Dr. Ken Chant (M.R.E. Th.D), is the President of Vision Christian College (Australia) and is on the International Board of Directors for Vision International University (USA).
Dr Ken Chant is an Australian pentecostal pastor who was ordained in Melbourne in 1954. He has been actively involved in Christian ministry for over 50 years (ten of which he and his family spent in the USA). A brief summary of his ministry would include the following -
He has pioneered eight churches and Pastored several others, including serving for five years as the associate pastor of what was then Australia's largest Pentecostal church (the Adelaide Crusade Centre).
For several years he was the editor of two of Australia's most successful charismatic/Pentecostal journals.
He has been the principal of four Bible colleges (in Australia and the USA), has taught at Christ for the Nations (Dallas), Oral Roberts University (Tulsa), Youth With a Mission (Hawaii), and spoken at crusades, conferences, and seminars in Australia, the UK, the USA, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, and New Zealand.
Dr. Chant is the author of many of Vision's textbooks on Christian life, Doctrine and Theology.
You are about to begin a fascinating adventure: a quest to penetrate the veil, to step into another dimension, to learn what is happening in the world of spirits.
Our quest is in two sections, the first deals with the kingdom of light, and the second with the kingdom of darkness. You will find familiar things here; you may also find things that startle and amaze you. Unless you are already full of knowledge, I am sure the following pages will enrich your understanding of the place occupied by angels and demons in God's world. Even well-informed students may find themselves encountering here some new ideas, some new ways of looking at the realm of both good and evil spirits.
You will find no anecdotes about angels or demons, except those that come out of the Bible. I have refrained from building doctrine either on my own experiences or those of others. Other books that I have read about the subject abound in such stories, but I find many of them unconvincing.
"The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children for ever". (De 29:29)
Let God keep secret what he pleases; let us be content with what he reveals.
"Christology" - or the study of Christ. The subject is presented in two parts, a study of Jesus as a man, which is this study, and a study of Jesus as God, and for no other reason than an attempt to make this study a little easier to grasp...
"The coming of Jesus into the world is the most stupendous event in human history ... whatever is truly admirable in the achievements of the succeeding centuries, in art and literature, in music and architecture, in the quest for knowledge, and in the pursuit of justice and brotherliness in human-relations, derives from that same event ... I cannot but see it as towering sublimely above all others
Here is an arresting description of a well-balanced Christian: “Happy is the man who has no reason to condemn himself for what he allows” (Ro 14:22).
If the goal of all life is to achieve happiness, then Paul has revealed one of the key factors in that achievement: happiness is reaching that place of inner poise where you know exactly what is permissible for you so that you live free from the m
I have not written this book, I hasten to say, to encourage three-hour sermons (we do well today to hold the interest of a congregation for thirty minutes). But preachers might at least learn how to end a sermon with the congregation yearning for more, rather than wishing it were less!
The most amazing period of the church - the first 1000 years, with some intrusions into the second period, followed by a brief survey of the following millennium. I have chosen to concentrate on the first ten centuries, (a) because most people are almost totally ignorant of what happened during those years; and (b) because the story they tell must surely be the world's most dramatic tale.
There are two common approaches to the theme of "revival" among evangelical Christians, and also, unfortunately, among many charismatics. I say "unfortunately" because neither of these approaches reflects the New Testament model. This study will argue for a third approach (see Chapter Three below), which, it will be claimed, does conform to the New Testament pattern.
How can Christians maintain a life of continual victory? These pages will present some key ideas that can lift people out of the gloomy pit and keep them living in the sunshine of God’s love. You may not need help for yourself; yet there are probably people around you who are hurting. With these keys in your hand, you may be able to help them escape from darkness and come into light.
Both in scripture and in life there is an inescapable tension between the two sides of every truth. Thus the Bible contains a message of prosperity, but also one of poverty; of happiness, but also of tears; of triumph, but also of defeat. The art of Christian living is knowing each day on which side of the truth to stand; or, more bluntly, knowing when to change your mind!
"Whom shall I believe?" We open the Bible and at once voices on every side cry at us to follow their way of reading it! But which pathway to understanding is the true one? How can I know which teacher to follow, or what commentary to believe? Or should I simply follow my conscience? The best help in this dilemma is a good understanding of an art called hermeneutics. That is what this book is about
No matter how improbable the vision Paul presents, it has about it the ring of truth, divine truth. To suppose otherwise is to supplant one miracle with another! That is, if Paul is not simply telling the truth about the supernatural Christ and the glory every believer may discover in him, then the letter itself becomes an inexplicable marvel.
The city of Corinth in southern Greece was founded by Julius Caesar in 46 B.C. as a Roman colony, upon the ruins of an ancient town. Within 100 years it had grown to a great cosmopolitan seaport, and eventually attained a population of possibly 500,000 inhabitants, many thousands of whom were slaves.
Paul provides in this letter a more personal testimony of his relationship with Christ
Nothing less than the truth of the gospel can explain Paul's letters, especially Ephesians with its wonderfully exalted portrayal of Christ. If the gospel is not true then some other equally astonishing explanation of the letter must be found, which no one has ever been able to do. This book digs up and displays some of the amazing treasures that lie in Paul's short but immeasurably lovely letter.
What you will find here is treasure – that is, nuggets dug out of diverse passages from the letter. The meditations draw on other parts of scripture also, and are always directed toward successful Christian life, to the enrichment of your mind and spirit, and to the enhancement of your service of Christ and the church.
Why did Christ devote so much of his limited time to this one area of human need? With only three years of public ministry before him we might have expected Christ to concentrate solely on teaching the people. Instead, when the time came for him to go to Jerusalem and there to die, his disciples were still quite ignorant of the real purpose of His mission. Let us see why Christ healed the sick.
When God made Adam and Eve in his “image” he gave them a form that was a reflection of the divine. Built into that first human couple was a resemblance in physical form to the spiritual form of God. Their life came from God, their human personality, the laws of their existence, the nature of their minds, were all based on the divine pattern.
God has given us immense benefits. Christians are the owners of those blessings, yet they don’t possess them. We live as though our property were not ours, as though we still have to buy God’s gracious gifts by our own works, as though they have to be earned instead of received joyfully by faith.
The basic theme of this book is how you, by faith, can "possess your own possessions!"
The Saviour's heavenly priesthood is itself a product of the great event that climaxed his passion; that is, his ascension into heaven and his resumption of his seat at the right hand of the Father.
The end result, I trust, will be an answer to the question: where do you find true religion?
Trust in Christ leads to a work of grace that certainly occurs in in us, but can never be of us.
My chief reason for this volume lies in the subject itself. The Lord God is my Lord, and to me he is so fascinating that I cannot resist the yearning to explore every facet of his splendour, hoping that others will thereby be able to share my pleasure. I hope, too, that the Father himself will be pleased with what I write and that his honour will be enlarged
The rightness or wrongness of our believing is something we must all face. The Bible warns against the results of wrong believing, and vigorously stresses the importance of right believing. So it is vital for you to learn how to have faith in God, but even more, how to use your faith rightly.
The Bible says: “Without faith it is impossible to please God, for those who c
the highest dignity of the priesthood, the right to minister the word and the sacraments, belongs to every Christian, even if in practice, that right will normally be restricted to those to whom the church itself gives the office. So far as their right as Christians is concerned, every believer is fit and eligible for any office in the church.
The basic theme of these Lessons is answered prayer. That may seem on the surface to be a simple theme. But having now completed the series I am conscious once again that I have done little more than fumble with the fringes of my subject. The following pages could hardly be considered anything more than a wondering learner's introduction to the exciting matters with which they deal.
Our quest is in two sections, the first dealing with the kingdom of light, and the second (this book) with the kingdom of darkness. You will find familiar things here; you may also find things that startle and amaze you. Unless you are already full of knowledge, I am sure the following pages will enrich your understanding of the place occupied by angels and demons in God's world.
Our quest is in two sections, the first (this book) deals with the kingdom of light, and the second (my book Demonology) with the kingdom of darkness. You will find familiar things here; you may also find things that startle and amaze you. Unless you are already full of knowledge, I am sure the following pages will enrich your understanding of the place occupied by angels and demons in God's world
What has science to do with faith? As it happens, a great deal. Yet in popular imagination science and faith are about as compatible as sugar and sand. Mix them together and you spoil both! But without faith - and a large dollop of it - there would be no science.
The entire enterprise (as we shall see) rests upon several leaps of faith.
This is a series of nine topics and is offered as a foundational course.
It may be undertaken as simply a foundation course and will attract its own certificate or it may be used as the first part of your studies toward your certificate or diploma. All nine subjects are downloaded in a single file and form the course, "Dynamic Christian Foundations".
During his ministry in Palestine the Lord Jesus Christ often spoke of his going back to heaven and then of his coming again to earth. He said –
"In my Father’s house are many mansions. If this were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself, that where I am there ye may be also"
These are truly ‘Songs to live by", and I hope that the following pages will quicken in you a new interest in the Psalms, and a desire to know much more about them. The first part of this book deals with the psalmody of Israel, and the second half builds on Israel’s worship experience and explores some aspects of worship in the church.
In one word the basic problem confronting Christianity is verification: "Is the Bible true? Is the Bible possible?" If the Bible is false the fabric of our faith shreds like rags in a garbage disposal, if it is true we stand sure and affirmed. My purpose in this study is to show why the Bible has withstood every attack made upon it, and why it will continue to triumph against all odds- it is truth
This is the second part of a two part series on "Christology" - or the study of Christ. The subject is presented in two parts, a study of Jesus as a man, and a study of Jesus as God, which is this study, for no other reason than an attempt to make this study a little easier to grasp...
This is the first part of a two part series on "Christology" - or the study of Christ. The subject is presented in two parts, a study of Jesus as a man, which is this study, and a study of Jesus as God, and for no other reason than an attempt to make this study a little easier to grasp...
This course is a close companion to the subject "Emmanuel". But whereas that series deals with the person of Christ, this deals with the work of Christ. Especially, with the historical work of Christ, and even more particularly with the events surrounding his passion - that is, the crucifixion and the resurrection.
When we do what God has called us to do, we have full access to His enabling grace and strength. When we take up extraneous burdens, we are on our own. To carry those loads, we have nothing more to draw upon than personal wisdom and ability. People who labour with such scant resources will surely find their work toilsome, sapping their vitality, wrecking their health, deadening their spirits.
This book is a presentation of the Pentecostal position on Holy Spirit baptism. Not all those who are connected with the movement will agree with all that is in these pages; but the position taken does generally represent both the Pentecostal and Charismatic viewpoint. It probably hovers somewhere in the middle of the more extreme views taken by some on either side.
A study of the Charismata in the church and it's use in ministry. This study demonstrates our right and responsibility before God & each other to exercise the gifts of the Spirit as He sees fit. Which is the best gift? When should those gifts be exercised? Who should use them and why? Is there a limit? Why is it some churches do not exercise these gifts and see God manifest with them?
Studies in the Major Themes of Salvation such as Salvation, Regeneration, Justification, Redemption, Predestination, Sanctification, we have lost the meaning of these words and yet they carry powerful life giving meaning that sets us free from so much, yet only if we understand them