Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 30, 2001
[Nobel Nominee Says All Religions Are Equal, Citation: S.A. Mawhorr, Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Illinois) (1-5-00), p.1]
At a January 4, 2000 interfaith dialogue in the Chicago suburbs, Nobel Peace Prize nominee M. Cherif Bassiouni, a law professor at DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois,
Contributed by Mary Lewis on Sep 24, 2001
I would like to read you something I came across this week. It was written by a man named Tamim Ansary– who is an Afghani-American writer [ taken from Salon.com ]. I don’t generally like to read something of this length, but I think it is important for us to hear.
[start quote] I’ve been hearing
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2001
A DIFFERENT VIEW OF PEACE
"Islam, we’ve been told, is related to the Arabic word
meaning "peace." This is correct, except that the
word means a particular kind of peace. A better
translation is "surrender" or "submission." It
describes the peace when a vanquished soldier lays
down his arms
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Oct 30, 2001
THE OTHER SIDE OF ISLAM
As Dr. Samuel Schlorff, an expert on Islam with Arab
World Ministries puts it, "The truth is that there is
another side to Islam, a side that embraces violence
’in the way of Allah.’ . . . It holds that all men
are created to live in submission to Allah,
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 16, 2001
Across the pond, Dawn Gilkes, wife of vicar Don Gilkes, asked
children at her church to pray that Osama bin Laden and other
Muslims would convert to Christianity. One parent
complained, "In the current climate to voice sentiments like
this, particularly in front of
Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 19, 2001
Job, the oldest book in the Bible, written about 2000 BC, stated that God hung the earth on nothing. Job 26:7
***Hindus taught that the earth was supported on the back of a giant elephant that stood on the back of a giant turtle and when the elephant wiggled, it caused an
Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jun 24, 2001
Even husbands must sometimes be faithful when an unbelieving spouse makes the marriage difficult. My friend Devaprakash became a believer, from a Hindu background. His wife told him at the time she would never believe in Jesus Christ. It was ten years of patient lifestyle
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 10, 2001
Illus.: “Buddah Is Sleeping”
In a large city in Sri Lanka there is a huge statue of Buddah in a reclining position. The chiseled face is calm, the eyes are closed and the head rests upon one hand. A full 50 feet long, the image is impressive except for one thing: Buddah is sleeping while the
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Jul 23, 2001
CHOOSING A ROAD
After a Muslim in Africa was converted to Christ, his friends asked him why he became a Christian. He answered, "Well, it’s like this. Suppose you were going down the road and suddenly the road forked in two directions, and you didn’t know which way to go; and there at the fork
Contributed by Rich Young on Feb 11, 2001
(Mona Claren, The Washington Times, 1997) “LAI MAN PENG WAS A 22 YEAR OLD CHINESE CHRISTIAN EVANGELIST. IN 1994, AT A MEETING OF ONE OF CHINA’S HOUSE CHURCHES (A NON-GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED PRAYER MEETING), HE AND FOUR OTHER EVANGELISTS WERE SEIZED BY AGENTS OF THE PUBLIC SECURITY BUREAU, CHINA’S
Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 28, 2001
Illus.: “How the Word Was Cut Into His Heart”
When the Christians in Lahore, India, wanted to stamp Matthew 11:28 on the back of Gospels they had printed, they found they could not obtain a rubber stamp with which to do it. The only way was to get a clever Moslem to cut the words in rubber for
Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 12, 2001
In the villages of Northern India a missionary was preaching in a bazaar. As he closed, a Muslim gentleman came up and said, "You must admit we have one thing you have not, and it is better than anything you have."
The missionary smiled and said, "I should be pleased to hear what it is."
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 24, 2001
In his autobiography, Mahatma Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India. So one Sunday he decided
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 19, 2002
One-third of Americans Reassess Priorities After Terrorist Attacks
(RNS) One-third of Americans say the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks were a "life-altering experience" that caused them to change their priorities, according to a new Gallup poll.
Nearly half of conservative Christians -- 46
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 20, 2002
If Jesus Christ were to come today people would not even crucify him. They would ask him to dinner; and hear what he had to say, and
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2002
What do Hindu’s believe about the self?
"Who is that Self?
The Self, pure awareness, shines as the light
within the heart, surrounded by the senses.
Only seeming to think, seeming to move, the
Self neither sleeps nor wakes nor dreams.
When the Self takes on a body, he seems to
Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 11, 2000
In Sir Edwin Arnold’s Light of Asia, he tells a parable from the Buddha about a mother who had lost her child. Carrying its dead body in her bosom, she come to the buddha and said:"Lord and Master, do you know any medicine that while be good for my child?" "Yes," he said, "bring me a mustard seed
Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
I LOVE JESUS--AND BUDDHA TOO
I’ve made my choice," wrote the basketball star. "I love Jesus Christ and I try to serve Him to the best of my ability. How about you?" No, those are not the words of David Robinson, A. C. Green or any other Christian currently playing in the NBA. That testimony is
Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
Martin Luther said “A religion that does nothing, that saves nothing, that gives nothing, that cost nothing,
Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 4, 2003
I’d like to ask you a few questions as we begin our time together today… They are real easy questions to answer. OKAY – here we go.
Is every soft drink the same?
Is every french fry the same?
Is all music the same?
Is all fried chicken the same?
Is all make up the