The CHARGE Acronym

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Vision

As many of you know, I have been trying to develop the whole Kingdom of God theology and how it ties in with the concept of transformation. This has been my passion ever since I became a Christian. How are we, as Christians suppose to live out the command found in Mt 5:13-16 to be the salt and light in the world?

I came up with the CHARGE acronym and stated that there are 6 pillars of society that we need to engage in if we are to see transformation in a society. They are: Commerce, Household, Arts and Media, Religious Institutions, Government and Politics and Education.

But the more I think about it, I think there might be one more major pillar. It is the health profession and the health field.

Recently, one of our church members has been able to make a difference in the health profession world. His research was done here at the University of Michigan where they were able to use MRIs to detect cancer by looking at the bone. I don’t know all the official medical terms, but since cancer in the breast and prostate have high meta-static potential, the propensity of these cancer cells to grow within the bones is great. Hence, the MRI will help detect the cancer better than the radioactive bone scan which people are currently using.

Their study made some links that in mice the MRI may hold the key to providing doctors more information about how and when to treat patients with breast or prostate cancer. They are just weeks away from receiving the final approval for doing a clinical trial. Hopefully, they will have their first patients signing up to get the MRI scans done.

Here are some links to the research:

1) In the AACR Journal
2) In the Science Daily website
3) In the Cancer Line website

With all this being said, I think it might be better if I change the acronym to CHARGEDCommerce, Health Field, Arts and Media, Religious Institutions, Government and Politics, Education and Domestic Issues.

We need to keep on raising up people who have the Kingdom of God theology in their Christian framework and also people who are passionate about transformation.

I can’t wait for the time when our members will be place in various places of influence – and they will be prepared to transform the world for God’s glory.

Quote for Thought

Author: sethskim  |  Category: Viewpoint

I read a quote this morning that I think I needed to be reminded of… especially in this generation, where it is easy to get spoiled with things.

John Powell writes, “By afflictions, God is spoiling us [i.e., taking away from us] of what otherwise might have spoiled us. When he makes the world too hot for us to hold, we let it go.”

What a thought? – God makes “the world too hot for us to hold.”

As I am journeying through this Christian faith as a pilgrim, I am realizing that trials and suffering purify us. The fire of God heats up the things that that do not need to be there. The heat produces the dross so that the only thing that remains is a purified love for God.

For all you old school people out there, remember the song, “Undying Love” by Mark Altrogge from People of Destiny (now known as Sovereign Grace)?

Here are the lyrics:

Grace, grace to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ
With an undying love.

Give me an undying love for You,
Lord won’t You set my heart aflame,
With passion for Your name?

Give me an undying love for You,
Lord won’t You take me to the cross?
I count it all as loss,
Please burn away the dross,
So that nothing else remains…
But an undying love for You.