Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa

The ABCD of Freedom

by Dr. Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa There are at least four kinds of freedoms that God grants us humans: The freedom of ability, boundary, conscience, and duty. Call them the ABCD of freedom. In the first place, there is the freedom of ability. If God makes demands of us; He also gives us the ability to meet those demands. He does not give us tasks and purposes without first enabling us to perform them. Jesus Christ did not simply command a paralytic to stand up, take his mat, and walk. He also enabled the man to obey the command by first healing him (John 5: 8, […]

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God Is, God Remains

by Dr. Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa My wife, Ono, is someone who has been through quite a bit of physical distress and lives with some measure of disability. In one of her old Bibles is a fading scrawl that she made during one of her bouts of illness. It is a quote by Joni Eareckson Tada: “When we learn to lean back in God’s sovereignty, fixing and settling our thoughts on that unshakable, unmovable reality, we can experience inner peace. Our trouble may not change, our pain may not diminish, our loss may not be restored, our problems may not fade […]

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Can Prayer Alter God’s Plan?

by Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa The question the title of this post poses is one of the more difficult questions regarding the mystery of prayer. While there can be no completely satisfactory answer to the question, there can still be adequately satisfactory answers to it. The first thing to be said about prayer is that God always answers the prayers of His children. It’s that, sometimes, He says, ‘Yes’; other times, He says, ‘No’; still other times, He says, ‘Wait.’ Even a ‘No’ or a ‘Wait’ is an answer. God always answers prayers; but He does not always grant prayers. There […]

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Is Christ the End of Sacrifice?

In this video Aniu K. Kevichusa shows how sacrifice is essentially an act of cleansing. In the Old Testament, sacrifice rituals are often placed alongside purity laws. Sacrifice makes sense only in the backdrop of purity and impurity. The Christian story is not one in which humans are sacrificing to God to appease Him, but rather it is God who is sacrificing Himself for His creation. God does the giving up. He pays the greatest sacrifice of all. The liberating message of the Gospel is that Christ has made the ultimate sacrifice. He has perfected it. Because Christ has made […]

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The Rising Son of Easter Morning

Believe it or not, Christians claim that Jesus actually rose again – bodily and historically – from the dead on the first Easter day. Many, of course, do not believe. To them, Christians would humbly and graciously request to not prejudge the case, but to investigate it. But what, really, is at stake in the truth or falsity of the Christian claim that Jesus rose again from the dead on the first Easter morning? Found in the Bible, in one of his letters to the Christians in the ancient city of Corinth, the Apostle Paul, who was himself formerly a […]

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