Contributed on Oct 10, 2019
The Christian faith holds the answers to questions people have about life's meaning. If we hold this to be the truth, then the burden is on us to understand our faith, have meaningful conversations with those who do not, and defend our faith with those who have questions.
It’s a strange thing: the book has never been so accessible. According to Guinness Book of Records, L. Ron Hubbard’s writings of Scientology have been translated into 65 languages; the Koran is supposed to be read in Arabic, so it hasn’t been translated as much; the Book of Mormon is in about 100 ...read more
Contributed on Oct 24, 2019
Many people have heard unfounded rumors that science disproves God. People will commonly say, I don't believe in God, I believe in science. God and science aren't mutually exclusive, but science actually points to God and His existence.
Have you ever had a conversation with someone about your faith, and their response was, “I don’t believe anything that cannot be scientifically proven?” That’s a pretty popular argument today among many people who claim to be atheists. The argument is that since God cannot be proven by scientific ...read more
3. Jesus Among Secular Gods, Part 3 - Who's Mountain Are You Climbing? Answering Questions Of Humanism & Pluralism
Contributed on Oct 28, 2019
According to God's own Word, every nation tribe, people and language will be represented in heaven. It is important, however, not to confuse the reach of God's saving grace to all nations with a misconception that all roads lead to God.
To whom then will you compare me, that I should be like him? Says the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes on high and see: who created these? He who brings out their host by number, calling them all by name; by the greatness of his might and because he is strong in power, not one is missing. (Isaiah ...read more
4. Jesus Among Secular Gods, Part 4 - Killing The Imago Dei: Answering The Questions Of Relativism & Secular Humanism
Contributed on Nov 4, 2019
Part 4 based on the book by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale: Secular humanism believes we can look to human advancement for justice, peace, and the end of suffering. In sharp contrast, Christianity teaches that the only way for us to truly live is to remove ourselves from the equation.
Humanism (also known as progressivism) is based on relativism and the idea that human advancement is the solution to injustice, war, and suffering. Like most worldly reasoning or false teachings in the church, there some truth in this reasoning. The Christian and Biblical world-view that God uses ...read more
Contributed on Nov 14, 2019
This is part 5 of Jesus Among Secular Gods, based on the book by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale. This week the dangers of hedonism in our lives, churches, and cultures are discussed.
Hedonism is all about happiness or pleasure. Happiness and pleasure are good things, but when we make happiness and pleasure the highest forms of good, we miss out on the best God has for us. In the movie, The Matrix, it is discovered that machines have taken over the world and are channeling ...read more
Contributed on Nov 20, 2019
Part 6 on a series based on the study by Ravi Zacharias and Vince Vitale. Jesus was a superb conversationalist. Like him, we need to spend more of our time conversing about meaningful topics, especially spiritual ones.
Jesus was a superb conversationalist. Like him, we need to spend more of our time conversing about meaningful topics, especially spiritual ones. A new pastor was asked to teach a boys class in the absence of their regular teacher. He decided to see what they knew, so he asked who knocked down the ...read more