If as a Christian you have a battle with the temptation to lust (something God sees as adultery), here’s a key to victory. A pastor told of a dog he once owned that was very smart. He said that he could put a piece of meat on the ground next to the animal and tell him not to eat it. Unlike other dogs, the animal didn’t stare at the meat salivating. He instead looked away from it, and looked only to his master for his command. Photo: [Source]
An atheist (in answer to a parachute analogy) said, “Except that planes and parachutes are real and God and the afterlife are not."
Ray replied: The truth is that you don't know if there is an afterlife. For this God-less world it’s the biggest of mysteries. But the Christian knows what happens when we die. We know because we have it from the highest Authority on this earth—God’s Word. It tells us that death is an appointment, and that after death we must face God in Judgment. That will be a fearful thing if you don’t have a Savior. Every day more than 150,000 people die. Please seek God today. Every argument you have will be dismissed the moment you come to know Him. Take a few moments to humbly check out www.needGod.com
An atheist said, “I probably take most of Isaiah out of context because I just can't figure out which Bible verses to cherry pick. And because I find those particular Bible verses sick and disgusting and not evidence for an all loving God. But I'm weird that way.”
This person isn’t weird. He’s normal. Idolatry is normal for human beings, and his atheism is rooted in idolatry. Richard Dawkins is an idolater. He has “another god” before the God of the Bible. He cherry-picked the harsh judgments of the God of the Old testament and created a monster devoid of any love or mercy, and then tossed away any thought of the god he created.
This atheist made up an “all loving god” and said that his made up-image is not found in Isaiah. Of course it’s not, because nowhere does the Bible say that God is “all loving.” He is love and He’s merciful, but He’s not so oozing with love that He has no sense of right and wrong. He is also just and holy, will “by no means clear the guilty,” and He is the One you have to face on the Day of Judgment, not the god of your imagination.
USA Today reported, October 18, 2013: "Scientists trying to unravel the origins of humanity mostly study scraps--some ancient teeth here, a damaged bone there. But now a lucky research team has uncovered the first complete skull of an early human adult from the distant past."
So there you have it believers in evolution. Up until now there has been little to nothing for your belief. Just a tooth or a damaged bone. But the discovery of a complete skull has believers believing that they have more. They tell us "It also provides support for the provocative idea that, 1.8 million years ago, only one kind of early human held sway, rather than the throng of different species listed in today's textbooks." In other words the textbooks in which you have so much faith are wrong. So the experts say...at the moment. If you would like to hear more evolutionary experts, watch www.evolutionVsGod.com
“The difference between theists that talk about science and atheists that talk about religion is that atheists do research before making comments.” Michael Shaw
It’s true that many atheists show up here after researching atheist sites and cutting and pasting old worn out arguments that have been refuted a million times. However, we still explain that there aren’t two creations in the book of Genesis, where Cain got his wife, why no hypocrite will enter Heaven, that being religious can’t save anyone, that God exists even if we don’t believe He does, and that Hell is a reality. If Hell didn’t exist, neither would this Blog. Our only motive is a desire to see you in Heaven.
The average person gets just 675,000 hours of life. That's all you have if you cross the road carefully, wear your seatbelt, and avoid diseases and everything else out there that is trying to kill you. But you will still die. Your precious life is slipping through your fingers by the minute and there’s nothing you can do about it. However, there is something that God can do about it. Jesus said that if you seek to save your life, you will lose it, but if you lose it for His sake you will find it. In other words, yield your will to God’s will. Surrender. Give up the battle. Give Him your life, and you get to keep it. In Christ, you can have your cake and eat it. See www.needGod.comfor details. Photo: [Source]
"There is no such thing as sin. Death is just a natural conclusion to life. I can't see any punishment in death. Actually, eternal life would be punishment." Bjarte Bjørkum
Your "eternal life would be punishment" sure shows the futile existence of the atheist. Christians greatly value every precious moment of life and we look forward to the next, when God's Kingdom comes to the earth. When that happens there will be no more pain, disease, suffering, death, earthquakes, tornadoes, etc. We will have Eden on Earth. Please join us: www.needGod.com
An ambassador is “the highest-ranking person who represents his or her own government while living in another country.” As Christians we are ambassadors for Christ (see 2 Corinthians 5:20). We represent the government of Heaven. Such a thought makes me tremble. It makes me have very sober thoughts, because an ambassador can do a great deal of good for his country, or he can start a war with unwise words.
God has entrusted us to be His representatives, so each of us must diligently study so that we use the wisest of words in the most sobering of tasks…that of reaching a Hell-bound world with the gospel of salvation.
I often liken evangelism to swimming. We can talk about it until we are blue in the faith, but if we don’t dive in and do it, we will never swim.
I remember the first time I ever drove a car. I was terrified. I had to remember to do what seemed like a dozen things all at once. Steer straight. Watch the yellow line. Watch the rearview mirror. Keep your foot near the clutch. Be ready to brake. Watch for other cars. Be on the lookout for pedestrians. Watch for cyclists who may swerve. Keep an eye on your speed. Watch for the law. Don’t tailgate, etc. However, after driving for too many years to remember, I could do it blindfolded. My problem now is that I could easily become overconfident, and that’s not good when you are driving something that could kill people.
The same principles apply to evangelism. The first time you approach a stranger you will be terrified. There are so many things to remember. Be ready to stop and listen. Use the Law. Watch for distractions. Make sure you head for the cross, etc. But after you do it again, then again, and again, your confidence will grow, and you will learn to steer the conversation anywhere you want. And if you will let love be your driving force, before you know it, evangelism will have become a way of life.
Of course, you will have to battle fear continually to do it, but once you step out and witness, you will be so confident that no atheist, evolutionist, intellectual, agnostic, gnostic, or even caustic person, will intimidate you.
Run at Goliath.
May God give you great wisdom, a consuming zeal, and a love that will swallow your fears.