Master Plan

Appendix : The Gay Marriage Issue

The gay marriage issue looms large before us, especially considering that in 2005 the Constitutional Amendment proposal must once again come before a closely divided Legislature. Our first task should be to devise an appropriate strategy for the months ahead. This should include: Read More »

8 : Societal Areas to be Addressed by the Plan

As previously stated, the Strategic Plan will seek to address major areas of society, seeking to influence these areas and leaven them with the values of the Kingdom. Some of the areas that we have identified so far are: Read More »

7 : Characteristics of the Strategic Plan

6 : The Formulation of a Strategic Plan for Massachusetts

In the next few pages we will outline various aspects of what will provisionally be called A Strategic Plan for the Church in Massachusetts. We will try to do so as systematically as possible, but for the sake of time we will simply list the various aspects in linear fashion and rearrange them on some other occasion. It is hoped that this summary will merely serve to stimulate collective reflection, to stir the imagination and to provide some concrete thoughts that might serve as a point of departure for sustained discussion in the near future. Read More »

5 : Governing Principles for the Church's Actions

The first thing that is required is the adoption of a corporate mindset: We are the Church of Jesus Christ in Massachusetts, expressing itself concretely in smaller bodies all over the state. We must regain our corporate outlook and begin to plan, strategize and act corporately. We must find the basis for unified action. The Spirit will only act through a united Church, not through isolated corpuscles. We must come together and begin to explore the bases for concerted action over a long period of time. This unity must not seek to be so encompassing that it pretends to embrace all the churches in this state. It must be founded on spiritual harmony and biblical orthodoxy. Ironically, it will clearly demarcate spiritual boundaries and accentuate already existent divisions in the Church. Nevertheless, it is required that people of like mind and spirit come together to hear from God and begin to act in faith to reclaim this nation for Christ. Read More »

4 : Massachusetts' prophetic Significance

Despite this somber scenario, there are reasons not to despair, and perhaps even to celebrate. Prophetic voices all over this nation have been repeatedly prophesying national revival of unprecedented magnitude beginning in Massachusetts. Given the spiritual significance of this region, this makes perfect spiritual sense. It would also explain why Satan would seek to embolden the forces of secularism and paganism, and to demoralize the Church. As always, Satan is seeking to kill the child before he can carry out his prophetic destiny. Is it exaggerated to see prophetic significance in the fact that on September 11, 2001 Boston served as the point of departure for the deadly forces that spread so much destruction and havoc in this nation and all over the world? What took place at the material level is now being carried out at the moral and spiritual level, as the virus of homosexuality and gay marriage begins to spread dramatically all over this nation and perhaps the world. Read More »

3 : Massachusetts' Strategic

In the light of the scenario that has been sketched out, Christians in the state of Massachusetts must ask ourselves what God would have us do in this strategically important time. We are at a crossroads. Read More »

2 : The Present Scenario

The events surrounding the gay marriage crisis have dramatically illustrated how far the culture has strayed from the values of the Judeo-Christian worldview. We clearly see, not just a state, but an entire nation that is on the brink of completely breaking away from the moral and spiritual moorings that have sustained Western civilization for thousands of years, and that are largely to be credited for many of its greatest achievements. A small but growing minority, highly adept at manipulating the levers of politics, the arts, media and mass psychology has gained a hugely disproportionate influence over the general culture and has in effect reduced the majority of the population to silent, helpless contemplation of its dramatic conquests. Read More »

Master Plan : Purpose - A Strategic Plan for the Church in Massachusetts

What follows is a broad outline of what could some day become a Master Plan to reclaim the state of Massachusetts for Jesus Christ. Dr. Miranda hopes that the strategic plan will serve to stimulate collective reflection, to stir the imagination and to provide some concrete thoughts that might serve as a point of departure for sustained discussion in the near future. Feel free to leave your comments on this page. Read More »