acest “manifest”, m-am gandit ca principala cauza pentru care s-a ajuns aici este nesocotirea PRINCIPIILOR SLUJIRII. Iata cateva din principiile care sunt incalcate:
    1. Principiul SMERENIEI
    – “… sa fiti impodobiti cu smerenie. Caci “Dumnezeu sta impotriva celor mandri, dar celor smeriti le da har.”” (1Pet.5:5)
    2. Principiul VEGHERII RECIPROCE
    – lucratorii trebuie sa dea socoteala unii altora
    – lucratorul compromis trebuie sa intre intr-un proces de restaurare, monitorizat de un grup de slujitori maturi si integri
    3. Principiul ASTEPTARII
    – “le-a poruncit … sa astepte …” (Fap.1 :4). Nu plecam in lucrare daca nu am primit puterea Duhului Sfant!
    – daca lucratorul compromis nu asteapta OK-ul grupului de monitorizare (cazul lui Jimmy Swaggart, Ted Haggard, etc.) se descalifica pentru slujire
    4. Principiul TRANSFORMARII
    – Dumnezeu vrea sa lucreze in noi, si ABIA APOI prin noi.
    5. Principiul PRIORITATII FAMILIEI
    – falimentul in familie te descalifica pentru lucrare – “… sa fie barbati ai unei singure neveste si sa stie sa-si carmuiasca bine copiii si casele lor.” (1Tim.3:12)
    – familia nu trebuie sa fie afectata de slujire – pentru cei casatoriti. Diavolul ataca cel mai eficace familia lucratorului, cand acesta isi neglijeaza casa, fiind plecat de acasa in … slujire.
    6. Principiul PLURALITATII
    – slujba de carmuire este colegiala/colectiva, incredintata “cetei prezbiterilor”
    7. Principiul INTELEPCIUNII
    – “noi nu dam nimanui niciun prilej de poticnire pentru ca slujba noastra sa nu fie defaimata”
    – “trebuie sa aiba si o buna marturie din partea celor de afara, pentru ca sa nu ajunga de ocara si sa cada in cursa diavolului.”
    8. Principiul ASEMANARII
    – “a trebuit sa se faca asemenea fratilor Sai in toate lucrurile, ca sa poata fi (…) vrednic de incredere …” (Evr.2:17) – obligatia asemanarii slujitorului cu cei slujiti din punct de vedere social/financiar/cultural/etc. (integritatea financiara fiind foarte des reclamata in mediul carismatic)
    9. Principiul TRIMITERII
    Referitor la predicatorii/vindecatorii itineranti, sunt doua intrebari care trebuie puse si care ne lamuresc ce hram poarta:
    – “din ce adunare faci parte?” Daca raspunsul este : “fac parte din Biserica universala si nevazuta a lui Isus Hristos” trebuie trimis, fara menajamente, “la plimbare”
    – “cine te-a trimis?” Daca raspunsul este : “m-a trimis Duhul Sfant”, e clar ce “vant” il poarta. Cand Duhul Sfant vorbeste (chemare, trimitere) cuiva, vorbeste si fratilor din adunarea din care face parte, care confirma chemarea acestuia. “Faptele apostolilor” abunda in astfel de duble-confirmari.
    10. Principiul TEMERII
    – frica de Dumnezeu – Da, frica de oameni – NU. Carismaticii predica agresiv faptul ca teama (aici vorbim de teama sfanta, filiala, nu de cea paralizanta) de Dumnezeu este de la diavol si trebuie alungata.
    11. Principiul FAMILIAL
    – “ca pe un tata”, “ca pe niste mame”, “ca pe niste frati” (1Tim.5). In mediul carismatic, oamenii sunt tratati fie ca entitati statistice, fie ca obiecte asupra carora trebuie actionat.
    12. Principiul EDIFICARII
    – scopul slujirii nu este personal, ci este “zidirea trupului lui Hristos”. Atunci cand scopul este gloria personala, popularitatea sau imbogatirea, nu este lucrarea Lui, ci a altuia …
    13. Principiul METODEI
    – “ca si voi sa faceti cum am facut Eu.” (Ioan.13:15) Aplicarea altor metode in slujire decat cele folosite de EL denota neascultare.
    – “”Acest soi de draci”, le-a zis El, “nu poate iesi decat prin rugaciune si post.” (Marc.9:29) Exorcizarea cu strigate si “circ” nu este nici practicata, nici poruncita de El.
    (scuze pentru lungimea comentariului)

  2. Domnule Marinica D.
    Trompeta ce o laudati este una ce da un sunet incurcat. In plus, “lumea” crestina baptista nu are nevoie de o asemenea trompeta deoarece nu a muscat niciodata din falsitatea miscarii carismatice. Cititi articolul indicat si apoi mai vorbim.

  3. Reformă carismatică? Să fim serioși!
    radoinicolae.blogspot.com

  4. Iata o trompeta care se ridica peste lumea crestina carismatica si in puterea Duhului Sfint in concordanta cu precizarile Scripturii si in voia lui Dumnezeu,striga tare si deschis:opriti-va daca nu lucrati si semanati in Duhul Sfint! Corectati tot ce nu-i drept,cercetati totul si pe toti in lumina Scripturii.Opriti si dati de-o parte pe cei care sunt pseudoprofeti.Se asteapta,este nevoie de o astfel de trompeta si in lumea crestina baptista.Doane-ajuta,Doamne da izbinda,vorba fr DB.

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