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Responding to God With Faith

Woman considering whether she can cross the chasm on the cross

God is powerful, and he is good. He always uses his enormous power to further his promise of love and grace toward his people. He is gentle, loving, slow to anger and full of mercy.

That’s good, but what difference does it make in our lives? How do we respond to a God who is simultaneously powerful and gentle? We respond in at least two ways.

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God Is Faithful

Joseph Tkach

God Is Faithful

Our relationship with God is not a business transaction in which we do something for God, and then he will be good to us

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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There is a myth that if people really trusted God for healing, they would in fact be healed. When people who believe that myth aren’t healed, they feel guilty. They look for the supposed “secret sin” that is keeping them from being healed.

Christian friends and family may tell them they need to pray that God will show them their sins so that he can heal them. They might tell the sick person that he or she needs more faith, and prescribe more prayer and Bible study and fasting as the way to get God to heal them.

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Is God Mad at Haiti?

Joseph Tkach

Is God Mad at Haiti?

Some people use tragedy as an opportunity to condemn the victims. They say that God used earthquakes to punish Haiti for its sins.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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See our articles on Haiti: Will my homeland live again? Haiti - help and hope, and Where was God?

The devastating earthquakes in Haiti have evoked a massive outpouring of support from around the world. In the face of tragedy, many hearts have opened, pouring out the love of God toward those in need. But there are others who use tragedy as an opportunity to condemn the victims.

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Another Look at Repentance

Joseph Tkach

Another Look at Repentance

Repentance is simply not about a new and improved you and me. It’s a change in how we think about God and about ourselves.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Repentance is a cornerstone of Christian life, yet when it is misunderstood – as it often is – it can cause Christians to live with needless fear and doubt about their relationship with God.

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Appearances

Dr. Joseph Tkach

Appearances

Things are not always as they appear. That was certainly the case with Jesus.

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Joseph Tkach

Joseph Tkach has been president of Grace Communion International since 1995. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Azusa Pacific University. For more information about him, click here.

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Things are not always as they appear. That was certainly the case with Jesus. The crowds saw a miracle-worker, a remarkable man of God who could heal their diseases. They came from all over the region to see him and hear him speak and to be healed. Sometimes the crowds were so thick that Jesus had a boat ready in case they pressed him into the Sea of Galilee.

After a long day of hearing Jesus teach and heal the sick, the people would go home. They would go back to their families and their jobs and life would return to normal.

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From Eternity to Here

Transformed by Truth, by Joseph Tkach
Epilogue

As I close this book I’d like to address two separate audiences and then give my personal assessment as to where our church is and where it’s headed.

A Word to Those With an Unanswered Question

Repeatedly in the past few years I have been asked by many WCG members, "How could God have allowed us to wander in serious error for thirty or forty or even fifty years? Where was He all that time?

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Joseph Tkach
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The Enigma of Herbert W. Armstrong

Transformed by Truth, by Joseph Tkach
Chapter 12

Advisory

To all current or former members of the Worldwide Church of God:

 

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Joseph Tkach
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How Could We Have Believed These Things?

Transformed by Truth, by Joseph Tkach
Chapter 11

Sometime ago I was talking on the air with Hank Hanegraaff during a live Bible Answer Man radio program. In discussing the many changes that have shaken the WCG during the past several years, I used the term "cognitive dissonance" to describe what often went on in our heads in decades past. In many instances we championed two flatly contradictory doctrines at the same time.

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Joseph Tkach
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What's All This "Jesus Stuff"?

Transformed by Truth, by Joseph Tkach
Chapter 10

How could we get our people to take their focus off British-Israelism as a central plank of their faith and get them instead to see that Christ is the central plank in a Christian’s belief system? That was the major challenge facing us a few years ago.

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Joseph Tkach
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