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The Faith Illusion

"Oh that I might have my request; and that God would grant me the thing that I long for!" - Job 6:8 (KJV)

Quite frequently I come in contact with individuals possessing that which most kindly could be called a "lowness of spirit."  They are most often individuals who either presently or recently experienced disappointment or, at some point in the past, were let down in an extremely distinct and definitive way without finding recovery.  They are, in short, defeated and, in many cases, have given up on victory entirely choosing to accept simple existence over abundant living.

All too often, the process by which a Christian finds themselves slumping into this particular condition is the result of receiving, accepting and embracing incorrect teaching on the subject of faith.  The fault lies at the feet of those who perpetuate these bizarre ideas in regard to faith and, finally, with those who believe it.  At this stage, some are already ready to shoot the messenger be…


By Pastor Douglas Raynor, II
"And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God." - Colossians 2:19 (KJV)

"They have lost connection with the head, from whom the whole body, supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow." - Colossians 2:19 (NIV)

When I started my journey living for God, I made mistakes, lots of mistakes.  I would mess up at the drop of a hat, horribly.  I will spare you the details of the struggles, but they were real, nonetheless.

As I search the farthest memories of my early days living for God, without over sensationalizing it, I recall that when I fell, I always fell TOWARDS the House of God.  What I mean by that is, I would mess up but I wasn’t looking for an excuse to leave the church, I fell knowing that I had issues and I wanted to get them right.  Something in my spirit caused me to run TO the pl…