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The Prayer of Jabez

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by webdog, Sep 1, 2006.

  1. webdog

    webdog Active Member
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    I just finally got around to reading Bruce Wilkinson's book. What do you think of it? It sounds awfully WoF to me. I know this was the "thing" a couple years ago, but something didn't sit quite right within me reading it. I had no problem with the Secrets of the Vine, but this one...I don't know. Thoughts?
     
  2. ACADEMIC

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    Fad.

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    It has been awhile since I read it, but I remember having the same reaction as you. Something didn't seem quite right to me either.

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  4. ACADEMIC

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    error, see post below
     
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    I would have to agree with ya on this! Nothing but a fad.
     
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    "Jabez book devastates China house churches"

    BEIJING — The Prayer of Jabez by Bruce Wilkinson, one of the best-selling non-fiction books in the past ten years, has gutted China's house church movement, say observers.

    "Chinese Christians used to sacrifice everything for Christ. Now they only want God to bless them," says one Chinese elder who has served five prison terms for planting churches. He and others say China's Christians have "grown soft with navel-gazing" and have lost their tolerance for persecution.

    Complete article at
    http://www.larknews.com/september_2005/print.php?page=2

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  7. av1611jim

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    Yep! 'Tiz a fad.

    About the china house church link.

    I have come to believe that persecution is not the real enemy of the church. It is prosperity. We have seen it here in the West, and now the Far East is experiencing it.

    When the Lord comes, will he find faith upon the earth?
     
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    Yep! 'Tiz a fad.

    About the china house church link.

    I have come to believe that persecution is not the real enemy of the church. It is prosperity. We have seen it here in the West, and now the Far East is experiencing it.

    When the Lord comes, will he find faith upon the earth?
     
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    It was a fad . . .

    Yes, prosperity is our second greatest enemy. Mammon being the first - we could be in trouble.
     
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