Jim Goodrick (17
"Dr.Van Impe, TBN and
John and Doves,
There's a news story going round at this time telling
of Dr. Jack Van Impe separating from TBN, the most watched
Christian network on TV. He is removing himself because
of differences over "Chrislam" ( Moslems uniting with
Christians for a "common faith " ).
We feel that it is true that TBN
is altering its' message to accommodate
For instance, in the beginning, TBN used to stand for
"Trinity Broadcasting Network".
Now they refer to TBN as meaning "Touching Billions
Now". Wow -- Drastic change !
What is the difference ? The difference is the Trinity .. the Triune God ---
the Oneness of God in three Persons ... the Father,
Jesus and the Holy Spirit. They are three separate and
distinct Persons, yet they are One because they are God
Neither the Orthodox Jews, nor the Muslims ... nor any other
major "faith" such as Buddhists, Hindus, Shintos, Mormons
and of course atheists do not believe that Jesus is God, nor
do they believe in the Holy Spirit as the third Person of
the Trinity, equally Divine.
What is separating us from "them" is the Triune Godhead, the
Where in the Bible does it show that Jesus and the Holy
Spirit are one ? In John 7: 37--39; and John 20: 22.
Where in the Scriptures does it say that Jesus and the
Father are one ? In John 10: 30.
Those are foundational truths underlying all of
Christianity, and it makes all the difference in the world.
It separates the men from the boys, the women from the
girls, and the truth from error.
Jesus --fully God and fully man-- suffered a tortuous death
for our sakes. We cannot trifle with that blood and
make it of no account in order to accommodate "billions".
God is not interested in "billions". Please see Gideon's
army in Judges Chapter 7. In that chapter God
removed two-thirds of the army and left Gideon with
only 1/3 of the men for battle, because God was looking for
quality instead of quantity.