The Anointing of Jesus Christ As Savior
The question of the anointing of Jesus Christ as savior acquires a surprisingly political valence in the Christian context. Indeed, this free gift of divine power becomes a premium when used to justify an economy of election and distinction. Such questions can also be conscripted into new notions of apostolic election and kingdom theology. A dominionist “reformation” based on kingdom theology is a prime example.
The Third Wave of Christian thought began in the nineteenth century. The first wave focused on the sanctification of human life, and the second wave turned to the spiritual realm. The charismatic movement gained prominence when C. Peter Wagner and John Wimber developed charismatic theories. These teachers tested their ideas in popular Fuller’s School of Missions courses. In addition, they were able to bring together a diverse group of evangelicals.
The Apostles of Christ were the earliest Christians. They had a unique apostolic power, and they were called apostles. In addition, they were committed to their Lord. In fact, they were able to perform miraculous works. In addition to healing people, they could use spiritual weapons to help others. In their ministry, they had authority to cast out demons. However, they were not free from responsibility. These men were the first Christians, and they did not know how to use these powers to make people follow the gospel.
The Apostles never performed miraculous acts, such as feeding the 5,000 or walking on water. In fact, they only had power to heal the sick, raise the dead, and cast out demons. These miracles aimed to point to the apostles as messengers of God. Because of this, they had to be very careful not to be taken as a sign of authority by anyone claiming to speak for God. However, they were true witnesses to the miracles of the Savior.