Brief Thought on Evangelism

Evangelism: “the spreading of the Christian gospel by public preaching or personal witness” – according to google’s definition.

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Heaven and earth are both important in God’s plan for people- eternal life starts now!

As far as I understand it means the sharing of our hope in Christ with others, so they can know Him, and his Father, now and experience His power and Spirit in their lives immediately, as well as knowing Him in paradise for all eternity afterwards.  Continue reading

What if racism was right?

Dear reader, if you read the title, this is my official disclaimer: this article is not racist and not intended to increase racial tension.  For the proof, read on…

I have already published one article on racism, but I felt compelled to “pen” another.  Here is my attempt to understand the point of view of those who truly believe the creed of racism: please note, I am going to fail!  I understand there are other types but I will stick here to “white person” racism or what a racist type British person might believe… Continue reading

Really Really Real

Clouds and Glory: God's Presence

Clouds and Glory: God’s Presence

Is God really really real to you?

I think that is a big challenge, especially in a society that frequently puts out a message of being “past” believing in God (though this is not actually always backed up by the statistics).  We are constantly told that science or modern thought has made God irrelevant (I don’t think either of these worry Him- either the laws of the world He created or the morality of the people He made in His image).  As a Christian at such a time, we can lose focus on the reality of God, which should really be our automatic starting point, a bit like believing in any other thing we can experience without seeing such as wind or gravity.  So I had some thoughts on how I first approached prayer and how my faith affected it…  (I hope this is helpful)

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New Religions For Old

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Bible (Photo credit: Sean MacEntee)

People are often happy to critique and indeed mock Christianity for “stealing” another religion’s ideas (i.e. having Christmas at about the same time of year as an old pagan festival), but what of the biggest and most blatant copy-cat of all: Islam’s attempt to have all of the Jewish and Christian scriptures as witnesses to the “truth” of the new religion?
More academic work has been taken on at http://www.answering-islam.org/Walid/corruption.html and by numerous others, but I just want to go through the basic argument.

1) The Qur’an states that the Bible was true.

2) The Qur’an states that God’s words can not be changed.

3) The Qur’an states (say some) that the scriptures of the Jews and Christians got corrupted.

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Evolution Revolution

Defining Terms of Engagement

1) There are two possible reasons for us existing: one is God, and one is the absence of reason itself: random chance.  There are perhaps three possible positions from the Christian point of view: God made the world in six days and Genesis is literally true, God made the world over a much longer period and perhaps employed evolutionary processes, and a universe came from nothing, in which life evolved entirely by chance.  I will be dealing with what I consider to be the Biblical position (see my last but one post on Creation and Science for why), and dealing with the evolutionary alternative as best I can (no, I’m not an expert in that field, so if you have more info to offer, please do).  So basic premise: Genesis true, or Evolution trueContinue reading

The Eternal Battle of Good against… Neutral!

Neutral Ground

Hmmm… I think I heard that phrase on TV once.  There is a strong desire for both sides in any argument to adopt the “neutral” point of view, to be in line with what the “common man” (or woman) might think.  The Scriptures basically say that humanity knows God is out there (“The heavens declare the glory of God;  the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 for example).  So from God’s point of view the “neutral” or unbiased stance is belief in Him, and as a believer in Him, I can hardly disagree*.

New Atheism

However the “new atheists” have in many ways tried to claim the neutral ground Continue reading