Andrew K. Gabriel, Ph.D.
I may not have made it through Seminary without my friend who had the spiritual gift of encouragement. Encouragement? Yes, that is a spiritual gift (Romans 12:8). Sometimes people believe the myth that spiritual…
Many Christians believe the myth that ‘Spirit-filled’ or even ‘spiritual’ must indicate something or someone a little strange. Depending on how much exposure people have had to the Pentecostal-Charismatic movemen…
Andrew K. Gabriel, Ph.D. wrote a new post, 3 Problems with the Theory of “Generational Curses”, on the site Godinterest 1 year, 3 months ago
We were discussing the doctrine of sin, and one of my students asked me: “What do you think of generational curses?”
This depends on what you mean by a generational curse. If a person means that a person can […]
I recently noticed some Christian songs that were encouraging listeners with the refrain “God is not against you,” and “God is for you.” I know that some famous preachers also seem to make this their regular […]
Andrew K. Gabriel, Ph.D. wrote a new post, 6 Simple Alternatives to Sharing the Four Spiritual Laws in Evangelism, on the site Godinterest 1 year, 4 months ago
I am not totally anti-four spiritual laws (although I prefer to call them, “spiritual truths”), especially if they include a call to repentance (and not just “belief” in God–Mark 1:15).
Nevertheless, I am amon […]
Jesus didn’t seem to be as concerned about the amount of faith a person has as many people today are. Of course, it’s better to have more faith than less faith. But did you know that the Bible only records two […]
Why do some people get healed immediately after prayer, but others never get healed, even after praying for a long time?
The short answer is, we don’t know why God chooses to heal some, but not others–at lea […]
Andrew K. Gabriel, Ph.D. wrote a new post, The Holy Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, on the site Godinterest 2 years, 2 months ago
The Holy Spirit played an integral role in the birth of Jesus Christ. The Gospels tell us that Mary became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit (Matt 1:18, 20; Luke 1:35).
The significance of the […]
Some people think of theology as dry. However, theology is found in anything that expresses our ideas of God and all things in relation to God. Hence, theology is found not only in textbooks–it is also found in p […]