<a href="https://biblicalmissiology.org/author/adam/" target="_self">Adam Simnowitz</a>

Adam Simnowitz

Adam Simnowitz is a minister with the Assemblies of God. He lives in Dearborn, MI. He holds a M.A. from Columbia International University from their College of Intercultural Studies. His thesis is available on this website: "Muslim Idiom Translation: Assessing So-Called Scripture Translation For Muslim Audiences With A Look Into Its Origins In Eugene A. Nida's Theories Of Dynamic Equivalence And Cultural Anthropology: https://biblicalmissiology.org/2016/03/21/muslim-idiom-translation-assessing-so-called-scripture-translation-for-muslim-audiences-with-a-look-into-its-origins-in-eugene-a-nidas-theories-of-dynamic-equivalence-and-cultural-anthro/

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    I appreciate your acute evaluation of this web site. I have been praying with them for the last several years. I will look more closely at what is written. I however, will not quit praying focusing on these nations. I can’t say that I have ever been led into viewing or understanding the prayers for each of these nations as endorsing any particular orientation to missions. Simply asking – beseeching – God to visit, redeem, and save the people of a nation, seems to me to be pretty doctrinally neutral.

    I do want to take a little issue with your characterization of the Kingdom Circles as promoting a C5 orientation. When I use it I envision a C4 picture. I see it as illustrating the Edict of Jerusalem in Acts 15, nothing more. On another point , when you speak of “Christian” are you talking about the liberal churches who call themselves Christians. Are you talking about Roman Catholics, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons, Baptists, Lutherans, or just Assemblies? I may not like it, but I don’t see any of us owning the term Christian.
    (See “Are you a Christian or a Disciple?” by Ed Gross for a good discussion on this).

    With the early Gentile church, obviously the edict said that beyond the centrality of Jesus little else was required to be part of the church. Again, I picture a C4 story here, not the C5 one that you do. And in the story of the churches in Acts, I see the guidance of the Holy Spirit rather than a particular missiology. “What do the scriptures teach and what does the Holy Spirit want us to do to respond?” I do have my preference, it is not C5 as a goal, but I believe that when Jesus said that he would build his church, that he means just that.

    I will read more carefully to what is written and said in the future. Thank you for making me aware.

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