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Christianity Solidified By Apologetics In The Early Days Of The Church

Authored by FMeekins1 on Sat, Feb 18 2017 - 06:13 AM

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In the Church today, a debate rages over the relationship of philosophy and theology to one another. Some scholarly believers as epitomized by Norman Geisler argue that, since this world is God's world, both can be used to understand Creation if each of these disciplines are approached from a Bibliocentric perspective. The other side of the debate ...

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The Chapel

Authored by ASCombs2662 on Tue, Jan 24 2017 - 06:12 AM

In a small village, it is said, somewhere in England, there stood a chapel. And beside the chapel was an arch. And over the arch was written, "We preach Christ crucified." For years, godly men preached there, and they presented a crucified Savior as the only means of salvation. But as the generation of godly preachers passed, there arose a ...

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What Does God Teach Us About Chance?

Authored by ASCombs2662 on Thu, Jan 19 2017 - 04:03 AM

The idea that there is something called chance is so firmly rooted in our culture that even Christians speak of it as real. Is the idea of chance taught in the Bible? Is there such a thing as “chance”? Let’s see. What is “chance” as it is used today? Chance is often associated with “the roll of the dice,” ...

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The Superiority Of Theism Part 2: The Refutation Of Unbelief

Authored by FMeekins1 on Mon, Jan 02 2017 - 03:23 PM

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Portraying themselves as erudite and sophisticated, the the co-called "cultured despisers of religion" attempt to trip up Christianity right out of the starting gate. Fortunately, Geisler and Turek provide the equivalent of intellectual judo in the form of a number of easily-mastered tactics that can deflect and even redirect the attacks of ...

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The Superiority Of Theism Part 1: Worldview Comparisons

Authored by FMeekins1 on Wed, Dec 28 2016 - 05:48 AM

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Though things change dramatically as the years and centuries unfold with the average person enjoying luxuries now that even the bards of old couldn’t have devised for the Homeric pantheon, some of mankind's most basic aspirations and perplexities have remained constant throughout the course of history. Even though he said it dismissively in ...

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The Pied Piper Of Apostasy?

Authored by FMeekins1 on Tue, Sep 20 2016 - 08:09 PM

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Throughout the history of His people first in terms of pre-Messianic Israel in the form of the Psalms and then ultimately in terms of the Church following the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, music has played a crucial role in conveying the great truths of doctrine and teaching to the faithful. As such, many of these ...

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Encourage One Another

Authored by praizeop on Sun, Aug 07 2016 - 08:30 AM

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  We have been called to live in freedom from following every wind of doctrine, so use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you are always biting and devouring one another, watch out! Beware of destroying one another. If another ...

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UFO’s, The Movies, & The End Of The World

Authored by FMeekins1 on Sat, Feb 13 2016 - 06:59 PM

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An asteroid crashes into the earth, killing thousands and unleashing untold havoc. Just months earlier, millions instantaneously disappeared without a trace. Nonhuman intelligences --- extraterrestrials if you will --- finally reveal themselves to mankind, claiming responsibility for the act. The aliens contend they have done this because the ...

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A Close Encounter Of An Intravenous Kind

Authored by FMeekins1 on Sat, Feb 06 2016 - 07:44 AM

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“Quick. Look Outside!” “What?” I replied to my brother. My brother responded, “LOOK OUTSIDE.” I rushed to the door and opened it. “I don't see anything.” My brother's voice grew increasingly agitated. “Up in the sky and down the street.” I stepped out a bit onto the front porch, ...

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Columnist Compares Candidate To The Son Of Perdition

Authored by FMeekins1 on Mon, Jan 04 2016 - 07:44 PM

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In a commentary transcript, columnist Cal Thomas compared the rise of Donald Trump with the rise of the Anti-Christ. The consideration of such is always good discernment on the part of an Evangelical public intellectual when a political figure begins to accumulate a devoted following.. However, out of curiosity, did this commentator make an as ...

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Why Study Philosophy?

Authored by FMeekins1 on Wed, Dec 30 2015 - 08:30 PM

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Because of its reputation as an esoteric field thanks to areas within the broader discipline concerned with matters barely connected with everyday life, many ask, “Why study philosophy?” when confronted with the subject. Related to this are concerns and reservations raised by many sincere Christians regarding this area of study because ...

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Dear Muslim Friend (a re-post of what I originally posted on 12/26/2008)

Authored by mateel on Tue, Nov 24 2015 - 06:58 PM

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Dear Muslim, I've heard that Allah is a god who is hard to please. That he's easily angered. That he is fickle - he changes his mind often. I believe in, pray to, and worship a God who is easily pleased. A person needs only to exercise faith in Him to please Him. He is slow to anger. Patient. Longsuffering. He loves all humankind as a ...

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In the Words of John MacArthur

Authored by Probiblos0506 on Wed, Sep 30 2015 - 06:30 PM

"...there are only two views of the universe; either God is, and that makes sense, or God is not, and then we’ve got some problems.  For example, the equation of “God is not” is nobody times nothing equals everything.  That’s a little difficult to believe.  You look at the universe, say, “Nobody times ...

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Christian Publisher Targets Children With Leftist Indoctrination

Authored by FMeekins1 on Sat, Jan 31 2015 - 06:14 AM

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The Eeerdman's Books For Young Readers spring 2015 catalog contains a book titled “Edgar Wants To Be Alone.” According to the synopsis, Edgar doesn't like company but notices he is followed by a worm. So he tries to get away from the invertebrate. The summary reads, “Edgar asks for the other animals on the farm to help him, but ...

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Faith On The Final Frontier

Authored by FMeekins1 on Sat, Jan 17 2015 - 08:32 PM

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“The final frontier” --- since the mid 1960’s these words have characterized Star Trek’s perception of the adventure and the discoveries to be found in the distant reaches of outer space. Yet can this vast interstellar ether really be said to be the final frontier in terms of providing an ultimate foundation or purpose? For ...

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A Review Of Exodus: Gods & Kings

Authored by FMeekins1 on Thu, Jan 01 2015 - 07:55 AM

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It wasn't that “Exodus” God & Kings” was that bad of a movie. It is more that it could have been better. The narrative did succeed in creating dramatic interpersonal tension between Moses and Pharaoh by emphasizing the intertwined family relationships of the two characters. While the film strives to acknowledge in its own way the ...

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Cosmos Promotes Universal Deception

Authored by FMeekins1 on Fri, Oct 17 2014 - 05:53 AM

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The deputy editor of USA Today reflecting upon the update of the series Cosmos remarked, “Carl Sagan fought pseudoscience with a smile and wide-eyed wonder. One of the taglines from the series was 'The Cosmos is all there was, is, or ever will be'.” That famous catchphrase is itself non-scientific at best and pseudoscientific at worst. ...

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Historian Distorts Past In Pursuit Of Anti-Christian Animus

Authored by FMeekins1 on Thu, Oct 16 2014 - 09:38 PM

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In the 4/19/10 edition of USA Today, religious antiquarian Phillip Jenkins, by comparing extremist Islam with assorted atrocities committed in the name of Christianity over the centuries, details from an historical perspective how any religion can be co-opted in the name of violence. Though his warning is in part a timeless one that needs to be ...

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The Star from David

Authored by roundtable on Mon, Feb 17 2014 - 04:22 PM

  Muslims should take note that the first recorded people to worship Jesus as God were likely non Jewish Iranians (Medes). The magi were the ruling class in Parthia and they knew better than to worship prophets or angels. Zoroastrianism taught them that a good God could grant them eternal life. Also they knew Jesus was the Messiah before ...

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It seems as if it could never end...

Authored by jeanne53 on Sat, Jun 29 2013 - 04:51 PM

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Day to day life in America seems to just go on about me as if it could never end or change..but it has changed dramatically over the last couple of decades and it could end.  Recently, I have been amazed when a few intelligent people who are politically savy and serve prominently as elected officials have revealed to me that their fears are ...

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Today

Authored by m7th on Sat, Oct 27 2012 - 11:04 AM

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Today I listened to a new ad from Romney and it sounded almost real, I guess because like every one else I want to hear a little bit of truth come from one of the canidates that would give a basis to believe them. I heard Romney say that people are hurting and need answers and both parties have to drop party agendas and find what is best for ...

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Dying to Self

Authored by MaryPankratz on Thu, Feb 02 2012 - 08:43 AM

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John 3:30He must become greater; I must become less. This morning I happened to see a story online about a musician who requires roses and buckets of chicken and juice prepared a certain way or she won't perform. And it made me think of the above verse. Sadly enough I see selfish behavior each and every day where I live and work as I'm sure many ...

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Submission

Authored by MaryPankratz on Tue, Jan 31 2012 - 01:40 PM

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Being submissive to a spouse is something that is done in love. Not something that a man can demand of his wife. I think many men misunderstand and misinterpret this statement. Ephesians 5 makes it clear that both parties are responsible to one another.  21Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.  22Wives, submit ...

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The Temporal Delusion-Part 3

Authored by seanycash on Mon, Jan 16 2012 - 03:18 PM

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from thebereancall.org/node/8953 used with permission The Temporal Delusion-Part 3 T. A. McMahon Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things which we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip [away]. --Hebrews 2:1 The importance of knowing what the Bible teaches and making sure that our thoughts and actions ...

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The Temporal Delusion-Part 2

Authored by seanycash on Mon, Jan 16 2012 - 03:11 PM

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The Temporal Delusion-Part 2 from thebereancall.org/node/8838 used with permission T.A. McMahon   Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him....And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. --(1 John ...

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