Experience Jesus

Last weekend, I was a at a christian training. The purpose of the training was to get people started in praying for the sick and preaching the Gospel. Also, there were teachings about becoming born again. So, people repented, got delivered from demons, got baptized, filled with the Holy Spirit and went on the street to preach the Gospel and heal the sick. It was a good weekend. Imagine, Read More

In many christian groups it is said that we have to forgive everyone no matter what. Some even say that we have to forgive everyone before we can receive healing, the Holy Spirit, or some other blessing. As example of being forgiving, they point to Jesus who forgave those who crucified him. However, as you can read in the Bible passage below, Jesus didn’t really forgive those who crucified him. Read More

In the Word of God as defined by the Bible, I explained that Jesus himself is the Word of God. This might be something confusing for some of you, but actually it is really powerful. It does not decrease the authority or trustworthiness of the Bible, but gives a different perspective to Jesus and what he does in us. Jesus is the Word through which everything is made and this Word became flesh (see John 1). Jesus died, but rose again from the dead after three days. Then he was lifted up into heaven and poured out his Spirit. Read More

WWII and Living in the Kingdom of God

When I was young, I liked to read books. Many of the books I read were stories about the Second World War. I liked to read books about the Dutch Resistance during the nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Although, most of them were only fictional stories, they inspired and intrigued me. Years later, when I became a follower of Jesus, I started to realize that following Jesus had something in common with the Dutch Resistance. While the Netherlands were occupied by the nazis, several Dutchmen denied to work together with the nazis and started to sabotage the works of their occupiers. Together they formed the Dutch Resistance. Although they lived in an occupied country, they lived for the sake of the Dutch Kingdom. Read More