Michael Milton

About

Michael Anthony Milton is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America. He is the Chancellor/CEO Elect of Reformed Theological Seminary where he also holds the James M. Baird Jr. Chair of Pastoral Theology.

Prior to that appointment on September 2, 2010, he served the seminary as the President

 

at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. He is the host of the national Bible teaching television program, Faith for Living, broadcast on NRB Television Network, channel 378 on Direct TV.

A seminary leader, preacher, pastor, Army Reserve chaplain, singer-songwriter and author, he refers to himself as “a blasphemer and shameful prodigal saved by grace and called to preach the unsearchable riches I once blasphemed. I have but one identity and that is it.”

Mike Milton has appeared as either a speaker or guest on many national and international radio and television shows, and has been cited by the likes of [as he puts it] “…politicians, criminals, a presidential candidate, syndicated newspaper reporters, drunks, arts and entertainment reviewers, renegades, mad scientists, liberals, conservatives, the Pentagon, Hollywood old movie sites, and fellow bloggers, some not so nice to me and some generously merciful.” He still prefers “Sinner saved by grace and not listing these things, which are but vapors soon to be forgotten.” His ministry is summed up in a recent statement:

“My goal in ministry is to encourage others by offering the way to eternal life through Jesus Christ alone according to the Scriptures. I find this a thoroughly Biblical way to share my faith as I read 1 Timothy 1.16:

‘But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life’ (1 Timothy 1.16 ESV).

I seek to be a witness to my Lord Jesus Christ, humbly, as one who has lived in darkness, been hurt as he has groped for a glimpse of some light, and grabbed at the illusive glimmer of hope through religious works alone. But human religion, whether Easter paganism or legalistic Western religions, have proven to be, for me,  broken lanterns with short wicks. I am not the only one to testify that such ‘wicks’ burn out at the very time when the darkness descends. Out of that descending darkness in my young life, then, I was drawn, through pure grace and undeserved divine love, to the glorious eternal flame of the Light of Jesus Christ who alone has brought assurance to my heart, clarity to my mind, and a joy in my soul that has never gone away. I want to offer that light of Christ to others. I want to do that through casting this vision I have seen in His grace, and to do this, I pray, with utter humility and dependence upon God, through preaching and teaching, composing, singing and recording, and giving my life away as an offering, both to God and Man, as I am given open doors by God to do so. I pray, ‘God keep me from pride, that most vile and prominent sin, and keep me broken at the foot of the cross, pleading for others to join me there. For there at the Cross is our healing and hope, our love and life, both here and forevermore.’”

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