A few days ago we reported to you that teacher and author, Roger Oakland, had fallen, resulting in breaking his ribs and puncturing a lung. Emergency surgery was performed in Canada. Today, we learned that his condition has possibly worsened. We received the following update:
Roger’s surgeon did find more air trapped between his lungs and chest. They had to re-insert the drain tube to get the air out. In addition, he hit his head when he fell and now he is seeing double in one eye. They will have to do a CT scan and/or an MRI to see what is going on.
Roger has a very amazing background and has been sacrificially serving the Lord for many years. Prior to his becoming a Christian, Roger was a biology professor at a Canadian college. He was also an evolutionist. Through a number of circumstances in his life, he came to believe that there was a Creator. This led him to Jesus Christ, who became his Lord and Savior. Roger has been faithfully serving Him ever since, and sometimes at a great cost. His most difficult years have been this past decade. After losing one of his sons in a tragic accident about seven years ago, Roger continued on with his ministry, part of which has included developing four orphan homes he helped to start in Myanmar. Perhaps his greatest challenge in ministry began when he wrote Faith Undone, taking on some of the heavy weights in the emerging church/new spirituality movement and exposing the truth behind the emerging church and the Purpose Driven movement. It was a message that some Christian leaders did not want to hear. But Roger has been a courageous brother and willing to lose all for the sake of Christ.
We beseech those who love truth and the Gospel to pray fervently for this man who may never be considered by mainstream Christianity a leader in the church but who in actuality is that very thing.
Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ. Philippians 3:8