Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa

When Fetters Fall

by Dr Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa Freedom is part and parcel of the good news of Jesus Christ: “For freedom Christ has set us free” (Galatians 5:1). Christ sets His people free, first, from the evil one, the devil himself. For many moderns, this is no doubt an archaic, ludicrous idea. But the Bible teaches that there is an evil spiritual reality beyond us which it calls “the satan” (meaning “the enemy”). Satan is the enemy of God and God’s creation. Jesus called him a “liar and the father of lies”, and the Bible teaches that his sole purpose is to “steal and kill […]

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Making a Case for the Body

by Kethoser (Aniu) Kevichusa Christianity is not the most “flashy” of religions; but it is the most “fleshy.” The Christian faith does not consider the material world as inherently evil. In fact, it considers the goodness of the material world, including the human body. According to the Christian worldview, the truth of the goodness of the human body stands on four foundational pillars: creation, incarnation, sanctification, and new creation. God created the material world, and culminated His work with the creation of the human being. God then pronounces His verdict upon creation: “It was very good” (Gen. 1:31). The human […]

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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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