The Silent War In The Church

Jesus prayed for us in His church in the following way: "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one:" (John 17:20-22, NIV)  And, yet, we see so much disunity in the church today—the many denominations, church splits, church wars, factions of all types, and divisions between individual Christians.  What is the cause of the disunity and what can we do to fulfill Jesus' prayer for us?  This book, titled The Silent War in the Church is an attempt to answer these two questions.  It is my observations based on my study of the Bible on the subject and fifty years of ministry in the church.

The Silent War In The Church

Table of Contents and Brief Intro Table of Contents
Introduction Introduction
The Silent War Inside our Churches - Part 1 Part 1a
The Silent War Inside our Churches - Part 2 Part 1b
The Silent War between Churches Part 2
The Silent War with Satan and his Demons Part 3
The Silent War can be Won by God's Love in us Part 4
The Silent War can be like the Wars in the World Part 5
The Silent War between a False and Coerced Unity and a True Unity Part 6
An Essential Requirement Needed for Ending the Silent War Between Christians Part 7
The Silent War Caused by Turning the Church into the Kingdom of Man and not the Kingdom of God Part 8
The Silent War inside of Each Christian Part 9
The Silent War in the Church with the World Part 10
The Silent War Over Divisive Issues Part 11
The Silent War caused by a Mysterious Invading Army Part 12
The Silent War Caused by Seeking Worldly Success Part 13
The Silent War Always Results in Persecution Part 14
The Silent War Caused when Godly People Divide Coming Dec 17
The Silent War Caused when Godly People Cause Divisions Coming Dec 24
The Silent War Caused by the Church or a Church Dividing over an Important Issue Coming Dec 31
When the Church is Winning Coming Jan 7
The Bible's Description of Victorious Soldiers in the Silent War - Part 1 Coming Jan 14
The Bible's Description of Victorious Soldiers in the Silent War - Part 2 Coming Jan 21
How Victory in the Silent War can Lead to Revival in the Church Coming Jan 28
Conclusion Coming Feb 4
Addendum: The Silent War caused by "the onlys" Coming Feb 11
Addendum: A Pastor's Authority by Ray Stedman Coming Feb 18
Addendum: Galatians 6:1-3 (my commentary on these verses) Coming Feb 25
Addendum: John Wesley's sermon at George Whitefield's funeral Coming Mar 4