Tag: faith

Keys to Reading 1 John

Today, as in times past, biblical Christians face an onslaught of false teachings from those who claim to teach the Word of God.  There are numerous gospels within mainline denominations and cults.  Many whole denominations have followed the way of the world and adopted…

The Real Jesus in Today’s World

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life—” (1 John 1:1, NKJV) If Jesus appeared to the world today, would…

Faith’s Joy Depends on the Historical Incarnation of Jesus

1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, concerning the Word of life— 2 the life was manifested, and we have seen, and bear…

The Fool’s Answer About God, Part 1

“The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God”” (Psalm 53:1). The psalmist and fool sit across the table from one another, cards in hand, and bets tendered.  The fool gambled with all he had in life, placing all his chips in…

Humanity’s Thinking: God Is Like Us

“You thought that I was altogether like you, but I will rebuke you” (Psalm 50:21) The psalmist shows that God breaks through the natural world from His domain and does not fail to leave us without knowledge of Him.  Since He created men and…

Why Worldview Makes A Difference for Morality and Philosophy for Life

Recently, I engaged in a discussion on the http://www.linkedin.com network website.  The discussion was “The Moral Guidelines that Could Change Our Moral Codes” (http://linkd.in/1vp7DDa).  The author suggested that not all moral codes make us think.  He then proposed a question answer scenario that would…

Reminders of the Cross

 Sunday morning, the minister talked about Jesus sharing about His second coming to His disciples from John 14-16.  A thought surfaced – “I have heard this before many times.”  Pride.  No sooner does the proclamation of the gospel happen that a temptation arises to…

EVERYTHING NEW FOR 2015

The vast number of us enter 2015 with the greeting, “Happy New Year!” As we look out our windows, many of us see a brisk cold morning, because 80% of the United States experiences a freeze.  However, that does not stop us from enjoying…

Ten Obstacles to Saving Faith: Obstacle Two

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness” (Romans 1:18). Ralph Edwards hosted the former television show called Truth or Consequences. The guests on the show had to answer certain…

The Content of Faith

Many centuries ago the Christian philosopher Anselm of Canterbury wrote, “For I do not seek to understand so that I may believe; but I believe so that I may understand. For I believe this also, that ‘unless I believe, I shall not understand’ [Isa….

Ten Obstacles to Saving Faith: Introduction and Obstacle One

Rejection of God takes many forms:

After first embracing God and then turning away (apostasy)
A claim that one cannot know God (agnosticism)
A denial that God actually exists (atheism)
A worship of other gods (polytheism) made in the image of man (idolatry)
An outright defiance of God although one knows Him (rebellion)
The practice of the occult and cultism (Satanism)
The making of excuses for not embracing God by faith (self-will)

Part 3: Examples of Atheism Replies and Responses

I recently engaged some atheists on their website into a discussion on atheism and their defense for it.  All of them were responding to an article one atheist wrote called “Debunking Christianity.” I opened one discussion with the following: “This article is full of…