Contributed on Apr 8, 2002
You cannot lose your salvation, but can you walk away from it?
OPEN: While visiting the Oregon Caves National Monument, a couple had hoped to get some rock samples -until they heard the following introduction by a cave tour guide: "I hope you enjoy our trek through the caves. I must ask you not to destroy or take any of the rock formations. Actu-ally, we have ...read more
Contributed on Apr 16, 2002
Is it impolite to tell people of other faiths that they are wrong?
OPEN: In one of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strips, Linus and Charlie Brown are engaged in serious conversation. “I have a theological question,” says Linus, “When you die, and go to Heaven, are you graded on a percentage or on a curve?” “On a curve, naturally,” Charlie responds. Linus ...read more
Contributed on Apr 23, 2002
When the crowd asked "what must we do?" Peter told them to repent and be baptized. Does God expect me to get baptized?
OPEN: South East Christian Church in Louisville, KY is a congregation of about 15,000 members. It’s so huge they have a very specialized paid staff. For example, they have a staff member in charge of something they call the “wedding department.” One Sunday, a staff member from that department was ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2002
Do tongues exist today and if they don’t, why not?
OPEN: The scene was in Denmark and 2 old men are sitting on a park bench. Up drives a car stops, and the driver rolls down the window and politely asks, in German, for assistance. The men shrug and shake their heads. The driver asks again, this time in French. No answer. He asks a third time in ...read more