"The Lord is our Judge. The Lord is our Lawgiver. The Lord is our King. He will save us." - Isaiah 33:22
These words in Isaiah are no less true with the passage of time. Yet for centuries the visible church has abandoned the robust proclamation of the rights of the Lord Jesus Christ to preside over His creation. This needs to change.
Rather than throw Him the crumbs that conveniently fall from our table, we must assert the legitimate claims of the Lord into the world in which we find ourselves. He will elevate us to His table, to reign with Him as we do. Until we rise to this call, we will tepidly settle for the scraps of food our pagan judges, lawgivers, kings, and saviors throw our way.
By accepting these meager crumbs tossed thoughtlessly to us by the world's leaders, we actually show our preference to be ruled by people who hate the Lord.
Christ deserves better.
The Beast, The Whore, and The Forgotten Vision offers a Biblical perspective of the Church’s commission to make disciples of all nations. With insight into Church history and today's culture, Ron reveals how the church has strayed from its mission and offers encouragement for Christians to fulfill their call to be God's agents of change in the world.
Ron practices what he preaches; his love and concern for Christ's Church is not born from a theological 'ivory tower', but rather from ministering in dangerous, war torn areas, where even angels fear to tread!
This insightful read by Ron Kronz goes to the heart of the impotence of Christianity today.
Ron offers thoughtful and Scriptural feedback on how the church has strayed from its commission and how we can get back on track. While the diagnosis of the Church’s malady and consequent failure to effect the culture positively is saddening, Ron encourages the reader with Biblical promises of the certainty that the Kingdom of God will prevail. It is up to us, as Ron reminds us kindly, whether we choose to take part in its coming or not. This is the number one book I would recommend to any believer looking for how to put their faith into action and to fulfill the Great Commission given to us.
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Having personally spent hundreds of hours with Ron in prayer, study and hearing his preaching I can confidently say, along with everyone I’ve every known that has experienced his Biblical insights and his mastery of discipleship, that there is simply no one like him in these capacities.
I know of no other that brings the power of being a Christian and the confidence of witnessing like he does.
I personally owe him more than I could ever repay from his shared wisdom and discipleship.
He only has two biological children, but I know for a fact he is a father to dozens if not hundreds of people.
Regarding this book: It is the best writing on the faith I’ve ever read and I’ve read all (a lot) of the major authors current and historic. His writing style is amazingly just like talking to him.
His life and writing is a great example of a fulfilling life built by taking one faithful step at a time.
Jesus is King, and a King has subjects, people take notes!
Must read! I bought two - one to share around and one to keep. Would be an excellent read for a Christian small group study. We need more pastors like this leading by example, bold and courageous.
Fighting to Win: and other things I didn't learn in Sunday School is a book about spiritual conquest and victory. It is not meant to be another study on personal satisfaction, and individual holiness. Those books abound. This is a biblically-based manual on spiritual warfare, that is designed to be put to use.
Fighting to Win takes seriously the command of Christ to take the nations for Him. The author comes from a position that Jesus is currently the reigning, ruling King, and that all authorities must submit to Him or be crushed by Him. The author writes from the perspective of a pastor who engages the culture with the Gospel of the Kingdom of God on the street level, as well as a missionary and Christian overseer to war-torn countries in Africa.
Simply a breath of fresh air in the murkiness that the modern church has become. Ron calls believers to take up their crosses--no, it's not just an expression--and explains how we can live like Christ today. Christians anywhere can benefit from reading this and being challenged to grow in true discipleship and maturity. I am underlining all over :)
I will say that I am a critic at heart (and a professional Christian book editor), but this book is double thumbs up, 100% recommended! Buy two and give one to a friend :)
Our author goes where angels fear to tread! Quite frankly, he is the best person to have written this book – Fighting to Win!
It is revolutionary in that it gives the reader a vision of Christian victory!
‘Fighting to Win’ takes you on a journey through the Bible and explains its victorious teachings.
This book needs to be read by Christian people, the Scripture references studied, and the ideas put into action.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough!
A powerful message on the rule and reign of Jesus Christ. Grounded in biblical truths, and drawing from his experiences in the US and Africa, Ron delivers a much-needed exhortation for today's society, especially those who profess to follow Jesus. This is a must-read!
Preface through Chapter 5
Chapter 6 through End