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  • Our Great Salvation

    05/14/2021 5:42:40 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 7 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    So what is Christian salvation? This is the process by which God brings us into a ‘sanctified’, i.e., set apart for holiness, relationship with Himself to provide us eternal life. This chapter discusses many important components to understanding your salvation: • Means of salvation • Process of salvation • How does the unbeliever access salvation? • What exactly is the Gospel message? • The new believer, next steps • Helping a new believer • Lordship salvation and other add-ons • Tares
  • There is chaos around us, but our salvation is secure!

    03/05/2021 6:12:06 AM PST · by Teleios Research · 2 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Be convinced of these 4 biblical truths: 1. Each of us has sinned; 2. God is just, requiring a punishment for sin; 3. But out of love God sent His Son, Jesus Christ who by dying on the cross, provided forgiveness of sins in taking man’s deserved punishment; 4. Therefore, by faith alone in Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and belief in His resurrection, man can gain eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 3:21-26)
  • Freeze Speech

    03/04/2021 7:54:40 AM PST · by truthxchange · 4 replies
    https://truthxchange.com/2021/03/freeze-speech/ | 3-4-2021 | Dr. Peter Jones
    I wrote this text on February 25, 2021, a day when stunning events occurred in the USA that are massive “legal” attacks on the opening line of the Bible: “So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Gen 1:27). The Equality Act that passed in the House on that day, including the provision to remove any defense for religious principles, requires that virtually every restroom, locker room, and dressing room in America be open to transgender individuals. At this level of bathroom intimacy, our children will...
  • The positive benefits of a Christian society!

    02/22/2021 9:57:08 AM PST · by Teleios Research · 4 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Teleios conducted a survey of 565 evangelicals. Respondents noted advantages to living in a Christian society, compared to any other type of society (41%) and compared only to a secular society (18%). The top 3 potential advantages of a Christian society were: a stronger moral (82%) and ethical base (71%) as well as greater love among people (75%). The top 3 advantages of a Christian society in relation to government were: recognizing the primary biblical role of government to keep order in society (60%); maintaining individual rights, especially freedom of religion and expression (56%); and reducing corruption (54%). Participants believed...
  • Salvation is a free gift of God - Have confidence you are saved!

    11/20/2020 6:19:59 AM PST · by Teleios Research · 88 replies
    Teleios ^ | Teleios
    Be convinced with these 4 biblical truths: 1. Each of us has sinned; 2. God is just, requiring a punishment for sin; 3. But out of love God sent His Son, Jesus Christ who by dying on the cross, provided forgiveness of sins in taking man’s deserved punishment; 4. Therefore, by faith alone in Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and belief in His resurrection, man can gain eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 3:21-26) Read more at https://teleiosresearch.com/salvation-explanation/.
  • Racist! Sexist! Ant-Gay! Part 1

    10/20/2020 12:46:42 PM PDT · by OddLane · 6 replies
    Keith Darrell ^ | October 10, 2020 | Keith Darrell
    Much public discourse is reduced to sloganeering and ad homs on their opponent. Being called a racist, sexist, or anti-gay is a common refrain on the a college campus. In this series, Aaron Ventura and I look to get at the philosophical roots of the discussion.
  • Confronting False Gospels (Does Islam deserve respect?)

    08/24/2020 8:38:01 PM PDT · by OddLane · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 8/24/20 | Gerard Perry
    I analyze the recent David Wood Koran-eating controversy from a Biblical perspective.
  • Are Catholic Flame Wars Evangelizing Online? Bishop Barron Says ‘No’

    07/09/2020 1:46:59 PM PDT · by Marchmain · 17 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | July 9, 2020 | Catholic News Agency
    A California bishop challenged Catholics online to “cut it out” and better represent their Christian faith through their social media engagement. On Tuesday, Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop of Los Angeles, issued a “pastoral cry of the heart” to encourage Catholics to stop tearing each other apart online and instead provide well structured and charitable arguments. “I understand that people are passionate, especially about religious matters, but when it comes to this commentary we always must keep truth and love in the forefront,” he said. Speaking of social media, Bishop Barron said that “I must admit the vitriol, negativity,...
  • The Sins Of The Canaanites: Blood-Lust, Murder, Incest, Sex With Animals

    06/27/2020 9:30:48 AM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 46 replies
    JAG 5000
    The takeaway point in all this below is that the God of the Bible was totally justified in giving His command to Israel to totally destroy the Canaanites. _______ The Canaanites Were Not Salvageable --- They Had Sunk To The Very Bottom On The Immorality Scale: {A} Cold Blooded Murder. {B} Incest With Close Family Members. {C} Murdered Their Own Children {Molech}. {D} Blood-Lust Gory Murder Religious Ceremonies. {E} Sex With Animals. God's purpose was to get rid of all that up there and replace it with the religion of the nation of Israel which prohibited all such vile sins....
  • Know the Gospel

    06/08/2020 4:23:43 PM PDT · by Teleios Research · 2 replies
    Teleios ^ | William C. Stewart
    THE GOSPEL - Be sure you are a Christian based on these four simple Bible truths! 1. Man sinned; 2. God is just, requiring a punishment for sin; 3. But out of love God sent His Son, Jesus Christ who by dying on the cross, provided forgiveness of sins in taking man’s deserved punishment; 4. Therefore, by faith alone in Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and belief in His resurrection, man can gain eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 3:21-26)
  • What Ravi Zacharias taught us about answering the tough questions of non-believers

    05/29/2020 8:12:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/29/2020 | Karen Farris
    Hospitalized after surviving a suicide attempt, someone gave seventeen-year-old Ravi Zacharias a Bible. Never having really looked at one, he started reading. He came upon these words: “Because I live, you also will live.” John 14:19. It changed his suicidal life and then it helped change the lives of millions of others. My dad had recently died, then soon after I was dealing with cancer, and plenty of financial concerns. I asked God, “Why?” It was such a challenging time. Then I found someone who could answer “why” with Biblical wisdom—Ravi Zacharias. Ravi spent much of his career answering tough...
  • ‘Now with Jesus’: Prominent Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias dies at 74

    05/19/2020 7:07:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/19/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    Ravi Zacharias, the prominent Christian apologetics author and speaker, died Tuesday at the age of 74 following a battle with a rare form of cancer.Zacharias’ daughter, Sarah Davis, posted a message on the website of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries on Tuesday, titled “Ravi Zacharias, Now With Jesus,” confirming that the apologist had passed away.“It was his Savior, Jesus Christ, that my dad always wanted most to talk about. Even in his final days, until he lacked the energy and breath to speak, he turned every conversation to Jesus and what the Lord had done,” she wrote.“He perpetually marveled that God...
  • How to become a Christian according to the Bible

    05/07/2020 10:16:07 AM PDT · by Teleios Research · 46 replies
    Teleios ^ | William C. Stewart
    THE GOSPEL - Be sure you are a Christian based on these four simple Bible truths! 1. Man sinned. 2. God is just, requiring a punishment for sin. 3. But out of love God sent His Son, Jesus Christ who by dying on the cross, provided forgiveness of sins in taking man’s deserved punishment. 4. Therefore, by faith alone in Christ’s sacrifice for our sins and belief in His resurrection, man can gain eternal life. (Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9-10, Romans 3:21-26)
  • (Vanity) Vague Request For Help Finding an Old Essay

    04/26/2020 2:17:10 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 15 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 4-26-2020 | Me
    Rather embarrassing request. Maybe 7 years ago, I came across an interesting essay on "the existence of God or the Devil." DISCLAIMER: NO IT WAS NOT C.S. LEWIS OR CHESTERTON OR WILLIAM LANE CRAIG. THANK YOU! It was maybe 6 or 8 pages long, and was fairly learned and erudite, but written in a Screwtape-style fashion ; it was a way of "backing up into" the existence of God, starting with the existence of Evil ; and from there, not arguing against God, but FOR the existence of the Devil (from thence, of course, God Follows, since the Devil rebelled...
  • How can Christians determine if something is ‘biblical or bogus’? Apologist gives 3 steps

    03/06/2020 7:51:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/06/2020 | Michael Gryboski
    A Christian apologist laid out three ways Christians can judge whether an idea is “biblical or bogus” in a speech that was part of a student-centered apologetics event in Allen, Texas.Alan Shlemon, author and speaker with the apologetics group Stand to Reason, gave remarks at the reTHINK Apologetics Student Conference, held last week at Cottonwood Creek Church in Allen. During his talk last Friday, Shlemon laid out three steps that help guard against false religious ideas.1) The first step is to “seek to study scripture,” which involved reading the Bible. Shlemon told students that when they “come across an idea...
  • The Folly of Islamic Apologetics

    12/05/2019 7:06:09 AM PST · by OddLane · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/5/19 | Gerard Perry
    I explore some of the problems with dawah, and why Muslims are so poorly equipped at defending their religion and its alleged prophet. I also explain why memorizing long passages of the Koran is a fruitless endeavor.
  • Final Thoughts on the Heart for Muslims Conference

    11/27/2019 9:42:23 PM PST · by OddLane · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/28/19 | Gerard Perry
    I give some parting thoughts on my experience at and impressions of the Heart for Muslims Conference. I also explain why I believe James White's approach to evangelizing Islam is wrong. Both from a utilitarian perspective-and detrimental to the goal of winning souls-and why it is dangerous for the Church itself.
  • A Missionary Called By the Pope To the Synod On the Amazon Explains What the Church Gets Wrong

    10/12/2019 9:54:41 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 23 replies
    L'Espresso ^ | October 12, 2019 | Sandro Magister
    A Missionary Called By the Pope To the Synod On the Amazon Explains What the Church Gets Wrong Fr. Martín Lasarte Topolanski, the author of the text hosted on this page, a Uruguayan on mission in Angola, is the head of missionary outreach in Africa and Latin America for the Salesian congregation to which he belongs.Pope Francis included him among the 33 churchmen he personally invited to take part in the synod on the Amazon.The following text was written and published before this synod. But it is as if Fr. Lasarte had delivered it in the assembly just now, for...
  • How Friendship Helped a Follower of Islam See the Truth About Jesus

    09/08/2019 12:04:55 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Bible Gateway Blog ^ | August 21, 2018 | Nabeel Qureshi
    How does a committed and passionate follower of Islam reconsider his faith and become an outspoken apologist for Christianity? This is a story of being introduced to Jesus through friendships, investigations, dreams, and visions. What follows is a conversation between the late Nabeel Qureshi (@NAQureshi), author of Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus (Third Edition) (Zondervan, 2018)—the first book to win ECPA Christian Book Awards® in both New Author and Non-Fiction categories—and his friend David Wood, who led Nabeel to consider the veracity of the claims of Jesus Christ. The discussion took place in Atlanta, Georgia, during the Evangelical Theological Society’s annual...
  • Refining the Origin of Life Argument

    07/27/2019 4:52:02 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 32 replies
    Depths of Pentecost ^ | July 27, 2019 | Philip Cottraux
    Refining the Origin of Life ArgumentBy Philip Cottraux One of the most popular arguments for the existence of God involves the complexities of life itself, implying something so intricate could never be the product of natural causes. A supernatural intelligence would be required to form together even the basic living cell, with its membrane, cytoplasm, nucleus, and billions of lines of coding. Requiring over ten thousand chemical reactions each second just to stay alive, the cell is truly a remarkable feat of engineering. And to be fair, to date scientists really don’t know how it originated, though there are plenty...