Contributed on Aug 17, 2003
An analysis of Islam from a Christian perspective, highlighting the doctrinal contrast between rules-keeping and seeking mercy.
World Religions…Islam--Submission vs. Grace Scripture reading> Romans 5:1-9 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus MA Having participated in Desert Storm, I received training from the Dept of Defense in Arab culture and Muslim thought. I’ve read the Koran and have ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2003
Buddhims seeks answers from within, while Christianity relies on help from Above--a look at this Eastern moral philosophy from a Christian perspective.
World Religions—Buddhism>Trust in Self versus Trust in God Philippians 4:11-13 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus Massachusetts A basic teaching of the Bible is that we can’t make it on our own; we can’t find answers, nor can we attain contentment or purpose apart ...read more
Contributed on Sep 2, 2003
A metaphysical worldview that is neither Christian nor scientific
Christian Science, a contradiction in terms...Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts When I was about to fly from Germany to Saugus to be interviewed by the Pulpit Committee, my supervisory Chaplain from V Corps HQ in Heidelberg told me to be sure to see the ...read more
Contributed on Sep 4, 2003
The Eastern Orthodox Church has been described as an “unknown world” for most Americans, yet it represents a major segment of Christianity.
World Religions>>Orthodox Christianity -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts The Christian world can be divided into 3 main branches: Catholics, Protestants, and the Orthodox. This 3rd stream has been described as an “unknown world.” It is foreign and ...read more
Contributed on Sep 16, 2003
Our “rebirth” is spiritual. We are born-again, not of flesh, but by the Holy Spirit. We don’t need another chance. This life isn’t a dress rehearsal for another life!
“Hinduism & 2nd Chances” Scripture> I Cor 8:4-6 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Hinduism is one of the oldest and most complex of all religions, and it takes many forms. It did not have a precise beginning or single founder but evolved over a period ...read more
Contributed on Apr 3, 2022
The British have a condescending saying: “How odd of God to choose the Jews.”
The British have a condescending saying: “How odd of God to choose the Jews.” They sneeringly look down on God’s chosen people. Yet God’s choice is not odd. The Jews chose God. And through them came our Savior. Some people deny that Jesus was Jewish; the idea that Jesus was a Jew is ...read more