Friday, June 28, 2013

Words of Comfort: De-evolving


It is ironic that a generation that boasts of the progress of science without God, is going backwards. It is de-evolving. The boast that Godless science is making us live longer, just isn’t true. Studies from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment have discovered that "today's adults are so unhealthy they are 15 years 'older' than their parents and grandparents at the same age." According to a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, researchers say that they are "more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity than previous generations because of poor health."

Source: http://nzh.tw/10876893

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

"Selectively editing" PZ Myers.


My friend PZ Myers (I hope he doesn't mind me calling him a friend) is thinking that I am going to misrepresent him in the upcoming movie “Evolution vs. God.” He said, “Someday maybe I’ll get to be in a movie in which I’m not selectively edited and misrepresented. It will not be this movie.” I don’t know why he is thinking this way when he hasn't seen the movie. The interview was edited back for the promo, but that’s what you do with promos because they have to be short. But in “Evolution vs. God” PZ gets to talk as much as or even more than anyone in the entire movie. Of course it was “selectively edited.” That’s what editors do. They remove the mundane and irrelevant and select that which is interesting--and a lot of what he said certainly was interesting. When I do interviews I fully expect to be cut back to that which the producers believe is relevant to their theme. After all, it’s their program.

So PZ, you were of course “selectively edited” (as was every person in the movie), but I have to protest when you accuse me of misrepresenting you. That would show a lack of integrity on my part and a disregard for our friendship. I really enjoyed meeting you. It really was an honor, and I would gladly enjoy a meal with you any time you are back in Southern California (at my expense, of course). PZ kindly posted the promo on his page.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Words of Comfort: Delusion of Grandeur



“Why is your God not bound by the same Commandments? He does a lot of killing in the Bible--Do as I say, not as I do.” Reyd Khuprus

Here’s a borrowed and adapted analogy for those indignant, self-righteous, and misguided folks who constantly accuse the God they don’t believe in of moral crimes: With due respect--before you try and pick the supposed subatomic particle out of the eye of a morally perfect God, take the combined logs from every forest on earth out of your own eye. Then (hopefully) you will see clearly, realize your own blatant hypocrisy, and your own contemptible delusion of grandeur. 

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Words of Comfort: To Find Jesus?



“They found Jesus because it's America -- and what is the dominant religion here in America? Christianity.” Joe Grunwaldt

Actually, Jesus isn’t the One who is lost. We are. The Bible says “The Son of Man came to seek and save that which is lost.” We don’t know our origins, our purpose, or what happens after we die. That’s about as lost as we can get. So, no one “finds” Jesus. He finds us.

I live in America, but I was converted 7,000 miles away down under, in New Zealand.  My native land was founded by missionaries and is commonly referred to by locals as “God’s own” (spelled “Godzone”), because of its natural beauty. I was born in a city called “Christchurch” (named after Jesus Christ), a city which has a church building planted right in the center of its town square. Even though “God Defend New Zealand” is its National Anthem, the country is about as Godless as the United States.

Despite the Godlessness, way back on April 24th, 1972, God sought me out, found me, and saved me from death and a very real Hell. And so I say with John Newton, the ex-slave trader who wrote Amazing Grace, “I once was lost, but now I’m found, was blind, but now I see.”  God is not hindered by location. He will find all who are lost, and call upon His name.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Words of Comfort: Prepare to have your faith shaken!




Friday, June 21, 2013

Words of Comfort: God Speaks

From the mouth of Almighty God are precious gems that bring with them profound hope.

Although we try to fortify ourselves against the storms of life, they are virtually unavoidable. We can find hope in the Old Testament story of Job. When Job lost everything, he never lost his faith in God. Instead he sought a face-to-face audience with God, because he had several questions that he needed answered. When God spoke He didn't answer even one of Job’s questions. Instead, He had 70 questions of His own.
Within these 70 questions are hidden amazing scientific truths that were not discovered by this world until more than three thousand years later. God Speaks is filled with remarkable knowledge, wisdom of which the world knows nothing — precious gems that bring with them hope of which this pain-wracked world could use now more than ever.
"As life inevitably takes each of us through sufferings similar to that of Job, we will no doubt have similar questions to those Job asked -- Where is God in all this? Why doesn't He deliver me? God Speaks gives answers and with those answers will come much needed comfort." - Kirk Cameron




Thursday, June 20, 2013

Words of Comfort: Stone the Woman



"Ray, please help me on this one because it genuinely troubles me. What about the law to stone the woman taken into adultery...is Jesus saying that God is wrong to command that she be stoned."

This woman, who was taken in the very act of adultery, is like each of us. We have been caught in the act of breaking the Ten Commandments, and the moral Law calls for out death. However, God can completely forgive us because Jesus took the wrath of the Law upon Himself. That means we, like the woman, can have our case dismissed. There is no compromise because the Law is satisfied by the suffering of the cross. So take a lesson from the Scriptures. Thank God for His mercy, then like the woman, trust in Jesus, go your way and sin no more. See www.needGod.com for details.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Words of Comfort: New Movie!


We went to evolution’s experts and spoke personally with evolutionary scientists from some of the world’s leading universities (no creationist interviews were used).

Featuring personal interviews with:
Professor Peter Nonacs, UCLA Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Professor Craig Stanford, USC Biological Sciences and Anthropology
PZ Myers, Biologist, University of Minnesota Morris
Gail E. Kennedy, Associate Professor (Ph.D.) UCLA Department of Anthropology

What they revealed will stun you. Plus perspectives from Einstein, Dawkins, Krauss, Isaac Newton, and many more. We want to educate about evolution. Prepare to have your faith shaken.

"Absolutely excellent.”
~ Paul Taylor, BSc Med, Director of Ministry Development, “Creation Today.”

“Not since ‘Expelled’ has anything been done that is as important as this.”
~ Carl D. Kerby, President, Reasons for Hope.


Coming soon...

Yesterday’s Show Notes: Tuesday, 18th June 2013.



What Hollywood Believes – Katie Couric

BIRTH NAME: Katherine Anne Couric
OCCUPATION: Broadcast Journalist
CLAIM TO FAME: Co-anchor on the “Today” Show

In recent years Katie Couric tragically lost her husband and her sister to cancer. When asked, “Do you find strength in faith?” she replied, “I was raised a Presbyterian. I think my faith has been tested. For a period I was really angry. But I’m coming back to the fold. I go to church, which gives me a moment to be contemplative and to take stock. I admire people who have a deep, abiding faith. But I think it’s hard when something terrible happens, and you can’t understand why a benevolent God would allow it. There’s so much suffering.”


RAY’S COMMENTS FROM WHB:
While suffering often mystifies us, God has given us a strong consolation to help us overcome the pain. It is faith, but it is one that trusts in the promises of God—and when it comes to suffering, let’s zero in on one specific promise. It’s in Paul’s letter to the Romans: “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”
This promise says that if we have aligned ourselves with the will of God (by turning from sin, being born again, and trusting in the Savior), whatever comes our way comes only by the permissive will of God. Some terrible circumstance may not be in His perfect will, but it is in His permissive will. That means that God doesn’t send the particular suffering, but He (in His infinite wisdom) allows it to happen. This is a principle dealt with in the Book of Job. The pain is still very real, but God promises to work the situation out for good.
A great preacher named Charles Spurgeon said, “Faith may swim, where reason may only paddle.” This is so true. The more you trust God in adversity, the more peace you will have in the storm. This is evidently seen when Jesus slept in a boat while He was in a violent storm. Peter also slept soundly in prison the night before his planned execution. Faith rests in adversity. Those who trust that God is at work in “all things” have the wonderful comfort that though the tapestry of life looks like nothing but a confusing mess, the day will come when it is turned over and His skillful handiwork will be clearly seen. Faith (trust) sees the certainty of that day.


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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Words of Comfort: Lack of belief in gods...



“The only thing you can say about all atheists is that they all lack belief in gods.” Tom Shmenkman
Tom, who made you the international spokesperson for all atheists? There are many atheists around the world who don't embrace your carefully worded modern definition. They simply say "I believe that there is no God." Your cut-and-paste movement only started a few years ago. But you are still connected to the old “I believe” atheists. This is why. If I have a car and say, “I lack belief in makers,” it means I believe that my car had no maker.  It means that I believe that nothing made it.  So, carefully worded though your modern definition may be, it still leaves you believing the scientifically impossible—that nothing made everything. No wonder the Bible says, “The fool has said in his heart, there is no God.”  

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Words of Comfort: Homosexuality is a hot issue!



Homosexuality is a hot issue. Open your mouth against it nowadays, no matter how lovingly you do it, and you will almost certainly be accused of using “hate speech.” There is, however, a way around this for the Christian.
When I meet a homosexual, I never talk about his sexual orientation.  This is because I care about him and want to share the gospel, and I don’t want him to be offended before I do that. So I witness to him the way I witness to any heterosexual.  I ask if he thinks he’s a good person. When he predictably says that he is, I take him through the Ten Commandments—has he lied, stolen, and blasphemed God’s name? When I ask about lust (see Matthew 5:27-28), I don’t mention any gender. After seeing his transgressions in the light of God’s Law he will understand his guilt—that he’s headed for Hell and desperately needs the Savior.
Before he saw his sin, he was proud and self-righteous, but now he’s humble of heart. That means he is able to be reasoned with, without being defensive.  So I tell him that to be saved he must repent of all sin and trust alone in Jesus. I then show him what “sin” is, by referring to 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (which lists those who will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven): “Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God.”  I gently tell him that if he has a problem with the list, he should take it up with God, because it’s His list.
Is it biblical to use the moral Law (the Ten Commandments) when speaking with homosexuals?  It certainly is: “But we know that the law is good if one uses it lawfully, knowing this: that the law is not made for a righteous person, but for…fornicators, for sodomites, for kidnappers, for liars, for perjurers, and if there is any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine” (1Timothy 1:8-10).
For further teaching on biblical evangelism please freely listen to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” on www.livingwaters.com

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Today’s Show Notes: Friday, 14th June 2013.



(THE BLAZE) The new project, set to star Nicolas Cage, Chad Michael Murray and Ashley Tisdale, will take on an entirely different tone from the first trinity of Bible-based, end-times-themed movies...While the Christian message will still be at its core, the intended audience for the project is more far-reaching — and that’s only one of the intended changes.
  • Producer and script writer Paul LaLonde, who was behind the previous Left Behind films, said: “This is a much bigger movie a much bigger investment — we are certainly aiming this time to have more of a crossover movie . . . When we did the first ‘Left Behind, it was never an outreach. It was made by Christians for Christians … there was never an idea that we’re going to put this in the cineplex next to ‘Spiderman’ and compete for the same audience.”
  • To hit theaters Spring of 2014
  • It will initially open up on at least 1,200 screens


Speech Tournament 2013 (The Rock Solid Bible)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mMNkm__pq-w


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Words of Comfort: Galileo...



Someone wrote: "Galileo was censured by the church, and he's far from the only example. When the church would claim dominion over that which rightfully belongs to science, then atheists have every right to be angry at it for preventing human advancement. Would we have ever landed on the moon if the church had kept convincing everyone the Earth was flat?”

Galileo wasn’t an atheist. When the Roman Catholic church confined him to house arrest, he protested “I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.” Also, everyone (including scientists) believed that the earth was flat (except the theist, Christopher Columbus). And don’t forget that the men who landed on the moon read Genesis chapter one from space, and just before the landing they took communion and thanked God for sending a Savior.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Today’s Show Notes: Thursday, 13th June 2013.

What would you say?
 http://youtu.be/TQGRi5WpzGs



Words of Comfort: Hawks and Electricity.


When a hawk is around, other birds hide for fear of their lives leaving an eerie silence in the trees. They instinctively know their enemy. It seems that a bird brain works better than a human brain, because most human beings don’t see death as their enemy. They think that it’s just part of life. But around death, the ungodly have an eerie silence. They don’t fight it. They roll over and get ready to die. Riding high in April, shot down in May. That’s life. But the Bible speaks of death as an enemy, saying that Jesus Christ has “abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.” Of course, many don’t believe that, and that’s their problem. They refuse to trust the Word of God, and yet trust is the basis for any relationship, both horizontal and vertical.

An atheist is like a man who shuts off the main electric source before he walks into an electrical store, and mocks the fact that the appliances don't work. Remove the supernatural from the Bible and nothing makes sense, because you have removed the power of God. Leave Him in the equation and animals fit comfortably onto the ark, the Red Sea opens without any problem, the 5,000 get well fed, water gets walked upon, and stopping a storm with “Peace be still” is a breeze.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Today’s Show Notes: Wednesday, 12th June 2013.


He Has Sent Redemption





Words of Comfort: Nature



Skeptics mock the thought that the existence of God can be proved scientifically. But the word “science” simply means “knowledge.” Creation (Nature) gives us knowledge that there's a Creator (a Maker). It is scientifically impossible for Nature to have made itself. To say that it did, is to say that it was pre-existent to be able to make itself, before it made itself, which is ludicrous. So each of us has an intuitive knowledge that God exists, and because of our conscience (“con” is “with” and “science” is “knowledge”) we are “with knowledge” that we are morally responsible to Him. The building gives us knowledge there was a builder. The painting gives us knowledge there was a painter.

Of course, buildings and paintings are inorganic (non-living) and so are great mountains, vast oceans, and the massive clouds—“The heavens declare His glory.” However, the existence of living forms (including ourselves) gives us even more light into the genius of God’s creative hand—that we are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” so that we are without excuse. No one needs faith to know that God exists. All we need are eyes that can see and a brain that works. However, if we want to approach Him, then we must have trust, for without an implicit trust it is impossible to please Him (see Hebrews 11:6).

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Words of Comfort: Atheism is for Intellectuals.


This is a popular atheist poster on which are Ernest Hemmingway, Abraham Lincoln, Carl Sagan, Mark Twain, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklyn, Albert Einstein, and Charles Darwin along with the words “Atheism Good enough for these idiots.” Clearly, atheism is for intellectuals.

But one moment…Abraham Lincoln wasn’t an atheist. He said “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right.”[1] Neither was Carl Sagan. He clearly stated, “I’m an agnostic.”[2] Mark Twain hated religion, but he certainly wasn’t an atheist, saying, “None of us can be as great as God, but any of us can be as good.”[3] Benjamin Franklin said, “God governs in the affairs of men.”[4] You will find Thomas Edison listed on "Celebrity Atheists,"[5] on “Positive Atheism”[6] and other atheist websites,[7] but wasn’t an atheist. He said, “There is a great directing head of people and things — a Supreme Being who looks after the destinies of the world.”[8] Thomas Jefferson said, "Say nothing of my religion. It is known to myself and my God alone.”[9] Albert Einstein rejected the Bible as the Word of God, and said that the Creator was unknowable—and that God being personal was “childlike.”[10] He lamented, “In view of such harmony in the cosmos which I, with my limited human understanding, am able to recognize, there are yet people who say there is no God. But what really makes me angry is that they quote me for the support of such views.”[11] He categorically said, “I am not an atheist,”[12] and when referring to those who deny the Creator, he used the term “fanatical atheists.”[13] And Charles Darwin spoke of God seven times in Origin of Species.

So, out of the eight famous men on the poster, there is only one who was an atheist—Ernest Hemmingway. According to his biographer, back in 1961 Hemmingway "pushed two shells into the twelve-gauge Boss shotgun ...put the end of the barrel into his mouth, pulled the trigger and blew out his brains."[14] There’s your poster-boy when it comes to atheism.

NOTES 
2 From a March 1996 profile by Jim Dawson in the Minneapolis Star-Tribune
3 Mark Twain's Notebook, 1902-1903.
8 As quoted in The Romance and Drama of the Rubber Industry (1936) by Harvey Samuel Firestone
10 Albert Einstein, letter to Guy H. Raner Jr., Sept. 28, 1949, quoted by Michael R. Gilmore in Skeptic, Vol. 5, No. 2
11 Prince Hubertus zu Löwenstein, Towards the Further Shore (Victor Gollancz, London, 1968), p. 156; quoted in Jammer, p. 97
12 From G. S. Viereck's, Glimpses of the Great, Einstein, in response to a question about whether or not he believed in God.


Monday, June 10, 2013

Today’s Show Notes: Monday, 10th June 2013.

Ten Ways To Break The Stronghold of Pornography
by Ray Comfort

  1. Take some pornography to church and look at it during worship. You may as well; because God is just as present in your bedroom as He is in a building we call a "church."
  2. Face the fact that you may not be saved. The Bible speaks of false apostles, false teachers, false prophets, false brethren and false conversion (see Mark 4:1-20).
  3. Come to the realization that when you give yourself to pornography, you are committing adultery (see Matthew 5:27-28).
  4. Grasp the serious nature of your sin. Jesus said that it would be better for you to be blind and go to Heaven than to allow your eye to be offended, and end up in Hell (see Matthew 5:29).
  5. Those who profess to be Christians yet give themselves to pornographic material evidently lack the fear of God (Proverbs 16:6). Cultivate the fear of God by reading Proverbs 2:1-5.
  6. Open your Bible at Psalm 51 and make it your own prayer.
  7. Memorize James 1:14 and 1 Corinthians 10:13 and quote them when you are tempted.
  8. Make no provision for your flesh (see Romans 13:14). If you can't control yourself, you have to then get rid of every access to pornographic material--the Internet, printed literature, TV, videos and movies. Stop feeding the fire.
  9. Guard your heart with all diligence (see Proverbs 4:23). Don't let the demonic realm have access to your thought-life. If you give yourself to it, you will become its slave (see Romans 6:16). Read the Bible daily, without fail. Quote the Word of God when you are tempted (see Ephesians 6:12-20).
  10. The next time temptation comes, do fifty push-ups, then fifty sit-ups. If you are still burning, repeat the process (see 1 Corinthians 9:27, and 1 Corinthians 7:9).


Words of Comfort: Trusting Evidence


“Ray, belief in the theory of evolution relies on discernible facts that help support the theory. It is not faith or trust based. Your refusing to believe does not make the facts go away.” Richard Stein

Notice that Richard said “Belief” in the theory of evolution. That’s faith. He “trusts” that what he is seeing in the evidence is true. Then he says that the belief “relies on.” That’s “faith” again. Belief in evolution relies on (trusts in) what he believes are discernible facts. These facts are believed by him. He has faith in them. Then he says that I don’t believe the facts in which he trusts (in which he has faith), and he is right. I don’t have faith in them because I don’t want a belief. I want observable evidence that doesn’t need faith, and evolution rests entirely on the faith of the believer. Richard believes. I don’t.

Normally, someone believing in something is no big deal, because they are free to believe in anything they want. However, having a misguided faith in Darwinian evolution (not dogs evolving into dogs or bacteria becoming bacteria—which is not Darwinian evolution) is causing many to reject the truth of the observable Genesis account and the consequent offer of everlasting life through the gospel. That is a tragedy beyond words.

What we see in Genesis is observable in the existing creation and in the fossil record. We observe (see) male and female as well as every animal bring forth after its kind, throughout nature. Creationism is observable without the need for faith. Evolution is unobservable and needs great faith. 

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Friday, June 7, 2013

Today’s Show Notes: Friday, 7th June 2013.


Follow Jesus: Francis Chan









Words of Comfort: WWPZD?


WWPZD? Atheist training from well-known atheist, PZ Myers: “I lack belief in gods.” (Part One)


“Boy, I really do hate these guys. You've got a discussion going, talking about why you’re an atheist, or what atheism should mean to the community, or some such topic that is dealing with our ideas and society, and some smug $@!#* comes along and announces that ‘Atheism means you lack a belief in gods. Nothing more. Quit trying to add meaning to the term.’ As if atheism can only be some platonic ideal floating in virtual space with no connections to anything else; as if atheists are people who have attained a Zen-like ideal, their minds a void, containing nothing but atheism, which itself is nothing. $@!#*.”

PZ Myers says, “I have heard this so often, the hair-splitting grammatical distinctions some atheists think so seriously important in defining themselves. All you’re doing is defining yourselves as #$%!@ retentive freaks, people! Get over it. Either way, you’re an atheist — and that goes for the over-philosophized fussbudgets who insist that they’re agnostics, not atheists, because they aren’t 100% positive there aren’t any gods, only 99 44/100ths positive.”


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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Yesterday’s Show Notes: Thursday, 6th June 2013.



debunked: As a Christian I Don't Need to Talk About Jesus (I just need to live a good life)

v  VIDEO |http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQ6o7CC09PI

 

 

(Email from Eric) "I've watched many of the street preaching videos and was wondering if you have a video or literature that goes through the process, from start to finish, of doing street preaching. I know there's preparation before, during, and after someone is one the box, and that there are more people than just those that get on the box, but what does a typical setup look like?"

 

A few recommendations:

  • Season 4 – Of all of our season, it has the most emphasis on Open-Air, with tips throughout and many Open-Air examples. The “Paris” episode has a great how-to example. It shows an open-air with Ray from drawing the crowd straight to the finish.
  • YouTube – We have a whole playlist entitled, “Open-Air” (seehttp://www.youtube.com/thewayofthemaster)
  • Open Air Preaching: New York - It’s only available as “Download” section of our online store.

 

 

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Words of Comfort: Drawings and Ideas



"You want to see transitional evidence--look at the skeleton of a whale you will see bones of vestigial legs these were once real legs when the mammal lived on land before retiring to the sea to live and over time the outside legs have disappeared but the now tiny leg bones still exist! So yes evolution is happening before our eyes." Jordan Evans

Whether or not you believe in evolution comes down to whether you "believe" the evidence.  You see bones and drawings and ideas, and read about how old they are believed to be, and you trust what is being told to you is true. The entire belief of evolution rests on trust (faith). You believe. We don’t. You have great faith in what they tell you. Am I right?

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Today’s Show Notes: Wednesday, 5th June 2013.


How can we get youth more engaged in learning apologetics?





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Words of Comfort: Convinced!



“Ray, allow this atheist to introduce myself. I was raised in a Christian home and went to church and took the notion of being like Jesus seriously. At a bad time in my life, I found myself in jail for 56 days (-in solitary). I only had a bible, and I read it for the 1st time cover to cover. I read it 3 times. I became convinced after the 1st reading that there was no God.” David Walters

David, I have two important questions for you. The first is, if you “took the notion of being like Jesus seriously,” why were you in jail? And the second is, during that time did you know the Lord? As I’m sure you will know with your Christian background, that’s what a Christian is--someone who knows the Lord.  As an atheist, that puts you into a dilemma. If you say that you did know the Lord, you are admitting that God is real. If you say that you thought you did, then you didn’t, and you were never a Christian. You faked it all that time. But you are not alone. Many, if not most atheists have had false conversions and that’s why they are so adamantly anti-Christian. They heard a false gospel that says that Jesus will give you joy and peace and fix their problems, and when what they think is Christianity doesn’t deliver the promised goods, they become disillusioned and often bitter. If, however, you are interested in seeing how and why you were deceived, freely listen to “Hell’s Best Kept Secret” and “True and False Conversion.” They are both on the Home Page of www.Livingwaters.com

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Words of Comfort: Assurance of Salvation

Hi Ray-
I love your blog and Way of the Master since I have let Jesus into my heart 3 years ago. This post has reminded me about something that has been troubling me greatly. I was raised by my mother, who was Jewish for her whole life. I have presented the Good News to her in person, and left some tracts from Living Waters, but she has always rejected the message of Salvation. Tragically, she passed away in April of this year, and I fear that she did not accept Jesus into her heart. I am tormented by the thought of her suffering.
How can I be assured if she had accepted Jesus at the end?
 The salvation of loved ones is very close to the heart of every Christian. For about 40 years I earnestly prayed daily for the salvation of my mother, and she died without my having complete assurance that she died trusting in Jesus. 

However, I leave the issue entirely in the hands of God. I trust Him implicitly...and evidence of that trust is my joy. There are two reasons I trust Him with my Mom. The first is that I should trust God in it, because He is the One who gave her life, the One who loves her more than I do/did, and the One who saves any human being. The second reason for leaving the issue entirely in the hands of God is that all the worry, fretting, concern in the world isn't going the help in the slightest. Jesus said, "Let not your heart be trouble," so don't let it be troubled. Don't be tormented either, just give it all to God and rejoice in Him. Charles Spurgeon said, "Faith me swim, where reason may only paddle."

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Monday, June 3, 2013

Words of Comfort: Logos Bible Software


Logos Bible Software want to make The Evidence Bible available for mobile devices. But they want to know that it’s wanted. 

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