We are in a war and it is real. The enemy is relentless. The battle does not get easier with time and it can be exhausting. Yet in the Bible we learn that the battle is not uncertain, the turf is not individual, the enemy’s schemes are not unknown, nor is our strategy a mystery. It is natural when under attack to fight or flee, … Continue reading Stand Firm
I realize skeptics are the ones with questions. However, wise Christians should have good questions too, especially for skeptics. Questions help those with questions to think and reason out loud. Here are some good questions to consider when dialoging with a skeptic or contradiction seeker: 1. In the light of modern science, can you give reasons why Christians can continue to believe the Bible? This … Continue reading Questions for skeptics and contradiction seekers
If you care about people and risk talking to the doubting, the skeptical, the confused, and the angry, you will soon run into a person who says to your counsel: I’ve tried that. Whatever you say, they will minimize it and say it doesn’t work or is unbelievable. Do not be surprised at this response. This is what it means to be doubting, skeptical, confused, … Continue reading 6 suggestions when talking to skeptics or someone with doubts
SATAN’S DEVICES TO DRAW THE SOUL TO SIN By presenting the bait and hiding the hook [4 remedies] By painting sin with virtue’s colors [4remedies] By the extenuating and lessening of sin [7 remedies] By showing to the soul the best men’s sins and by hiding from the soul their virtues, their sorrows, and their repentance [3 remedies] By presenting God to the soul as … Continue reading Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices
Have you ever been picked last during the gym class lineup? In elementary school, I used to be skinnier than a twig, but as fast as a gazelle. You’d think I would be an ideal candidate for dodge ball, but all the strong guns and smack mouths got picked above me. Or have you ever been ignored from participating in an important project at work … Continue reading not alone
I used to live with my grandparents during my elementary years. I remember my reward for good behavior was a trip with grandma to the mall and visit to McDonalds. Now McDonalds back in the day was not like the massive metro-play-lands that they are today. It was just a sit-down meal in a box with a toy, commonly known as a Happy Meal. I … Continue reading can you rewind the tape please?
Doubt can be a good thing. Some are taught never to question God or their faith. That is silly. Even Billy Graham had doubts. Doubt can strengthen and secure your faith. They can also drive you away if you are unprepared. Stats say that 50% of Christian teens will abandon their faith by the end of college. Jesus was more comfortable with doubt than most … Continue reading a plastic faith