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Societal Transformation

Many of us followers of Christ have dreams of societal transformation. In other words, we want to see more than just large numbers of people attending churches - we want to see cultural and sociological changes in our country that would be evidence of people really following the commands of Jesus in their everyday lives. I think this is a good and an appropriate dream and desire to have. When our society begins to adopt the values of Christ in everyday life and we see people honoring Jesus by loving one another, forgiving one another and living in relational harmony and moral purity then we know that the Kingdom of God is increasing among us. Jesus asked us to pray that God's Kingdom would come and that His will would be done on earth.

However, I think that the Bible-believing people of God in the United States have focused too often and too much on changing the political landscape in order to achieve societal transformation rather than focusing our energies and efforts elsew…

Welcome to my blog

Thanks for stopping by...This is where I will be recording my thoughts and observations. I am writing this from my home in sunny Texas. My name is Bill Benninghoff and the most important thing about me is my relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He is my Lord and my Savior. I am husband to the beautiful Molly and father to Jennifer, David and Daniel.

I enjoy reading books on theology, so many of my posts will be theological or philosophical in content. I am 47 years old now and I have been a born-again Christian since the age of 17 so I have seen the Lord move in many different church contexts over the years. I am excited by what is currently happening in Lakeland, Florida and in Fort Mill, South Carolina since April of 2008. I think the Lord Jesus is increasing the level of healings and miracles in the North American church. Currently I am meeting with some good friends in an organic church format. I am a big fan of the writings of Frank Viola and Wolfgang Simson regardi…