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 Sermon Central 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 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 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 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 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 Clyde Grimes on Jun 25, 2003
Tom Clegg states in his book, Lost in America, “People come to earth with three fundamental
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 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 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 Sermon Central 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 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 Ed Vasicek on Jul 5, 2005
Because it is so arranged does not mean events did not happen just as they are spelled out; as the International Bible Encyclopedia points out, “the discovery of a cuneiform text…referring to a court official of Xerxes I called Marduka’ would seem to rule out the
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 27, 2005
I read about an instant cake mix that was a big flop. The instructions said all you had to do was add water and bake. The company couldn’t understand why it didn’t sell -- until their research discovered that the buying public felt uneasy about a mix that required only water. Apparently people
Contributed by Lisa Delay on Oct 3, 2005
I came across a finding while doing a bit of research about the universe. Scientists have theories that currently offer three possible shapes to the universe. The universe is defined in this case as “everything that exists.” The possible shapes are 1) a sphere 2) a flat “plane” 3) a saddle shape. I
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 8, 2005
As a pastor I try to be creative in teaching my deacons how to be ready to give an answer for the hope that is in us, but i am not the most tidy leader. One of my deacons was trying to invite a man to our church to experience Jesus. The man refuse saying that he didn’t have much to do with
Contributed by Paul Wallace on Oct 12, 2005
A few years ago, Dr. Paul Vitz, then professor of psychology at New York University, worked with a committee that examined sixty social studies and history textbooks used in public schools across the United States. The committee was amazed to find that almost every reference to the Christian