Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 27, 2006
Apologetics Hot, Thom Rainer, Dean of Billy Graham School of Missions says Christian apologetics is a coming hot book genre during CBA’s Independents Day event Cultural conflicts between religions, heightened by the war on terrorism, will drive churches to understand other faiths while defending
Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Oct 13, 2002
J. P. Moreland, in his book Apologetic Reasoning and the Christian Mind, tells of an experience that illustrates the importance of truth: “One afternoon I was sharing the gospel in a student’s dorm room at the University of Vermont. The student began to espouse ethical relativism: ‘Whatever is
Contributed by David Parks on Aug 15, 2002
An older minister recently told me he spent the first fifteen years of his ministry answering the question “Did God create the heavens and the earth?” only to realize the people were really asking, “Why did God create me?”
Fenton, G. 1999. Your ministry’s next chapter. The pastor’s
Contributed by Clyde Grimes on Jun 25, 2003
Tom Clegg states in his book, Lost in America, “People come to earth with three fundamental
Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 16, 2003
John Piper (Let the Nations Be Glad, 1993,p.12)quotes Charles Misner, a scientific specialist in general relativity theory, who expressed Albert Einstein’s skepticism
The design of the universe ... is very magnificient and shouldn’t be taken for granted. In fact, I believe that is why Einstein
Contributed by Mark Evans on Sep 12, 2003
I once had a co-worker who asked the question, "if God is really a loving God then why does He permit all this evil in the world. In reponse to my co-worker I said,
For just a moment, pretend that you are God and in your imagination you are going to recreate a perfect world.
Keep in mind,
Contributed by Dennis Clark on Apr 12, 2001
It is important to note that Tiberius Caear is only mentioned 4 times throught history, every
Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 14, 2003
The fact that our good deeds are not good enough to get us into heaven is no more cruel than it’s cruel for you to tell the fish in the water (I hope your not talking to the fish in the water) “I just can’t breath in your environment.” To say that, is not a cruel statement it is just a statement
Contributed by Scott Bayles on May 19, 2009
Sir Isaac Newton was a very famous mathematician and scientist who strongly believed in God. However, he had a very close friend who did not believe in God, so Sir Isaac devised a plan to try to convince his friend that God did exist and had created the Universe. One day, he went to a carpentry
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 10, 2009
A REASONING FAITH
Richard Dawkins in The God Delusion says that Christian Faith is non-thinking. He believes religion was responsible for the 9/11 bombings. "Get rid of God and all religions, and you will have peace on earth."
Atheists buy into the thought that the natural sciences have
Contributed by James Wallace on Nov 12, 2009
I had been a Christian only a few months when I felt compelled to witness to my father. In the midst of the discussion, I remember a question which he blurted out in frustration. He said, “Well, if God exists, why doesn’t He just blow a big hole in the ground or something?” In other words, why
Contributed by James Wallace on Nov 12, 2009
The Eternal Creator has ultimately revealed himself by becoming one incredible man, Jesus Christ, who demonstrated the truth about God---that He is gracious & willing to save us from our sins.
Now that is incredibly great news for us. Of all possible core realities behind this vast universe in
Contributed by Normand Cote on Aug 24, 2001
In early 1991, the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE) satellite sent back information to Earth that caused a sensation in scientific circles. This satellite had been hurled into space to peer into the depths of the universe.
But what it eventually produced was far more than pictures and
Story: An atheist was sitting under a tree one day smugly thinking:
"God, I know you don’t exist but if you do exist you must be really stupid.
Look at this huge oak tree. It’s got a little acorn on it. And look at this huge marrow carried by such a puny marrow plant.
Now, if I had been
Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 5, 2002
In our Southern Baptist Convention we pass resolutions every year. A resolution is a position statement, on certain moral and ethical issues that arise. One of the things that the Southern Baptist Convention did a few years ago was to pass a resolution about Jesus being the only way to salvation.
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Mar 26, 2002
The second law of Thermodynamics, in basic lay-people terms says that, the most probable state for any natural system is one of disorder.
All natural systems degenerate when left to themselves. “Things fall apart.”
According to this law, the universe should fall apart – but it does not! What
Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 5, 2002
Some of you may have seen the movie Santa Claus. It is the story of a little boy whose father becomes Santa Claus. The trouble is, he can’t get his mother and her new husband who is a psychologist to believe it. It begins to cause trouble in the family. One day, his stepfather is trying to get him
Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 9, 2002
CHANGED BY AGNOSTICISM
Dr. Harry Ironside was a great Christian leader in the first half of this century. On one occasion, he was involved with a Salvation Army meeting in San Francisco. Dr. Ironside shared his testimony with the gathering then returned to his seat on the platform. Soon after
Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 30, 2002
Fredrick the Great of Germany, was a scoffer, but his great general, Von Zealand, was a devout Christian. One day at a gathering, the king was making coarse jokes about Jesus and the whole place was ringing with laughter. Von Zealand arose stiffly and said, “Your majesty, you know I have not
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 25, 2002
ATHEISTS DECRY ’9/11
A campaign to incorporate Ground Zero’s "miracle debris" steel cross into the design of a planned permanent memorial has been targeted by atheists who say it would be "unconstitutional, inappropriate and insulting." According to "The New York Daily News,"