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404. Are Christians Saints Or Sinners?

Are Christians Sinners or Saints? | Am I a Sinner or a Saint?

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The Nature of Apologetics

Of the options surrounding the world of apologetics, is there a method that answers the honest questions of the lost and the saved? There is, and it’s the method developed by our co-founder Norman Geisler. The Classical method of apologetics, according to Geisler, is a 12-step process that allows an evangelist to engage a person in any stage of doubt. How do we define truth? That is a question all human beings, Christian or non-Christian, must answer, for it is the foundation for any cogent conversation between two rational beings. Or maybe someone does not struggle with his definition of truth. Instead, he struggles with the existence of God, and therefore believes that miracles are impossible. Then the Christian can present his or her arguments for the existence of God and establish that this divine being is actively involved in the day-to-day of man. Finally, the 12-step method also addresses the concerns of fellow believers. Many Christians may have no problem believing that Jesus is the Son of God, that he died on the Cross for their sins, and that he was resurrected, ascended to heaven, and will return one day.

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Trump CPAC Speech: Billy Graham, Arming Teachers and the Snake Song

CP compiled a list of seven major points Trump addressed at the Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland, Friday morning. They included arguing for concealed carry for teachers who want to be licensed to do so, his thoughts on Billy Graham's legacy, and a snake song about illegal immigration that Trump said people had requested he share at CPAC.

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A Tribute to Billy Graham

On February 21, 2018, God called Billy Graham home at age 99. Mr. Graham once said, "When we reach the end of our earthly journey, we will have just begun." Now, he is in the presence of the Lord. Watch and share this tribute to his life and legacy. You can also follow updates at BillyGrahamMemorial.org. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.

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Premier Christian on Twitter

What was Billy Graham's best trait? His daughter, Anne Graham Lotz shares her thoughts. http://www.premier.org.uk/billygraham  #RevBillyGraham #BillyGraham #BillyGrahamCrusade #RIPBillyGraham pic.twitter.com/WdqR6PP7aH

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Premier Drive - Premier Christian Radio

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BoldChurchInitiative on Twitter

Interesting interview about Billy Graham's relationships with several U.S. Presidents. “America got lucky with Billy Graham...He had an agenda when he walked into the Oval Office. It just wasn't a political one. It was a spiritual one.” https://buff.ly/2ogEREB 

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Remembering Billy Graham (1918-2018)

Dwight Moody's appeal is harder to figure. Of grandfatherly mien, he was portly and genial. He preached less about sin and more about love. All the old drawings of him in the pulpit give the impression he must have been stolid and ponderous. Yet it was Moody—more than Whitefield, Finney, and Sunday put together—who was Billy Graham's true predecessor. It was Moody whom Graham admired; Moody who, in fact, made it possible for Graham to do what he did. For "Crazy" Moody was the architect who drew up the plans and laid the foundation for 20th-century evangelicalism. Then Billy Graham took over the project and built it to dimensions beyond any of Moody's craziest dreams. By the start of the 21st century, the Moody-Graham project had reshaped the skyline of American Christianity and had launched a new kind of ecumenical movement that reached into every corner of the globe.

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The Poached Egg on Twitter

Who Wrote the Gospels and When Did They Write Them? https://buff.ly/2GENHmA  by @LogicAndLight pic.twitter.com/fNRcvtPsTF

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Here Is How Evolutionists Respond to the Evidence

Mutations are rare and good ones are even more rare. One reason mutations are rare is because there are sophisticated error correction mechanisms in cells. So according to evolution, random mutations created correction mechanisms to suppress random mutations. And that paradox is only the beginning. That is because error correction mechanisms, as with pretty much everything else in biology, require many, many mutations to be created.

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Paul Ryan on Twitter

So members of the public can pay their respects, the late Rev. Billy Graham will lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda from Feb. 28 to March 1. For more information: http://spkrryan.us/2GEdf37 

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Persuasion versus Argument in Apologetics

The good news when it comes to evangelism and apologetics is that Jesus does not call us to argue with people in a contentious manner, but rather to seek to persuade. The good news of Jesus was never spread through quarreling, but through persuasion. Persuasion can be defined as the art of speaking to people who are indifferent or resistant to what we have to say, and moving them closer to our position.[1] Returning to 1 Peter 3:15-16 we note several principles regarding persuasion in apologetics:[2]

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In Memory of Billy Graham

Famed preacher and evangelist Billy Graham passed away yesterday. Rev. Graham had dealt with a number of illnesses in his last years, including prostate cancer, hydrocephalus (a buildup of fluid in the brain) and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

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Do Miraculous Events (Like the Virgin Conception) Invalidate Christianity? (Podcast) | Cold Case Christianity

In this podcast, J. Warner examines the presupposition of naturalism as it relates to the reasonableness of Christianity. Are theists the only people who believe in miraculous events? Do Biblical miracles (like the Virgin Conception) make the Christian worldview unreasonable?

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Lee Strobel on Twitter

The only one I care about is doing what our LORD gifted me for. Each one of us has giftings that can be used to serve Him and to make money for ourselves. Not doing what He gifted us for means we are focusing on us. Wrong thing to do.

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A Billy Graham Biographer Tells All!

Grant Wacker on the evangelist’s sense of humor, his surprising friendship with LBJ, and his favorite of the Ten Commandments.

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C.S. Lewis Institute on Twitter

Become a C.S. Lewis Fellow! This tuition-free program helps you to be more credible and effective for Christ in the marketplace by teaching you to articulate, defend and live your faith in personal and public life. Applications being accepted now: http://cslewisinstitute.org/Fellows_Program  #CSLI pic.twitter.com/fVab4hWa0J

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What do Christians mean when they say 'God spoke to me?'

Christians today are facing more challenges than ever. The Poached Egg exists to equip Christians to meet those challenges and be more confident in their faith and become more effective witnesses for Christ. If you find these articles and posts useful, please consider partnering with me in 2018 to continue this work that God has laid on my heart. As someone once said, the Gospel is free, but someone has to pay for the plumbing. You can become a monthly partner for just as little as $5 a month (that’s only $60 a year), the price of a gourmet cup of coffee. Special one time gifts are welcome and encouraged as well. Will you help?

21 Benny Hinn Says He's Guilty of Taking the Prosperity Gospel Outside of What the Bible Teaches

Yesterday, televangelist Benny Hinn recorded an extended Facebook Live video  (the comments start around the 9:30 mark), discussing the legacy of Billy Graham, who died yesterday at the age of 99. And, along with talking about Graham’s influence on himself and his ministry, Hinn also got surprisingly candid about his philosophy on the so-called “prosperity gospel.”

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Developing an Agile Apologetic

eaching Christian apologetics at Denver Seminary since 1993 has taught me much. Much of what I write was first sparked or sharpened in the classroom. For years I have advised students to practice intellectual and relational dexterity that deftly marshals apologetic resources in different situations. I call this art agile apologetics . Just as an agile shortstop in baseball can jump, run, and throw from any position, so must an apologist be agile in arguments. As Paul told his mentee, Timothy, “Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season ; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction” (2 Tim. 4:2, emphasis added; all Scripture references NIV). Whether our task is easy or hard, complicated or simple, we must be ready (1 Pet. 3:15).

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3 Arguments Critics Use to Judge Christianity

Christians today are facing more challenges than ever. The Poached Egg exists to equip Christians to meet those challenges and be more confident in their faith and become more effective witnesses for Christ. If you find these articles and posts useful, please consider partnering with me in 2018 to continue this work that God has laid on my heart. As someone once said, the Gospel is free, but someone has to pay for the plumbing. You can become a monthly partner for just as little as $5 a month (that’s only $60 a year), the price of a gourmet cup of coffee. Special one time gifts are welcome and encouraged as well. Will you help?

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Asserting Truth Requires God

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18 Reasons Christian Leaders Should Be Apologists

1. Just as theology flows naturally from worship and confession, apologetics is the natural outcome of evangelism. At some point the Christian moves from proclaiming the Gospel to persuading the unbeliever; once this move takes place, the Christian has moved from evangelism to apologetics. In any case, the unbeliever will soon ask “why should I take anything you say seriously?” The Christian will have to state some reason for the hope that is within him; so his answer had better be good.

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New Critique of Theistic Evolution: Interview with Author J.P. Moreland

J.P. MORELAND: At my age, I realize daily that I have less time than I used to and I want to make my time count. And as a Barna research study showed, one of the six top reasons people—especially young people—are leaving the church is that the church is not keep up with or teaching people how to interact with science. The sad thing is that Christian scholars are, in fact, doing just this, and the quality of Christian literature is getting better and better when it comes to showing that the Bible gets it right and both theistic and naturalistic evolution are rationally inferior to Intelligent Design theory theologically, philosophically and scientifically. But people don't know this, so a group of us decided to do the book Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Critique.

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Lee Strobel on Twitter

RT @HoustonBaptistU : HBU Apologetics Day is 3/24/18. @DrCraigAEvans , Dr. Michael Ward, & Dr. Jerry L. Walls will be main speakers with breakout speakers like @MaryJoSharp , @philiptallon , @_jeremiahj . Evening speaker is . Register at http://HBU.EDU/HBUApologeticsDay … pic.twitter.com/zYlKOSx7YU

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WORLD on Twitter

U.S. to speed up embassy relocation to Jerusalem: The opening will coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israeli independence https://world.wng.org/content/us_to_speed_up_embassy_relocation_to_jerusalem … #GlobeTrot @mcbelz pic.twitter.com/7u3wElxX7H

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The Evangel-ist

The story of Billy Graham's conversion is well known. In the fall of 1934, Mordecai Ham, a Kentucky-born Baptist revivalist, came to Charlotte and preached a powerful sermon. The revival stretched over weeks, and for the first week or so, the Grahams didn't attend. Billy was persuaded to check out Ham by Albert McKain, one of his father's most trusted employees. There, in response to Ham's powerful teachings about sin, Billy famously made a decision for Christ. Later that night, standing in the Grahams' breakfast room with fixings for a sandwich, Billy shared his experience with his family: Putting down his sandwich, he turned to Morrow and said, "Oh, Mother, I've been saved tonight." In a 1976 interview, Billy's sister Catherine recalled some of the subtle ways his conversion changed him: He no longer wanted to go to the movies, and he was nicer to his siblings. Doubtless, Billy's sense that stirring preaching could inspire a dramatic personal commitment to Christ inspired his own lifelong ministry.

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David Wood on Twitter

“Had it not been for the ministry of my good friend Dr. Billy Graham, my work in the Civil Rights Movement would not have been as successful as it has been.” ~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read more here: http://www.newsobserver.com/living/religion/article201319074.html#storylink=cpy …

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CBS This Morning on Twitter

What made Billy Graham one of the most significant Christian evangelists? "He was able to use technologies that simply weren't available at any other time in history...he was always a step ahead of everyone else but always getting back to that old time message," says @drmoore pic.twitter.com/aop8GT2r4X

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BreakPoint on Twitter

God raised Billy Graham up at a specific time and specific place to exalt Jesus. This Christian hero came to Jesus “just as he was,” and he dedicated his entire life to telling others that, really, that’s the only way for any of us to come to Jesus: http://bit.ly/2CgiZC2  pic.twitter.com/rOQ8xaT3I0

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Someday You Will Read or Hear That Billy Graham Didn’t Really Say That

Some day you will read in the papers that D. L. Moody, of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now. I shall have gone up higher, that is all; out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal—a body that death cannot touch; that sin cannot taint; a body fashioned like unto His glorious body.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018 — The Briefing

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Thoughts on urgency and apologetics

I am often moved to prayer when I look at that view, for that mass of sparkling lights represents over a million people and many of them aren’t aware there is a God who truly loves them. When I look at that huge expanse of sky, I can’t help think how small we truly are compared to God and how just one drop of His glory could flood a city. Yet despite this, Jesus called us to spread His glory, to share His good news in the darkening world we live in (Matthew 28:18-20). The Bible exhorts us to be ready in season and out with the reason for our faith (1 Peter 3:15). Much of God’s glory is found in what we do and what we say. God gave us the honour of being part of His story by both living it and sharing it. His works in our lives create rich narratives of incredible love and redemption and are always, always meant to be shared.

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Does Evidence Take Away from the Bible's Authority?

Christians have always been extremely wary of holding anything, such as philosophy or “reason” or evidence, as an authority over Scripture. It is sometimes argued that if one appeals to something as a reason to believe Scripture, then that thing becomes one’s authority. But, for the Christian, nothing can stand in authority over Scripture. Thus, we cannot use reason and evidence as our basis for believing the claims of Scripture.

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Why Faith in God Is Not Stupid

How do we know God exists? The go-to Sunday School answer is faith, but is that really a legitimate way to know? Is there any difference between having faith in the God of the Bible or faith in the Flying Spaghetti Monster? Is faith just choosing something to believe in even if there is no evidence or logic to prove it? These and similar questions are often posed as a challenge to Christianity. To answer these questions, I want to go behind these objections and begin by tackling the underlying question: how can we know anything? Many men and women have wrestled with this question throughout history. Generally speaking, responses can be lumped into one of three categories.

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Will God Ever Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

When Paul says he won’t give what is beyond what you are able, he means, not beyond what you are able with God’s help . We know that because of a couple of other things he says. For example, in 2 Corinthians 9:8 he says, “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” In other words, in every test or temptation, the question is, “Will I do what I ought to do?” And Paul says, “There will be grace,” not just, “I am depending on you to use your resources without depending on grace.” “I am giving you grace so there will be grace to do it. But you are not independent of my powers to help.”

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Which Bible Character Are You According to Your Enneagram Type?

The Enneagram—a personality assessment tool—has gotten a lot of press lately. People are interested in it; they’re taking online tests, listening to podcasts and buying books (For example,

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The Gospel Coalition on Twitter

What things must be affirmed by every Christian when it comes to the origins of the universe? @AlbertMohler answers in this new video. http://thegspl.co/2HD8sQR 

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Marypatricia Birrell on Twitter

I've set aside my sermon for this weekend and instead will be speaking on "What Would Jesus Say to Billy Graham?" Join me at @WoodlandsChurch at 6 pm Saturday or 9:30 or 11:30 am Sunday. Or watch at http://www.wc.org 

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Biola University on Twitter

Biola University is a private Christian university in Southern California, ranked in the top tier of “best national universities” by U.S. News and World Report.

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The Ultimate Billy Graham Playlist

Many musicians—from Johnny Cash to dc Talk to Pat Boone—considered Billy Graham an inspiration, often bringing him into their songs. For decades, Graham has made cameos in tunes across multiple genres, not just Christian music. (Here's a Spotify playlist with songs from this article.)

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6 Ways You Might Be Co-Dependent (And How to Overcome It)

A few years ago I was sitting across from a dear friend at a loud and busy restaurant. We dove quickly into conversation, eager to catch each other up. As the server came to take our orders I felt a mild panic, worried that I lost track of the time. I had accidentally left my phone in my purse and found myself worried that my absorption in the dialogue left me neglecting any phone calls or texts.

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Eric Metaxas on Twitter

“...Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you. ...If you love those who love you, what benefit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them." -- Jesus of Nazareth

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Westminster Seminary on Twitter

"The root of the problem of sexual sin is a relationship with God gone awry. With the primary relationship with God not right, every other relationship suffers." –Dr. Edgar: http://westm.in/2i05z3T 

51 Lee Strobel on Twitter
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54 Ravi Zacharias Reflects on Billy Graham’s Life and Legacy
55 AMP Conference 2018 on Twitter
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63 Weekend Apologetics Hit & Misc: Chicken-and-Egg Dilemmas
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66 A Smell Test for Design v. Evolutionary Explanations | Evolution News
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70 Christianity Today's Founder Was No Figurehead
71 Focus on the Family on Twitter
72 Friday, February 23, 2018 — The Briefing
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76 Learning to Love (Well, Like) the Office Radio | Think Christian
77 BreakPoint on Twitter
78 Sean McDowell on Twitter
79 Knock 'Em Down Brown in Action at Brownsville!
80 Colson Center on Twitter
81 50 Alleged Bible Contradictions Refuted
82 Premier Christian on Twitter
83 Coming Soon! Update to The Creator and the Cosmos. Interview with Hugh Ross.
84 The Secrets to Graham’s Success
85 Catalyst on Twitter
86 Louie Giglio on Instagram: “// ❌ // Our crew is In It To End It! Shine a light on slavery. #enditmovement”
87 The Unwelcome Gift of Waiting
88 Why the University of Miami's Chair for Atheism Confirms the Existence of God
89 David Wood on Twitter
90 Funeral details for Rev Billy Graham released - Premier
91 The message and influence of Rev. Billy Graham
92 BreakPoint on Twitter
93 Journey: Session Nine: Pursuing God's Call on Your Life
94 ‘God Did the Work, Period’
95 G.L.O.B.A.L Justice on Twitter
96 Evangelist Billy Graham Has Died
97 Sam Allberry on Twitter
98 Noll, Moore, and George on the Legacy of Billy Graham
99 Joseph (J.W.)Wartick on Twitter