by David W. Dorries Ph. D.
Global Christianity is caught in a dilemma.
The fast-growing Independent sector has little taste for doctrine, yet appeals to a hurting world by exhibiting a lifestyle of excitement and power. Yet Jesus said that the “true worshippers” will worship the Father “in spirit and truth.” (John 4:23)
Church renewal in the twenty-first century must not neglect sound doctrine, else error and confusion will abound. Nothing is more vital to true revival than the merger of sound theology with the Spirit’s power. Spirit-filled Christology represents a fresh encounter with the best of ancient theology integrated with the dynamic empowerment of the Holy Spirit. Spirit-filled Christology defies indifference, and necessarily moves from reflection to action. The result is the ability to enter into Jesus’ continuing ministry through the Spirit in today’s world.