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Pontius Pilate—Lost and Found

  Pilate—Lost and Found by  Kyle Butt, M.A.   The last few days Jesus’ life were the most tragic of any in human history. Ruthless men and women mocked Him, spit upon Him, and even hit Him. Amidst all the violence, there stood one man who had the power to stop all the torture. One…

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The Truth Project Session 18 Unio Mystica part 2

From your experience what is the public perception of church? Hypocrites Money hungry homophobes Self righteous phonies Ignorant bible thumping inbreds who marry their cousins. Counter culture right wingers. Anti science anti evolution, climate change deniers. Same-sex marriage was approved by Scottish Parliament in February 2014. Scotland the home John Knox a leader of the…

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Starnes: School bans Jesus from child’s assignment

Starnes: School bans Jesus from child’s assignment UPDATE: Somerset Academy issued a formal written apology to 12-year-old Mackenzie Fraiser late Friday for denying her the right to use a Bible verse in a class assignment. School officials have now agreed to allow the sixth-grader to resubmit her original project, this time with her favorite Bible…

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Christians Believe In Global Warming

  by  Dave Miller, Ph.D.   The hoopla in recent years regarding global warming has reached a frenzied state. As Al Gore declared in his 2006 book An Inconvenient Truth: Not only does human-caused global warming exist, but it is also growing more and more dangerous, and at a pace that has now made it…

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1 Timothy Chapter 4

1 Timothy 4:1-16 (NASB) 1  But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,2  by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 3  men who forbid marriage and advocate abstaining…

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Damaged Pastor Syndrome

Originally posted on Restoring Kingdom Builders:
When a pastor is under attack inside his church, he begins to suffer from a condition I’d like to call Damaged Pastor Syndrome. DPS strikes a pastor when he picks up signals that an individual or a group are laying the groundwork to force him from office. These signals…

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A Sabbath here and a Sabbath there…………

  Luke 6:1-11 (NASB) 1  Now it happened that He was passing through some grainfields on a Sabbath; and His disciples were picking the heads of grain, rubbing them in their hands, and eating the grain. 2 But some of the Pharisees said, “Why do you do what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 3  And Jesus answering them said,…

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Did Jesus Break the Sabbath?

by  Dave Miller, Ph.D. One common misconception regarding the behavior of Jesus is that, on occasion, in healing the sick and performing other benevolent actions, He broke the Sabbath in order to accommodate the higher law of love. This viewpoint leaves the impression that law is sometimes, if not frequently, antithetical to being loving. It…

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How should Christians view the Sabbath?

Question: “What day is the Sabbath, Saturday or Sunday? Do Christians have to observe the Sabbath day?” Answer: It is often claimed that “God instituted the Sabbath in Eden” because of the connection between the Sabbath and creation in Exodus 20:11. Although God’s rest on the seventh day (Genesis 2:3) did foreshadow a future Sabbath…

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Not So Fast Luke 5:33-39

Luke 5:33-39 (NASB) 33  And they said to Him, “The disciples of John often fast and offer prayers, the disciples of the Pharisees also do the same, but Yours eat and drink.” 34  And Jesus said to them, “You cannot make the attendants of the bridegroom fast while the bridegroom is with them, can you?…

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“Unconditional election – is it biblical?”

Answer:  Unconditional election is a phrase that is used to summarize what the Bible teaches about the predestination—or the election—of people for salvation. It represents the second letter of the acronym TULIP, which is commonly used to enumerate the five points of Calvinism, also known as the Doctrines of Grace. Other terms for the same…

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The Truth Project Session 16 Sociology Part 2

Why is it not good for man to be alone? Solitary confinement: In the early nineteenth century, the U.S. led the world in a new practice of imprisoning people in solitary cells, without access to any human contact or stimulation, as a method of rehabilitation. The results were disastrous, as prisoners quickly became severely mentally…

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The Decline of a Nation – History and Christian Values

Kerby Anderson considers factors which may lead to the decline of this nation’s position as the only world super-power.  He points out the relationship between moral and spiritual decline and the decline of society in general.  We need to return to godly principles if we are to avoid a descent into irrelevance and depravity. Introduction Doomsayers…

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The Truth Project Session 15 Sociology Part 1

Romans 1:18-20 (NASB) 18  For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19  because that which is known about God is evident within them; for God made it evident to them. 20  For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal…

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Levi Throws a Party Luke 5: 27-32

            Luke 5:27-32 (KJV) 27  And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. 28  And he left all, rose up, and followed him. 29  And Levi made him a great feast in…

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News From The War on Christianity

CBS…….. Face the Nation and the anti-Christian attack on Family Research Council Tony Perkins. ‘We will not obey’: Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience if Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage “We will not obey.” That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they…

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Salad bar Christianity! Pick what you want?

You can’t just pick and choose what you want.    by Gary Bates   Sometimes Christians treat the Bible’s doctrines like a ‘salad  bar’, where they can choose the nice doctrines, like loving one another,  but avoiding controversial or tough issues like Genesis creation. One of the  major reasons CMI exists is to overcome objections raised…

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The Federalist Papers as Seen from a Biblical Worldview Perspective

Kerby Anderson takes through a summary of the Federalist Papers as seen from a biblical worldview perspective.  Does a Christian view of man and government undergird these foundational documents?  Kerby considers this question. Introduction The Federalist Papers are a collection of eighty-five essays written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay between October 1787 and…

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The Ultimate Sexual Confusion

Male and female He made them … by Kathy Wallace Introduction A few days before this article was written (October 2013), Nathan Verhelst, aged 44 years, was legally euthanased (i.e. killed) in Belgium due to “unbearable psychological distress” after a series of sex-change operations, because the outcome failed to meet his expectations. What causes a person…

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Luke Study 4/15/2015

Read Luke 5:12-15 and parallel passages   Luke 5:12-15 (NASB) 12  While He was in one of the cities, behold, there was a man covered with leprosy; and when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”13  And He stretched out…

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To Judge, or Not to Judge?

by Eric Lyons, M.Min. One of the most oft’-quoted verses in the Bible is Matthew 7:1—“Judge not, that you be not judged.” Those engaged in immoral behavior frequently quote this verse when attempting to defend their sinful lifestyle. Certain religionists quote it when being challenged to prove that their questionable practices are backed by biblical authority.…

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Breaking News……..Jesus has risen !!!

by Daniel Anderson Photo sxc.hu The bodily Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ is the heart and soul of Christianity. The earliest Christians boldly proclaimed the Resurrection as the central tenet of the faith and ultimate proof of Jesus’ deity. Without the Resurrection, Christianity is dead. The apostle Paul stated it succinctly, ‘And if Christ…

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George Washington Biblical Christian

Kerby Anderson presents a compelling argument for the view that George Washington was a devoted Christian rather than a deist.  He points to Washington’s insistence on the importance of services for his soldiers, his personal church attendance, his prayer life and his commitment to the spiritual upbringing of his godchildren. Background What was George Washington’s…

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Apologetics Press Looks at America, Christianity, and the Culture War

  by  Dave Miller, Ph.D. For 185 years, American culture was friendly toward Christianity. America was, in fact, considered a “Christian nation.” After all, America has never been considered an Islamic, Buddhist, or Hindu nation, even as it has never been a religionless nation. But for the last 50 years, sinister forces—from humanism, atheism, and…

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Hermeneutics

An Introduction by Robert Hommel Rightly Divided Skeptics often ask me, “If the Bible is God’s Word, why are there so many different interpretations of what He supposedly said?” Those who accept the Bible as the Word of God believe that God has spoken to us unambiguously.  We believe that there is only one “right”…

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One Nation Under Allah?

One nation under Allah: Fury after school recites pledge in Arabic By Todd Starnes Published March 20, 2015 FoxNews.com Students at Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, New York, knew right away there was something not quite right about the Pledge of Allegiance. That’s because the pledge was being recited in Arabic. “One nation…

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Did Jesus Teach Recent Creation?

Most everyone has been taught all through their school years that the earth, life, animals, and man have all been developing from primordial beginnings over billions of years of natural evolution. Many have tried to “baptize” this process, so to speak, by calling it “theistic” evolution or “progressive” creation saying that God may have used…

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Romanism Examined

Origin and History of Catholicism by Moisés Pinedo Often Catholics make two important assertions: (1) The Catholic Church is the oldest church. [Catholics are firmly convinced that the Catholic Church is much older than any Protestant group that exists today. Although this assertion is historically correct, is it true that the Catholic Church is the…

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The ‘Trojan Horse’ of deep time: The ‘hidden’ reason why people abandoned biblical authority

by Calvin Smith In the famous tale from Homer’s “Odyssey” the fortress of Troy was defeated by the Greek army by leaving a large wooden horse (secretly filled with soldiers) behind as a supposed gift. The Trojans willingly took it into their city allowing the hidden force to open the city’s gates, letting the Greek army…

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Probe Ministries Looks at the Truth Claims of Islam and Christianity

Muslims and Christians often misunderstand what the other actually believes about God and salvation. Don Closson attempts to clear up some of these misconceptions. In a recent meeting of evangelical leaders, anti-Islamic comments made by Christians in the Western media were denounced as “dangerous” and “unhelpful.” Ted Haggard, President of the National Association of Evangelicals…

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Luke and the Kingdom of God

 . Luke 4:38-44 (ESV) 38  And he arose and left the synagogue and entered Simon’s house. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was ill with a high fever, and they appealed to him on her behalf. 39  And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, and immediately she rose and began to serve…

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Netanyahu warns: The Left is busing Arabs to vote……

Netanyahu warns: The Left is busing Arabs to vote, the Right is in danger   Funding from foreign governments to get more Israeli Arabs to vote worked, which means all right-wing people must make sure to go to the polls, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday.“The right-wing government is in danger. Arab voters are going en…

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Are there any “real” Scientists who believe in Creation?

  Contemporary   Dr Paul Ackerman, Creationist, Psychologist Assistant Professor of Psychology Wichita State University Univ. of Kansas, B.A., 1964 Univ. of Kansas, M.A., 1966 Univ. of Kansas, Ph.D., 1968 Basic considerations in formulating a Biblical creation model for experimental psychology. Contributes articles to Answers in Genesis   Dr. E. Theo Agard, Creationist, Medical Physics. Dr. Agard is…

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Who was Judas Iscariot?

Question: “Who was Judas Iscariot?” Answer: Judas Iscariot is typically remembered for one thing: his betrayal of Jesus. He was one of the twelve disciples who lived with and followed Jesus for three years. He witnessed Jesus’ ministry, His teaching, and His many miracles. He was the treasurer for the group and used this trusted…