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Why Trust the Bible

Salutations.  I was recently asked, “How do you know that this (the Bible) is divinely inspired text from the creator of the universe?”  Like with many things in life, we have a ton of evidence here to support the claim, but if you want 100%  proof, you will not find it.  You also cannot find camera footage that Michelangelo painted the Sistine chapel.  However, we have many documents pointing to that fact and his style in the art work remains to this day. Because of this strong evidence, we believe he painted it. We can use that approach with God and the Bible.  With that said, here are a few reasons why we can believe that the Bible is directly inspired and given to us by God. (more…)

A Question about Truth

Reluctant Pessimist asked on Twitter, “So how does one determine what the “truth” about God actually is? And if the answer is the Bible, then the follow up question is how did you determine the Bible is true? There must be a believer out there willing to share their position on this.”  (more…)

When To Speak

Growing up in America, I heard two different persepctives on the subject of when to share the Gospel.  On one side, I had churches that taught that we needed to spend time and integrate with the culture.  We should join clubs and activities that suit our God given tastes, and shine His Light in those circles.  After doing earning their trust, we could share the truth.  On the other hand, I have heard other leaders saying that we should cut right to the chase.  Jesus did not waste time telling others to repent, and neither should we.  Which approach is the best? (more…)

The Gospel Message

The Gospel message forms the heart of Christianity.  Over the decades, we have lost this message in the political yelling, pandering and concern over offending someone.  Yet, as Christians, it really should be what people know us for.  We should talk about it first, last and always.  It is the Good News of God, and the only message the saves people from hell.  Here are some scriptures which plainly convey the Gospel message. (more…)

We Need Jesus

 

Recently, I watch a YouTube video where one person interviewed the other about his emotional well state.  This gentleman battled depression and a number of related issues his entire life.  Through this half hour video, I shook my head.  This guy had so many questions but so few answers.  His friend offered a few suggestions, but none offered true solutions.  I knew the answer. (more…)

Get It Right

For the last two decades, Christianity has come under increasing fire from those who would like to see it torn from our country’s DNA.  In this war, opponents have spread much misinformation about God, the Bible and faith itself.  Over a period of time, these half truths and lies become so ingrained in our culture, that even those who profess to follow Jesus often say things that sound great to American ears, but betray the message of the Gospel.  I ran across an example recently. (more…)

Natural Ethics

Recently, in my Twitter feed, I saw an article headline reading that a man claimed that pedophilia was natural. Therefore, it should be made legal. I did not bother to click on it. So, it could quite possible fall under the category of “fake news.” However, even this headline alone brings up a topic we see over and over again. People claim we should consider an action to be ethical because a person was born a certain way. However, does this claim stand up to careful examination and application of logic?

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