Daniel Viklund

Daniel Viklund and Magnus Fröidh did some awesome teaching this week. The subject was holiness. This is usually a hard one to touch because people want to be modest and say that they can’t be holy, otherwise people might think they’re thinking too much of themselves. Daniel did most of the teaching and he approached it with a very down to earth attitude and made it clear that it is possible to be made holy, but only by God, not by personal striving. He explained holiness in ways that could be understood and spoke from personal experience, with great examples and stories to illustrate what he was talking about.

Daniel is a Salvo so he was teaching from the doctrines and foundations of the Salvation Army and is really inspired by the early Salvation Army. That was great to see because I am just as inspired by the history of the Army as he is and really believe in the original calling of the Army and the reasons we exist. He taught us a bit about ”Neo-Primitive Salvationism” which sounds snazzy but really just means going back to the principles and calling of the early Salvation Army, NOT sticking to traditions and getting stuck in our ways. The early Army was daring, crazy, innovative and determined. They broke down traditions and social boundaries, singing modern songs and adapting secular tunes for their own uses. THAT is the army we need to be!

Magnus did some teaching on thursday afternoon about physical healing. It was inspiring and challenging and gave us all a lot to think and pray about.

This school is just amazing, each week a new teacher and a new challenge. I had no idea there was so much to learn about, and not just from the lessons, but from each other as well. As Proverbs 27 says: ”As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” This process can be painful in some ways, but it will be worth it in the end.

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