Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min.'s Blog (120)

The Pitiful Crys of Souls Suffering in Spiritual Desolation

An Expose’ on Deception, Shaming, and Soul Destruction

This coming May 31, 2019, will be an entire year removed since The Washington Post released a weblog post written by Joshua Pease entitled, “The Epidemic of denial about sexual abuse in the Evangelical Church.” I find it very difficult to report these findings in that much like the Catholic church, the Protestant and Evangelical church…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on April 28, 2019 at 6:59am — No Comments

“The Price of a Common Slave!”

The Last Passover Meal of The Master

It was on a Thursday evening prior to His execution the next day Friday afternoon that Jesus of Nazareth had finally arrived in Jerusalem. For throughout His very short three years of public ministry, He constantly reminded His disciples that He would be betrayed into the hands of men...,…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on April 18, 2019 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

Moral Guidance in Culturally Gray Areas

As I paged through the first section of the paper, I came across a thought-provoking essay written by Annabelle Gurwitch entitled, “Cremation Nation”: Our New Way to Go, March 29, 2019. As I read this article I knew that this subject matter deserved thoughtful if not Historical, Relational, and Biblical consideration.  Grace and Peace…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on April 6, 2019 at 2:37am — No Comments

Having Peace amidst the Storms of our Lives: Only Proves that God is Near.

This week’s blog post is a soulful and heartfelt dedication to those family members, friends, and associates who are facing life’s greatest challenges. You know the ones, those unwelcomed and unwanted life challenges that always come at the wrong time, the ones that force each of us to ask the question, how do I learn to rejoice in my Faith when I struggle with the inner and external realities of hopelessness; sickness, fear of death, soul damage, isolationism, and…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 23, 2019 at 3:58am — No Comments

The Brevity of Our Physical Lives

Yet you do not know what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away. James 4:14
Grace and Peace

Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 16, 2019 at 8:34pm — No Comments

The Spiritual Blessedness of Winter

It was during this moment that I begin to meditate on the notion there seems to be a certain spiritual blessedness that is associated with the Winter season. This blessedness at least to me could very easily be seen within the surrounding landscape of Stone Mountain Park, yet the greater question lies in how much of this same spiritual truth is reflective of my own life as a faithful disciple of the Master?…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on March 7, 2019 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Entering Into His Spiritual Rest

The Futility of Striving in Our Own Might

I must confess that today’s blog post has been very difficult for me to produce in that, deep in my heart, I am grieving for the modern Church as a religious institution within our culture and the insidious inner-church dysfunction that is very destructive and evil. Noticeably, the most recent disclosure of the sexual abuse that now is within the Protestant and Evangelical denominations.…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on February 24, 2019 at 11:06pm — No Comments

The Loving Ways My Father Besieges Me

The following is my reflective analysis and review of one of the most life-changing moments in my existence. This blog post is one of my most personal if not most transparent post to date. I am forever grateful for His Love, Grace, and Mercy. Shalom.…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on February 12, 2019 at 5:16pm — No Comments

Godless-centered Foolishness

Sharing in The Master’s Happiness

If by some very unique way I was able to transport myself back to the spring of 33 A.D., to ask this Jewish Rabbi from Nazareth a question or two, exactly what is it that I would ask Him? What would be my most important thoughts or real life, pressing personal crises that would drive me to seek after Him as He and His selected disciples were making their way from Bethany, to celebrate the High Holy Day of Passover in…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on January 30, 2019 at 4:20pm — No Comments

The Image and Virtue of True Greatness

Humility and Serving Others

The Master having all authority over all things invites the disciples to consider one of the most revolutionary spiritual new norm of greatness within the Kingdom of God. He examines their hearts and motives in an effort to communicate to them and all other disciples to follow, that greatness, preeminence and a sense of importance come by humility and service.…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on January 20, 2019 at 12:33pm — No Comments

Readiness to do the Will of God

Learning to Bridle those Cravings that Divide Our Hearts

Whether you are a faithful follower of The Messiah or not, each human being throughout their respective life journey will have one or more deep-seated “heart desires” that at times, until actualized, may interfere or deny an individual, deeper spiritual walk in one’s faith.…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on January 6, 2019 at 6:31am — No Comments

Humility as Our Spiritual Compass

Within the short span of less than a week, I have witnessed up and in person, the very extreme warring fraction between two of this life’s greatest events, the gift of living in this life and fear and uncertainty of death of life as we know it. In my spiritual reflective time over the last two days, my concern and focus were redirected to what the very essence of this blog post wishes to communicate, just how do we successfully navigate between our living and our…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on December 25, 2018 at 11:17am — No Comments

The Love that Set us Free

Encountering agape, [hesed, kindness, mercy of God toward humanity] is to encounter a faithful God seeking after this own helpless created beings...,

To enjoy the entire blog post, please follow the link below.…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on December 16, 2018 at 10:15am — No Comments

His Name will be Called, Emmanuel.

For me, there really is not any other clearer depiction of where to find God! God is never far off, for where ever there is harm and danger, where ever there is tension between life and death, God is with us, as He places Himself in harm’s way, suffering with us while simultaneously liberating us toward wholeness and spiritual emancipation

Please consider my recent blog post, "His Name will be…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on December 2, 2018 at 6:16am — No Comments

The Mountain of The Lord

Have you ever wondered exactly what material the Church is made up of? Or what peoples make up its body? Better still, what is the divinely given purpose of the Body of Christ in the earth?
Please consider a glance of my latest blog post efforts at answering these above-mentioned questions.…

Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on November 18, 2018 at 6:01am — No Comments

If not for You, My Lord

Thou feeble servant willfully, yields to Thee, as I seek much-needed refuge and Your blessed assurance that where I am now in my life, it is not my will that has brought me to this point, but it is only by Thou will, direction, and purpose! I affirm while in Thou presence, that all of my help and trust is in Thy mighty hands. [To read the entire blog post, please consider this link below].…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on November 9, 2018 at 2:53pm — No Comments

The Only True Love is Absolute

Two of my greatest spiritual experiences that I have still continue to yield life-changing results in my life on a regular basis. The first is God offering and then granting me soul salvation, and the second is God’s unconditional love for me as I continue to work out my soul salvation moment by moment.

Please consider my latest blog post: The Only True Love is Absolute.…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on October 18, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments

Open Prayer and Love Letter to the Beloved Community.

Excerpt from my latest blog post: "Open Prayer and Love Letter to the Beloved Community."

Be forever reminded that as Saints, each of us have a spiritually endowed character that is being forged each day by God, as we are separated by His grace, with the very best of our Father’s will working externally and internally on our behalf; for we are His workmanship, God and only God has the ultimate responsibility to complete the work within each of us who remain faithful and obedient…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on October 7, 2018 at 2:26am — No Comments

Walking in The Messiah Discipleship Group Teaching Series: Session 8

This final session is dedicated to my ill sister Debra Ann Thornton who is battling for her wellness, if not her life.

In this final teaching, I am communicating about the importance of Walking in The Spirit in the personal and public lifestyle of a disciple of The Messiah.

Thank each of you who have faithfully participated in teaching series. May God continue to bless you and keep you in His most capable Hands!…


Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on September 23, 2018 at 6:47am — No Comments

Walking in The Messiah Discipleship Group Teaching Series: Session 7

Session 7 is a teaching segment that communicates the four major ways that God reveals Himself to His creation. The major discussion is on Living by The Word of God, a must for a follower of The Messiah!

Added by Alonzo E Thornton, D.Min. on September 16, 2018 at 7:40am — No Comments

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