Top American Bible teacher and his wife make new home in New Zealand
By Dan Wooding
Founder of ASSIST Ministries
REPOROA, NEW ZEALAND (ANS) – Charles “Chuck” Missler, the well-known American author and Bible teacher, has moved with his wife, Nancy, from the United States to New Zealand, after many previous visits there.
Nancy and Chuck Missler, with River Lodge
in the background
Missler, founder the Koinonia House ministry which he had based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, has now established a new home for him and Nancy, in Reporoa, a small town located midway between Taupo and Rotorua, in the Waikato region of the country.
A story published by New Zealand’s Challenge Weekly (www.challengeweekly.co.nz), reports that Missler explained to the paper that both of them felt that God has led them to their new home and that “there is a fantastic destiny ahead for New Zealand.”
It goes on to say, “The couple has built their home on the grounds of the River Lodge, a well-known venue with a 30-year history to New Zealanders for weddings and corporate retreats. They are planning a series of ‘Study Retreats’ on selected weekends.”
The Missler’s say that they will be: “40 hours with 40 people to gain a 20/20 insight” on a subject of interest.
The story then stated, “Also now located on the premises is Lyonshead Media, a consolidation of advanced video and audio editing and publishing facilities relocated from Idaho, in the United States, and Portsmouth, in the UK.
“The Missler’s plan to originate all their new materials from their new headquarters at the River Lodge. The presence of these facilities will permit visitors to carry away the DVDs of the subjects explored during their visit.
It adds: “Arguably among the best-known Bible expositors in the world, Missler’s publications have encouraged believers to ‘take the Bible seriously,’ as an ‘extraterrestrial message from outside our time domain.’”
Challenge Weekly said that Chuck Missler had become impatient with those who maintain “that you can’t prove the Bible,” and draws on his professional background in the information sciences to point out that you can demonstrate the integrity and deliberate design of the 66 books we call the Bible, even though they were written by over 40 different authors.
It says that Missler insists that, “Once one discovers that every number, every place name, every detail has been skillfully and deliberately crafted, one then is confronted with a second discovery: that this deliberate design had to come from outside the dimension of time itself, since it anticipates history in advance — in such detail that it demands a supernatural origin.”
He points out, “Since God has the technology to create us in the first place, he certainly has the technology to get a message to us. The challenge is how does he authenticate his message — so that we know it is really from him, and not a contrivance or a fraud? By relying on his unique vantage point outside our time domain. Only he knows the end from the beginning.”
The story continued by stating that Chuck Missler’s “unique perspective” is the result of a 30-year executive career in the high technology arena. He has served on the board of directors of over a dozen public companies, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of six of them.
“As a pioneer in advanced communication techniques (Chairman of Western Digital) his background in advanced technologies strikes a responsive chord to the engineers and physicists among his audiences,” it said.
“Mrs. Missler is also well-known in her own right and her 14 books have influenced both men and women, and salvaged many marriages. ‘Her Way of Agape’ is a best-selling classic known throughout the English-speaking world.”
The Mission Statement of Koinonia House, according to their website (www.khouse.org.nz) is: “To create, develop, and distribute materials to stimulate, encourage, and facilitate serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God.”
Missler explains that Koinonia is a New Testament word which is most often translated to mean “communication,” “fellowship,” or “communion.”
“Koinonia House, or K-House as we are affectionately called, is dedicated to the development and distribution of materials for encouraging and facilitating serious study of the Bible as the inerrant Word of God,” he added.