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I received a good amount of criticism for my previous post COEXIST? – A Destructive Delusion
Based on the comments that were made and the questions that were asked of me I have realized that the people who support COEXIST have a deeply flawed idea of truth and love.
A common question I received was: “What makes your beliefs right and everyone else’s wrong? Other people believe in their god just as much as you believe in yours.”
This question implies that belief determines truth. For example if I believe in the God of the Bible then that’s the truth for me and if someone else believes in the god of Islam, then that’s the truth for them – and we are both equally entitled to our “truths”.
That is however the very ideology that I was rejecting in my first post. (more…)

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We have all seen the bumper stickers – COEXIST – created from the symbols of the worlds major religions. It’s the mantra of the new unity movement, knitting together the religions as if they’re all equal and true.  Coyly tossing the cross of Christianity at the end as if Jesus is one way among many; as if truth could be blended with untruth (the result of which is not an amalgam of unified truth, but pure untruth.) The only thing that makes me shake my head more than this movement is seeing a professing Christian who supports this COEXIST movement. In fact those people have some serious soul searching to do because Jesus doesn’t allow that option. Jesus doesn’t allow us to “COEXIST.” If we don’t serve Him and Him alone, we don’t serve Him at all.  (more…)

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I believe the Bible is the word of God.
I also believe the Bible has power and authority – however not to the point of deification. The physical book itself is not divine but contains the words and wisdom of the King. So in this light I respect the Bible as coming directly from the King.
I believe the Bible is to be taken literally in it’s historically grammatical context. Through prayer, diligent study, and meditation we can truly understand what His word is saying to us and apply it accordingly. When we hold it in this context we learn that this book is not simply a historical text but is an active and unfolding truth in our own day. We are part of it’s message and we are witnesses to it’s truth unfolding. (more…)

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I recently read a blog post by a pastor friend of mine named Dave Flowers – Ten Things Christians Say That Drive Me Crazy

I enjoyed the post and understood on some level much of what he had to say, however he made a comment in his list that I certainly had to take issue with. The third saying on his list had to do with Christians who refer to “The last days” or “The end times” and he followed with this comment: “I’m not sure if any concept has been responsible for more “Christian” lunacy than this. Setting aside the fact that the theological concept of the “rapture” was almost completely invented in the early 1800′s…”  He followed with more on this issue that drives him crazy but this quote in particular stood out to me. (more…)

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Olympic Runner

Have you ever participated in a race or a marathon?
Perhaps you know firsthand or are at least aware of the training and dedication it takes to prepare for such an event? (more…)

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This may seem like foolishness to the world but Jesus taught the truth on how to have eternal life and see the kingdom of God.
Can someone return to their mothers womb and be born a second time? No. But we can surrender to Christ, become sealed with the Holy Spirit and have a new birth into the spiritual everlasting. (more…)

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So if Jesus died for our sins and set us free from the penalty of sin, does that mean no one goes to hell now?
Certainly not! The forgiveness of sins is not a coverall blanket tossed over the whole world – but is instead a free gift available for the taking by anyone who will believe in their heart that Jesus is Lord. Salvation is certainly an open invitation – but one that must be received.  (more…)

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