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Christianity & Islam: The Concept of God in Islam and Christianity

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org In March 2002 Dr William Lane Craig began participating in a series of debates with Shabir Ally on t...

What Is Islam?

http://www.answeringmuslims.com Taking all sects into account, Islam is the world's second largest religion (after Christianity) with more than 1.6 billion a...

Are Roman Catholics Members of the New Covenant? Douglas Wilson vs. James White

Date: November 2004 Location: Los Angeles, CA Reformed Protestant Christian debater (1): Douglas J. Wilson Reformed Protestant Christian debater (2): James R...

William Lane Craig Q&A: Why Am I Not Moved By Evidence for God?

For more resources visit: http://www.reasonablefaith.org During his 2013 Australia Speaking Tour, Dr William Lane Craig spoke at Saint Barnabas Anglican Chur...

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Brett Kunkle of Stand to Reason answers the most pressing questions among students regarding theology, faith, and God. For more information, visit str.org.

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Ligonier.org

In times of doubt, difficulty, and trials, our fundamental beliefs about God and our faith are revealed. So how can Christians find faith in the midst of doubt? How can they trust God’s plan when their lives seem out of His control, and prayers seem to go unanswered or, as it sometimes feels, even unheard?

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The Briefing 10-14-14

1) Vatican synod on family a major transformation of Roman Catholicism

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Bishops Debate How to Embrace Gay Couples in Roman Catholicism

Roman Catholic Bishops are said to be debating how to include gay couples living together without being married as part of the Catholic Church community, as the major Synod on the family gathering at the Vatican reached its half-way point. The bishops have reportedly ruled out changes to the traditional definition of marriage, but are working with the concept that gay people have "gifts and qualities" to offer the church.

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The History of Christian Theology in 1,000 Words

The work of the Son was expounded in great detail by medieval theologians, who concentrated on the meaning of his atoning sacrifice on the cross and how believers today benefit from that. It was agreed that Christ had paid the price for the sins of the whole world, but that not everyone benefited from this. Whether this was because they rejected God’s work on their behalf or because Christ had died only for those whom he had chosen for salvation became the central question that had to be resolved. Martin Luther achieved this by insisting that Christ died for sinners rather than for sins. Salvation was a personal relationship with God, not simply a magical healing brought about by the ‘drugs of immortality’ (as the Eucharistic elements were sometimes called).

5 Truthbomb Apologetics: The Fifth Gospel

Welcome! It's been wisely stated that the way one answers the question, "Is there a God?" defines a life. Here at Truthbomb Apologetics we strive to offer apologetics resources to encourage and challenge both believer and unbeliever. Critical thinking is strongly encouraged, reason is a must, and all are welcomed!

6 Did Jesus Think Jesus Was God? (Video) | Cold Case Christianity

J. Warner Wallace, author of Cold-Case Christianity, was interviewed by Bobby Conway (The One Minute Apologist) and discussed the Deity of Jesus. Did Jesus make claims about His nature as God? Did He intend for others to believe He was God? (For more information related to Bobby’s great ministry, visit: http://oneminuteapologist.com/)

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"The American Family Is Making a Comeback." | HeadHeartHand Blog

Let’s not give up the fight for biblical marriage and the biblical family. We may have lost the argument based on Bible verses. But there are going to be plenty of shocking statistics to build arguments upon in the coming years. It’s just sad and cruel to think of the many millions who will be damaged as a result of the biggest and most dangerous social experiment ever conducted.

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Free Twitter Management Dashboard | Twitter Marketing Tool | Commun.it

Kiva uses Commun.it to measure its impact and engagement on Twitter. But the service goes far beyond that. It gives us all the tools we need to listen to our most influential fans and followers..

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10 verses from the Koran essential to understanding the Islamic State

"The Apostle of Allah sent a military expedition to Awtas on the occasion of the battle of Hunain. They met their enemy and fought with them. They defeated them and took them captives. Some of the Companions of the Apostle of Allah were reluctant to have intercourse with the female captives in the presence of their husbands who were unbelievers. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down the Qur’anic verse: "And all married women (are forbidden) unto you save those (captives) whom your right hands possess." That is to say, they are lawful for them when they complete their waiting period."]

10 EQUIP, Christian Articles, Bible Answer Man | CRI

What is the biblical view of wealth? I am persuaded that the Bible teaches a form of Christian capitalism—in other words, responsibility associated with wealth. It does not promote the possession of money for the sake of money, but instead encourages us to use money for the sake of the kingdom. In short, a biblical […]

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First hint of 'life after death' in biggest ever scientific study - Telegraph

Southampton University scientists have found evidence that awareness can continue for at least several minutes after clinical death which was previously thought impossible

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Audacity: Ray Comfort's First Scripted Short Film

Ray Comfort : For the most part, homosexuality has been embraced as morally acceptable in contemporary culture. Sexual sin was once frowned upon, but in time, it’s become accepted as the norm by our sinful world. As Christians, we’ve come to terms with fornication and adultery but we bristle at the thought of homosexuality gaining a similar foothold, so we put up a battle. We have concern that fornicators will not enter Heaven, but that concern has waned for homosexuals. Instead, we are more disturbed that they are destroying the fabric of our Judeo-Christian society. “Audacity” puts the focus where it should be. Author Joe Dallas rightly said, “Our response should show interest and concern, two qualities the church has rarely shown when dealing with homosexuality. We must admit we have mishandled the issue in many ways: we have veered between ignoring the problem to becoming obsessed with it, we have made hasty and false generalizations at times about homosexuals themselves, and we have shown a tremendous zeal for defeating the political goals of gays while showing less concern for their eternal well-being.

13 The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily

The Poached Egg Apologetics Daily, by Greg West: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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Mysterious Clowns Terrorizing California City

Social media accounts using the name "Wasco Clown" claim to be linked to the pranks, but police said they were unaware of any connection. Instagram photos show scary clowns posing in different landmarks in Wasco, Delano and Bakersfield, and the snapshots include taunting captions like "come out and play" and "It's funny you guys think I got arrested."

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http://erlc.com/conference

Join us at the ERLC as we seek to explore what the gospel means for the future of marriage and sexual identity. Listen to great speakers, ask pressing questions at panel discussions, get practical equipping on these issues, and discover how your church can be a beacon of hope, clarity, and restoration. Space is limited for this conference, so make plans to join us at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville October 27-29, 2014.

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Obamacare website won’t reveal insurance costs for 2015 until after election

The most dramatic increases are underway in Alaska, where the state insurance division has cleared double-digit rate hikes for two insurers, Premera Blue Cross and Moda Health. Premera’s premiums will rise by 35 to 40 percent, although 88 percent of Alaskans on the exchange won’t feel the full effects because they qualify for federal subsidies, according to the Alaska Dispatch News.

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The Religious Effort in Ferguson

Over the course of the weekend in which hundreds—and at times thousands—of protesters for the most part demonstrated peacefully, clergy members called on the Ferguson and St. Louis police departments to "repent" for Brown's killing, as well as for other acts of violence and the structural racism that many in the community feel they face. Several of the religious leaders approached individual officers.

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Burning Questions

Episode 1: Is There a God? Perhaps the biggest burning question of them all is this one: Are we alone in a meaningless, purposeless universe or is there some kind of creator – some kind of higher power out there? That’s a hotly debated question. On the one hand, our culture has recently seen a resurgent atheism whose advocates tell us that anyone who even professes belief in a deity is simply insane and irrational. Yet for all of that, belief in God seems alive and well. Over 90% of people in the world say they do believe in a higher power. The question simply will not go away: Is there a God?

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Baby Still Breathing After Failed Abortion Placed in Plastic Bag in Freezer

A year before Showery killed the baby girl, he did an abortion on patient “Ida.” His first attempt to abort her failed, and she returned asking him to repeat the procedure after another doctor told her she was still pregnant. According to Ida, Showery told her “he wasn’t Sears. He didn’t have to guarantee his work.” He examined her roughly, hurting her, and said “You whores just get in trouble all the time.” A week after the second abortion, Ida expelled the hand of her nineteen week old baby and six inches of umbilical cord.

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Pastor Reveals the ‘Fifth Gospel’ and the One Key Question He Believes Christians Should Be Asking Themselves

While he said “The Fifth Gospel” isn’t intended to be a church-bashing text, the pastor believes that Christianity’s image around the world isn’t always a positive one — and that adherents play a major role in that perception.

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An Interview on “Fallen: A Theology of Sin”

So sin has entered in, here represented as a personified power (cf., e.g., v. 21); through and with sin death has come in as the inseparable follower and companion of sin…. [T]hat the share of all men in the sin of Adam is indicated, however, and as its consequence they have been brought under the dominion and power of sin and death. The presupposition of the whole chain of reasoning lies in the inclusion in the supraindividual situation of sin and death represented by Adam. Here again the basic structures of Pauline theology are not individualizing, but redemptive-historical and corporate. It is a matter of two different modes of existence, that of the old and that of the new man, which are determined by two different aeons, and concerning which an all-embracing decision has been made in Adam and Christ…. Death is thereby not only a punishment that puts an end to life, but a condition in which the destiny of life outside of Christ is turned into its opposite…. In addition to the future, however, sin brings forth death already in this life. . . . Thus death works itself out in the sinful life of man.

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Adopted by the Living God

I once spoke at a conference whose theme was adoption. When the three speakers talked informally we discovered to our surprise that each of us has unwittingly been drawn to adoption because of a lack in our own relationships with our fathers. God used the biblical teaching on sonship to minister to us and through us to others. In union with Christ, the unique Son of God, I find acceptance by the Father, a new family in heaven and on earth, incentive to live for God, and bright hope for tomorrow. The doctrine of adoption is as warm as the Bible gets. I can hardly think of anything more comforting, more nourishing, more uplifting than the glorious truth that when we trust in Christ, we are made into the sons and daughters of the Creator God.

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Burning Questions

Episode 1: Is There a God? Perhaps the biggest burning question of them all is this one: Are we alone in a meaningless, purposeless universe or is there some kind of creator – some kind of higher power out there? That’s a hotly debated question. On the one hand, our culture has recently seen a resurgent atheism whose advocates tell us that anyone who even professes belief in a deity is simply insane and irrational. Yet for all of that, belief in God seems alive and well. Over 90% of people in the world say they do believe in a higher power. The question simply will not go away: Is there a God?

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God Does Exist: Applied Apologetics: Belief in God and Reason

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The Centers for Disease Control Loses Its Grip - Ricochet

I have lived long enough, now, to have seen it again and again. Something goes badly wrong involving a corporation, a university, a religious denomination, or a branch of government, and the executive in charge or a designated minion goes before the press to engage in what is euphemistically called “damage control.” The spokesman does not level with the public. He or she tries to be reassuring and — more often than not — by lying, succeeds in undermining confidence in the institution he or she represents.

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New websites call for Gators to hire Mullen

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- From the irate fan base that brought you FireRonZook.com comes the latest plea from Florida Gators supporters: HireDanMullen.com .

28 The Pastors.com Daily

The Pastors.com Daily, by Pastors.com: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.

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The Romantic Rationalist

With contributions from Randy Alcorn, John Piper, Philip Ryken, Kevin Vanhoozer, David Mathis, and Douglas Wilson, this volume explores the man, his work, and his legacy—reveling in the truth at the heart of Lewis’s spiritual genius: God alone is the answer to our deepest longings and the source of our unending joy.

30 The iOS Predictive Text Pop Song Is the First True Jam of the Fall

W here other people saw predictive text as a new iOS feature that got what you were about to say right oh, maybe, half the time, Musician Jonathan Mann saw an opportunity. Here is his pop song comprised entirely of lyrical nonsense put together by Apple's predictive text, and it's the first true jam of the fall. "The only one who has been the most important thing is the only thing that could have a great way to the best of the best part is that it would mean the absolute world to me and my life" indeed ...

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How Being a Nanny Is Teaching Me About Life’s Big Questions

You must have a larger frame of reference for why you’re telling a child not to push his little sister, or not to throw a tantrum when he can’t watch television, or even why it’s important for him to always wash his hands when he’s finished going to the bathroom. Even if it’s just implied, even if only the adult is aware of it, we direct children on how to live well based on deeper beliefs about what it means to live well.

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New York High School Lifts Ban on Students' Christian Club Amid Threat of Legal Action

A New York high school has lifted its ban on a Christian student organization after first rejecting the students' request for renewal.

33 Answering the Gay Christian Position - Christian Research Institute

Twenty-two years ago I craved justification for my homosexuality. I had decided I was gay, and I felt utterly incapable of changing my sexual desires. Instead of conforming my actions to biblical standards, I chose to adjust biblical standards to accommodate my actions. My subsequent six-year involvement as a staff member of the pro-homosexual Metropolitan Community Church became the fruit of that compromise and remains a source of deep regret to this day.

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Mike Adams - NARAL: The National Association for Reproducing Activist Lesbians

Abortion is a fundamental right. Especially if you're a lesbian. If you don't believe me then just ask Amy Schlag and Katie Peel. They are the "married" couple that controls forty percent of UNCW's five-office diversity industrial complex. Amy (the husband) runs the LGBTQIA Office. Katie (the wife) runs the Women's Resource Center.

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Whale Pelvis Isn't Useless After All – It Maneuvers the Penis - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

Forty million years ago, whales’ and dolphins’ ancestors walked the Earth and a pelvis was crucial for that task. Today, cetaceans, of course, are ocean dwellers, but their anatomy still includes pelvic bones. Marine biologists had thought that the pelvic bones were purposeless in the marine environment, and would eventually disappear given another million or so years of evolution. But now, a comparative look at different species’ pelvic bones reveals that they may have an unsung benefit: helping maneuver cetaceans’ penises.

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Embedded Sin and "The Honorable Woman"

The Honorable Woman centers around two women whose fates are inextricably linked. Nessa Stein (Maggie Gyllenhaal), a dual Israeli-British citizen, is the daughter of Israeli arms dealer, Eli Stein. Eli was murdered in front of Nessa and her brother Ephra when they were children. Palestinian Atika Halabi (the fierce Lubna Azabal) meets Nessa years before the main story arc begins and serves as her translator in the West Bank and then in Gaza. They continue their friendship over almost a decade, both in the Middle East and in Britain, where Atika eventually becomes housekeeper to Nessa’s brother’s family.

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Obama to publicly name San Gabriel Mountains a national monument today

Stretching from Santa Clarita to San Bernardino, the San Gabriel watershed is within a 90-minute drive of 17 million people. It provides Los Angeles County with 70% of its open space and roughly 35% of its water. The rugged slopes and canyons are home to rare and endangered species, including Nelson's bighorn sheep, mountain yellow-legged frogs and Santa Ana suckers.

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Franklin Graham: 'Activist Judges Are Overturning the Will of the People' in Gay Marriage Rulings

The Rev. Franklin Graham, CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, said Monday that "activist judges are overturning the will of the people," when speaking about the 61 percent of North Carolina voters who supported an amendment banning same-sex marriage in their state.

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Renowned Chemist Says Evolutionists Do Not Understand the Origin of Life

I would respectfully recommend the site UK Apologetics that gives a fair light to Darwin. Accidents have never been proven to create anything. When we hear that somehow a cosmic egg appeared and exploded and this created the super-precise universe, I am reminded of Isaac Newton. He is regarded as the top scientist of all time, and wrote the most highly regarded scientific work of all time, further he believed the Bible as the Word of God. When a friend visited Newton in his study, he exclaimed on a model of the solar system, “What a marvelous thing! Who made it?” They had been debating the origin of the universe. Newton replied, “You can infer that this little toy was created by an intelligent mind, yet you cannot infer that our real solar system was created by an intelligent mind. Now on the question of Jesus and the Bible. Of course this is a huge subject, but a few points: When the renown atheist Antony Flew debated Christian historian on the resurrection of Jesus, Flew lost the debates and they became friends. Flew later wrote a book “There is a God” which includes an appendix on Jesus.

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A Community Comes Together to Support a Loving Small Business Owner and Keep His Store Running

This small town shop owner, Avi Gandhi, has had such a memorable impact on the people of Levittown, New York since he move there 10 years ago.

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Writer on Saving Herself for Marriage: 'Take the Time to Really Find Out Who You Are, What You Want'

"Clearly I've hit a nerve, and maybe more people feel the way I do, then we realize and they've just been too intimidated to share that perspective. Take the time to really find out who you are, what you want," Burkhardt said. "Once you figure that out, just stick to it. For me, it's not having sex until I'm in love and married."

42 The TC Apologetics Daily

The TC Apologetics Daily, by TC Apologetics: The latest news and thoughts for the apologetic-minded Christian.

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Resolute Collegiate Conference

Jesus deploys His disciples on a global mission. In fact, central to the mission is a call to discipleship. The objective is to make disciples of all peoples teaching them to obey all that Jesus had commanded (Matthew 28:19-20). The question is: does your life include a passion for discipleship? Does your life mirror Paul’s when he says, “Be imitators of me, as I am of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1)? Paul was a man eager to follow Jesus and, in turn, to disciple others and you also are called by God and commissioned by Jesus to this great work of discipleship.

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Susan Rice lied to you… again - Hot Air

Both the Pentagon and Rice had to know that any cooperation agreement with the United States was likely to inflame the sensitive domestic situation inside Turkey, in which a significant portion of the population is relatively indifferent toward the Islamic State and hostile toward the West. The rush to announce this deal can be most charitably interpreted as an effort by administration officials to promote the fact that the United States had achieved a victory – any victory – in the more than two-month-old war against ISIS.

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More from Hip-Hop's Je'kob Washington on Stephen Meyer and Intelligent Design

Find it here . This is just very charming and refreshing. The context is a discussion of Je'kob's new album, The Other Side of the Sky . Je'kob provided some excerpts of lectures by Dr. Meyer, who has been known to jam the hype himself from time to time. Chris Chicago observes, "You sent me some clips from this dude earlier this week and I was like, 'Dang!' Those are the kind of clips where you're like, 'Bang! Check that out!'"

46 The Difference Between Christian Grace and Mormon Grace | Cold Case Christianity

Let me try to describe the difference between “Christian grace” and “Mormon grace” with an illustration that I’ve used hundreds of times training Christians to discuss their faith with Mormons. Before we begin, however, we need to define a foundational term: “heaven”. Christians sometimes ask their Mormon friends, “If you died today, would you be in heaven?” or “What do you have to do to go to heaven?” Unless we define the term “heaven” this approach will not help us understand the differences between the two faith systems. I never use the term “heaven” when talking to my Mormon friends and family. Instead, I focus on “the greatest gift that God can offer us after death”. For Christians, this is, in fact, heaven; the realm of god we will share for all eternity. But the Mormon heaven is divided into three levels and virtually everyone is going to get into one of these levels. Any of these heavenly “ranks” could accurately be called “heaven”. So we need to be more specific with our Mormon friends; for them, the “the greatest gift that God can offer us after death” is not just “heaven”, it’s exaltation in Celestial Kingdom.

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Same Sex Marriage Decisions: The Constitution Protects Gays But Not Blacks and Women

Last week, one unelected judge, overturned the will of 1,317,178 North Carolinians when he declared North Carolina's definition of marriage in violation of the United States constitution. Judge Max Cogburn, appointed by President Obama, said that the definition 61 percent of voters approved just two years ago violated the "equal protection" clause of the 14th Amendment—the same rationale used by judges elsewhere to violate the expressed will of the people. This is beyond absurd.

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Have We Told You How Pretty You Look Today?

This is what women do. It’s the grown-up version of telling boys they’re smart and girls they’re pretty. Even on the heels of a professional accomplishment, a major milestone like an engagement or a birth, or a stirring teaching message from the stage, we are quick to point out appearance. We mean it as a compliment, but lately I’ve been asking myself: Is it right? Should women rush to praise one another’s looks?

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Joni Eareckson Tada Begs Brittany Maynard to 'Take a Long, Hard Look at Consequences' of Physician-Assisted Suicide Decision

Joni Eareckson Tada, an internationally known advocate for the disability community who has been a quadriplegic more than 47 years and is a breast cancer survivor as well, has made a plea to terminal cancer patient Brittany Maynard who plans to die through physician-assisted suicide to rethink her decision.

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Is Glorification Conditional?

There is an argument that repentance and faith are works and by employing them and begging God for mercy on the basis of the death and resurrection of Christ we are earning our way to heaven. The scripture is clear that these are the way we enter into fellowship with God and God marks that fellowship with his Spirit. We must be in a constant state of repentance. I have not known God to be reticent about the sin in my life, and if you study the scripture and desire to live for Him he will show you the parts that need to change. It is up to us to confess this to Him and believe his power to change us and follow His guidance in what we need to do. Trust His power to change you, avoid situations and idols that cause you to sin, and seek to belong completely to HIM. The Spirit in our lives, guiding us, communing with us and changing us is proof that we are saved as is our desire to belong completely to God and love and desire and serve Him first and foremost.

51 Whiplash
52 Ligonier.org
53 Marriage rates hit new, all-time low
54 Pizza Delivery Man Had No Idea What Was Waiting for Him When He Made a Delivery to One Special School
55 A Pastoral Failure
56 David Limbaugh - Beware of the Perfect Storm
57 ISIS Claims Islam Justifies Making 'Infidel' Women Sex Slaves
58 Encountering God Together
59 The RELEVANT Collection, Vol. 15
60 17-Year-Old Diagnosed With Cystic Fibrosis Has Something Incredible to Say About Hospitals – She is Awesome!
61 Live Webinar Series
62 Biblical theology: putting together the results of Bible study
63 What Christians Should Know About the Ebola Crisis
64 International Donors' Pledge of $5.4 Billion to Rebuild Gaza Risky?
65 Concealed-carry permit holder uses gun to save woman from attempted rape
66 Hong Kong Christians Lead Protests for Democracy
67 Did the Roman Catholic Church just change its position on divorce and gay marriage?
68 5 Things It’s Not Worth Your Time to Argue About
69 Your Desk Job Matters
70 Kurdish Forces Retake Kobane Hill in Major Battle With ISIS Over Key Border Town
71 Taylor Swift Sings a Beautiful Cover of Vance Joy's 'Riptide' – She Sounds Amazing! (VIDEO)
72 A Bichon Frise Dog That Loves Dancing to Disco Music (VIDEO)
73 Perfect Timing From 2 Teen Heroes Saves a Grandmother of 7 From a Speeding Train
74 Liberian Health Workers Strike Over Ebola Crisis; WHO Calls Outbreak 'Most Severe Health Emergency in Modern Times'
75 WORLD | Parts of Texas abortion law on hold again | Mickey McLean | Oct. 14, 2014
76 Ligonier.org
77 The Need for a Renaissance, and Q&A - Christian Research Institute
78 Advice to Young Pastors from David Dockery, Danny Akin, Tim Keller
79 Richard Dawkins Defends Tweet Saying Malala Yousafzai May Leave Islam as She Grows Older
80 How Time and Infinity Point to a Creator
81 Do Democrats act consistently with their own stated beliefs?
82 Ligonier.org
83 Has the Church Learned Anything From Ferguson?
84 Why Does God Remain Hidden from Seemingly Genuine Seekers?
85 'Miracle' Baby Dumped in Trash by 13-Y-O Mother Found Alive; 'She Was Going to Die' Said Couple Who Saved Her and Now Want to Adopt
86 Statistics on whether atheists are more moral than religious people
87 Apologetics Articles I Wrote
88 Star Trek: TNG Season 3 "Sins of The Father" and "Allegiance"
89 Here's Taylor Swift's New Song: 'Out of the Woods'
90 WORLD | Worldviews collide in viral letter between cancer patients | Rachel Lynn Aldrich | Oct. 14, 2014
91 Hillsong United Earns First American Music Award Nomination for Favorite Contemporary Inspirational Artist