Thursday, October 20, 2011

Poem: Freedom to Soar

This poem is about a bird who struggles with doubt.  Do I dare to try to leave the nest?  Will my wings carry me?  Can the wind really be trusted?  For many of us, this was the crux of our struggle with whether or not to follow Jesus.  Does God exist?  Does He know my name?  Can the God of the Bible be trusted?  All of the arguments people have made against the validity of Christianity over the years live or die with the answer to this one question:  Is there a God?  People love to use the laws of nature to show that the Biblical account is inaccurate, despite the fact that the Bible clearly shows that God is able and willing to bend and even break those laws periodically on a whim.  In the end, it still boils down to one thing.  Do I believe, and can God be trusted?


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Salvation: On the Examination Table

There has certainly been controversy over the years concerning the nature of salvation. Some may assume that salvation is based on church membership or affiliation. Some believe that its entirely based on our ability to follow either the Mosaic law, the teachings of Jesus, or both. Some believe that you can simply pray a prayer to get in, while others believe that no one goes to heaven without baptism. Some are even so specific that it must be baptism by immersion or the salvation experience was not genuine. So many different beliefs, all from people who use the Bible to find and define truth. So what does the Bible actually say about all this? Is it really that confusing?

Salvation: On the Examination Table

Monday, October 10, 2011

Is Jesus Who He Claims To Be?

It's easy to think of Christianity as a deep, dark hole that requires you to jump in without being able to see the bottom. But, there is in fact evidence to support the Christian faith if we are willing to look at it with open eyes. This article describes some of that evidence and makes a case that Jesus is in fact the Son of God.

Is Jesus Who He Claims To Be?